A Giant Cosmonaut Yury Gagarin Lands On A Mural Outside Moscow, Russia

Famous artists from around the world were brought to a stereotypical district with high-rise buildings near Moscow. And then they were told the buildings were a blank canvas… Here’s what they came up with! Continue reading »

Russian Clubs: Moscow Nightlife In Spectacular Photos By Nikita Shokhov

Within about five years the Russian photographer Nikita Shokhov (previously) has been capturing rather absurd and sometimes even ugly realities of Moscow nightlife. During this time Nikita has collected the series of pretty entertaining photos. Continue reading »

Photographer Paul Huf Captured Amazing Fashion Photoshoot In The Soviet Union In 1965

Paul Huf (1924-2002) was an iconic Dutch photographer. He started his career in 1946 at the “Comedia theater company”. In the Fifties, he became famous thanks to his portraits of Queen Juliana of The Netherlands and Prince Bernhard. He also shot advertisings and fashion photos particulary with the model Ann Pickford. These photos are particulary elegant and graceful. Continue reading »

Cyberpunk Neon Fantasy: Moscow’s Outskirts As You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Photographer Konstantin Vikhrov snaps remote districts of the Russian capital at night, evoking striking scenes from films like ‘Blade Runner.’ Continue reading »

Haunting Photos Of Moscow’s Young Ravers And Their Lives After Dark

Photographer Arnold Veber’s lens observes the pendulum of Russian life.

Putin has governed Russia – alternatively as President or Prime Minister – since 1999, meaning that a lot of Russian kids born around the 00s only know life under his rule. Rampant corruption, limited civil liberties, or the government’s overt hatred towards LGBT people are some of the characteristics defining modern Russia. Continue reading »

Bublik – Circular Apartment Building In Moscow Is The Pinnacle Of Brutalism

During the socialist time eastern Europe was a home to many unusual ‘brutalist’ structures, Moscow especially. Communist authorities had to industrialize and expand the cities as soon as possible because of large influx of rural population in capital cities. Continue reading »

This Is How Real Psychos Get Unleashed – Moscow’s “Rage Rooms” By The Hour

Do you ever feel stressed and just want to break the furniture or smash up a computer? The Russians have the solution! In Moscow, located in a flea market, Debosh offers a unique way for people to relieve stress and to take out their aggression harmlessly, violently and legally. This concept, known as “rage rooms” is a personalised experience in which Debosh can design the room to represent your office, flat or even a state institution, and can be filled with furniture to match your requests. You can even request a car to be placed in a room for you to destroy… Continue reading »

Moscow vs New York: Visual Comparison Of Two Big Cities 45 Years Ago

1969, Soviet Moscow and New York City. Two big totally different cities, two cultures, two nations. We have found some photos of the old cities and tried to compare them. Just have a look at pictures below and find out what came out of it.

Moscow on the left; New York City on the right. Continue reading »

Meet Batgirl, The Daredevil Teen Who ‘Flies’ On The Tops Of Trains During Moscow’s Rush-Hour

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Rush-hour in Russia means one thing for this daredevil: train surfing! The 19-year-old daredevil who goes by the name Kobzarro started train surfing aged 15 as a way of escaping an oppressive family life. Here Kobzarro can be seen balanced on top of a train as it speeds through the wintery Russian environment. Kobzarro is so dedicated to train surfing that she rarely gets inside a train. Even in winter she prefers to travel in this less conventional way. It has resulted in a few run ins with the law, but Kobzarro says it has never resulted in anything more serious than a fine, with many police officers even being interested in the train surfing community. Continue reading »

Secret Underground Facility That Is Hidden Deep Under Moscow

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Moscow, USSR – was a mega state that was fueled by industrialism, this is why today ex-USSR states are filled with large industrial complexes that sometimes can’t find a place in our modern world, so they get abandoned. This location was one of the “top secret” classified places during USSR. Russian photographer Armahema discovered it and shared it, however he just said it is somewhere under Moscow as a part of the Moscows subway system. Continue reading »

Soviet-Era Tesla Tower: Mysterious Object In Moscow Suburbs

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This is the 6-Megavolt complex called ‘Tesla Tower’ (but in fact is a Marx generator) belonging The High Voltage Research Center at the Russian Electrotechnical Institute, located in the city of Istra, Moscow Region. The massive device was built in 1970s and considered one of the most powerful in the world. Continue reading »

Stress Relief Service In Moscow

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Photo by Artyom Geodakyan / TASS / Barcroft Media

People in hard hats in a rage room in Moscow, Russia on January 27, 2016. The Debosh stress relief service gives its customers an opportunity to smash the rage room up with sledgehammers and bats to relieve stress and tension. Continue reading »

Sparkling City Of Moscow Celebrates Orthodox Christmas In A Magical Flurry Of Snow And Light

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Photographer Kristina Makeeva masterfully uses her camera to capture the magic of Moscow during the winter season. On January 7th, she continued to do so while celebrating Orthodox Christmas—not by going to church, but by visiting Russia’s iconic sites to reflect on her country’s beauty and history. At Moscow’s Red Square, Kremlin, and the locations of many spectacular light displays, Makeeva engaged with these dreamy settings filled with a flurry of bright lights and colorful energy. Continue reading »

Red Panda Makes Herself at Home in the Moscow Zoo

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An 18-month old female red panda named Zein, brought to the Moscow Zoo from Dublin. A female red panda named Zein has become the newest resident of the Moscow Zoo. According to a zoo representative, a second such animal may be brought to Moscow next year. Continue reading »

Baby Mammoth Yuka on Display in Moscow

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The Yakutian baby mammoth “Yuka” delivered to the Central Artist House before the onset of the Russian Geographical Society Festival. (© RIA NOVOSTI. VITALY BELOUSOV)

The best-preserved mammoth carcass ever to be found, dubbed “Yuka” by scientists, was delivered to the Central Artist House on October 28 before the onset of the Russian Geographical Society Festival.
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