New Ukrainian Fortifications near Mariupol city

New Ukrainian Fortifications near Mariupol city

The Ukrainian Defense Department has published photos of new fortification structures they are erecting these days near Mariupol city. This city was widely rumoured to be the scene of the next major battle last year after Donetsk and Lughansk, but it turned out to be relatively peaceful except for one devastating shelling of the city suburbs and maybe a few other minor incidents. So they are building these structures – not from wood as might be seen here, but from metal boxes 

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Jewish People Coming to Ukraine to Celebrate New Year

Jewish People Coming to Ukraine to Celebrate New Year

In some branch of the Jewish religion there is a tradition to come to the Ukrainian town of Uman to celebrate the New Year. So each year tens of thousands of the believers arrive. They probably even did it during Soviet times, when the borders were locked, but now, when Ukraine is a separate state and there are no limits on travel, each year more and more people come to celebrate. One of our favorite bloggers, Ilya, has travelled there and taken some photos!

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Soviet Ukraine in 1988

Soviet Ukraine in 1988

In 1988, two foreign photographers travelled to the USSR on the verge of “Perestroika” and their special topic of interest was Ukraine. So these are the photos they took of what was at the time a part of Soviet Russia, but which is now an independent country. Really colorful shots!

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Mash Up

This is what can be called a “contemporary art”. Russian “EUROVISION” song mixed up with recent Ukrainian chronicles. I am not sure who made this but it sends chills down … Read more

Cool Russian NIVA Hack

Cool Russian NIVA Hack

If you live in Europe you probably know this car – Russian LADA NIVA. A cheap 4×4 coupe car with a price tag often three-four times lower than any other SUVs. Its design stays unchanged at most – except some minor changes – since its initial launch in early 1980s. So what this guy made to his NIVA makes it really stand out. Take a look and tell me what do you think?

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