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September 5-6, 2013, St. Petersburg hosted a meeting of the G-20 countries leaders. At Peterhof (museum, a monument of world architecture and the palace and park art of the 18th-19th centuries located on the territory of St. Petersburg), colorful multimedia performance was shown to the leaders of the countries.

Guests of the summit enjoyed the unusual show with light, lasers, fire, video mapping, pyrotechnics, high-altitude fireworks, special three-dimensional sound effects. Multimedia show was lasting 22 minutes. Photos by Petr Ushanov

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Mar/12

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12 Years of Putin in 2 Minutes

This Sunday, March 4, will be the day of the Russian presidential elections, and with high probability we can say that the “winner” will be Vladimir Putin, the man who has been the President of Russia from 2000 to 2008. In 2008-2012 he has been holding the post of prime minister.

What will happen after the return of Vladimir Putin is not clear, may be we will see new repressions, reforms, or even revolution.

Russian artist Zhgun shows in this video, how it all began, what happened over the years and what lies ahead.

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The rally “For Fair Elections” was held on Sakharov Avenue in Moscow. The participants protested against ballot rigging in the elections to the State Duma on December 4.

The officials of Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that the meeting was attended by about 30 thousand people. According to the organizers of the rally about 120 thousand people came to protest. The symbols of protest were white chrysanthemums and white ribbons. Photos by Ilya Varlamov.

Sakharov Avenue, Moscow protest December 24, 2011 view 1

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Our first post about Soviet space propaganda received a lot of attention so we decided to make the second part. All the posters are available in high quality (clickable).

Glory to the Fatherland of Heroes!

Glory to the Fatherland of Heroes!

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Several interesting posters of historical epoch.

Second part of Soviet space propaganda posters.

Fatherland! You lighted the star of progress and peace. Glory to the science, glory to the labor! Glory to the Soviet regime!

Fatherland! You lighted the star of progress and peace. Glory to the science, glory to the labor! Glory to the Soviet regime!

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LiveJournal (LJ) is a popular in Russia blog platform. In recent years the community has become actively involved in social and political life of the country strengthening growing Russian civil society. LJ is the regular object of various attacks.

Livejournal under attack

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Mar/11

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Angry Tweets Present – Three Big Pigs

Great cartoon on the topic of the day made by Zhgun.

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In today’s Russia, Aleksei Navalny has managed to attract a vast audience with his Web site RosPil.info. It posts documents about state tenders and asks for public input on matters like the fairness of the prices or the deadlines.

The site’s name means Russian Saw. It features an image of two headed Russian eagle – the state symbol – absurdly grasping two carpenter saws in its talons. Why saws? Russian slang for taking a kickback is to “saw off” a piece of the contract. More about Aleksei Navalny in the article of The New York Times.

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Dec/09

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Russian Empire is coming back?

Russian artist Valentin Kalininskiy gives us the unique opportunity to see that the rulers of present day Russian have something in common with the rulers of Russian Empire of the past.

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