Heroes in Russian Reality

Members of VK2D community place heroes of movies and cartoons into the harsh Russian reality. Sometimes it looks hopeless and surreal, often funny and very accurate. But most of all I like works, where they combine art and everyday reality. For example putting Vang Gogh paintings on St Petersburg’s background. Firstly, it’s quite beautiful, and secondly removes…

Warner Brothers Jingle

Warner Brothers Jingle

I know that chances, that someone understands this post are very low, but i leave it here for the one who hears and reads it. I’m 30, i saw about 1000 movies, and i just suddenly recognized Warner Brothers Jingle since 1999. Did you?

Moscow Greenhouse

Biggest Greenhouse in Europe

Biggest greenhouse in Europe opened in Moscow after 24 years of construction. The height of the greenhouse would exceed 33 meters, which is comparable to the nine-floor house. Total area about 9 thousand square meters. Greenhouse contains a unique exposition of tropical and subtropical plants from different corners of the globe. Climate inside is simulated with…

Rumyantsevo metro station in New Moscow

Rumyantsevo – Abstract Underground Art

Most visitors of our city know, that main Moscow Museum is located underground. I just wrote about historical stations with classic soviet architecture. However, Moscow Metro has already 199 stations (in 80 years)! And it is scheduled to open another 16 until the end of 2016 and over 50 by 2020, each with its own unique…

Funny and Sarcastic Pics by Gudim

Russian artis Gudim creates sarcastic, funny and honest illustrations about our daily lives. His works can be viewed on his official VK page.

Astonishing Photos of Moscow Metro

In the daily flow and rush of life we rarely notice the beauty around us. Muscovites are so used to metro, that it only causes shudder at the thought of the crowds at peak times. But what if we look at Moscow Metro through the eyes of a tourist or an artist? We would suddenly notice…

45 ways to avoid using word very

“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.” ― N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Society…

Winners of “Best of Russia” 2015

“Best of Russia” is a photo project, unprecedented in scale, covering all regions of the country. Any person who enjoys photography, either as a recognized photography or amateur, can participate in the project. The only requirement is that photographs must have been taken in Russia between September 2014 and November 2015. The project’s goal is to…

Russian Oscar Winning Cartoons

Russian Oscar Winning Cartoons

Cartoon “We can’t live without cosmos” by Russian Director Konstantin Bronzit is nominated for an Oscar in the category “Best animated short film”. The winners will be announced on February 28th. 15-minute picture tells the story of two friends, who since childhood dream to become astronauts and fly to the stars. In this regard I would…

Russian Girl and a Bear

Photos and Video with a Real Bear

Everyone knows that Russia is full of bears, they walk the streets, drink coffee in cafes and play with the children. This joke became a mem long time ago. I remember my friend from USA asked me where he can meet a bear in Moscow. I was confused: “In the zoo only”. And it was not…

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Moscow of the future

In 1914 chocolate factory called “Partnership Einem” released a series of candies under the name of “Moscow of the future”. Each box of chocolates contained one of 8 promotional postcards, depicting Moscow in 200-300 years. The annotation stated: “We mentally transport ourselves, to the extent of our strength and diversity of imagination, into mother Moscow in…

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Photos of russian beauties

Look at these photos of beautiful russian women, gathered in one album, published in 1904. It’s interesting that signatures indicate ethnicity of the girls. Among many nationalities, that constituted Russian Empire, can be found Germans, Finnish and representatives of Little Russia (Malorossiya, the part of Russia, which is now considered to be Ukraine). Unfortunately black and white pictures…

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Retro Photos of Gagarin

When you look at those retro photos of Gagarin, you see a handsome guy with sincere smile and open face, reminding of Marlon Brando or classic superheroes from James Bond saga. Meanwhile, being first world cosmonaut and a real celebrity, he was a very simple and modest man. Once he was presented with a Matra Bonnet…

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