Probably many of you have seen the recent commercial stunt SONY corporation used in California using lot of soapy bubbles on the streets of the city. Well, this small Russian river near St. Petersburg got its own version of soapy mania.
No ads were involved and the reasons for many miles of foam coming to the nearest villages stays unclear. On the last photo you see Russian emergency service trying to fight the foam invasion in Leningrad Oblast.
There are a lot of things that come under the tag "only in Russia", and we try to cover each one. It's a big pity but this thing happens only in Russia too. These photos come from the the well-known white-coated seal farms. If you are not aware about such a way of Russian farming I will explain a little. In Russia there are farms where white-coated seals are breed. They are being valued much for their fur, it's something like a rolls-royce in the world of furs, the top fur on the market. It gives warmth, it's soft like a silk and looks terrific at least this is what the consumers say. What does differ this fur from other furs, is the extreme cruelty in its production. The seals are being clubbed to death at the age of one month. And that's the only way to do it, according to the fur industry strict standards. The
fur-coat makers say holes from bullets spoil the virgin white skins of those 1-month old small seals so they demand them only to be smashed with a good old club. So here are some photos from one of such farms, or it could be better to say concentration camps. No violence on the photos in order to save your nerves. This particular farm is in Arkhangelsk Oblast, North-West Russia. The seals are being transported in cages to the farm, there they grow up to one month age and then are hit to death with clubs. The average salary of people who execute is around $150/month, and that's a lot of money for them, so we can't blame them, they have families etc. The final fur-coat made of the one-month-old white-fur seal is around $7,000 for the small size
During all the April Russian geeks were waiting for the iPhone from Apple to be released in Russia. There were plenty of the signs: big billboards across the Moscow city made in Apple-style with the word "iSoon" in Russian and the date of April, 22st, 2008, itunes-store.ru webdomain with the same ad and many more "good signs" for those
who wanted the localized iPhone. All the geek communities had a major buzz on this topic too. But when the day X had come, it came out that they were all fooled. It turned to be a virus ad campaign by... Contex, the worldwide condom producer. They decided to advertise in this way their new condoms...
This guy on a truck was spotted in the downtown of Moscow city, Russia. He didn't understand why should he care about the security of other road traffic participants carrying the trash car hulls in such a way. As you can
see they were just lying on each other without any security ropes or belts and the top one was already sliding to the right side waiting for some good Moscow cab passing beneath to make some pizza.
All people know Russia is a Northern country with snow, frost, cold winter. All keep in mind pictures of taiga, Siberia, polar bears and vodka. Well, it's all true, we all know now that 65% of Russia is covered with permafrost, but there is one fact than less people know. Russia has a territory that is
located more to South than Milano, Nice, Monte Carlo and other places of European South. And this territory occupies more square than France or Germany. Meet Sochi, the Winter Olympics 2014 host. This Russia doesn't look like Russia at all, maybe the next place for your vacation?