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5 The Grave of Putin Suddenly Appeared In a Russian City

The Grave of Putin Suddenly Appeared In a Russian City

On a recent day of protests against Internet restrictions in Russia the most creative initiative belonged to
activists of Naberezhnye Chelny city. What they did was … a "grave" of president Vladimir Putin himself. 
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1 USSR In the Early 1970s: That Very Nostalgic Feeling

USSR In the Early 1970s: That Very Nostalgic Feeling

The Soviet Union was so huge and colorful, so different and multicultural that one who could travel across its enormous territory might have a feeling of being to many many countries.
Frank Baumgart was one of those happy foreigners who travelled to various corners of the USSR in 1970-72 and took plenty of interesting photos that look so nostalgic now.
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2 The Man To Bless Russian Rockets

The Man To Bless Russian Rockets

A NASA photographer has published a new photo of Father Sergius (whose last name is Bychkov), the rector of the Church of Saint George the Victorious and the official confessor of "Roscosmos" (Russian space industry corporation). On the
picture Father is posing in Baikonur, where the largest cosmodrome is located, and wearing a jacket with words "Father Sergius" and "Roscosmos confessor" on the chest. This is the way Bychkov is actually called everyday. 
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8 The Oldest Dwelling House of All Russia

The Oldest Dwelling House of All Russia

Two-storey tower-block house with a basement, an attic and thick walls appeared at this place in the sixteenth century - approximately in 1583. It was the time when Vyborg city
was populated by Swedes. Such medieval burgher fortress-like houses on the Russian territory remained only in Vyborg. They can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
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2 Amazing ZiL Vehicle to Bring Spacemen Back Home

Amazing ZiL Vehicle to Bring Spacemen Back Home

Meet the "Blue Bird", that must be the best ZiL vehicle ever made. Though one can get inside only through a
hatch on its top. Such projects usually end with disappointment, but the "Blue Bird" is an exception. 
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1 The Most Inappropriate Moment to Drop a Gun

The Most Inappropriate Moment to Drop a Gun

A young man decided to troll conscript soldiers by
dropping a fake gun... Well, try to predict their reaction.
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1 Fearless Ice Crossing In Siberia

Fearless Ice Crossing In Siberia

Ice crossing over the Yenisei river in the southern direction from Krasnoyarsk, Russia - taken on March, 7th, aroused interest of foreigners. "Fearless drivers take a risky adventure while crossing frozen rivers among breathtaking landscapes". It does not look safe indeed, when you see the ice cracking like this. However ice crossing is
widespread in Russia in winter. In the Krasnoyarsk region alone, according to the information for March 10th, there were eighteen officially permitted icy routes. Two of them cross the Yenisei river, where vehicles with load capacity up to 25 tons are allowed. Photos: Reuters
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5 14 Million Dollars Accident

14 Million Dollars Accident

Here is a military "KAMAZ" truck resting upside down on the wide road of Vladivostok city with an air defense missile system "Pantsyr-S "mounted on it. The accident happened yesterday morning on the bypass
highway near the city. The driver lost control of the truck, and on turn the system fell on its side and blocked the way for all other vehicles moving from Russky island to Patroclus bay.
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2 White Walker Set On Fire (As Part of the Ancient Slavic Tradition)

White Walker Set On Fire (As Part of the Ancient Slavic Tradition)

Last week was a week of Maslenitsa in Russia or as it's also called - a Pancake week. It has been celebrated since old times by Slavic people who traditionally make pancakes and burn dummies to meet spring and say goodbye to winter. Interesting enough, but this year citizens of the Lipetsk region
chose to set fire to a dummy of White Walker from "The Game of Thrones" which is rather popular in Russia, too. There were dances and a fire show and people looked happy and excited. Such a strange blend of the Slavic pagan tradition and modern American pop culture!  
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2 Dont Wanna Be a Tram Driver In Russia

Dont Wanna Be a Tram Driver In Russia

Bad roads in Russia do not come as a surprise for both Russians and foreigners. But have
you seen Russian tram lines? I take off my hat to tram drivers in this country!
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