It’s not easy to get a Ferrari, especially if you live at Russian Far East, very far away from Italy. However Russia was always known for its inventors who take whatever they have and turned to whatever they need.
Russia 2046 is a Russian’s artist art project devoted to his vision how the Russia can look in twenty years if the current technologies will get developed further but would still be in a state of neglect things usually happen to be in Russia.
Sometimes we show you “time capsules” – cars that were staying untouched for some time and then discovered in an almost perfect condition. This time is a totally different story. It spent a lot of time untouched too but its state is awful. This 1980 Moskvitch-2140 had only 25,000 km on odometer when it was left in this moist and damp garage. Now when the garage was opened again here how it looks like.
Let’s take a look at Soviet kids’ drawings back from 1930s. Kids were drawing things that surrounded them, things that they saw, and this is how it looked like. Some of the drawings kids were sending to children Soviet magazines and they got published so survived till our age together with exact year published often an age of the artist. Some are masterpieces. First one is a “Physical Training Men Parade” by 9 year old Russian kid from Saratov. 1935.
Russian man makes a nicely detailed models of old Soviet trucks out of play doh. Here is one of his models, Soviet truck Zil-130D2. Check it out inside of this posting.
Just some photos of Soviet people enjoying life.
Most of the Soviet citizens had to drive practically same cars. Import of cars almost not existed at time. Soviet cars weren’t much different one from another. In order to add some kind of exclusivity for his own car Soviet men were pimping their cars, mostly with very primitive mod ideas. Here is a selection of some of those.
Here is a new part of our “Daily pics from Russia” series. We also call those sometimes “Only in Russia photos” and there is a reason for this.
Colds are here and car owners have to be more careful where they park their cars. Sometimes the old central pipes, legacy of USSR, ruptures and cars become trapped. Water pours freely and then quickly freezes making cars stuck in ice. A selection of such occasions we have here today.
“I am very insulted when someone wants me to give his seat in the bus”, says the man. He goes to his self made gym for forty minutes every day. He wants to beat his aging and as of now he is pretty firm at his position.