Sochi’s Pre-Olympic Sanatoriums

On November 30, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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Before the Olympics rocked up in Sochi and changed it for good, but not necessarily for the better, it was a bustling holiday destination. For decades Sochi had been the place to go if you...

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Awesome Photos From Russia With Love (Part F)

On November 28, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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I’ve got a whole load of mirth from the Eastern Bloc for you today. I guess because Russia is so MASSIVE there will always be plenty to gorp at, and I will ALWAYS...

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Massive Russian Sinkhole Opens Up This Week

On November 21, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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This week a huge sinkhole has opened up in the Russian town of Solikamsk. Apparently no one was injured despite an entire house being swallowed whole. The hole opened up near Perm in the Ural...

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“In the animal world. Homeland must know the heroes in the face.”

On November 13, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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So. I just found a video of some youngsters in the Russian city of Perm vandalising a lift in an apartment block in the Russian town of Perm. The title I’ve used: “In the animal world....

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The People Of Dagestan In 1933

On November 10, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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Dagestan, if you were wondering, is a republic of Russia located in the North Caucasus region. Its capital and largest city is Makhachkala, in the center of Dagestan on the Caspian Sea. I put up some...

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Notes On Duck Herding Throughout The World

On November 9, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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That’s right, you heard me – duck herding. This article started out as a showcase for a video which features a Russian farmer shouting at ducks, who, in turn, obey his commands. The video itself is...

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Older People Looking Cool In Omsk, Siberia

On November 7, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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I came across a photo collection the other day showcasing the fashion sense of the citizens of Omsk, Russia. There were loads and loads of pictures of young attractive people looking “cool”. I wasn’t particularly interested in...

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The Astounding Ice Caves Of Kamchatka

On October 26, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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A couple of days back I posted some amazing pictures of bears in the wilderness of Kamchatka. The photographer responsible for those wonderful snaps has also graced us with some equally enchanting images...

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The Bear-Filled Wonderland Of Kurill Lake

On October 24, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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Kurill Lake (or Kurile Lake) is situated at the southern end of the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia. Kamchatka is one of Russia’s wildest outposts where few humans live and nature gets on with its...

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Russian Kamaz Truck Turned Into Luxury Palace

On October 19, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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In many ways I’m old before my time, but I’m at peace with that fact. For instance, I don’t like socialising, I enjoy watching TV for hours at a time, preferably alone, and I...

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