2 Russian Tank Biathlon 2015 Regional Games

Russian Tank Biathlon 2015 Regional Games

In Russian army there is some not usual event they have every year since recently. They call it "The Tank Biathlon". Sort of big bunch of tanks with colored flags each compete for some targets. But because this is a pan Russian game they need to supply only a few teams so
they have pre-qualification games in regions to select the best of the best to  go compete in federal tournament. So these are the regional games among a few tank regiments of Russia. Yuri, the photographer, has visited those and here are some photos:
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4 19th Century Russian Artist Fyodor Vasilyev

19th Century Russian Artist Fyodor Vasilyev

The life of Fyodor Vasilyev was drastically short: he lived only for twenty three years from 1850 to 1873, just imagine. But in this very short span of his
life he has left a whole legacy of his artwork telling about the life in Russia and Russian village. As this first picture above. More are inside:
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37 Battlefield Debaltsevo

Battlefield Debaltsevo

There is a ceasefire in Donetsk and Lugansk region, as you might know. However, as they say before they have got the ceasefire agreement coined in the overnight session in Minsk they wanted to agree first on the status of this small town  Debaltsevo. Both parties were claiming that it is under their control and some say that
the peace talks had to take so long because both parties were waiting for the news in the morning from the battlefield - if it was taken or not. Now when the agreement is enacted photographer has got into the former battlefield to get some photos of smashed tanks and other armored apparatus debris.
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7 A Tragic Story of One Soviet Family Having Three Lions as Pets

A Tragic Story of One Soviet Family Having Three Lions as Pets

In 1970s there was a family in Soviet Union which was keeping real lions as home pets in their small apartment in Baku city (now Azerbaijan). The head of the family - his name, ironically, was Leo (or Lion in
Russian) was a normal Soviet architect, then one day he has got a lion cub from the zoo. The little lion has been rejected by his mom-lioness and people of the zoo lost a hope to bring him up.
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11 Meanwhile in Donetsk

Meanwhile in Donetsk

Meanwhile in one of the
schools of Donetsk city.

17 Soviet Wonder of the World: The Great Solar Furnace in Uzbekistan

Soviet Wonder of the World: The Great Solar Furnace in Uzbekistan

"This projected costed some crazy money and was possible to be produced only in the USSR. However, its day-to-day use was almost free - during the day the temperature inside the furnace is steady 3,000 degrees centigrade!", says
Nikolai, the blogger who went to Uzbekistan and visited this Soviet unique structure. With this furnace they were making metals melt with just Sun power. Want to see more? Thanks to Nick we can see it in detail:
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2 House of Baka in St. Petersburg

House of Baka in St. Petersburg

This one is pretty nice and unique piece of architecture from St. Petersburg, Russia. It is called "The House of Baka" or "house designed and built for the engineer of
transport Mr. Bak", and is dated back to 1904-1905. It has those weird bridges inside the backyard. See more inside, thanks to Shardapa who has made those photos.
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8 Russians Play with a Bear

Russians Play with a Bear

Remember a bear yesterday that people were feeding from a window? Now another video confirming that bears do walk around at least in some Russian cities: a young bear cheerfully jump around group of people (including
kids). The animal is playful and funny and runs around and jumps and eats food people share it. Also one guy commands it and says "come here! get out of the road there are cars!". Video is inside:
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11 Firefighters in Pripyat Cleaning up the Initial Contamination

Firefighters in Pripyat Cleaning up the Initial Contamination

Firefighters started cleaning up radioactive contamination in Chernobyl immediately after the incident happened, but it lasted for a couple of years. Often the operation to clean contaminated
radioactive dust from the buildings was as simple as this - a firefighters squad arrived to a district and just washed off the dust of the concrete buildings. Photos are inside:
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5 Russian Artist Aleksey Butirskij

Russian Artist Aleksey Butirskij

Alexey Butirskij is a contemporary Russian artist, born in 1974 in Moscow. He participated in numerous expositions across the world, with over twenty five exhibitions in USA.
What people maybe attract to his pieces most is the feeling of the inner light, luminosity. Just look at those windows or inside of the tram. Inside there are more:
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