Russian Couple Build Pyramid Of Giza Replica In Their Rural Backyard

Russian Couple Build Pyramid Of Giza Replica In Their Rural Backyard
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A couple from Istinka, a small village located 12 kilometres outside St Petersburg, Russia, have built a concrete replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza right in their own backyard. Continue reading »

Russian Soul In A Nutshell: Honest Photography By Dmitry Markov

Russian Soul In A Nutshell: Honest Photography By Dmitry Markov

Some photos by Dmitry Markov that evoke both joy and sadness. Most of them are just random moments of life caught by Dmirtry’s iPhone 7. Since 2007 to 2012 Dmitry was working in a public organization “Rostok” supporting orphan children and now his photography is also aimed to draw attention to the hardships of boarding school graduates. Continue reading »

Russian Artist Gained More Than 4M Followers By Taking Bizarre And Thought-Provoking Photos

Russian Artist Gained More Than 4M Followers By Taking Bizarre And Thought-Provoking Photos

25-year-old Russian artist Ellen Sheidlin (previuosly), known as Sheidlina, invites us to her creative, weird, and whimsical fantasy world that is her Instagram feed. Her photos are not your regular perfect shots we are used to seeing; she takes her craft to another level by combining photography, digital art, fashion, and makeup. Continue reading »

This Russian Photoshop Master’s Photo Editing Skills May Blow You Away

This Russian Photoshop Master’s Photo Editing Skills May Blow You Away

Let’s admit it—everyone wants a cool profile picture of themselves on their social media. But it’s hard to make a picture perfect. And even if the picture turns out great, it may lack a certain magic in it that makes it truly outstanding. There’s a saying that begins with “when life gives you lemons…” Well, sometimes life doesn’t give you even that. What to do then? Digital artist Max Asabin’s answer is—Photoshop them in! Continue reading »

Race Driver Ralf Schumacher Buys Classic Russian Offroad “Niva” Car

Race Driver Ralf Schumacher Buys Classic Russian Offroad "Niva" Car

German race driver Ralf Schumacher purchased a Russian “Niva” car and proudly showed in on his Instagram page. Lada 4×4 has been produced since 1977, its design was made by Valery Semushkin 43 years ago. Meantime, Russian drivers prefer foreign cars and treat domestic brands with distrust. Continue reading »

Backstage Reality Of Russia: Atmospheric Photography Through A Skater’s Eyes

Backstage Reality Of Russia: Atmospheric Photography Through A Skater’s Eyes

Petr Barabaka found his first camera in a Moscow dump. He described the battered Kiev-19 that he hauled out of the trash as a “Soviet Nikon, of sorts.” Continue reading »

Seal Pup From Russia Becomes A Popular Meme

Seal Pup From Russia Becomes A Popular Meme

Seal pup from St. Petersburg who tried to escape the Marine Mammals rescue Center became a popular meme. The animal didn’t manage to go far away, he was found in the corridor between water houses. But its cute image has been photoshopped thousands of times. Continue reading »

Creepy Post-Soviet Textile Dolls By Irina Sayfiydinova

Creepy Post-Soviet Textile Dolls By Irina Sayfiydinova

Irina Sayfiydinova is a textile artist, based in Tver, Russia. “I found myself in sewing toys – it is something without which I cannot live one day :) My toys are different emotions, without which our lives would be devoid of meaning. Choose your friend’s heart,” she says. Continue reading »

Women Serving Their Sentences In One Of The Russian Prisons Perfectly Re-Creating Classic Paintings

Women Serving Their Sentences In One Of The Russian Prisons Perfectly Re-Creating Classic Paintings

At the IK-2 correctional facility in Nizhny Novgorod Region, Russia, women serving their sentence took part in the “Isolation” contest. Continue reading »

Fountains Of Saint Petersburg The Way They Look Now

Fountains Of Saint Petersburg The Way They Look Now

This is how fountains of Saint-Petersburg, Russia, look like these days. This spring is not about joyful walk. Continue reading »

Russian Ex-Pilot Turns His House Into Incredible Steampunk Museum

Russian Ex-Pilot Turns His House Into Incredible Steampunk Museum

Ex-pilot from Saint-Petersburg turned his country house into a steampunk museum with a plane An-2 launched on the territory. Andrey Karzubov seriously plans to accept visitors. Many retro devices in the house are absolutely functional. A TV set with a magnifying lens is one of them. Would you like to live in a place like this? Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Intimate Photos Of The Russian Student Girls In Their Communal Apartments And Hostels

Photographer Captures Intimate Photos Of The Russian Student Girls In Their Communal Apartments And Hostels

Yaroslav Bulavin, a talented photographer and videographer from St. Petersburg. He shoots music videos, videos and photos. In 2018 Yaroslav photographed student girls in their communal apartments and hostels in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Let’s take a look at these fascinating shots. Continue reading »

Unique Portraits Of Russians In 1868

Unique Portraits Of Russians In 1868

In 1868 a researcher K. Tchaikovsky visited the Perm region of Russia and made a series of photo-portraits of local people. Thanks to his work, we can see now how Russians looked like a century and a half ago. Continue reading »

Isolation: Russian Photographer Captures Fabulous Photos Dedicated To Self-Isolation

Isolation: Russian Photographer Captures Fabulous Photos Dedicated To Self-Isolation

Everyone deals with a critical moment in life differently. But there is something that unites all of us in face of the problem: the feeling of loneliness, and isolation, the dependance on gadgets and uncertainty. Continue reading »

This Russian Facebook Group Is Recreating Famous Paintings While Isolating, And They’re Brilliant

This Russian Facebook Group Is Recreating Famous Paintings While Isolating, And They’re Brilliant

Even though most people are spending their days isolated at home due to the coronavirus quarantine, it doesn’t mean that life has suddenly become boring and uncultured. On the contrary, since people are temporarily banned from visiting their favorite art galleries and museums, they are bringing them home for themselves by recreating art pieces with whatever objects they have at home and publishing them in Izoizolyacia Facebook group. Continue reading »

Beautiful Rare Colorized Photos Of The Russian Village In 1899 By Mikhail Krukovsky

Beautiful Rare Colorized Photos Of The Russian Village In 1899 By Mikhail Krukovsky

Russian village in the XIX century was about hard labor. “Those that don’t work, don’t work”, as they say. These photos were made by an enthnographer Mikhail Krukovsky in 1899. Modern technologies allowed to make them colorized. Now we can see how a typical Russian village looked like so many years ago. Continue reading »

Russian Designers Make The First DIY Anti-Coronavirus Cardboard Mask With A Replaceable Filter

Russian Designers Make The First DIY Anti-Coronavirus Cardboard Mask With A Replaceable Filter

Introducing BUMASK, a foldable cardboard mask with replaceable filter and defense against excessive viral load. Reduces the risk of coronavirus respiratory invasion and spreading through through close contact. Continue reading »

Born In The USSR: 50 Amazing Photos Of Russian Girls From The 1990s

Born In The USSR: 50 Amazing Photos Of Russian Girls From The 1990s

They do not pose for a camera, they simply live another moment of their life. Russian girls of the 1990s – working, partying, dreaming… Continue reading »

Russian Blogger Went On A Trip Around The Apartment During The quarantine – Repeating Photos From Real Travels

Russian Blogger Went On A Trip Around The Apartment During The quarantine - Repeating Photos From Real Travels

Photographer, blogger and entrepreneur Elnar Mansurov from Perm, who became famous at Instagram as a “bear-headed traveler”, suggested how his photos could look if he hadn’t left his apartment. For a small project, he reproduced some footage of his travels. Continue reading »

Meet The Russian Who Walks Around The City During The Coronavirus Pandemic – Dressed As A Plague Doctor

Meet The Russian Who Walks Around The City During The Coronavirus Pandemic - Dressed As A Plague Doctor

A man in the costume of a plague doctor walks along the Kaliningrad streets, a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea. It is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania along the Baltic coast. The people look at the tall, thin figure in black with surprise. Continue reading »

By Using Cereals, Toilet Paper And Matches Russian Street Artist Makes An Installation That Urges People To Stay Calm

By Using Cereals, Toilet Paper And Matches Russian Street Artist Makes An Installation That Urges People To Stay Calm

Probably there is a new problem worse than coronavirus itself, it’s people who spread the panic about the virus. Loketski, a street artist from St. Petersburg decided to calm them down in his own creative method. He made an installation “Stay calm!” made from the most demanded products these days. The artist used 4 kg of his own domestic reserves – cereals, toilet paper, matches. Continue reading »

The Color Of Russian History: Beautiful Vintage Colorized Pictures Of The Imperial Russia By Olga Shirnina

William Carrick “The milk seller (Okhtenka)” St. Petersburg, 1860s
The Color Of Russian History: Beautiful Vintage Colorized Pictures Of The Imperial Russia By Olga Shirnina

With an artist’s eye and a surgeon’s precision, Olga Shirnina – who works under the name Color By Klimbim (previously) – uses Photoshop to breathe new life into black-and-white photos from Russian history. Continue reading »

Dark Future Comes To Saint Petersburg In Superb Impressive Artworks Of Vadim Solovyov

Dark Future Comes To Saint Petersburg In Superb Impressive Artworks Of Vadim Solovyov

Some people believe Saint Petersburg to be the most beautiful city in the world. It’s the place that harmoniously combines European architecture of the XVIII-XIX centuries and modern buildings, but artist Vadim Solovyov (previously) decided to add some sci-fi reality to its urban landscapes. Continue reading »

Ballerina And Flowers A Photo Series About The Resemblance Of The Two Elegances

Ballerina And Flowers A Photo Series About The Resemblance Of The Two Elegances

Yulia Artemyeva, a photographer from Nizhny Novgorod, in her series of black and white photographs “Ballerina and Flowers” compares two embodiments of fragility and gracefulness. Continue reading »

Snowfall Makes Cars Happy: Someone Drew Eyes And Smiles On The Snow That Fell On The Cars

Snowfall Makes Cars Happy: Someone Drew Eyes And Smiles On The Snow That Fell On The Cars

It had been snowing in St. Petersburg, Russia all night long, and early in the morning owners of cars found their vehicles very happy. They were looking from below in the windows smiling at people. Continue reading »