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 »

Pictures Of Russian Meteorologist That Spent 30 Years In The Loneliest Place On Earth

The long Arctic nights can be so long that one loses his mind, especially if he lives alone, in the middle of nowhere. Slava Korotki is a a man who lives alone in Khodovarikha. That’s Northen Russia. Continue reading »

The Ministry Of Ferrous Metallurgy: Modern Russia In Absolutely Brilliant Illustrations By Alexandra Zheleznova

Alexandra Zheleznova paints a world, where modern Russian reality is interwoven with mysticism, industrial aesthetics and the motives of the German Middle Ages: luxury vehicles, smoking chimneys of Siberian factories, snow, oil, blood and monsters with the heads of dogs. Continue reading »

The Lost Golden Age: Soviet Russia, As Seen By Photographer Vladimir Sokolaev

What’s the opposite of nostalgia? Remorse, maybe? Well, that is what Vladimir Solovev had captured; not so bright side of the Soviet era. Well-known documentary photographer in the 80-ties, Solovev was part of the famous creative group “Triva”. Continue reading »

Batmobile With Tank Engine Put Up For Sale In Russia

One of the Russian websites published a sale advert for the replica of the car from the famous movie. The text says that the vehicle has a thermal viewer and a gun imitation on the bumper. Continue reading »

In Between Times: Lyrical And Nostalgic Atmosphere Of The Soviet Ural Region In Beautiful Black And White Photographs Of Ivan Galert

People in a hurry, waiting for a tram at a bus stop or resting on the bank of a river, picturesque provincial sketches, new buildings and parades are the main subjects in the photographs of Ivan Galert taken at the end of the Soviet era in Sverdlovsk and nearby. Continue reading »

Most Beautiful Remaining Street Mosaics From The Soviet Union

Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, much of the vast empire’s public art—or propaganda—has perished as well. Socialist Realism was the dominant style of the day—that is, art that bolstered the socialist message by glorifying the proletariat and celebrating civic triumphs. Continue reading »

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 »

Artist Paints Life In Russia With A Drop Of Irony

From a fierce-looking ticket controller to a fashion diva spotted on a subway train – these images are common for any Russian. And even though these images might seem like rather grotesque portrayals, that’s not the case for the author himself. Continue reading »

Transmitting Signals: The Superb Conceptual Fashion Photography By Ekaterina Belinskaya

Gorgeous female portraits by Ekaterina Belinskaya, a talented photographer, and visual artist who was born on 5 Feb 1988 in Moscow and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Ekaterina focuses mainly on portraiture, fashion, and lifestyle photography. Continue reading »

Cyberpunk Babushkas: These Grannies You Wouldn’t Dare Help Across The Road

After looking at these pictures, you’ll change your mind about “defenseless” little old ladies. How do we imagine Russian babushkas? Lovely, cuddly beings that bake pies, knit socks, and exude warmth. Continue reading »

Russian Craftsmen Built This Steampunk Trike Inspired By “Joseph Stalin” Locomotive

Steampunk is an art inspired by steam energy of the XIX century. It’s always about metal. Creators of this trike found inspiration in the locomotive “Joseph Stalin”. Unfortunately it’s more an art object than a functional motorcycle. It was made in Saint-Petersburg in a custom shop Asook Customs. Continue reading »