Great art does not always praise the sublime. It also may depict the society from its unseemly side. They usually find place in the remotest corners of galleries, being avoided from school books.
This is Murmansk – a comparatevely young Russian city, the biggest one beyond the Arctic circle. Its territory stretches for twenty kilometers along the Kola bay of the Barents Sea. It is home for approximately 300 thousand people. Some people jokingly call the city “Polar Hollywood”, because Murmansk over the years has often become a filming place. Besides, the Murmansk region is considered to be one of the best locations for north light observance.
On the photos made by blogger Slava Stepanov (aka gelio) Murmansk looks very attractive, but in fact people tend to leave the city searching for a more comfortable place for life.
What’s cosiness for you? For many Russians it’s associated with a village house and its specific interior organized by “babushka”. Crochet works, embroidered tablecloths and knitted rugs and much other handmade stuff, warmth of a stove and quietness.
“National Geographic Russia” has been accepting photos of wild Russian nature since 2011. The list of categories is getting only wider. This time they divided works of participants into sixteen categories. Judges have chosen winners among 45000 pictures. Enjoy the best!
Come on! It’s gonna be fun! Let’s go and have some fun at a Russian playground!
This questionable window found in Barnaul, Russia, was thought by many to be a ridiculous mistake of builders. Everybody believed it would be fixed. Crazy, but it never happened and they finished the work just like this, with a crooked window.
This man decided to apply “live force” for breakstone transportation but he didn’t forsee the aftermath… Now he seriously need to think how to bring the donkeys back to the earth…
Samara, in fact, is not a bad city. But a great deal of stupid, unexplainable and surrealistic stuff happen right there – in Samara. The strangest accidents and incidents can make you think that citizens of Samara are “under the influence”…
Just recently a couple of videos have been shared on the web that feature a remotely piloted vehicle equipped with an assault rifle. The prototype was made by the Russian gunmaker “Almaz-Antey” who had undertaken itself back in 2018 to develop a “flying Kalashnikov rifle”.
The driver of the armored vehicle seems to have misjudged the curve and the speed… Let’s just hope there were no soldiers inside at the moment of the maneuver.