Tag - Russia

Leningrad Cowboys

Leningrad Cowboys For the Win

Here’s an important lesson: you never know what people have or haven’t seen on the Internet Tube-o-rama. I sent around the Ball Buster video and the staff’s brains fell out. And then Ben L. sent me the Leningrad...

The State of Russian Fashion, 1989

English Russia has posted a gallery of fashion samples from Russia, 1989. Granted, the concept of “scary retro” knows no borders, and we certainly have plenty of American samples of bad yesteryear fashions… …why in...

Gallery of Soviet Toys

English Russia has posted an array of toys from the Soviet Union. Here’s what they have to say: During the Soviet times all the toys were manufactured only on a dozen of state owned factories. All toy designs were certified with...

Opening title card from Law and Order SVU in Russia, aka Law and Order: Division of Field Investigation

Law & Order: It’s a Small World...

Okay, so as threatened, I did some YouTube mining and here’s what I was able to come up with: These are the opening credits to the Russian version of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Per the original uploader, “The...

Goshmar: Freaked Out Photography of Moscow

English Russia posted these, and their description is pretty apt: On the pictures of this photographer Moscow city looks like the futuristic world of Fallout or Stalker and inhabited only by deadly zombies.

Arcade Games From the USSR: In Search of the...

I never even considered that the Soviet Union would have an equivalent to the old arcade that used to be at my hometown's shopping mall, the Play Palace. Some folks at Moscow State Technical University are trying to find and restore these...

Russian Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes in Russian: An Unlucky Place...

An excellent and incredibly twisted piece of Russian animation where Sherlock Holmes is drawn into solving a murder in a house full of not only suspects, but also people who can’t quite get used to the fact that they’re dead...

White-Out: The Ultimate Cold War Weapon

Apparently the Russians were working on a device that would “correct the gravity field” and simply remove North America from the planet. The device was called the A-241/BIS, but further study shows that it’s simply a...

Former Russian Embassy in Bangkok: And My Axe

The site 2Bangkok has taken a partial tour of the former Russian embassy in Bangkok. I say partial because some of the rooms you can see from the outside appear to have no way to access them from the inside. Then there’s the stairs...