20 Oops


Few days ago in Vladivostok there was Christmas tree erected. And so gracious and beautiful it was, not to say that it was the most expensive Christmas tree in the whole Russia. But as the weather was fierce and sea wind was blowing
really heavy, accidentally it fell down. No casualties, of course. But what would one do if there is one day till the New Year and there is no Christmas tree at all. It is perfectly clear! Set new tree, shabby one!

25 Snow Frenzy

Snow Frenzy

Last several years winter in Russia was more European and temperature seldom fell below -15C (+5F.) But is seems that this winter Mother Winter has rolled round too fast and it’s really overboard. Few weeks ago frost came to Russia and now it looks like it’s on its way westwards, straight to Eastern Europe. All this time temperature on
thermometer seldom fell below -20C (-5F.) Because of that any road was clogged up to the brim every singe day. And now, when frost almost dropped Russia off and left just a bunch of two or three feet high snowbanks here and there, it seems that Ukraine and the rest of Eastern Europe countries just began feeling this snow frenzy.
Russian road patrol

12 Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol

This Russian road patrol stays there for way too long. Drivers from
passing by cars wonder if the officers are still inside.
Russian atm robbed

31 The Robbed ATM

The Robbed ATM

Coming early to work people has found their local ATM trashed without mercy. It was a pretty recent make machine - like from 2007 and still it took just some small time for robbers to
virtually destroy it all. Three money slots were left emptied nearby. Also now we know that deep inside the atm there is a windows xp sticker like on the back of your laptop.
Russian Ded Moroz monument

13 The Santa Monument

The Santa Monument

In one of Russian cities they have dressed 10-meter tall (33 ft) monument into a Santa dress. It took a lot of fabric worth around $2000 to
complete the task. They decided they gonna sell it later after the holidays on the auction for the whole thing to pay off.
68 Moscow vendors

Moscow vendors

The Moscow streets used to be decorated by syrup carts, kvass barrels, flower stalls, balloons vendors… Where is it all now? Soon there won’t be stalls,
everything has moved to supermarkets. Fine that ice-cream is still can be bought in the street. Here is the selection of Moscow vendors old pictures.

28 Kiev: Moscow Bridge

Kiev: Moscow Bridge

There is one thing that every big city cannot be borne and live without. Water is the only vital source that exists on the Earth and we cannot hold out even a day without it. Therefore every capital city has a river flowing through the very center
of it. And so Dnepr the Great streams through the center of Ukraine’s capital, the city of Kiev. There are lots of bridges that are built in Kiev but today we will tell you about the longest and busiest one. Moscow Bridge.
Russian display brand

41 In Belarus We’ve Got Integral

In Belarus We’ve Got Integral

Now, in the days of economic crisis there is one trend being popular among many. If to be brief people agitate to buy local production in order to support national corporations and not to allow the money going abroad. In modern day Belarus this trend is
widely recognized too. "We gotta buy local products at any occasion possible", says national leader. And people do buy. This is an example of Belarus made "Integral" flat lcd displays. What's so special about them you can see inside.

24 Happy Fake Year!

Happy Fake Year!

Indeed, the NY has an absolute right to be considered as one of the greatest and happiest holidays of all. But except for tons of joy, sea of presents, New Year’s tree and feeling of excitement which
cannot leave you some ten days before the moment of truth, it has something else. And in Russia the NY brings not only these typical for the holiday things but several symbolic ones as well.

13 Hootch Stills Extermination

Hootch Stills Extermination

There are still a lot of people in Russia who are no enemy to free-load. Mostly they are elderly living in suburbs and country. Recently in Jitomir region, Ukraine, local police exterminated 110 hootch stills which they seized from locals just for
10 days. On the whole there were confiscated more than 6 liters of home-brew samogon, more than 140 liters of samogon yeast and more than 1400 samogon stills as well and breakers paid more than 185,000 hryvna ($25,000) for them.

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