This Woman Recreates One Famous Classic Painting a Day for a Year, Brings Progress to Another Level

Ilya Repin “Princess Sofia Alekseyevna” (1879)
This Woman Recreates One Famous Classic Painting a Day for a Year, Brings Progress to Another Level

Liza Yukhnyova from Saint Petersburg, Russia, perfectly gets into characters of famous masterpieces. Her mastery does not look like entertainment but claims to be called art. Continue reading »

Four Girls Have Been Taking Their Group Photos For 7 Years

Four Girls Have Been Taking Their Group Photos For 7 Years

Four Russian girls, beginning with 2012, have been making their group photos and got them framed. One of them published the photos recently and received a lot of comments from other users. They have been friends since childhood.
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Photographer Travels Across Russia and Captures Forgotten Artefacts Of The Post-Soviet Era

Photographer Travels Across Russia and Captures Forgotten Artefacts Of The Post-Soviet Era

Photographer Lana Sator travels across Russia in search of abandoned places. Her Instagram dedicated to industrial tourism and Soviet architecture have already attracted an impressive audience. Continue reading »

A Businessman Built a Real ‘Hogwarts’ School in The Russian City of Yekaterinburg

A Businessman Built a Real 'Hogwarts' School in The Russian City of Yekaterinburg

Russian businessman Andrey Simanovsky presented the facade design of School No. 106 in Yekaterinburg, which he has been repairing for six years. Simanovsky is a graduate of this school, and his father, as E1.ru writes, participated in the construction of the building, which was completed in 1958. Continue reading »

Russians Compete In the Photo Contest of HUAWEI

“Student”, author — Golosovker Tanya, winner in category “Goodnight”, made with HUAWEI P30 Pro
Russians Compete In the Photo Contest of HUAWEI

Some cool images from the international contest Next-Image Awards held in Russia recently. It’s the biggest contest of mobile photos and video clips made by mobile devices HUAWEI. Last year 520 000 the contest had 520 thousand participants. This year the contest was held in Russia where HUAWEI received more than 20 000 photographs taken with smartphones of the brand. Continue reading »

This Bakery Artists Make Works of Art that Just So Happen to be Cakes

This Bakery Artists Make Works of Art that Just So Happen to be Cakes

Tortik Annushka (Annie’s Cake) is a Moscow-based, cake design studio founded in 2009 by brother and sister pastry chefs. In addition to their sumptuous creations, the studio also offers in-class and online training modules for aspiring bakers of all skill levels. Continue reading »

For Some Strange Reason Russians Love To Turn Their Cars Into Tanks

For Some Strange Reason Russians Love To Turn Their Cars Into Tanks

Russia is a strange place. Their playgrounds are pure nightmare fuel, wedding photos are bizarre, and dirty Russian language is insane in learning. But did you know that they are also weirdly obsessed with turning their cars into tanks? Continue reading »

Russian Utility Company Has Installed Spikes Over The Head Of Lenin Monument To Protect From Birds Poo

Russian Utility Company Has Installed Spikes Over The Head Of Lenin Monument To Protect From Birds Poo

Birds are believed the worst enemies of monuments. Humans have achieved many heights – created iPhones, reached the Mars, solved the Poincare theorem – but they didn’t invent anything better than this to protect monuments from flying saboteurs. The idea belongs to utility company of Magadan. Continue reading »

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 »