Saint Petersburg is getting ready for the World Cup 2018. On one of the platforms of a Moscow train station, major renovation is going on. The tile, which was laid down less than a year ago, is being replaced, by a new one with totally different pattern. via fontanka.ru More
The image of a cow in Mercedes van went viral on Russian social network. via vk.com More
In Yekateringburg, unidentified guys put up the symbol of the World Cup 2018 on a wasteland by the railroad. Assuming that construction was installed by some soccer fan, the city authorities soon removed it.
Russia is a very weird country. It is paradoxical and even absurd in many ways unimaginable for people in the West. Russia can amaze, shock, and even scare you. But that is what’s so attractive about it. Russia’s originality, though often hilarious, distinguishes it from other countries and makes it quite unique. Makhachkala, Kaliningrad, and Sakhalin are, perhaps, the most geographically amazing places in the whole Russia. To imagine them as parts of Russia might be difficult for some but, nevertheless, these three cities are parts of Russian, though thousands of miles separate them from each other.
The video was captured in Sevastopol, Crimea. via ru-chp.livejournal.com More
On Tuesday Putin drove an orange Kamaz truck across the bridge as he opened the road to car traffic. “In different historical epochs, even under the tsar priests, people dreamed of building this bridge,” Putin told workers at the ceremony. – theguardian.com More
The prankster faces up to five years of jail time for his “innocent” joke. More
While some find this video amusing and funny, others feel sad for a guy. A drunk man purchased a bottle of vodka, but unfortunately dropped and broke it. The man decided he would not let this accident ruin his Friday, so he drunk the vodka off the floor. via youtube More
Filmed at Polmos, the Kola peninsula, the far northwest of Russia. Video credit Andrey Golovnyov via twitter More
Traditionally, Sergey Shoygu, General of the Army, crossed himself while opening Russia’s Victory Day Parade. Today, Russia commemorates the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945. The reason why he did this at this particular spot is, because there is a religious icon located above the arch. More
“Moscow City Hall website: Planned hot water shutdowns from the month of May till the end of August” Traditionally, Russian cities temporarily shut off hot water service to residences for a week or two during the summer months. In Russian cities, heat and hot water are provided centrally rather than from individual hot water heaters […] More
As the 72 year anniversary of the Victory Day is approaching, Russian government seeks the ways to commemorate, those who fought in WW2. Recently, a contest for the Rzhev Memorial took place. The work of Belgorod sculptor: Andrei Korobtsov, proved to be the best.
“I wanted to portray one of the hundreds of thousands of soldiers killed there. As if he looks at people, asking: how did this war end?” Korobtsov said.
The Red Army lost more, than 400 thousand people in the battles near Rzhev. This memorial will be a tribute to the fallen soldiers.
The monument will be installed in 2020 by the 75th anniversary of the Victory.