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If you love skiing, you should definitely visit the annual festival GrelkaFest held in April in Sheregesh – the most popular ski resort in Russia, located in the south of the Kemerovo region.

This time of year the weather is already warm enough. One of the main features of the festival is a massive ski descent of the participants wearing bikinis. From 2015, the participants also take part in a special ski descent wearing bright carnival costumes.

The carnival-parade at the festival GrelkaFest in Sheregesh, Russia, photo 1

very colorful event

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Alexander Mikhailovich Rodchenko (1891-1956), a Russian graphic artist, sculptor and photographer, was a true genius of Soviet propaganda, one of the founders of constructivism, the founder of design and advertising in the USSR.

Rodchenko is probably the most famous Russian photographer, almost everybody in Russia has seen at least a couple of his photos. Let’s get acquainted with some of his works. Source: humus.

On the corner of Myasnitskaya Street in Moscow (1920s)

Soviet people, Rodchenko, photo 1

people in the early Soviet Union

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Alexander Vasilevich Viskovatov was a Russian military historian who lived in the first half of the 19th century.

He was the author of a unique multi-volume book “The historical description of clothing and weapons of Russian troops” with detailed descriptions of the military and civil clothing in Russia from 862 AD until the reign of Emperor Nicholas I.

Russian clothing in the 14th-18th centuries. Shirt.

Medieval Russian clothing, photo 1

back to the past

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Jun/15

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Evolution of the Russian beauty

Great video about the changes in the style of women living in Russia since the 1910s to the 2010s.

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Jun/15

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Carved wooden pictures made by Dubovik family

Russia is known for its craftsmen. Today, let’s look at the following pictures carved in wood by the members of Dubovik family from Bryansk.

All the pictures are done carefully, with a good prospect in unique style. The size of most of the works with frames – 60-90 сm.

Carved wooden pictures, Dubovik family, Russia, photo 1

nice pieces of art

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Norilsk, with a population of more than 175,000 people, is located in the Arctic Circle. It is ranked seventh in the list of the most polluted cities in the world. About 60 percent of its population is employed in the metallurgical industry.

Elena Chernyshova, a Russian documentary photographer based in France, lived in Norilsk for a few months photographing the life of the city.

Life in Norilsk city, Russia, photo 1

pretty harsh place for life

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Jul/14

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Novosibirsk hit by a heavy hailstorm

July 12, 2014, Novosibirsk, the third largest city in Russia and the capital city of Siberia, encountered an unexpected whim of nature.

After one of the hottest days of the year, when the temperature reached 37 degrees Celsius above zero, the city was suddenly hit by a heavy hailstorm. Unique footage of this hailstorm was captured on the city beach.

Heavy hailstorm, Novosibirsk, Russia

terrible hailstorm and you are on the beach

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Jul/14

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Color photos of Soviet people in the 1950s

In the fifties, Semyon Osipovich Friedland, Soviet photographer and journalist, made a lot of high-quality color photographs in all parts of the Soviet Union.

Thanks to his work, we can now see people’s life in the USSR after World War II. Of course these photos are staged but nevertheless quite interesting from a historical perspective.

Soviet people in the 1950s, photo 1

Soviet historical photos

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Mar/14

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Mikhail Khodorkovsky on the Maidan

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former Russian oligarch, the first and the world’s most famous political prisoner of the new Russia released just before the Olympics, arrived in Kyiv.

He will read his lecture “Human rights and freedoms” in the Polytechnic Institute. Shortly after arriving in the Ukrainian capital, he walked around the Maidan.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky on the Maidan, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

Khodorkovsky on the Maidan

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Feb/14

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Snow apocalypse in Rostov region

Heavy snowfall hit Rostov region on Tuesday, and it was snowing until Friday. January 30, a state of emergency was imposed in the region.

Transport networks and other infrastructure of the two largest towns in the region – Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog – were paralyzed. As a result, supply of food and other goods became irregular. Rostov-on-Don looks like “Rostov-on-Snow” at the moment.

Snow apocalypse in Rostov region, Russia, photo 1

The region buried under the snow

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