Smash it With Showel and More

Russian fun

A secret document has leaked revealing some of the inner directives of one
of the military agencies. It reveals the exact information on how to fight and
intercept latest stealth jets of enemy states. We’ve got our copy here and translated
those. Title says: “Hit with showel all the weak spots of F117”.  Then more detailed
instructions go: “Hit the navigation dashboard and armaments controls with a showel.” “Hit the pilots place.” “By hitting the surface of the plane with a showel you make the anti-radar stealth surface damaged”
“Put the small stones inside the engines with a showel”.
I don’t know guys, maybe someone can use that, so we published.
Inside we have one more infographics.

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Epic Fail


Long long ago when future seemed to be so distant and dim, people of the Soviet Union dreamt a lot and cherished a bunch of illusions about fantastic makings of the future. And straight 50 years ago, on the eve of New Year, one of most famous Russian newspapers published a special edition. Group of journalists-dreamers took their risks and tried to predict how it’s going to be 50 years after, in 2010.

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The Graffiti Grannys

Russian graffiti grannys

“How long should we tolerate those tasteless paintings they call ‘graffiti’? After asking this question myself twice I said – we shouldn’t any more!” So says Anastasia, the leader of SSAE – Samarian Street Art Elders. “We decided to show what real graffiti should look like so that our children could adapt good tastes from an early age”.

And so be it – this small town near Samara cCity, Russia began to change with the help of this SSAE team. They decided to give street art a “granny” twist. “We also put nice poetry on walls, it helps!”

Now the walls of houses and lobbies as well as out door spaces such as playgrounds, are all covered by  “Granny Graffiti” and it seems the old graffiti artists have run scared.

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The Real STALKER 2

Russian stalker game

Some time ago we had some photos of Russian guys playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game for real. They had a lot of cool hardware like AK-47 guns and Soviet style gas masks. For those who doesn’t know the game it’s game play takes place in Chernobyl, at the powerplant blow up site and so do those guys – they play this game right in Chernobyl where the ground and some metal structures still hold unreal doses of radiation and people don’t live there yet, and it’s said they won’t in the nearest fifty years. /p>

All this don’t stop them. This year they have better hardware, better costumes – just like a real thing. Coming from different parts of Russia and other countries just to participate or see this with their own eyes. You can check it out now.

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The Unknown Russian Comics Books

Russian comics book

Recently, a few series of previously unknown Soviet Russian comics books came to the daylight.

Here are the covers of some of them.

The first one is “Chekists” or if to translate it something like “Special Security Agents”. “…In 1918 the new Special Agents comics series appeared and gained huge popularity. The violence level increased with each next edition, and eventually every page had scenes of murders in it.”

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Russian Folklore. Koshchey


Koshchey is probably the most the most ugly and mean villain in Russian folklore. He is considered to be the tsar of the underground, a very greedy and highly malicious one. The second name oа this character is Koshchei the Immortal, it’s really quite hard to kill him, though, there are some ways to make him to give up the ghost. If you really want to kill Koshchey, you have to try hard and make a lot of weird things. Usually this king is described as a tall and skinny old man, who always steals somebody’s fiancée and locks her in the basement of his castle. Still, it’s not very clear why hу does it, because he already has one, Baba Yaga (to be told about next time), which fits him like a glove, being of the same age and appearance.

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Russian Folklore. Spirits. Domovoi (+video)


Russians believed that the world is full of spirits which live next to people, but can be very rarely seen by them. Usually, they were malicious creatures, but still they could help human beings and even protect them in dramatic situations. The spirits inhabited forests, lakes, fields and even houses, and if a person didn’t show respect or didn’t gain their favor by giving some things, they could get really angry, destroy the dwelling, kill the cattle or even murder him or her. Let’s have a look at the list of Russian evil spirits. 

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