Russian Utility Company Has Installed Spikes Over The Head Of Lenin Monument To Protect From Birds Poo

Birds are believed the worst enemies of monuments. Humans have achieved many heights – created iPhones, reached the Mars, solved the Poincare theorem – but they didn’t invent anything better than this to protect monuments from flying saboteurs. The idea belongs to utility company of Magadan. The Lenin’s monument has been recently modernized – now he’s got a spiked head. Poor Lenin’s head before...

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Russian Couple Build Pyramid Of Giza Replica In Their Rural Backyard

nekolesnik A couple from Istinka, a small village located 12 kilometres outside St Petersburg, Russia, have built a concrete replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza right in their own backyard. h/t: odditycentral nekolesnik Measuring 9 meters above ground and 9 meters deep, and consisting of about 400 tonnes of concrete blocks, the pyramid of Istinka is 19 times smaller than the structure that...

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Russian Soul In A Nutshell: Honest Photography By Dmitry Markov

Some photos by Dmitry Markov that evoke both joy and sadness. Most of them are just random moments of life caught by Dmirtry’s iPhone 7. Since 2007 to 2012 Dmitry was working in a public organization “Rostok” supporting orphan children and now his photography is also aimed to draw attention to the hardships of boarding school graduates. “They are not just ‘social photographs...

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Russian Artist Gained More Than 4M Followers By Taking Bizarre And Thought-Provoking Photos

25-year-old Russian artist Ellen Sheidlin (previuosly), known as Sheidlina, invites us to her creative, weird, and whimsical fantasy world that is her Instagram feed. Her photos are not your regular perfect shots we are used to seeing; she takes her craft to another level by combining photography, digital art, fashion, and makeup. Her bizarre ideas and compositions can be uncomfortable but utterly...

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This Russian Photoshop Master’s Photo Editing Skills May Blow You Away

Let’s admit it—everyone wants a cool profile picture of themselves on their social media. But it’s hard to make a picture perfect. And even if the picture turns out great, it may lack a certain magic in it that makes it truly outstanding. There’s a saying that begins with “when life gives you lemons…” Well, sometimes life doesn’t give you even that. What to do then? Digital artist Max Asabin’s...

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Race Driver Ralf Schumacher Buys Classic Russian Offroad “Niva” Car

German race driver Ralf Schumacher purchased a Russian “Niva” car and proudly showed in on his Instagram page. Lada 4×4 has been produced since 1977, its design was made by Valery Semushkin 43 years ago. Meantime, Russian drivers prefer foreign cars and treat domestic brands with distrust. More: Instagram h/t:

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Backstage Reality Of Russia: Atmospheric Photography Through A Skater’s Eyes

Petr Barabaka found his first camera in a Moscow dump. He described the battered Kiev-19 that he hauled out of the trash as a “Soviet Nikon, of sorts.” More: Instagram h/t: lensculture Regardless of its quality, it served an essential purpose: since that day, Barabaka has made a steady stream of images on a wide variety of cameras, growing increasingly connected to his photographic vision of the...

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Seal Pup From Russia Becomes A Popular Meme

Seal pup from St. Petersburg who tried to escape the Marine Mammals rescue Center became a popular meme. The animal didn’t manage to go far away, he was found in the corridor between water houses. But its cute image has been photoshopped thousands of times. h/t: vk, englishrussia Runaway pup in the corridor: It looks so sad… And the internet reacts:

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Creepy Post-Soviet Textile Dolls By Irina Sayfiydinova

Irina Sayfiydinova is a textile artist, based in Tver, Russia. “I found myself in sewing toys – it is something without which I cannot live one day :) My toys are different emotions, without which our lives would be devoid of meaning .Choose your friend’s heart,” she says. More: Instagram, Facebook...

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Women Serving Their Sentences In One Of The Russian Prisons Perfectly Re-Creating Classic Paintings

At the IK-2 correctional facility in Nizhny Novgorod Region, Russia, women serving their sentence took part in the “Isolation” contest. A suit, makeup, interior details or a landscape behind your back – and here you are in the image of Mona Lisa. During the period of self-isolation, a creative campaign in which people depict the plots of famous paintings and share their photos became popular.

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