The unofficial Russian book “The Last Ringbearer” describes The Lord of the Rings trilogy from Sauron’s point of view and portrays Mordor as the good guys.
The Russian Standard Bank was founded by entrepreneur Roustam Tariko in the 90s to circumvent the advertisement ban of alcohol in Russia and promote his Vodka, the Russian Standard. Today, it is the largest consumer bank in Russia and Tariko is one of the most successful bankers in Europe.
Nicholas II, last Tzar of Russia, had a Japanese tattoo of a “dragon with a black body, yellow horns, a red belly and green paws.” He got it on a trip to Japan. Later he was attacked by “Sanzo, a former samurai who fought in the Satsuma Rebellion.” All this before the Russo-Japanese War.
The environment is bleak, and sparsely populated with ethnic Russians, Chukchis, and other indigenous peoples.
There are virtually no roads and people here survive mostly by hunting reindeer.
But wildlife thrives and Ivan Kislov has no problems finding it for his fantastic photos.
Kislov lives in the north-eastern port city of Magadan and works as a mining engineer in Chukotka.
He told Bored Panda that he likes to take “relaxation from routine,” go on “hikes to inaccessible places, raftings,” and walking to “observe the wildlife.”
He enjoys these activities on his breaks during long shifts at the mines.
Mining for oil, natural gas, coal, gold and tungsten is a major part of the economy here.
He often finds bear, deer and wolves, but it’s the foxes who let their natural curiosity keep them from retreating.
Kislov says they will let him get close-in so he can shoot with wide-angle and telephoto lenses for amazing shots.
Всем огромное спасибо за поздравления!!! Очень приятно.Снежный лис.Чукотка.Ноябрь 2014г.
His photos show all the playfulness and beauty of these animals against the stark environment of the Russian Arctic.
What an absolutely wonderful hobby? But we want to know what you think! Would you get so close to take these beautiful pics?
Let us know in the comments!
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In his youth, the Russian Tsar Peter the Great traveled around Western Europe. He worked incognito as a shipbuilder in the Dutch Republic; went binge drinking in England (trashed the house he was renting) and kept an English mistress. His journey ended when the English king asked him to leave.
Nobody pulls off a poorly photoshopped picture quite like the Russians. These curiosities were taken from the Russian social network Odnoklassniki, which means “Schoolmates.” Odnoklassniki is a popular network for old friend and classmates to stay in touch – it’s basically local Facebook for Russia and other former Soviet states.
Let’s just hope some love connections were made.
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Roman Fedortsov, a Russian deep-sea fisherman, terrified and enthralled the world with his instagrams of the bizarre sea creatures he pulls from the depths of the ocean floor.
I think we’re all at least a little bit afraid of what lurks in the ocean, but these animals/aliens are SCARY. Take a look below and see for yourself.
Ready for a swim?!?!?!
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Abram Petrovich Gannibal was an African child kidnapped to Russia as a gift for Peter the Great. The tsar freed him and raised him as his godson. Gannibal became a Major-General and the Governor of Reval. He is the great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin, considered the greatest Russian poet.