Leonid Baranov Paintings of Russian Countryside

Leonid Baranov is an artist from Ekaterinburg city who draws the modern life in Russian village.

Heroes of his works look like real people from Russian countryside.

He never became famous or rich, and he prefers to drink a lot of vodka as a real Russian and doesn’t care much about the missing fame.

Still in his pictures I find something attractive.
leonid baranov painter

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Russian Submarine Appears Near the Beach

This is a city port of Severodvinsk city, the city in northern part of Russia on the shores of cold White Sea.

The city has a big marine base so sometimes people on the beach can see submarines appear from underwater right before them.

That’s not thing you would see often on other beaches of the world, it could be a set for new James Bond action movie.

Russian submarine appears on the beach 

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House Made from Bottles

All know that in Russia people drink a lot.

That’s not only Russia the country where people drink a lot, but probably Russia is the biggest country where the vodka is the problem.

So drinking a lot means a lot of empty bottles. They can be recycled of course but they also can be used in some other way.

For example like this one, a guy have built a house using empty bottles.

house made of bottles

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Some Russian cars Were Replicas

vaz 2101, russian car

In Soviet times there were only a few models of cars produced and all of them were produced on the factories belonging to Soviet goverment, actually there were any other form of property – all the property, both commercial and resedential belonged to the state.

So at that time nobody much cared about copyright stuff so even some Soviet cars are replicas of some foreign Western cars.

Here are the examples:

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Future of Russia’s Automobile Industry

Future of Russia's Automobile Industry

This post is devoted to possible future of Russia’s automobile industry.

Some years ago a new car “OKA” was introduced to Russian buyers. That’s a 2-doors car compiled from the parts of other cars, for example its cockpit and speedometer is from Soviet car LADA 2101, model 1969. Its engine has two cylinders, like a motorcycle.

So now there are plenty of possibilities how this car can be used. Let’s see some of them.

Future of Russia's Automobile Industry

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Cranberry

Have you been buying something with cranberry lately? Maybe cranberry jam or sauce? Or cranberry juice?

A lot of cranberry grows in Russia, in different regions of it. Russia exports cranberry to other countries where it is being processed in some deserts and so on.

Here are some photos of how the cranberry is being collected and turned into an extract in Russia, which is later being used in production of the above mentioned products.

cranberry

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