Unusual Things Happening in Russia Every Day



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A Virtual Tour Across Russia by Daniill Maksyokov

Photographer Daniill Maksyokov created a virtual journey across Russia’s regions using Yandex.Maps: the Russian equivalent of Google Maps. “In Yandex.Maps there’s an analogue of Google Street View called Panoramas but it only has views of Russian cities and some former-Soviet countries rather than the whole world,” Maksyokov said. “What’s more, faces, labels, registration numbers of…

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Passengers had to push frozen aircraft in Siberia

The flight from Igarka to Krasnoyarsk was delayed due to low temperatures of – 52 C (-61 F). TU-134 aircraft literally froze to the ground. Passengers wanted to get home so badly, that they volunteered to push the plane to the runway. The aircraft successfully took off and arrived in Krasnoyarsk in a couple of…

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Hell at a Railroad Crossing

Last Saturday, the freak freak accident happened involving two trains and a truck. Unfortunately, the truck driver didn’t survive.

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After Sochi Olympics the place is falling apart

Less than a year ago, Russia invested $16.7 billion in upgrading rails, roads and other infrastructure to prepare Sochi for the Olympics. Today was Sochi city day. On this occasion, the local government “repaired” the river railings, while showing remarkable ingenuity. The city officials have saved money even on the plaster railings.

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Avoiding Parking Fees Russian Way

Unfortunately, many Muscovites do not park according to the rules. In order to avoid the parking fee of 50 RUR ($1 USD), the frugal owner of this German luxury car Maybach, waits for his child next to the vehicle.

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Solikamsk Sinkhole

This terrifying photo of a giant sinkhole has been circulating recently in Russian social networks. Allegedly, the photo is taken from above the town of Solikamsk in Russia’s Perm region. Stretching 20 by 30 meters, the sinkhole is located on an abandoned mine and according to the officials, does not pose a threat to people…

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Mysterious explosion that lit up Russian night sky

On November 14th, a mysterious explosion rocked Russian skies leaving the world to wonder, “What the hell is going on over there?” While people were quick to think it was a meteor, video evidence reveals that the explosion likely started on the ground. Here are all the videos that have surfaced from the event so…

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This isn’t the Russian they’re looking for

Last Sunday, in the city of Vichuga, 35 masked people entered a nightclub and attacked a table of five people. Attackers were heavily armed. Four victims were treated for light bodily injuries. Police were called in and managed to catch two of the perpetrators as they fled. However, they turned out to be OMON special…

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Unusual Music Video Compilations by Petr Gorst

YouTube user Peter Gorst creates weird video clips by mixing songs of famous Russian and foreign musicians. Браво vs Metallica – Creeping bit

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Foxes of Chukotka: Russian Miner Spends His Breaks Taking Photos Of Foxes in Russia’s Far North

Russia’s remote north-eastern Chukotka region is cold arctic tundra, but even in this harsh environment, Russian photographer Ivan Kislov can find amazing signs of life among the foxes that live and hunt here in the wild. Kislov, who lives in the north-eastern port city of Magadan, works in Chukotka as a mining engineer. When he…

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Building a House: Bizarre Commercial of Kazgradstroi Construction Company

According to the video subtitles, the one who will watch the video until the end will get 10% discount on mortgage.

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Creepy Horror Art by Moppaa

27-year-old Russian photographer, painter and digital artist Eugene Kuleshov (Moppaa) has started his art career engraving portraits on gravestones. His interest in photography started in 2012 after he surprised his girlfriend with a photograph and “liked” her reaction to it. We can only assume that her reaction was positive as Moppaa has gone on to…

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