Cut off, Cold & Alone in the North.

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. Slava walks to the old lighthouse near Khodovarikha meteorological station to get some firewood […]

Moscow’s Double Decker Trains in Winter.

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 […]

Portraits with Real Animals.

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. See more Images via Katerina Plotnikova Takes Amazing Portraits With Real Animals – Weird Russia. (500 px)

‘The Flooded Belfry’, Kalyazin.

Kalyazin Church, also called the “Flooded Belfry,” standing alone in the Uglich Reservoir. This structure is all that remains of the old town of Kalyazin, which was submerged when a dam was built in in 1939. Satellite view on Google Maps. Image Credit: Photograph by Kichigin / Shutterstock Source: Photos of Abandoned Russia – The […]

Frozen Sunset on Lake Baikal.

Image Credit: Photograph by Sergey Pesterev,  Special Mention, Land, Sea and Sky. Sunset on Lake Baikal in Russia, with impressive high ice ridges in the foreground. Source: Travel Photographer of the Year 2016: the winners – in pictures | Travel | The Guardian

The Strange Bus Stops of the Soviet.

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. […]

Frozen Trees in the Ural Mountains.

Russian nature photographer Sergey Makurin has captured these breathtaking photographs of frozen trees in a remote part of Western Russia where the temperature can drop to a chilling -35C. The stunning shots were taken in the Ural Mountains where Sergey trekked through sub-zero weather to access an area which is extremely isolated with very few […]

Abandoned in the Snow, former USSR.

The world’s largest diesel submarine. All photographs: Danila Tkachenko. The photographer Danila Tkachenko is drawn to places that were once at the forefront of technological progress, but now lie in ruin. An antenna built for interplanetary connection. The Soviet Union was planning to build bases on other planets, and prepared facilities for connection which were […]

Dance Photos by Yakovlev.

Some dance photographs as powerful as beautiful, created by Alexander Yakovlev, a Russian photographer based in Moscow who manages to capture the movement, fineness, energy and emotions with a rare intensity. See more via The amazingly powerful dance photographs by Alexander Yakovlev |

Train moves along banks of Yenisei Riveri in Siberia.

Krasnoyarsk, Russia A train moves along the bank of the Yenisei river in the Siberian Taiga forest outside Krasnoyarsk in Russia. Image Credit: Photograph by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters Source: Straw men and patriotic cufflinks: Monday’s best photos | News | The Guardian