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Scrat335
02-10-2008, 09:12
I decided to start a thread of some of the great things Russian, all things beautiful, all things ugly, happy, sad, good and bad. Having fell in love with this vast land long ago I have seen many things in all of the above (I must say that there is more good than bad by far) and I hope that some of the people on this forum can add to the content and the the curious passers by to this forum can enjoy some of the things the world outside of Russia rarely gets to see. Anything goes

I'll start off with this. A feat of engineering as yet not matched in the world. The MI-26 HALO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKpMEzPBH5o&feature=related

Scrat335
02-10-2008, 09:24
And some pictures I found. I really like the cat, such determined expectation. Looks like he's had a little too much milk also in his time. L'il fatty.

Scrat335
02-10-2008, 09:28
And some more.

Scrat335
02-10-2008, 09:33
More still. I guess these are of village life.

Scrat335
02-10-2008, 09:40
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MissAnnElk
02-10-2008, 09:42
Those are lovely. Thanks. Makes me want to travel to Russia!

Scrat335
02-10-2008, 09:46
Anyone have any pictures of Russian churches?

annasophia
02-10-2008, 09:56
The are wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Somewhere in the hard drive in my desk drawer, from a long dead computer, I have years and years of Russian photos. None I think so good as these.....I too like taking pics country people and old women and wooden houses--the backbone of Russia.

Russia is a gloriously beautiful country. If only the rest of the world knew.

isee
02-10-2008, 10:07
some wonderful pics there!

Really made me want to give up the citylife, move to russia and live in one of those huts under 2 feet of snow. live healthy, breathe that crisp clean air, get some livestock...

well I actually bought a hut like that recently and a huge plot of land for when i decide to retire in 40 years or so. Something to look forward to :)

elis
02-10-2008, 10:20
These are awesome!! The one with the little girl and the Lab is obviously my fave. Thank you!!

MickeyTong
02-10-2008, 15:23
Excellent photos!!!

Sidney Bliss
02-10-2008, 15:45
And great avatar, Scrat335! Like The Cure's Robert Smith at a job interview!

OuterSpace
03-10-2008, 00:12
There are very beatiful photos
If you dont mind i want to also add some photos

Thanks for starting this initiative Lets contribute dear forum members..

OuterSpace
03-10-2008, 00:14
Cont..

OuterSpace
03-10-2008, 00:20
Still cont..

Also check my older thread

http://www.expat.ru/forum/sochi/100719-meet-sochi.html

Scrat335
03-10-2008, 05:52
Here's the fountain in Tsaritsino park, I saw it for the first time in June. Very beautiful. I suppose they turn it off in winter?

YouTube- Musical Fountain in Moscow. Tsaritsino.

Scrat335
03-10-2008, 06:04
And great avatar, Scrat335! Like The Cure's Robert Smith at a job interview!

Thanks! I think it is fitting, Shakasswilly is a maniac IMO and I swear to god he must have gotten his inspiration from The Joker. He actually thought he could get away with his adventure. A lot of people lost their lives and many lives were destroyed. He is a despot that cares little for his people or anything other than himself.

If anyone has any questions about The Joker ect just ask.

Scrat335
03-10-2008, 06:07
Some more.

Korotky Gennady
04-10-2008, 02:24
well I actually bought a hut like that recently and a huge plot of land for when i decide to retire in 40 years or so. Something to look forward to :)
The russian vilage is very boring place. It's good only for one or two weeks... maximum.

Korotky Gennady
04-10-2008, 02:27
He is a despot that cares little for his people or anything other than himself.

If anyone has any questions about The Joker ect just ask.The last one was about Putin ? :eh:

Scrat335
04-10-2008, 02:49
Hey MissAnn!! Is there another way we can put photos up? These 2 pages of pics I've posted have taken up over 50% of my allowance. I have seen smaller pictures on other forums where you click on a small picture at the bottom of the post to enlarge it. Is this possible or can I do it a different way? I never had this problem before so I really don't know what to do. I don't know much about forum management either.

Anybody got any ideas?

pjw
04-10-2008, 03:37
Here's the fountain in Tsaritsino park, I saw it for the first time in June. Very beautiful. I suppose they turn it off in winter?



Tired and emotional. Nice pics

MickeyTong
04-10-2008, 04:42
It occurs to me that a common feature of these photos is the dearth of people.

















There are times (doing the job that I do) when I really don't want to see another human being.

Scrat335
04-10-2008, 06:16
Well pjw it ended up somethnig like this.
YouTube- Monty Python's Milkman

Scrat335
04-10-2008, 06:56
Here's one of the most beautiful aircraft in the world, the SU-30 MKI.

YouTube- Sukhoi Su-30 MKI - waltz in the sky

bambina
04-10-2008, 22:59
very nice thread and wonderful pictures, agree that it makes me too want to go there and laydown on that green grass and not to think of anything else :)

Scrat335
05-10-2008, 20:07
I've lived in cities most of my life and it seems that one reason I like Russia so much is the wide open spaces. I think all city dwellers at times need to get away, the call of the wild.

MissAnnElk
05-10-2008, 20:12
Hey MissAnn!! Is there another way we can put photos up? These 2 pages of pics I've posted have taken up over 50% of my allowance. I have seen smaller pictures on other forums where you click on a small picture at the bottom of the post to enlarge it. Is this possible or can I do it a different way? I never had this problem before so I really don't know what to do. I don't know much about forum management either.

Anybody got any ideas?

I have no idea . . . will have to ask the Admin team . . .

Buehler? Buehler?

MissAnnElk
05-10-2008, 20:15
Well pjw it ended up somethnig like this.
YouTube - Monty Python's Milkman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9YL0yHohts&feature=related)

Well, as you can tell by my nom de guerre, I love a MP reference . . .

:trampoline:

Scrat335
09-10-2008, 05:16
Yeah I have that episode with Miss A in it, I have the whole collection. The dead parrot sketch is to die for.
Anyway here are some pics from Siberia.

Russia, West Sayan mountains, Khakassia and Tuva photogallery (http://lynxtravel.tomsk.ru/gal.php)

MissAnnElk
09-10-2008, 07:54
Yeah I have that episode with Miss A in it, I have the whole collection. The dead parrot sketch is to die for.
Anyway here are some pics from Siberia.

Russia, West Sayan mountains, Khakassia and Tuva photogallery (http://lynxtravel.tomsk.ru/gal.php)

Is that you, hiking? Was this your adventure in Siberia? How very gorgeous it seems.

Scrat335
10-10-2008, 09:31
Nope, it's not me. I'm not a long distance hiker, just not time for it when I'm there. I have been to Siberia several times but I always had work to do and little time to sightsee. European Russia is different. I have some time off when I'm there usually.
I'll dig out some old discs.

Scrat335
11-10-2008, 10:18
Found this while looking for info on Khabarovsk.

Seems these critters spend more time in the verticle than the horizontal. They'd tear up the house real good.

YouTube- My Russian Sables (Martes Zibellina)

Scrat335
23-10-2008, 10:08
Here's a video montage of churches in Moscow. I've seen a lot of them.

YouTube- Moscow Churches

hazelnut
24-10-2008, 00:38
And some pictures I found

Just wanted to say Thanks.

And, you seem to be interested in defence technologies, if so you may enjoy visiting The tank museum in Kubinka (some 80 km west from Moscow along Minskoe highway), lots of military hardware of WWII and even earlier times, Soviet, German, Japanese, American tanks, APCs, other machinery, from famous models of the war to prototypes... Really impressive. It must be a treat for a boy child. I took many pictures there but as I'm too lazy to reduce them all I'll just post a couple so that you can judge if it's worth going there.
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oops, it's just come to my head: foreign citizens may not be allowed there...

Transparent Theatre
24-10-2008, 00:51
oops, it's just come to my head: foreign citizens may not be allowed there...

In case we memorise the designs and copy them?? ;)

pjw
24-10-2008, 00:54
Just wanted to say Thanks.

Hey Hazy. I also want to say tanks

hazelnut
24-10-2008, 00:58
Hi Pete! long time no see...
Well, if you really do want to say TANKS you just have to say it! simple, isn't it? Say it three times and see what happens. Tell me then, ok? :):):)

is4fun
24-10-2008, 00:59
Great Pics! Thank you. :)

hazelnut
24-10-2008, 01:07
In case we memorise the designs and copy them?? ;)

hehe
belive or not, foreigners ARE allowed, BUT you have to apply THREE MONTH in advance - Кубинка. Военно-исторический музей бронетанкового вооружения и техники (http://www.kubinka-tank-inform.ru)
sorry, guys, you may not be good at memorising the disigns, but what if you are? better safe than sorry, you know :)

pjw
24-10-2008, 01:09
Hi Pete! long time no see...
Well, if you really do want to say TANKS you just have to say it! simple, isn't it? Say it three times and see what happens. Tell me then, ok? :):):)
Hmmm I said it 3 times. Tanks, tanks, tanks, sounds like a warzone. Too many tanks in this world :( Nice to see you Hazy. You've been missed here. Get back on a bit please :agree:

hazelnut
24-10-2008, 01:18
Thank you for the nice words, Pete, I will, but right now have to sleep. Sweet dreams to you. May you dream of flowers. You're right, too many tanks... too many.

Scrat335
24-10-2008, 04:15
I would like to go to Kubinka Hazel but it's a hassle. It's on a military base I guess and you have to get authorization and from what I hear they won't let you take a camera. :rant:
There's plenty of museums ect around Russia so I don't think it's that big a deal although I would like to see it it's not a priority.
I do like Russian technology, especially airplanes they are soooo elegant, almost sexy.

hazelnut
25-10-2008, 00:05
I've lived in cities most of my life and it seems that one reason I like Russia so much is the wide open spaces. I think all city dwellers at times need to get away, the call of the wild.

some pictures I took not far away from Moscow

hazelnut
25-10-2008, 00:07
and two more
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is4fun
25-10-2008, 00:09
and two more

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Is that what I think it is?

hazelnut
25-10-2008, 00:26
it most probably is what you think it is :)

MickeyTong
25-10-2008, 00:43
Nice weed......:lovepot:

pjw
25-10-2008, 00:49
Maybe it's just me, but I can't seem to see the forest for the trees on this. :rasta: Can somebody please tell me what's going on. I feel lost in space.....

Scrat335
25-10-2008, 07:23
it most probably is what you think it is

I always knew Russians loved to grow things!!! As we say here in America, "born with a green thumb". :D

I know in Belarus people grow weed in their gardens, I read in a blog the police were told to have the people get rid of it. The police just went around to the houses where they saw it growing and essentially told the homeowners to make the stuff disappear. I'm sure it did, from line of sight anyway.

Speaking for myself I consider weed a medicine, I don't use it hardly at all (nor do I care for the effect) and haven't for years. I have had a recurring problem with severe ear infections and even with all the modern medicine available I can get pretty miserable. Weed will knock me out when nothing else will help put me to sleep.

My wife will have nothing to do with it. She swore on her icon in front of her mother that she would not do drugs of this nature when she was a teen.

What's the current situation with it there? How do the authorities look on it? How many people use it? How often? Whom?

My ex son in law is doing a 10 year sentence in a Belorussian prison as we speak for being in posession of a large quantity of the stuff.

Scrat335
25-10-2008, 09:28
As for Russian planes I do have a particular affection for Sukhois. I think this is one of the most beautiful aircraft in the world.