Second Life Of The Canadian Truck In Russia

An unusual winter slide appeared in Vargashi village, Russia. The Canadian vehicle that had been idling for some years finally was repurposed for winter fun. Continue reading »

Squirrel That Wished To Live With A Human Friend

This story could become a plot for a Disney movie. Igor Grishin from Karelia was once roaming about the forest and enjoying the nature when he saw a little squirrel. Continue reading »

Siberian People Turn Their Own Garages Into Compact Mini-Palaces

In the mid of the last century garages began to appear in the Soviet Union. Due to low temperatures, it was better to keep cars in warmth. Modern technologies make this problem less acute, and many garages are not used anymore. But citizens of Nadym, Siberia, decided to turn garages into small palaces. Some turn them into bathhouses, others – into musical studios or recreation zones. Continue reading »

Wonderful Photos Of Everyday Life In Postwar Leningrad, The City That Refused To Starve In WWII

It was Leningrad, not Stalingrad that was the Eastern Front’s real World War II humanitarian disaster. Nazi Germany sent hundreds of thousands of civilians to their deaths through starvation and hypothermia. Continue reading »

Honest Portraits: Unvarnished Russia In Emotional Black & White Photographs By Oleg Videnin

Oleg Videnin is a Russian professional photographer and journalist, was born in the city of Bryansk. After a university he used to work as a forester, but then he got into journalism and worked on a radio, newspaper and TV. In the late 1990s he came over the internet and became one of the most popular Russian photographers. Continue reading »

Russian Artist’s Cute Felted Wool Animals Might Hypnotize You With Their Googly Eyes

Somewhere in Khabarovsk, Russia, there lives a passionate felted wool artist that makes the cutest woodland animals that seem like they came out of a Disney movie. Her name is Yulia Derevschikova, and she’s been doing this since 2015 and she has created over a hundred of these adorable little critters. Continue reading »

Stunning Photographs From The Inside Of Russia’s Largest Bitcoin Mine


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Bitriver, the largest data center in the former Soviet Union, was opened just a year ago, but has already won clients from all over the world, including the U.S., Japan and China. Most of them mine bitcoins. Continue reading »

Stunning Photorealistic Portraits By Nikolay Yarakhtin Hand-Sketched On The Streets Of Saint Petersburg

We have all seen street artists who hand-sketch quirky and exaggerated caricatures or photorealistic live portraits on the spot, perhaps you even have one of these artworks of yourself from your last holiday. Although these artists might be underappreciated because of the nature of their work, a talent and years of practice that goes into mastering portrait drawings are undeniable and worth recognition. Continue reading »

A Mixture Of Innocence, Beauty, Violence, Decadence, Japanese And Russian Folklore – In Bizarre Works By Vania Zhuravlev

Characters from Russian fairy tales and Japanese folklore, demons, dead bodies and beautiful women from brothels – these are the main subjects and themes in the works by Vania Zhuravlev, a Russian artist who emigrated to London and who creates graphic art in a style very reminiscent of Russian engravings of the early 20th century. Except that there is a lot more sex and death in them. Continue reading »

Russian Artists Recreate Famous Paintings And Have Much Fun

Some exciting results of the photo challenge arranged in the Russian social network “VK” – “Photograph as if Rembrandt”. Look them through to the very end, they cool! Continue reading »

Abandoned Soviet Children’s Pioneer Camp “Fairy Tale”: The Most Weird And Beautiful Abandoned Location You’ve Ever Seen

Young Pioneer camp “Skazka” (“Fairy Tale”) – built in the Soviet years for children of employees of the publishing house “Children’s Literature”. It is noteworthy for its amazing, and in places, even insane design. Unusual sculptures made of concrete are installed throughout the territory. Continue reading »

An Artist From Russia Who Paints Portraits With Her Bust

Saint Petersburg is called “the cultural capital of Russia” for reason. Many talented and creative people come from there. An artist Irina Romanovskaya is one of them. She paints portraits of celebrities, publish their photos in Instagram and expensively sell her works without any problem. No, she does not have unique skills like Da Vinci. She stands out with her instruments as Irina paints with her boobs. Continue reading »

Hilarious Russian Village Ads For Hollywood Movies

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Treasured American blockbusters are still a thing in some parts of rural Russia, but securing permissions for real posters is a costly nightmare, so local artists are left to paint the replicas as best as they can. Well, “best” is a loose concept… Continue reading »

Retiree Paints Russian Patterns On Satellite Dishes

Sailor by profession and artist by vocation, Yuri Kuznetsov lives and works in Voznesenye village of the Ivanovo region, Russia. When the man retired he decided to recall his long forgotten hobby – painting and began to paint on … TV satellite dishes… Continue reading »

The ‘World’s Biggest’ War Diorama, A State-Funded Exhibition Recreates The Battlefields Of WWII In Brutal Detail


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A scene showing one of the first trench battles is prepared by a scenery worker for the opening of the 3D Panorama exhibition “Memory talks. The road through war” in the former Sevcabel port in St. Petersburg, Russia, 16 September 2019. Various 3D dioramas – containing genuine wartime items such as aircraft, tanks and artillery in original size – allow visitors to walk through scenes from the beginning to the end of WWII without any museum barriers. Continue reading »