HomeSocietyRussia’s Disturbing PlaygroundsRussia’s Disturbing Playgrounds August 20, 2014 Society Those who are wondering why Russians don’t smile, might find a possible answer in these haunting images of Russians childhood. Tweet Telegram Pin It Related Posts Russian Housing Authorities Create Weirdness Craigslist Personals: Yevgeny Epiphany Bathing and The Pillar of Death Creepy Outdoor Decorations Caring Russian workers putting salt on icy sidewalks Zodiac Signs Reimagined As Gopniks Weird Russian Tombstones The Playground in Saratov CityRussia through Google Street View2 Comments 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 Carl January 10, 2018 Cheburaska has let himself go a bit ReplyLeave a Reply Cancel reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.