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A (Simplified) Animated History of Russia

The video presents a quick, animated history of Russia “From the Rus’ to the Tzars, to Joseph Stalin, Russia has had an impact on the world for many centuries”. It isn’t as fun as the History of Japan, but it does the job of presenting a quick history lesson.

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Bears in Russia Are Hooked on Huffing Jet Fuel

A very humorous turn has come up in the tale of the bears of Russia. Apparently, they are so hooked on to jet fuel that they will continue huffing on it until they pass out. The stoned bears were captured on camera by photographer Igor Shpilenok who spent seven months at the Kronotsky Nature Reserve, in South Kamchatka, Russia. The reserve is home for more than 700 brown bears, and a few of them have taken a liking to the fuel used by the reserve workers for power generators and helicopters. The large brown bears sometimes manage to get their hands on discarded barrels and proceed to a trip down trippy lane.

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Meteorite Shower Hits Russia [videos]

A meteorite shower has made its way across the Ural region of Russia, and in their fury the metorites have injured 250 people and damaged numerous buildings in six cities. Russian officials say the event happened after the disintegration of a large meteor in the Earth’s lower atmosphere, which then proceeded to hit numerous locations with its fragments.

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An Illuminated Snow Tunnel in Russia [pic]

Russian photographer Michael Zelensky captured this amazing shot to the entrance of an amazing snow tunnel that is almost a kilometer long. The tunnel is located near the Mutnovsky volcano, and from what we gather from translation, it is located in the deep snow fields with ravines and is accessible only during the summer thaw. That torch/flare he’s holding in his hands gives the image a surrealistic look and appeal.

Via TwistedSifter

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Retro Russia’s View of The Future

It’s always fun to see how people in the past thought their future might look like. These images illustrate the future as seen by Russians of the ’50s and ’60s.

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Science & Tech

Eternal Youth: Russian scientist claims to have discovered an anti-aging formula

Eternal youth, anti-aging, both these terms are like the keywords humanity has been searching for, since ever and ever. Russian scientist, Professor Vladimir Skulachev has now claimed that he has developed an anti-oxidant, a drug that will stop the deterioration of health caused by age. Skulachev is a professor of Bioenergetics, and has been working on the same for nearly 40 years. The drug is ready for clinical trials, and the professor believes it could be made commercially available within 2 years.

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Post-Apocalyptic Kremlin bears a dreamy look

These images were created by Russian artists, as a visualization of what the famous Kremlin may look like after the apocalypse. We’ll say it looks fairly good for a scene in some animated movie about the apocalypse. More images after the jump.