“Cut off and Alone.”

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Slava eats lunch at home while talking to his parrot Kesha, as snow falls heavily outside.
Slava Korotki is a meteorologist who lives in Khodovarikha, northern Russia, on an Arctic outpost that’s an hour away by helicopter from the nearest town.
4Slava walks to the old lighthouse near Khodovarikha meteorological station to get some firewood for home
Photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva grew up in the Arctic, and happened upon Slava living in the past.
She spent three weeks shooting him as he worked, rowed his homemade boat and built matchstick houses in an Arctic timewarp.
3000Slava on Kotelniy island
All photographs by Evgenia Arbugaeva.
See more images via The most cut-off man on Earth – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

“Church with a Lonely Perch.”

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Stepantsminda, Georgia
Photographs from the Eyewitness series
A 14th century Gergeti church in the village of Stepantsminda, close to Russian-Georgian border.
Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty
Source: Eyewitness: Stepantsminda, Georgia | World news | The Guardian

Cossacks barracks.

0_1c9541_907d39ea_origA photo of an old cossacks barracks. These buildings were quite magnificent at time they were built.

After the Russian Revolution the building was used first by the Soviet army and then the Russian army up until 2003.

Now it’s going to be demolished and residential houses are planned to be built in its place.

Source: An Old Abandoned Cossacks Barracks | English Russia

Portraits with Real Animals.

01-ilaHTiP Russian Photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these amazing photographs using real live animals.
Though capturing these images was very dangerous, two professional animal trainers were on site at all times.05-6Eyg2XZ
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See more Images via Katerina Plotnikova Takes Amazing Portraits With Real Animals – Weird Russia.
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Strange Bus Stops.

Next stop, Siberia!
The strange and beautiful world of Siberian bus stops.
Behind the iron curtain, the roadside was where architects could really let rip … photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000 km by bus, bike, car and cab to snap bus stops that show the former Soviet empire’s taste for the future.
2560Gagra, Abkhazia
2521Aral, Kazakhstan
2657Pitsunda, Abkhazia
All photographs by Christopher Herwig

See more Images via Next stop, Siberia! The strange and beautiful world of Soviet bus stops – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Double Decker Trains in Winter.

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This February for the first time ever the double decker train cars appeared on the  “number one” Russian rail road route – Moscow to St. Petersburg.
Here in Moscow double decker trains are a novelty and attract a lot of interest on how they are constructed and how they work.
Thanks to cool Russian photographer Dmitry we have a beautiful winter shot of the carriages.
Source: Bi Level Double Decker Trains from Moscow to St. Petersburg | English Russia