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Russia Wants People to Road Trip from New York to London (via Moscow)

Between the western shores of Alaska and the northeastern tip of Russia, the Bering Strait is so narrow that you could drive across it in an hour, if only there were a tunnel beneath the sea. And Russian Railways wants to build one, as part of a massive road and rail project that would stretch from New York to London… » 8/02/15 4:04pm Sunday 4:04pm

Save a Comrade's Life With Russia's Official Guide to Selfie Safety

Apparently, the people of Russia are so dedicated to selfies and/or eager to welcome death that their “high-risk” selfie poses have caused injuries to hundreds and killed dozens more. Naturally, the Russian government was forced to appeal to the nations’s youth in the only way that made sense: dry, informational… » 7/08/15 11:40am 7/08/15 11:40am

2015 Ural Sidecar Review: WWII Soviet Tech On (And Off) The Road Today

A sidecar isn’t like any other vehicle. The design dates back to pre-WWII technology sharing between the Nazis and Soviet Union and the bikes are still made in the same factory that was located out of bomber range way out on the Siberian steppe. This is what they’re like to ride today. » 6/23/15 6:50pm 6/23/15 6:50pm

The One Way Russia's Investigation Of The US Moon Landings Can Be Good

Yesterday, Vladimir Markin, the spokesperson for Russia’s Investigative Committee, proposed that an “international probe” be launched into the details of America’s Apollo moon landings. While this sounds like a wet dream for the aluminum-fedora’d set, it actually could be a really great thing for everyone, if done… » 6/18/15 1:19pm 6/18/15 1:19pm

SA-11 "Buk" Missile System Catches Fire During Victory Day Parade

As Victory Day celebrations swept across Russia yesterday, in the city of Chita a SA-11 “Buk” surface-to-air missile system caught fire while parading through the city’s streets. Not exactly an ideal scenario in a tight urban area surrounded by other vehicles, people, and uh... possibly live missiles. » 5/10/15 1:41pm 5/10/15 1:41pm

How The New Cold War Is Improving Your Navigation

Ever contemplated going to war with America, but been thwarted when the Great Satan switched off your access to its navigation satellites? That’s potentially a real problem for China and Russia, but the real victor in this navigational arms race might be you; it’s improving the quality of location data on your phone… » 4/29/15 6:50pm 4/29/15 6:50pm

Watching this stunning kinetic chandelier move is like seeing magic


This is so cool. The Leningrad Center in St. Petersburg has this awesome kinetic chandelier hanging from its ceiling that can move and change the color of its 1089 lights to basically bend the concept of reality. It’s so fun to watch the lights work in concert to create mesmerizing patterns.
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Drone footage of Russia's Air Force Museum shows a heaven for planes

All these fighter jets and war planes and attack helicopters are on display at Russia's Central Air Force museum just outside of Moscow. They're advanced killing machines. And yet this drone footage makes them look so peaceful, resting and hibernating in the Russian winter snow. It's as if we've stumbled upon a… » 2/24/15 12:44am 2/24/15 12:44am

The Olympic Venues of the USSR, 35 Years Later

The 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow were controversial. While its war in Afghanistan had sparked a global boycott of the games, the USSR also wanted to showcase its capacity for opulence. To this day, the architecture of the Olympic Village lives on like an undying tribute to the Soviets' misplaced and ultimately… » 2/23/15 3:16pm 2/23/15 3:16pm