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  • Swept Under The Banner: Crumbling House Makeover Russian Style

    Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk city was preparing for the visit of a plenipotentiary of the president of Russia. The main reason of the visit and subject of discussion, supposed to be issues of deteriorating housing. Creative city officials decided to sugarcoat the issue and covered facades of old houses, with the banner with the image of beautiful buildings. […] More

  • Visiting uncle Alex

    There are many unusual places in Nizhny Novgorod that are not indicated on a tourist’s map. Sure enough, such places have owners who can be certainly identified as weirdos. One of them, is Alexei Shuvalov or simply uncle Lesha (Alex), the proud owner of “house of toys” and a cat. Also, he is an accordionist […] More