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“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 »

Artist Creates Paintings That You Will Probably Relate To If You Grew Up In Slavic Countries

Living in a certain place leaves a trace on you. The way you remember childhood, what makes you nostalgic, and sometimes even the way you create. Like in the case of Nastasya Chudakova. Nastasya paints beautiful and cozy pieces with fragments from her childhood and life in Kaluga, Russia. Continue reading »

A 58-Year-Old Lady Creates Magical Costumes That Can Transport You to Another World

Meet Marina Badianova, a 58-year-old from St. Petersburg, Russia, who’s turned her life into a fantasy in the most literal sense. She sews life into numerous characters, both from existing works of fiction and from creations of her own imagination. So if you’re looking for a role model who refuses to let her own senior years be boring, she’s your lady for sure. Continue reading »

Urban Photography of Russian Cities Inspired by the Movie “Inception”

A new perspective of Russian urban photography. The idea and implementation belongs to a production studio based in Vladimir. The creators of the project “Lestnica” (“Stairs”) found inspiration in the movie “Inception”. Every photo took tens of hours. Continue reading »

This Unusual Cafe In Russia Will Make You Feel Like You Stepped Into A Cartoon


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If you happen to like interesting spaces, we are pretty sure Café Bw (which has two different cafes located both in Moscow and Sankt Petersburg, Russia) is the perfect place for you to visit. Continue reading »

Post-Soviet Russia in Provocative Visual Mise-en-Scenes of Sergey Chilikov

Sergey Chilikov (1953-2020) is one of the most outstanding practitioners of the ‘new’ photography which emerged in the USSR in the 1970s. Continue reading »

“Emptiness”: Existential Russia in Surreal Artworks of Ksenia Gudkova

Ksenia Gudkova was not written about in the press, she didn’t organize any exhibitions – she painted her own pictures, took photos and published them on social networks. I accidentally saw Ksenia’s work and decided to correct this injustice. Look, what a beauty! Continue reading »

35 Entrances, 3708 Apartments: Welcome to the Russian Kowloon Walled City!


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1, Oblastnaya Street, Saint-Petersburg. Famous Kudrovo district. This is that very crazy big building you cannot fit in a single photo, wherever you are. 990 meters (3248ft), 25 floors! Continue reading »

“Stagnation”: An Illustrative Exploration of Modern Surrealism by Anastasiya Kraynyuk

Anastasiya Kraynyuk is a 3D artist, based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. She has an architectural education, and architecture really inspires her. She works with various areas of visual design – covers, illustrations for articles, product advertisements and much more. In her works she tries to convey the mood created by space and light. Continue reading »

Russian Photographer Takes Portraits With Real Animals And People Say Her Works Look Like They’re Straight From A Fairy Tale

These pictures are what dreams and fairytales are made of—Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova (previously) creates beautiful portraits that balance between the real and surreal. While she nails lighting, composition, and other important aspects of the craft, arguably the most impressive feature of Plotnikova’s work is her feature of animals that we aren’t used to seeing in fine-art photography. Like a bear. Or a moose. Continue reading »