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  • It rains. Photographed now from the balcony Quality bad, so that the drops are not smeared, I had to shoot on ISO3200. And in addition - a small crop. But it's still interesting
  • Autumn. The area of Ostankino. Moscow. Russia. Earth. Solar system. Milky Way. In the background is the house-museum of Sergei Korolev, who first pulled people from the gravity pit.
  • Today, Mikhail Alaeddin died from the mine explosion. Syrian general, who for three years led the defense of Deir ez-Zor from ISIS. Three years he survived in the blockade, and died from the farewell gift of the Islamists, who go to mining everythin…
  • The Internet is losing the freedom that it possessed in the late 1990s or early 2000s. Then it was possible to say practically everything in it. Both in the West and in Russia. Today, there are many topics for which they can be dismissed from work, …
  • Pyotr Pavlensky. "Radical protest artist". "Fighter against the regime". "Victim of state security scheming". It's not my epithets, it's from the Western press In France, as I wrote above, he arranged another performance with the arson of th…
  • Interesting statistics. The proportion of Russians who want to see a woman as president. Pink - want, blue - do not want. An interesting leap in 2016. I have a huge suspicion that this is Hillary Clinton's influence To the question of the US…
  • Illustration of the work of these "Russian hackers in the service of the Kremlin" This is the dynamics of the number of views of the commercial of the recently released documentary film "Crimea" on YouTube. It can be seen how the number of v…
  • I think some will be interested to know what official Kremlin propaganda lives now I do not watch TV, like most friends, I get news via the Internet. But all TV channels have sites on which news from the air is duplicated. I went to the second-larg…
  • Political Interest: I remember in 2014 I was in London and I saw a Ukrainian man waving a Ukrainian flag in one of the main streets and some Ukrainians were having a protest in support of Kiev. I felt like going up to him and saying that he wa…
  • Political Interest: But when I go on the Russian internet there are so many harsh insults from Russians against Europeans. They call us Gayropa or Eurosodom. Instead of wanting to help us they just insult us. Yes, unfortunately, this i…
  • A bit of militarism and propaganda in the thread Performance by the group of experts of the "Kalashnikov" concern on the occasion of the day of the gunsmith. Shooting is conducted by live ammunition
  • Well, actually, on the subject of our topic The picture is very famous in Russia, but I hardly found it in English. And, yes, I used to write in a parallel topic, in Russian the words truth (истина) and true (правда) differ very much both in pronun…
  • A long picture on how to learn to read in Russian Indeed, although the Russian language is difficult for English speakers, but it is not difficult to read in Russian. Some of the letters are the same as in the Latin alphabet, the part exactly corre…
  • Looked now S2E14 of "Lie to Me" TV-series. And I noticed one more feature. Lightman's grandfather was a soldier. And this is such an event that his daughter is surprised - "why did not you tell me about it?" And, in fact, it is valid so. It is diffi…
  • It turns out that the pilots who died today in Syria are my fellow countrymen from Chernyakhovsk. Only 14 miles from my house in the Kaliningrad region. Probably, they repeatedly flew over my house - I even did spotting, photographing the Su-24 from…
  • The Su-24 in Syria. Each star - 10 sorties. The photo is old, last year. In the Western media often write that Russian aviation and Assad are fighting only with anti-Assad rebels and almost do not fight with ISIS. You can compare the map of t…
  • This is the fourth flight loss of the Russian Aerospace Forces during the time of the Syrian war. * On November 24, 2015, Turkey shot down the Su-24 bomber, one of the pilots was killed by terrorists on the ground. * On April 12, 2016, the M…
  • I do not know how much it will be interesting. Because it is not politics or modernity This is an example of the old Soviet advertising cigarettes Although when I was born, there was no such advertisement anymore. I think it's the 1930s.
  • Another mysterious phenomenon in Russia, which, perhaps, passes by the attention of the Western reader. The Kremlin began to appoint clones as governors of the regions of Russia. Recently, the third clone was appointed. It is rumored that thi…
  • Not about politics. But apocalyptic. In the Moscow suburbs a huge shopping center burned down, which sold construction materials. The area of the fire was 600,000 square feet. Extinguished using helicopters. But nothing helped, the sho…
  • Here, I look at the new figures on Russian interference. Total, that today there is discovered, as far as I remember. * Something about $ 100,000 for two years to advertise in Facebook from unknown. * $ 274,000 paid Russia Today to Twitter f…
  • Here is another hot internal Russian issue, which, probably, is not widely covered in the West In Russia, a film-melodrama about the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his relationship with the ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya was shot. The fil…
  • Forgive me some brutality, I did not write earlier. I express my condolences to all ordinary Americans because of the tragedy in Las Vegas. Despite the fact that relations between our countries are experiencing, perhaps, the worst period in history,…
  • Visit of the King of Saudi Arabia to Russia. The theme that generates a lot of fun. Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia stood for separatism in the Caucasus and financed anti-Russian terrorists, the Russians are not vindictive, especially when there …
  • A month ago, Russia was subjected to an unusual method of attack. Unknown people call from abroad and falsely warn about bombs planted in public buildings - schools, shopping centers, administrative institutions, cultural events and homes. In each c…
  • Forgot to mention. Yesterday, two Russian submarines launched another 10 cruise missiles "Caliber" on the ISIS. The launch was salvo, from underwater position. But such news does not cause the excitement, as it was in the early days of Russia's entr…
  • Funny news from Ukraine. Despite all attempts to introduce a blockade against the Donbass, coal was recently discovered in Poland, produced in the Donbas. This adds fuel to the already bright fire of Polish-Ukrainian tension. Also interesting figure…
  • The sad news is two weeks old. In Syria, the Russian general Valery Asapov was killed. He was on the front line after crossing the Euphrates River and came under fire from the ISIS. He himself and two other staff officers perished. In the photo, Gen…
  • Much attention is paid to the issue of separatism in Catalonia. Despite the Kremlin's position "this is an internal affair of Spain", most Russians seem to support the Catalans. Some even found the old political humor from 2012
  • Already almost subsided, but recently hot was the topic of the monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov in Moscow. One of the oppositionists said that Kalashnikov, as the inventor of the most mass automatic rifle, is guilty of the death of millions of…
  • Some more hot topics of recent times. Not very orderly, partly from the last to the early, partly in order of importance, in part - just as I recall. Today a big accident near Vladimir. A minibus from Kazakhstan, mainly with workers from this sta…
  • Here such an installation I met one of these days on one of the absolutely unremarkable little Moscow streets
  • So, I continue the theme "15 years ago" The car park in Moscow in 2002. In general, at the road junction under my window there were light car accidents on a regular basis. Sometimes twice a week. So there are a lot of photos of this place It's int…
  • Here is a very fresh photo. This is the Moscow suburbs two days ago. We went with my wife to a store specializing in all sorts of things for celebrations. On the way I liked this combination of colors
  • It's in the same park. A holiday for the Hare Krishnas. In recent years, the Hare Krishnas in Moscow has become noticeably smaller, but periodically their marches still meet
  • Summer in Moscow has already ended. The weather is dull and rainy. As we joke - "Summer in Russia is short, but snowy" This photo was taken on one of the last hot days. Sokolniki Park.
  • Photo without any history and philosophy Just a little street next to my work.
  • I several times jumped with a parachute. First, just to test me, then - because it became interesting. The last time it was a very long time, in 2003. But that day, for the first time, I took a camera with me to the plane. And I got this picture aft…
  • Actually, the dam itself.
  • The old German dam across the Pissa River near the neighboring village, Priozernoye. The mill in this place was built in 1732. When the dam in the modern form appeared I do not know, but it was, of course, before the war (WWII — In Russia, when the …
  • The old German road. Paving stone. To go on it the real torture, but for many decades without repair it is quite preserved I drove along this road my kid on a three-wheeled bicycle (with a handle for an adult - like a baby stroller turns out). W…
  • The the war grave (bed of honour? - I do not know how to translate accurately) in the neighboring village (Priozernoe). Here are buried 244 soldiers who died in 1945.
  • For some reason I thought that Mikhailovo, where I am now, is a new settlement. However, it turned out, the first mention refers to 1565! Until 1615 the village was called Strige. Then, until 1938 - Egeringken (German Eszerningken, Lithuanian Eže…
  • Severe rural humor In the background is a cemetery. Black garbage can. The slogan on the garbage can is "The Power of Life in Purity."
  • Some more old photos. Mushrooms in the neighboring forest. Boletus (penny bun, cep, porcino or porcin). Boletus generally like to grow in large groups. It's not all that there were, next to it was up to a dozen mushrooms
  • And here are the old photos. It's an oak tree next to the house. Maybe someone on the desktop wallpaper will come in handy
  • Just a tree by the road. Unfortunately, this time I did not take a DSLR with me and so I only have to take photos on the smartphone. What deprives the opportunity for high-quality photos I'll have to look for something from last year's photos of th…
  • And this is a rural school. I studied there from 1987 to 1990
  • And again I'm here. My cases in the Kaliningrad region are being delayed. I planned to return to Moscow on July 6, and it was July 16. And not the fact that I will have time to do everything planned before the end of the month It's good that my wor…
  • Kaliningrad is noticeably inferior in terms of living standards to Moscow. Salaries here are about half that of Moscow. And the cost of living is less than a half times. However, the city is growing quite actively. Many new houses are being built. H…