6 Inside of the Russian Great Kronshtadt Cathedral

Inside of the Russian Great Kronshtadt Cathedral

Nikolski Sobor or Nikolski Cathedral in Krondshtadt is the largest and latest Old Russian Navy Cathedral in Russia - largest in the set of cathedrals built by Old Tsar Russian Navy for sailors and officers. It's always crowded as many people from all parts of
Russia travel to St. Petersburg and often visit the cathedral thanks to the new road which has been built on a dam going around St. Petersburg on the Baltic Sea. Thanks to Yuri who visited it and tooks these awesome full screen photos.
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1 Russian Wooden Lace from Tomsk

Russian Wooden Lace from Tomsk

Sometimes we publish these masterpieces - real lace, looking light and exquisitely crafted on wooden houses of the past. Not all of them are well preserved, many of them were destroyed either by natural causes or by human activities as often they don't get the protection and attention they deserve,
so instead of referring to modern photos there are only archive photos left. So today another masterpiece of late 19th century wooden architecture - some of the photos are modern, some from the Soviet period and the oldest ones are from a long time before. Hope you like it!
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2 Russian Cosmonauts Training Center

Russian Cosmonauts Training Center

Thanks to the Russian blogger Evgeny, we are now about to see an awesome place - a Russian center where cosmonauts were trained to go into space. Evgeny says he was completely baffled how our ancestors were designing and creating all of these complex things without computers, printers and the Internet. Inside this posting you will see
some things that you have probably never seen or would not have a chance to see - a real copy of the Soviet Space Station MIR or a copy of the Russian modules of the ISS, you will learn what happens to a cosmonaut if he lands in America but has no American visa and much more cool stuff. Let's see what's inside!
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7 Meanwhile in Donetsk

Meanwhile in Donetsk

The Ukrainian mass media has published these photos of people, who are supposedly combatants in Donetsk and
Lughansk, spending some spare time in a botanical exploration of what the local nature can offer farmers.
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10 Abandoned Crimean Atomic Power Plant

Abandoned Crimean Atomic Power Plant

Crimea has experienced frequent electricity shortages for the last two years, with some parts of the peninsula getting their lights on only for a few hours a day. Russia is trying to build a technological bridge which would carry power cables to feed Crimea with electrical power
from continental Russia. In these unstable times, this might play a crucial role for the Crimean people had it not been abandoned and neglected in late Soviet times. Here are a few photos of the interior of this place, called Crimean Nuclear Power Plant.
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5 Russian Self Driving Truck KAMAZ

Russian Self Driving Truck KAMAZ

While the whole world engages in self-driving car mania - with Google self driving cars cruising the streets of San Francisco, Apple self driving cars are rumored to appear in the year 2017 and Audi sport cars go driverless
around a track at high speeds, Russia also has something to offer to the self-driving car business: self driving military KAMAZ trucks made their debut last week. There are pictures and a video inside:
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5 An Abandoned Orbita

An Abandoned Orbita

Another installation remains abandoned in Chukotka - a Russian region close to Alaska - an abandoned complex called "Orbita" or "An Orbit". It was pretty well preserved and locked for years but now it's all totally open and anyone can walk in. Of course anyone is a pretty big word for the Chukotka region, so desolate and far away that
even with all of the doors open, this place has probably not been visited at all. It takes a few days to get here from Moscow, changing planes a few times and then travelling by trucks or helicopters. A blogger who calls himself Zhzhitel went there and now we can see what's going on there. Let's see what's inside!
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6 Russian Highway Kolyma Beautiful and Scary

Russian Highway Kolyma Beautiful and Scary

A famous Russian blogger Sergei, has recently traveled in his Land Rover through one of the most distant Russian highways - Kolyma. In fact the name of this region, after which the highway is named, is often used in the Russian language to mean "the place very
far away and inhabited by prisoners." However, as Sergei says, it is at the same time scary and beautiful "as often happens". He says that this is the most beautiful road he has ever traveled in Russia (and he has traveled a lot) but...
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4 Russian Porcini Hunt

Russian Porcini Hunt

It's fall and in Russia its time to hunt mushrooms. Russian villagers call mushrooms "free pork" - implying that mushrooms have as much protein as meat and also tastes good if prepared
correctly. The king of the Russian mushroom hunt is Beliy Grib or "White Mushroom" known as Porcini, or sometimes bolete, to the Western World. Here it is, in the pic above.
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0 Russian Artist Sergei Vinogradov and Scenes of Life He Depicted

Russian Artist Sergei Vinogradov and Scenes of Life He Depicted

Do you sometimes want to know how things were a hundred years ago? How people lived? What they felt? Did their surroundings looked like ours? Was the nature the same? Then we try to resort to photography but soon realize that at those times it was not like it is now - when everyone has a camera in their cell phone. At that time only a few had access to technology and if they were taking photos they were staging shots, posed very precisely and often
with precious moments of life slipping by unnoticed. So another resource to visually see the life of the past is art. Painters were often more interested in getting real life on their canvases, and we are lucky that such artists, like for example this old Russian painter Sergei Vinogradov, existed. He depicted people, surroundings and more from a hundred years ago and now we can enjoy his works and get the feel. See more inside!
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