36 $250,000 Worth of Vodka

$250,000 Worth of Vodka

It's no surprise that somewhere in Russia there are huge warehouses fully stacked with vodka and whiskey crates. It's normal for many other countries too. And here you
can see how $250,000 worth of vodka getting ruined in two seconds time. Luckily there were no casualties at all, just a few punches on one guy's leg.
Russian salt lakes
17 The Sea of Salty Lakes

The Sea of Salty Lakes

As every one of us knows, the land of Russia is spacious and it has almost any kind of scenery. From the very west end of the country and to the east end of it you can find almost all types of majestic landscapes. Today we will shift to the south edge of Russia, near the border with Kazakhstan, where the city of Astrakhan’ is located. The weather in this region is warm, mostly even hot, almost all year round… but the thing pictured on these shots
doesn’t look like it was shot somewhere in a hot place at all. I would even say that a person who doesn’t know anything about this spot would think that this is somewhere in Antarctic. Or in the prairies of the USA with a piece of Antarctic landscape. From a bird’s eye view the area looks fascinating, as if there was some kind of a sea long ago, and then it dried to the ground and now being deserted.
Russian city Rostov, fish market there

24 Rostov City Fish Market

Rostov City Fish Market

In Russia there are two Rostov cities. One is a small town somewhere near Moscow and another is Rostov-On-Don a large Southern Russian city standing on the wide Don river and was called Rostov-the-Dad on criminal slang in Soviet times. Just because it stands on the major river it has plenty of fish available there so there is a special
fish market located next to the big local church where you can buy not just regular fish but easily get some species that belong to Internationa Red List of Endangered Species and it is cheap. And of course you can get Russian caviar, packed in just plastic boxes as much as you want. And it is cheap too.
Homeless kids in Ukraine

27 Homeless Kids

Homeless Kids

What can be worse than a
homeless kid?
16 Bald Pets — Cats and Rats

Bald Pets — Cats and Rats

Earth People, we came with peace to you (PURRRRomise…)! Friday is almost Halloween, and there are some alien guests who would like to join us for this holiday…If you want to see what is truly wonderful pet unlike any other available, look nofurther, here is something really weird, that you will definitely love. Cats like this one, on the pictures below, cause many different reactions from shock to amazement.Sphynx are a very social breed of cat.
Their unusual appearance is most intriguing. Their wrinkled, naked seemingly hairless bodies capture everyone's attention. They have an abundance of energy and mischief and are always with you, on you or showing off for you.The Sphynx are extremely inquisitive and love to be the center of attention. They prefer human attention but enjoy the company of dogs, other cats and as you can see from these pictures, bald rats!
28 Another Reality: the Forgotten World

Another Reality: the Forgotten World

Times of the Soviet Union passed long ago, but it left some things behind. This is a story of the forgotten world and all of its tricky and unearthly makings which keep standing still and
untouched around the whole land of already new country. The spots described in this article are not the places where people usually hang out… at least most of them.
Russian plane crashed

17 Casino Flight

Casino Flight

As we mentioned before sometime ago all casinos were banned in Russia except some special zones located far from civilization and no actual casinos were yet built there. People doubted about those special zones rationality cause its much easier to take a flight to some nearby country than to this zone. So
apparently such flights appeared and on of the shortest routes were to Belarus - just an hour flight from Moscow. One of such flights which took a group of vip players to the grand opening of new casino crashed right near the Minsk airport few hundred meters away from destination point.
Moscow Russia clouds

36 Cloudy Weather

Cloudy Weather

That ain't shot from some Star Wars clone movie. That's a district of Russian
skyscrapers in Moscow shot during low clouds. Sometimes magnificent sight.
Russian politicians watches

42 Nice Watches

Nice Watches

One Russian newspaper has published the photos of Russian politicians and top governmental dudes with the wrist watches visible on their hands and found all those watches in shops so put this info together with the pics giving the exact price (without tax and custom fees) in the captions. Those don't require translations. It's easy to understand them - most of the prices are in Swiss Franks (CHF) which is almost like dollar now (1
CHF = $0.99). Also there are prices in Russian currency "руб.", thirty of such equals roughly one dollar. And there are prices in dollars too. The names of the guys are probably insignificant cause you probably don't know them, probably except Mr. Kadirov, leader of Chechnya, he is almost the leader in this list too. His watches are priced almost $300,000. Three hundred grands on his wrist.
London 1970

50 London, 1970

London, 1970

Maybe that's a bit less known fact, but in Soviet Union citizens couldn't go abroad. The iron curtain had been working two way - not letting stuff and information in and not letting anyone out. In fact the abroad travel had existed still but only for the best of the best comrades. The controlling authorities, like KGB wanted to be hundred percent sure that the lucky visitor of the foreign state would: a) get back and won't ask for a shelter abroad; b) would behave himself really well - won't drink all that capitalistic whiskey all night long with strange people like hookers; c) won't be seduced by foreign secret services and turned into a spy overnight; d) won't buy different banned stuff like porn and jeans and then won't smuggle it back home and sell it to friends; e) and finally they needed those who won't spread stories of admiration of capitalistic style of life upon arrival, but on contrary expected people would tell anyone that life abroad, frankly speaking sucks a lot. Also, the trips abroad were divided into two categories. First category included the socialistic countries with friendly regimes like Eastern Europe or Cuba. It is strange but even those countries were forbidden for a free visit of a "free" Soviet guy, though it was
much easier to get there if compared to a trip to any country of a second category - the capitalistic hell like USA or England. In order to get a chance of such visit one could submit a claim expressing his will to pay a visit to Socialistic neighbour. Then such claims were thoroughly studied by many organizations starting from local police, then a place of work had to make a proclamation then it was escalated to KGB which could approve it or reject it. But there were no such way to get in London except to a few categories of highly trusted people, one of such were pilots of "Aeroflot" the only Soviet Russian air flights company. Those pilots who were able to reach forbidden places were considered to be just white bone blue blood amongst their fellows. And there were plenty of reasons why. They could BE THERE and could BRING STUFF from there. And those are the photos of one of such elite pilots having luck to visit the places that 99.9999% of other Soviet people couldn't reach ever. London back in 1970s looked different, but it looked totally different for Russian people at all - not anything they had a chance to see at their Motherland.

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