7 Russian Acoustic Guitar Makers from Bobrovo Russia

Russian Acoustic Guitar Makers from Bobrovo Russia

It might be a surprising fact for you but in Russia there are still a few factories producing guitars. During Soviet times, Russian people had to buy mostly all locally made products, so guitar manufacturers were blooming. Then, Russia opened its markets to foreign merchandise and many ex-Soviet factories went bankrupt. Many think that Russian guitar makers went bankrupt
too and aren't producing anything now, Chinese stuff is cheaper and often better made. However this is not true, and this is one example of an old Soviet guitar maker that is still making acoustic guitars. Thanks to Russian photo blogger Andrei who went there and took photos we can see what the Russian guitar maker looks like from inside.
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6 Crazier That You May Have Imagined: Offroad Smart Fortwo Car

Crazier That You May Have Imagined: Offroad Smart Fortwo Car

  Today, you are going to see something you have probably never seen before. The idea for such a project for sure could have come from someone from an ex-Soviet country - where the roads are still often cursed by drivers but the luxury and fuel economy trend is already an issue. So how about combining all of this and getting a Smart car, a Smart Fortwo to be
exact, a full time offroad Smart car that can take you deep inside the forests of Ukraine no matter if it's summer and the dirt roads are bad or winter and the dirt roads are snow. Smart Fortwo totally offroad is what we have here, thanks to George, a car enthusiast from Lviv, Ukraine. Let's see inside more photos and even a video!
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10 Russian Kayaking in -27 Outside

Russian Kayaking in -27 Outside

Russian blogger, I. Podgorny from Petrozavodsk, Karelia, says that last morning he was woken by his friend saying "you gotta visit me right now. It's -27 outside and it is still possible to kayak on the
river. Let's do this". So the blogger took his camera and went on the sudden adventure. So thanks to him we can see the awesomeness of nature and almost feel all that cold around them!
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7 Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

Album of Russian Top Beauties 1904

Here we have a booklet called "Album of Russian Top Beauties". Famous actresses, media personalities and wives of rich men - all gathered togethered. The only catch here is that it was published in 1904, so your perception of beauty and attractiveness might have changed greatly over the last 112
years. Want to test yourself to see if you still find those Russian Top Ladies attractive? Girls from many parts of the Russian Empire are listed - Polish girls and Swedish girls (Finnish-Swedish), Jewish and Ukrainian and even Buryatian (which is indigenous SIberia). Take a look!
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40 Dark Face of Socialism by Vlad Sokolaev

Dark Face of Socialism by Vlad Sokolaev

Soviet photographer Sokolaev has called his series of photos something that can be translated as "Unattractive and hidden side of socialism". He was taking those photos in a twenty year period from the 1970s to the late 1980s. Of course,
Soviet powers would not tolerate such views of their state. However, the series turns out to be really dark and gloomy and really causing of awe when viewed now, almost forty years later. Take a look, awesome photos!
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10 A Visit to the Forensic science center of Saint Petersburg

A Visit to the Forensic science center of Saint Petersburg

This material is 100% exclusive! Something like this does not normally show up on the Internet. A group of bloggers paid a visit to the forensic science center of a police
department in Saint Petersburg. This institution never cooperates with civilians and mass media, that is why such an invitation is unique both for the center and bloggers.
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11 Air Defense Museum Stationed on the Street Next to Regular Houses

Air Defense Museum Stationed on the Street Next to Regular Houses

There is a small city called Balashikha near Moscow, and it has a unique air defense artillery museum that is mostly situated outdoors and is surrounded by regular houses that people live in - you can see one in the background here. So whenever
people leave their apartments each day to go run their regular errands, they see the missiles everywhere. And it's all just a few kilometers from Moscow. Said, the photographer, has visited this place so let's see what he got there!
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8 Man from Omsk builds a Lada Tank

Man from Omsk builds a Lada Tank

A car enthusiast from Samara, Russia, has built a tracked Lada from leftover car parts and scrap metal. He was inspired by a video he saw on TV about how the tracked vehicles easily go wherever they want, so he decided to
build one for himself. He even named it similarly to how tanks are named in Russia. He called it T-21099. Let's see inside how he built it and what parts he took from where.  Looks cool, doesn't it?
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23 Russian Empire Photos of the Late 19th Century

Russian Empire Photos of the Late 19th Century

A nice collection of late 19th century photos of the Russian Empire. It looks like a totally different world from how modern Russia looks now. At that time, Russia included such places as Helsinki and the whole of Finland, Warsaw and Poland. Much more
area than now. Each picture has a caption but the captions are in French - though you can easily understand what they mean - like this on top says "Le Palais De Lamiraute" which translates into "Palace of Admiralty". Enjoy the view!
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9 Su-30SM Number 38 in Russian Air Show Maks 2015

Su-30SM Number 38 in Russian Air Show Maks 2015

These SU-30SMs are still pretty new in the air force so they all numbered and this one is number 38 out of I think 50 in
total in the army. Just enjoy nice pics of the bird by Antonio who took them this summer at the MAKS-2015 air show.
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