Society Russia’s Disturbing Playgrounds 3 years ago 1 Comment Facebook Prev Article Next Article Those who are wondering why Russians don’t smile, might find a possible answer in these haunting images of Russians childhood. Facebook Prev Article Next Article Tags: children, kids, playground, playgrounds Related Posts Russia through Google Street View July 25, 2015 Russia vs. USA: Social Experiment August 25, 2014 United Russia Party Introduces ‘Straight Flag’ To Counter LGBT Flag July 13, 2015 The Racist Chair January 21, 2014 Don’t Try To Leave the City of Omsk August 20, 2015 A Photo Essay on Russian provincial life October 13, 2013 One Response Pingback: The Playground in Saratov City | Weird Russia October 20, 2015 Sen November 2, 2015 Seems like all these are derelict. The designs are surreal, some vandalized by later generations, others clearly left over from the Soviet era. I can pick out common Russian childhood characters like “Masha i Medved” and the like and it’s kind of hauntingly evoking how these characters are sometimes poorly depicted in form and then lost to time under flaking paint, chipping wood, and graffiti. Growing up to these in their prime would have been a warm experience. Growing up to these in the condition they are in now…would be an interesting experience. I have to say though that some seem like they were poorly done or so oddly designed that they bring out laughs and makes me scratch my head without losing their touch of being downright creepy when you look at it as that. Reply Add Comment Cancel reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.