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  • She Was Born In a Russian Prison and Became A US Marine

    First female infantry marines are about to graduate boot camp in Parris islands, South Carolina. One of them is 18 year old Maria Daume. Her story began in 1999, when she and her twin brother Nikolai were born in a Siberian prison. They lived with their convict mother for two years, until her death. Then, […] More

  • Thank you, dear Bill Gates!

    As the video description reads: “From my mama to Bill Gates, with love. She is wonderful mom and she just celebrated her 80th birthday. She is sweet and grateful woman. She loves people and dogs.” It feels that her message needs a small correction. After all, Bill Gates did not invent the Internet. via leprosorium.ru More

  • Meet Russia’s Photoshop Trolls

    Photoshop is a great and powerful tool. It can take ordinary pictures and make them funny… or make them weird. In Russia, there are many people with awesome Photoshop skills, and those who don’t have any ability usually ask people for help online. Sometimes these requests go wrong. Basically, this is what’s going on: someone […] More

  • Russian student ‘proved’ that life exists after death

    Sverdlovsk local TV channel aired a story about Yuri Berland, who, allegedly, proved that there is an afterlife. The ‘proof’ is literally three lines math formula. The student has started campaign on Russian Kickstarter to raise funds for publishing his proof. Candidate of physics-mathematical sciences Andrew Konyaev ironically commented on the formula of Ural student: […] 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

  • Dancing City of Omsk

    The Dancing City is an annual award ceremony for achievements in dance sport with demonstrations of the best dance schools of Omsk city. The main idea of the project is to promote dance sport in the city of Omsk and attract residents to this way of spending leisure time. Recently, this promotional video was recorded […] More

  • Photography by Danila Tkachenko

    Danila Tkachenko’s “Escape” photo series, taken in Russia and Ukraine, earned the first place prize in the “World Press Photo Contest 2014.” Danila has been traveling in search for people who have decided to escape from social life and lived all alone in the wild nature, far away from any villages, towns or other people. […] More

  • Russia vs. USA: Social Experiment

    Imagine that you are walking down the street and see someone on the ground. Would you stop to help? Two Russians conducted a social experiment in Saint Petersburg, Russia and Miami, Florida to compare how would average folks react in both countries. The results were staggering. In Russia, only 1 out of 15 passers-by stopped […] More

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