Train surfing is not new. Videos of crazy Russian kids are not new either. But a video of crazy Russian kids jumping from high speed train to high speed train, risking a deadly fall or electrocution by the 25,000-volt overhead electric lines that power the JSC Russian Railways—that is new. And freaking crazy too.
At first glance, these may look like Russian Orthodox iconography from the Middle ages. But they are actually striking illustrations of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien by Ukrainian artist Sergei Iukhimov.
Oh Russia, land of fascists, suicidal kids, and sexually confused homophobes, you never cease to entertain us. Your dash cams are an endless source of joy and amazement and terror and, most often, just confused emotions. Here's the latest one: A car pushes a police car out of the road, ending a chase A-Team style.
Cool video of a diamond formation perfectly executed by four Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrums and five Sukhoi Su-27 Flankers. It was part of the Russian military parade for the 69th anniversary of Victory Day over the Nazis, celebrated on Friday, May 9.
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Russian Ukranian kids doing their usual thing—climbing onto buildings, towers, and bridges with absolute disregard to their own life—I had to stop. I've seen things like this before, but this was too much.
It's almost tragic that Peter Jackson didn't go with this design for Gollum. However, it's completely understandable why the adorable Smaug didn't take off.
You are looking at one of the reasons why Stalin-wannabe Vladimir Putin doesn't want to let go of Crimea: Russia's Black Sea Fleet. Foxtrot Alpha explains why and shows us the Black Sea Feet and its weapons in detail.
According to English Russia, a Russian guy designed this car using a 3D modeling software. Then he and his friends got a Nissan Maxima "as a source for some parts" and built it. Looks like an all-terrain batmobile to me.
OK, this stupidly risky stunt seems even more idiotic and suicidal when you watch it up close and from his point of view. That snow mound didn't seem soft at all. Just look at the painful face of his idiot when he walks away.
Check out these incredible photos taken by Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, the two Russian daredevils who climbed the second tallest building in the world—the 2132-foot Shanghai Tower. The contrast of the lighted clouds and the sleek towers make it look like a snap from a futuristic Earth. I guess we are living…
At this point, we've all seen the insane Russian dudes who dangle off of tall things. But that looks like child's play when you see these Ukrainian guys scale the second tallest building in the world. Like, they literally go to the very top.
This is basically the least worst thing that can happen with Russian nuclear bombs! For the past twenty years, the Russians have been turning 500 tons of uranium from decommissioned nuclear weapons into nuclear fuel for the United States. It's called the Megatons to Megawatts program. The last shipment from that 1993…
When Tsar Peter the Great founded the former Russian capital city of Saint Petersburg more than 300 years ago, he intended it to provide a "window on the Baltic." Turns out, that window was more of a screen door. To protect itself, the city built a dam that took almost 300 years and $3.85 billion to complete.
Mad Men reintroduced us to the American advertising aesthetic of the 1960s, but they don't hold a candle to the visual wonder (and occasional oddity) of early Soviet and pre-Soviet print ads. Here are a few of our favorite ways advertisers peddled soap, tobacco, gunpowder, and more.
Hey, Vladimir Miklushevsky! You governor of the Primorye Territory in Russia, you! Why do you always have three, three?, iPhones with you? What's going on here, Vladimir? Don't you know how to set up multiple mail accounts?
There are certain areas of the International Space Station that most astronauts would rather not visit—like the exterior. But sometimes, somebody has to clamber around out there, looking for hull cracks. That's when the ISS calls on Russia's SAR-400 telepresence assist-droid.