What will happen if you install a jet plane engine into a small Soviet (Russian) van? You probably would picture a race car that make a speed record somewhere on a salt sea. However it is not also this. Look at this picture – inside this van there is a jet gas turbine engine is installed in it. The same one that airplanes have.
When police arrived they found out that the man had a truck parked deep in woods. In the back of that truck he had a whole vodka production factory going on at fool scale with over 300 liters of ready made product waiting aside.
Giant swarms of locusts attacking South of Russia these days. It all started in Dagestan but started spread across Russia fast. Now it is in Stavropol region, Kalmykia, Buryatia, Krasnodar and more. It eats and destroys everything it meets on its way – cereals, vegetables or just regular grass. More photos and videos inside.
From first sight this abandoned lighthouse doesn’t attract much attention. What, haven’t we’ve seen some abandoned lighthouses? There are plenty of abandoned stuff in exUSSR. However this one is very special. It has a very dramatic story behind it.
Those are photographs by Soviet photograph Sergei Podgorkov. Mostly people and their faces, but also scenes from Soviet life in Leningrad, now St.Petersburg. From 1970s to 1990.
Some pretty awesome historical postcards about Russian city Samara during late 19th century. Some are pure magic like this one above. You won’t find such scenery now. All of them got captures so won’t be boring viewing.
Russian Dmitry Donskoy atomic submarine and Peter the Great battlecruiser arrived to St.Petersburg to participate in Navy Day Parade today. Here are some photos and also a video of the whole parade. It’s the first time such big ships participate in a Navy parade.
So this is a kind of a time machine. Foreign tourist arrived in Moscow April 30th 1982 and stayed there two days. He made numerous photos of what he saw around. Now we can see them too.
New collection of “Only in Russia” photos. Now part eight. Some can make you smile probably.
500 American Tourists Visit Yalta and Odessa Soviet cities in 1960. These are the photos they took.