Various weapons are very often exposed in movies nowadays. Here are legendary Russian machine guns having their own history ever shown in the Soviet (and not only) movies. 1. Maxim heavy machine gun model 1910. It was a first self-powered machine gun with water
cooling of the barrel. Gun produced after 1940 were upgraded in such a way that coolant circuit could be loaded not only with water but with snow or ice. This gun could provide only automatic fire so it was extremely effective against infantry.
A few days ago some pranksters from a village near the Russian city Bryansk have accomplished a paint job on their local Lenin monument making the once most powerful communist leader look rather like a clown from the local flea
market. Thus this is the latest of the series of Lenin Monuments pranks that took place in Russia lately. We reviewed them all and now this post is a sort of compilation of this fresh one and ones we had before.
Museum "Slavic birch bark" based in Novosibirsk has opened a secret of Old Russians sexual life. An exhibition with a weird name "Slavic erotica: grass on the bottom of a river" combining works of various artists, specializing in reconstruction of ancient erotic symbols, rituals and archetypes. Those who had been ever interested with this topic know that sexual activities in Old Russian folklore involved
not only people themselves but birds and animals, household utensils and clothes, agricultural tools. This unknown for us erotic universe was revealed in this exhibition where works of different level were presented - from original and interesting to openly vulgar. Here are photos of the most interesting and funny "sculptures" mostly made by one author - Victor Khahalin.
Tsar-Bomb, A602EN, "Ivan", "Kuzka's mother" - a thermonuclear device that was being developed in the USSR in 1954-1961 by Russian physisists. It's started to be called "Kuzka's mother" after the famous statement of N. Khruschev "we'll show America
Kuzka's mother!" (that actually means "we'll make it hot for America" or "we'll teach America a lesson") following the events in Cuba and prior to Cuban missile crisis that soon was followed by an explosion of a test thermonuclear bomb.