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 »
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 »
Photographer Konstantin Vikhrov snaps remote districts of the Russian capital at night, evoking striking scenes from films like ‘Blade Runner.’ Continue reading »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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A two-meter-tall robot named Titan walks around a market in Moscow, Russia, May 12, 2014. Titan the Robot arrived in Moscow for the Robot Ball festival that will be held from May 15 to June 15. (Photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA) Continue reading »
An albino hedgehog baby sits in a plush bed in a private Zoo in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, August 22, 2013. Three rare albino hedgehog babies, born on the same day as Britain’s new prince, have moved into a miniature castle at a Moscow petting zoo. The three are named after the Prince of Cambridge – George, Alexander and Louis. On Thursday, when they turned one month old, they were shown their new home at the All-Russia Exhibition Center. Photos by Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./AP Photo. Continue reading »
Skoda Fabia, a car advertised for the most spacious cabin in its category, was transformed into a real hostel: with a comfortable double-bed, pillows, free wi-fi, and everything needed for a comfortable stay. Yes, it had a bathroom next to the car just in case. The hostel was placed at «Izmaiolovo Park» , one of the most pleasant parks in the city to provide a great view for the guests.
The project was created by the advertising agency Proximity Russia (BBDO Russia Group), in a partnership with the acommodation website Tripping.com: every time someone was searching for a place to stay in Moscow, surprisingly, the Skoda Hostel appeared in the results, and users could book it online and spend one night there. The only payment accepted were likes, tweets and shares.
Guests could also take the car for a ride around the city, so each booking became a full scale test drive. The hostel was fully booked, and had great feedback from its guests. Continue reading »
A model shows her body paintings during the night of body art in Moscow. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/Associated Press) Continue reading »
Wearing WWII-era military uniform soldiers march at the Red Square in Moscow, on November 7, 2011, during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the 1941 parade, when Red Army troops marched past the Kremlin and then went directly to the front line to fight the Nazi Germany troops at the gates of the Russian capital. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images) Continue reading »
The Bolshoi Theatre is illuminated on the eve of its reopening in Moscow. Russia’s Bolshoi Theater reopened with a star-studded gala performance after a more than six-year, $700-million restoration dogged by delays and financial scandal to reclaim its place as one of the world’s cultural jewels. (Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters)
A model waits backstage before the Alternative Hair Show in Moscow’s Kremlin, Sept. 28. (Denis Sinyakov / Reuters) Continue reading »
A view of the Mae West Room by Salvador Dali at a presentation of a new exhibition of his work at Moscow’s Pushkin Museum on Friday. (Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters) Continue reading »
Competitors plunge into the water during the Red Bull Flugtag event in Moscow. (Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images) Continue reading »
In Russia, the Summer of 2010 was abnormal and very hot: heat, drought, smog, and fires. Here is a photo of the Red Square in Moscow fully covered with a smog. By Natalja Mistukova.
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