We Will Help You Learn Russian Swear Words

Is it possible to translate the dirty Russian language? How to convey all the colors of Russian swear words and phrases? The mission seems to be impossible, but editors of American and German BuzzFeed Victor Stepanov and Karsten Schmehl made a nice attempt. The results of their work were published in the article “17 Russian Swear Words We Definitely Need In English”. O God, it’s really funny! Continue reading »

How Remote Russian Places Would Look Like If They Had A Bit More Care

An architect Alexey Novikov shared some of his works on the web to show how remote places of Russia could look like if they had a bit more care. In fact it does not take too much to make Russian streets more good-looking and comfortable for life. Continue reading »

Russian Artist Has Left His Mark In The Most Unexpected Places Across The Country And Beyond Its Borders

Twenty-nine-year-old Stanislav Komissarov, aka Slava PTRK (an abbreviation of the word “Patriot”, his alias in computer games), is a street artist from the Urals. Nowadays he lives in Moscow and travels across Russia and Europe, leaving ‘mementos’ in different cities in the form of graffiti and installations that, by and large, deal with burning social issues. He has been doing street art for about 10 years, and has been very successful in the process: The artist has gone on to win many Russian and international prizes. Continue reading »

A Hunting Story Full Of Drama: A Day In The Life Of Barsik The Cat


Sergei Boldenkov

Some photos featuring a cat from Perm that really wanted to catch a pigeon. He didn’t succeed but he was trully epic. Continue reading »

Traditional Russian Wedding Pictures

Turns out that even when it comes to wedding photos (previously), nobody does it as awkward as Russians! Continue reading »

Russian Student Starts Lucrative Business Creating Elegant Signatures For Other People

Ivan Kuzin, a 20-year-old student from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, has created a lucrative online service offering business managers and entrepreneurs custom signatures. He came up with the idea last year, when he turned 20 and had to change his passport. Continue reading »

“From Beyound”: An Immersive And Dark Experiences In Haunting Artworks Of Maxim Kostin

Discover the art of Maxim Kostin, a Russian freelance illustrator and concept artist based in Penza. Continue reading »

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Take Over St. Petersburg In Stunning Photo Manipulations By Vadim Solovyov

Like many residents of Russia’s northern capital, Vadim Solovyov, an art director at an advertising agency in St Petersburg, does the same journey day in day out: to and from work, from subway to subway, from taxi to taxi. Even on weekends, his interaction with the city is no different. Especially if it’s a working weekend, as is often the case. Continue reading »

Russian Designer From St. Petersburg Makes Toy Cats And Photographs Them In The City

Elena Alekhina, a designer from St. Petersburg, creates realistic toys from papier-mache and printed fabrics. She photographs small cats and dogs against the backdrop of Kazan Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Griboyedov canal, and Fontanka river. Continue reading »

Defenders Of The Soviet Arctic During The Great Patriotic War – The Giant Monument On The Edge Of Russia

The monument ‘Defenders of the Soviet Arctic during the Great Patriotic War’ – better known as ‘Alyosha’ celebrates the defense of Murmansk during WWII. As a result of the long and exhausting clashes in 1941-1942, Soviet troops thwarted joint German-Finnish armies to capture this important Soviet northern port-city.

The square with this 115 feet-high monument is beloved by locals and visitors to the city alike, since here they can enjoy remarkable views over Murmansk. Continue reading »

Rare Vintage Photos Of Dwellers Of The Russian North Over A Century Ago

The author of this unique photo collection is a Russian photo artist Nikolay A. Shabunin (1866-1907) who dedicated all his life to the ethnography of his native region – the Mezen country and its outskirts. Continue reading »

Russian Tuning Specialists Put Tank Treads On A Bentley To Create “Bentley Ultratank”

The tuning specialists from the popular Russian YouTube channel AcademeG have taken a Bentley Continental GT coupe and removed the doors while replacing the wheels with tank-like tracks. They dubbed their creation “Ultratank.” Continue reading »

Weird Grave Stones Of The Russian Bandit Cemetery

This cemetery in Yekaterinburg is a final resting place for many local stars and war heroes. But one section of the cemetery surrounded by pine trees is special. It is full of huge granite grave-stones with giant realistic portraits of people – many of them wear leather jackets or expensive suits, have thick gold chains and tattoos, hold cigarettes or keys from a Mercedes… All of them belong to representatives of the criminal world murdered in the 1990s – early 2000s. Continue reading »

“This Is What I See When I Create Art”: Beautiful Paintings Of Natural Russian Landscapes By Stepan Nesterchuk

We rarely have a chance to see what an artist saw when he was creating his masterpiece. But the Russian painter Stepan Nesterchuk from Dmitrov decided to provide us with such an opportunity. And, you know, it’s really cool to immerse yourself into the atmosphere of art creation. Continue reading »

Meet Natasha Yudina – The Young Knitting Artist From Russia Who Makes Knitted Items Like A Pro Babushka

Russia – another artist is here for to learn about, it is Natasha Yudina which is a young talented artists from cold white Siberia, the city of Tomsk in Russia. She choose fur and knitting as her form of artistic expression, and she is delivering if you know what we mean. Ever wanted a knitted Putin blanked for a comfy sleep? Or a fuzzy Lenin head? no problem, she’ll make it! Continue reading »