0 The Russian 90s: Lessons to Learn

The Russian 90s: Lessons to Learn

The most controversial time for Russians, the bold 90s, were full of hopes and challenges, many events to remember and some with
the purpose to never let them happen again. On the photo above is the An-124 "Ruslan" catastrophe in Irkutsk, 1997.
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5 Glamour of Russian Provincial Girls

Glamour of Russian Provincial Girls

These girls are far from high fashion but do they really need it in a village? Women from big cities disparagingly call them
simpletons, but they don't take offense. Life is full of simple pleasures and they find happiness where they are.
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4 Unique Wedding: Groom Is 100, Bride Is 82

Unique Wedding: Groom Is 100, Bride Is 82

A unique wedding took place the other day in Gorlovka, Ukraine. The newly married are Vasiliy Nesterovich, 100, and
Taisia Nesterovich, 82. The have spent 22 years together and finally Vasiliy proposed to his sweetheart.
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3 Weird Grave Stones of the Russian Bandit Cemetery

Weird Grave Stones of the Russian Bandit Cemetery

This cemetery in Yekaterinburg is a final resting place for many local stars and war heroes. But one section of the cemetery surrounded by pine trees is special. It is full of huge granite grave-stones with giant realistic portraits of people -
many of them wear leather jackets or expensive suits, have thick gold chains and tattoos, hold cigarettes or keys from a Mercedes... All of them belong to representatives of the criminal world murdered in the 1990s - early 2000s.
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1 Life Story of An Ordinary Bench

Life Story of An Ordinary Bench

Pick any bench in a park or on a boulevard, watch its daily existance and take photos of everything you see. It may sound stupid, but many photographers do like this and create cool photo-projects. Eugene Kotenko is one of them. He's
been shooting an ordinary bench, once being blue and then painted red, for four years, and now we can see its life story full of fun and sadness, passion and loneliness, peace and mess... Previous bench stories:
story 1, story 2. Read more...
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10 Beautiful Afro Russian Love: Jacob And Natasha

Beautiful Afro Russian Love: Jacob And Natasha

Life of Natasha is a like a movie story. She met a dark-skinned guy in her native Izhevsk, Russia. They didn't communicate too much but met again
four years after in a company of friends. Soon Natasha and Jacob realized they could not imagine their further life without each other. 
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2 Crazy Tradition That Looks Like a Scary Torment

Crazy Tradition That Looks Like a Scary Torment

It is hard to understand what's happening in this video. Why do they torment these poor men like this? Unpaid debts or revenge? Lost bet? Nope! It is just an old
tradition of Kuzhnik village, Dagestan, Russia. This is how they treat owners of houses being built - they believe it makes new houses good and firm!
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2 Russian 1990s If They Were Sci Fi

Russian 1990s If They Were Sci Fi

One of four authors of MXD art project Eugene Zubkov presents a new series of pictures that
depict dystopian Russia of the late 1990s from the parallel reality. Both cool and spooky!
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2 The Most Splendid Fancy Dress Ball of the Last Russian Emperor (1903)

The Most Splendid Fancy Dress Ball of the Last Russian Emperor (1903)

On February, 11th and 13th, 1903, when the country was in the hands of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II, there was arranged a fancy dress ball in honor of the 290th anniversary of the rule of the House of Romanovs. It was held in the Winter Palace of Saint Petesburg in two stages. All guests were dressed in splendid
"pre-Peter" costumes of the XVII century, made to the design of an artist Sergey Solomko and with assistance of specialists of that historic period. Great prince Alexander Mikhailovich, first cousin of the emperor once removed, recollected the event as "the final big court ball in the history of the empire".
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0 Leningrad In Its Sweet 1961

Leningrad In Its Sweet 1961

A western photographer who calls himself on the web as gcosserat is telling about his visit to Leningrad in the early 1960s: "In summer 1961 I was in Helsinki and decided to take a chance and go to Leningrad by a Baltic Line ship for a couple of days. This was the cold war times, when propaganda machines
on both sides of the iron curtain convinced people how hard and severe life is over there - "on another side". And I was impressed to see that people in Leningrad were living their normal life, I was even subconsciously trying to picture things that would strengthen my stereotypes".
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