The Superb Mythological and Alternate History Paintings of Vsevolod Ivanov

he artist Vsevolod Ivanov presents us the Ancient Rus’ as he imagined it. He is deeply convinced that the history of ancient Russia is distorted or fabricated. Ivanov collects old tales and legends and creates his own vision of ancestors daily life. Continue reading »

Abandoned Floating Submarine Base PB-24. The Only One Located In Russia.

Abandoned military ships on the shore of Pala Bay, Murmansk region. Some have turned into decayed carcasses. Others still hope for the day of scrapping. They say that this place is still a dangerous source of radiation because this tanker could have carried radioactive wastes.


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According to the site of enthusiasts of industrial tourism from the Murmansk region, Russia: “General view of Pala Bay, Green Island can be seen in the background. The island is literally strewn with shipwrecks, until recently the hull of a technical tanker of project 1783A lay on its shore. According to rumors this tanker was used to transport radioactive waste, they say the bottom of the bay in the area of the island still has a lot of “phonite”.” Continue reading »

Thought-Provoking Illustrations by Andrey Kasay

Hailing from the far east of Russia, Andrey moved to Moscow in 2006 with his music band NRKTK, making posters that reflected their satirical take on Russian society. Continue reading »

Here Are Soviet Cartoon Characters This Russian Artist Redrew In His Style

Most of us probably feel a strong wave of nostalgia when we see something we used to watch as kids. The old cartoons that we re-watched a million times. Movies that we knew by heart and recreated with our friends in our backyards. Cartoons helped shape who we were and are today. They are a place of comfort and fond childhood memories. Continue reading »

Russian Pixel Melancholy by Dmitry Bogolyubov

Russian digital artist Dmitry Bogolyubov creates amazing atmospheric animated sketches in which he conveys the feelings of life in Russia: a frosty morning in a panel block; the warm atmosphere of old apartments; scenes from the life of local residents. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures the Nothern Beauty of Norilsk City

Norilsk is a city in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located above the Arctic Circle, east of the Yenisei River and south of the western Taymyr Peninsula. Continue reading »

Beautiful Landscape Paintings by Stanislav Brusilov

Stanislav Brusilov is an artist who writes in the style of classical, realistic painting. The author works in the genre of Russian, foreign and sea landscape, still life, portrait, plot painting and performs works on order. The artist has been awarded numerous prizes and awards in Russia and abroad. Continue reading »

An Animal Shelter Dressed Dogs in Human Clothes to Help Them Find Homes

Zorro. He was found badly wounded by other dogs in the street; his past life is unknown. His tail is half chopped off

The “Thing of Kindness” social project and the “Happiness in the House” animal shelter (Yekaterinburg, Russia) launched the joint project “My Man Abandoned Me. But I’ll still love him”. Photographers Nikita Zhurnakov and Kirill Laptev filmed dogs wearing clothes that people donated for recycling. This is reported in the instagram of the project “The Thing of Kindness”. Continue reading »

This Painter Captures the Elusive Beauty of Ordinary Life

Walking inside Misha Nikatin’s studio in Moscow’s bohemian Basmanny neighbourhood feels like stepping into a particularly vibrant greenhouse. Plants surround you: the real ones carefully potted, with Nikatin’s painted copies filling in the gaps. Nikatin has been working from this bright studio, tucked inside a former power plant, for three years. The practical, industrial aesthetic suits him well. Continue reading »

“UAZ Bukhanka”: Russia’s Most Legendary Off-Road Vechicle for Bizarre Tuning

UAZ “Bukhanka” is truly a legendary vehicle that is still produced and sold in Russia. It has a great passing ability and is easy to maintain. Although many masters try to improve “Bukhanka” in their own way. And look what they do. Continue reading »

Warhammer-Inspired Playground Discovered in The Heart of Russia

When I was a kid, I couldn’t even dream of seeing such figures in person. But a certain sculptor has made dreams come true. These fantasy and nightmarish figures were discovered in a small village in the heart of Russia. Locals say that they are sometimes exhibited in local museums. Continue reading »

This Carpet-Covered Lada Is the Most Soviet-Era Car Ever Made

There are many Soviet-era remnants scattered all over the Russian Federation, but few as blatant as this old Zighuli car covered in Persian-style rugs that recently went viral on social media. Continue reading »

Cute Illustrations With the Soviet Mood From Anna Desnitskaya

Illustrations of Anna Desnitskaya are all about domestic traditions, mode of life of Soviet people. We’re pretty sure that many people aged 35+ will recognize themselves on these pictures. Continue reading »

There’s an Atmospheric Abandoned Jurassic Park Located in the Heart of Russia


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Three hours from Moscow is the Golden City tourist complex. A park with dinosaurs, rides and the biggest roller coaster in Europe was also planned nearby! It was supposed to open in summer of 2021, but lately a lot has been going wrong, so for now there is an atmospheric unfinished construction with Diplodocs and Tyrannosaurs in the middle of the tall grass. Continue reading »

“Art of The Doodler”: Fyodor Dostoevsky Draws In His Manuscripts

More than 200 sheets of Russian writer Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky’s notebooks and manuscripts contain drawings, among them mainly portraits, sketches of Gothic windows and arches, arabesques and calligrams. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures the Decadence and Conflict of Russia’s Turbulent 2010s

A lot of photographers have tried to capture the peculiarities of Russia’s day-to-day life, but no-one does quite like Konstantin Tishshe. The Ural-based independent photographer documents the ambivalent reality of the 2010s and the unconventional beauty of coming of age in Russia’s outskirts. The teenagers he documents — idealist, quixotic and lost — are in constant search of connection, whether through a smartphone or at wild house parties. Continue reading »

Outstanding Color Autochromes from Pre-Revolutionary Russia

These outstanding autochrome pictures of pre-Revolutionary Russia were taken by Peter Ivanovich Vedenisov (1866-1937), a graduate from the Moscow conservatory. He settled in to Yalta, working as a professional pianist, vice-chairman of the Yalta branch of the Russian musical society, founder of the Yalta religious-philosophical society and an avid meteorologist. But Vedenisov’s passion lay in photography. Continue reading »

Meet the Fashion Designer Whose Fantastical Creations Reimagine Folklore for Modern Times

A young Chuvash born artist Polina Osipova is already shaping up to be a huge finding for big couture houses and those who share a love for astonishing artworks. Thanks to her unique (and we mean it) vision, she was recently requested to work with Gucci. But there is more that we can be proud of. Her idea of limelight on folk motives makes our heart melt. Continue reading »

Edwardian London as Seen Through the Eyes of an Unknown Russian Tourist in 1909

London entered the 20th century at the height of its influence as the capital of the largest empire in history, but the new century was to bring many challenges. London was the largest city in the world from about 1825 until it was overtaken by New York City in 1925. Continue reading »

“Leotaurus”: The Epic Example of the Classic Russian Tyre Art

The author of the sculpture is Valeriy Kudrin from the Krasnodarskiy region of Russia. According to him, the only instruments he used were a knife, an axe, a welding machine, an angle grinder and a screwdriver. “It’s not a problem to get old tyres – they are given for free by any car service center” – says Valeriy. Continue reading »

Russian Artist Creates Impressive And Atmospheric Paintings

According to Daria Pochinskaya, a Russia based artist: “I am a self-taught artist. In my artworks, I combine classical figurative painting and abstract, impressive manner of landscape art. Continue reading »

“Russian Nowhere”: Russian Aesthetics in Postconceptualist Artworks of Pavel Otdelnov

Pavel Otdelnov’s projects focus on urban locations that attract little to no attention — most people, if they happen to go there, try to leave as soon as possible. This might be former industrial sites that have lost some of their function or been repurposed entirely, parking garages, warehouses — all such places are located on the outskirts of the city and mark its abrupt termination, a cliff with nothing but an endless landscape over its edge. Continue reading »

Rare and Beautiful Soviet Murals Unexpectedly Found Behind Commercial Booths

An interesting story happened in Ryazan recently – authorities removed booths from the subway, and look what was found behind the commercial premises. These mosaics and murals had been forgotten for dozens of years. Continue reading »

How You Live In Russia When You Supervise Local Road Police

We were never invited to this house because its owner, Head of Road Police in the Stavropol region of Russia, probably didn’t wish the public to see how he lives. But just recently he has been detained on suspicion of corruption and crime of professional misconduct. Now the photos of his house are widely covered by the Russian media. Continue reading »

Russian Ministry for Civil Defense Has Got a Bizarre Honey Cake Employee Now

In the city of Tula the Russian EMERCOM (Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergency Management and Natural Disasters Response) has got a new mascot and employee – the honey cake of Tula (which is the symbol of the city). Mr. Honey Cake even has his own offical ID and a medal for propaganda of the rescue work. Continue reading »