He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake.

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Vladimir Putin’s portrait painted by George W. Bush, here on a throw pillow from Society6. Read story here.

Mary Wong noodle bar / Fork studio

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The Mary Wong noodle bar in the center of Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Concept, pendant light fixtures, graphics and construction control by Moscow based Fork studio aka designers Ivan Maximov, Kirill Ermoshin, Platonov Pavel and Alex Nekrasov

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Soviet-era erotic alphabet / Sergey Merkurov

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NSFW alphabet book inspired by ancient Greek and Roman art, illustrated by sculptor Sergey Merkurov.. Printed in the Soviet Union circa 1931.

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My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love

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brezhnevBrezhnev did it, why can’t other Russians?

eat me

This is a Russian tampon commercial that goes straight to the point, without using “those difficult days of the month”, “sensitive area” and women being skeptical about going to their office with their beige tight skirts. Perfect for this time of the year!

meanwhile in Russia..

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Tilda Swinton with a rainbow flag, in front of Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square Moscow, July 2013. Tilda’s photo was released along with a statement that read: In solidarity. From Russia with love.

Nikolai Alexeyev during an gay rights activists rally in Moscow An unknown anti-gay activist hits in a very manly way the already arrested Russian gay and LGBT rights activist, Nikolai Alexeyev, during an unauthorized gay rights activists rally in central Moscow. Image by Andrey Svitailo / Getty Images

check the: 36 Photos From Russia That Everyone Needs To See @ Buzzfeed

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Belarusian beauty Maryna Linchuk, for April’s Russian Vogue editorial: How I Met Your Mother.. According to Vogue Maryna -not a mother in real life- is the perfect modern ..mama, all she needs is her sky-high Christian Loubouti stilletos and an always flying ponytail. Baby is optional but NEVER gay. Check the series here

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The 60-year-old president Vladimir Putin posing shirtless and shaved in Siberia, July 2013. Video footage and images was released by the Kremlin, showing a macho Putin fishing, driving a motorboat and petting reindeer with his prime minister and defense minister.  (read more here)

previously: From Russia with love  #1 + #2 and the Portrait of a Russian Oligarch

Portrait of a Russian Oligarch

Another surreal tale from the land of the tsars: Vice‘s Ryan Duffy spends a day with Sergey Veremeenko, the guy who “owns pretty much the entire North of Russia.”
Via Blame It On The Voices. Link to video.

from Russia with love #2

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Putin’s most recent laws include the criminalization of the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” as well as the “provision permitting the government to arrest and detain gay or pro-gay tourists for up to 14 days, before deportation.
Russian LGBT community calls for Boycott of 2014 Olympics .
Previous greetings from Russia, here.

Bottle caps facade

Location: Russian village of Kamarchaga, Siberian taiga

Artist/Designer/Architect: Pensioner Olga Kostina

Material: 30.000 plastic bottle caps

Technique: conventional macrame technique of weaving and knit knots

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Vasilj Godzh

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Ink on paper drawings by Russian graphic designer Vasilj Godzh (plz click to enlarge).

P183

doureeeee instigatorP183 # Russian street artist # Dubbed by the international press as the “Russian Banksy”

Died April 1st, 2013, at the age of 29 # RIP

So far, no explanation was given to his death.

Transformer apartment / Vlad Mishin

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A convertible 60sqm apartment divided lengthwise by a  multi-functional plywood structure, designed by Russian architect Vlad Mishin.

“Main part of transforming blocks creates space of a common room. It is three rotating blocks, main one has tv-panel. Block rotates on its axis and it makes possible to look tv from different places- bedroom, kitchen and common room. Two other blocks are folding and auxiliary, they also serve as door opening to bedroom.”

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