Russian police special forces training on how to stop a car, which looks insane.
Do you feel like you're having a bad day? Take a gander at these pics and you'll probably change your mind pretty quick. In fact, looking at pics of people having a bad time can really up your morale. Circumstances could always be a lot worse, right? We're inclined to think so.
A nail salon in Russia is famous for its outrageous, impractical but also intrinsically detailed nail designs. Check out the photos below for a taste of just how talented they are. From meat grinders to tiny toothbrushes, here is a selection of things no one would ever need on their nails. Ever! Just when you thought you'd seen everything.
Nail art is a beauty trend that is blowing up on social media. Any beauty enthusiast with Instagram can attest to pictures of fresh manicures in their newsfeed on a daily basis. From a classic French to decadent jewels and glitter, we have more inspiration at our fingertips than ever before. One salon in Russia has taken nail art to the extreme, treating nails like tiny blank canvases ready to be turned into masterpieces. Nail Sunny's Instagram page displays some of their most outrageous, creative and mesmerizing nail designs, and we're blown away. From mini hairy legs to cheese graters, these designs are both totally impractical, but also mesmerizing, and we can't stop looking!
Look, we know that not everything the West says about Russia is true - We know you all don't go around yelling "сука блять" at everyone while wearing Adidas tracksuits every day. However, we do always love a good dank Russian meme and we hope you can appreciate them too.
Eastern European food often gets a bad rap for being bland and containing nothing but meat and potatoes. Well, the second part of that might be true, but If you've never tried cabbage rolls, potato pancakes, or cheese pastries, then get on that right now because you're majorly missing out.
Anyway, now that you're nice and hungry, scroll through some of these (very stereotypical) memes about life in Eastern Europe!
The cold season is upon us and we need the warmth of our babushkats to help us make it through!
Thankfully, there is a subreddit, r/babushkats, that is dedicated to the sole art of the babushka ways!
With these photos of warm-loving, and food-feeding babushkats, we will survive.
Okay, all of this talk about Eastern Europe has us craving some cabbage rolls and potato pancakes now. Please and thank you.
Once a week, we will be featuring an extraordinary animal account on Instagram! Their story, the adorable pictures, and pawesome videos! This week's spotlight goes to Umora, the wild sable!
Umora was saved from a farm intended to kill and turn her fur into articles of clothing. She was saved by Zhenya, a Russian woman, who happened to find a picture of a wild sable online and feel immediately in love with the animal. She knew she had to save it. When Zhenya discovered there was an opportunity to buy the sable out of the fur farm, she jumped on the chance.
And while Umora did come from a traumatic background, living on that fur farm, she's slowly overcoming her fear.
According to Zhenya, Umora is often quite emotional, and even a tad hysterical, due to her life in the fur farm. Umora is also very clever and active, and she will steal your stuff -- because stealing is fun!
And with time and patience, Zhenya and Umora are living life to the fullest. You can follow their adventure on Instagram!
Ever wish you could understand Russian memes? We didn't either until we learned about this wild Twitter account. The Russian Memes UnitedAccount does exactly that - and we're starting to realize that all memers make the same kinda crap, language really doesn't change much. From self-deprecating shitposts, to your standard cat meme, these Russian pics are sure to entertain.
A clip first shared on November 7 that shows South African rugby fans playing "fetch" with a beluga whale was quick to capture the hearts of many, but it also raised questions and speculation about the mammal and its nature. Science writer @ferrisjabr shared some additional context and background, arguing that the whale is "likely Hvaldimir, a once captive whale who may have escaped a Russian military program."
The 90s were a strange time. In this case, a 1998 pizza ad that featured the former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev. This article on the Gorbachev Pizza Hut Adstates that he needed the money for a foundation, and it was the only high profile commercial offer he took.