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  • Beautiful Country House in Astashovo

    In 2011, an entrepreneur from Moscow, Andrey Pavlichenkov, bought a 19th-century country house (sometimes called “terem”) in Astashovo, Kostroma region. The house was destroyed: not a single window, all doors and floors were broken, and the ovens were destroyed. The house had to be dismantled and reassembled. The friends of the entrepreneur and local residents […] More

  • Beautiful Country House in Abandoned Village of Pogorelovo

    There is a picturesque region, stretching along the banks of the Vigi river. It is located between Suda and Chukhloma: about 340 miles from Moscow. 25 years ago there was the village of Pogorelovo, the first written mention of which dates back to the beginning of the 17th century. Today, there is not much left […] More

  • Russia’s Quirkiest Post Offices

    Russian postal service has to have its offices in almost every settlement, despite the fact that Russia is huge as the country, with cities and small villages spread all over it. In general, you will see the post offices of provincial settlements, villages and major cities that are not in the best condition. More

  • Monument to an anchovy: sign of appreciation

    On 4th of October 2017, a monument to an anchovy was opened in Novorossiysk. During the WW2, fishing saved the city residents from starvation. According to the local media, this is the only monument to an anchovy in the world. However, just in a couple of weeks, residents of Novorossiysk began gradually stealing pieces of […] More

  • Monument to an Alien

    In 2011, Russia’s first ever monument to an extraterrestrial has been set up in the Perm Territory. The figure of the alien guest is made of pine and encountering each who ventures on a journey to the mysterious anomalous zone. It marks the site of the most frequent UFO sightings in Russia. The wooden statue, […] More

  • Old airports of rural Russia

    Recently, photo series of Russian airports were posted on Facebook. Don’t expect to see the glamorous images of the airports of Moscow, Saint Petersburg or Kazan. These airports are located in the middle of nowhere. While some look like a scene from a zombie apocalypse, some of them are still functioning. Somehow these wooden structures […] More

  • Public toilet with candles at the central bus station in Voronezh

    Public bathroom, located at the central bus station in Voronezh has no heating, electricity and water, since the beginning of the year. Toilet fee is 15 rubles, which is around $0.25. The place is lit up with candles inserted in plastic bottles. According to the manager of the bathroom Valentina Terekhina, the administration of the […] More

  • Glass Beach: Nature’s Way of Recycling

    Located in the suburbs of Vladivostok, Ussuri bay is a home of a Glass Beach. The coast is covered in millions of pieces of shards of glass and porcelain. This beach is an amazing example of human irresponsibility and nature’s diligence. Sea has polished every piece of a broken bottles and brought it to the […] More

  • American Bald Eagle Statue in the Heart of Saint Petersburg

    The Singer House is one of the most beautiful buildings in Saint Petersburg. Also, it is a home of largest and most famous bookshop, Dom Knigi (“House of the Book”). However, today we focus on the bald eagle statue; the symbol of the American pride, that sits on the glass dome of the Singer Company […] More

  • Underwater Museum at Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea

    Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea is a home of an unusual underwater museum. In 1992, diver Vladimir Borumenski installed the first sculptures of Soviet leaders at a depth of 50 feet. Sculptures were already dismantled in the Crimean cities and towns, so it was kind of a recycling project. Borumenski planned to complete the Soviet museum, with […] More

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