24 Slower, Bit Slower

Slower, Bit Slower

Moscow looks fun if slowed down
fifteen-fold. Video from Andrey
American dollars bald

25 Bald Dollars

Bald Dollars

One Russian artist tried to imagine how could dollar bills
look like if the men portrayed on them were bald.
Russian apartment for rent

15 The Fluffy Flat

The Fluffy Flat

This flat is offered for rent on one of Moscow, Russia property search websites. Tentants can enjoy modern renovation. Is it
modern or tribal you decide yourself, but some who've seen it afraid one day it would start casting its coat.
Russian firemen

10 Soviet Firemen, 1979

Soviet Firemen, 1979

Photos from the Soviet "Golden Age" - late seventies, the times which some elder people remember with warm feelings, for the stability
and definiteness they say modern life lacking of. Those are Soviet firemen competing in some kind of annual contest.
appartments in Russia
32 That Flat is OK

That Flat is OK

One guy with his young family had to move to his wife's mother's house. What he found there shocked him deeply. He tried to tell the story to his friends and coleagues but they simply didn't believe him until he made those
photos. This probably what happens when everyone in the family exhausts of motivation of keeping the house tidy. The photo above is how the room of his father-in-law looked like when they moved in.
Russian roads

11 Two Cars, Two Obstacles

Two Cars, Two Obstacles

Two almost the same looking obstacles often can cause different consequences if met by different
people. Same with cars. This Rover was less fortunate meeting the road fencing.
Russian rocket launch

21 Sats from Underground

Sats from Underground

This is how the Russian ballistic missile with nuclear warhead launch could look like, but it is not. Now
they launch commercial satellites in this manner. Right from old military shafts and silos.
Russian traffic in Moscow

18 Satellite Jam

Satellite Jam

This kind of traffic jams are pretty often in Moscow. The reason for them is often the top security measures that are needed by the governmental agencies to protect the important people while their ride. This time the jam got on the sat images in Russian analogue of google maps so it now can be seen from space too. Clicking on the image can reveal the map
itself so that one can scale it or move up/down to see the real size of the jam. It's interesting that the vip cars are not seen on those sat images. The reason for this that according to the same security regulations road should be closed far before the motorcade appears. And inside there are some shots "from the ground".
Russian ship burned down

33 BOB – Burn Out Boat

BOB – Burn Out Boat

Speaking about Russian navy, here are some photos
from the Russian ship after the accident.
45 Interior Design and Furniture in the USSR

Interior Design and Furniture in the USSR

Welcome! As previously stated, the majority of people in the USSR lived in the apartments. Unfortu­nately, due to the the time constraints, they had to be built in a speedy rather than comfortable manner. After the war, when accommodation was extremely scarce, a three bed room flat could accommodate up to 16 people (four average families), with one shared kitchen and one shared bathroom.  The quality of living there was truly horrendous. 
So when Khr­uschev started his building binge in 1960s, a joke went that the legacy of those communal flats was agoraphobia – the fear of open spaces and the tendency to hoard things. Well, if you spent your formative years in a pokey flat where you’d have to dry your laundry next to the stove, you’d be just as agoraphobic. So let’s look at the main trends in the interior design Soviet style.

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