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Weird and Wonderful, Only in Russia

April 13, 2010

View from a luxury Moscow penthouse. Photo from russos

Beware of a blog called English Russia, you’ll be sucked in and never get out. I got lost amidst their architecture tags, and just had to share a selection of  their entries on the weird and wonderful structures of Russia. As they say…”Only in Russia!” Enjoy!

What looks like a still from a Star Wars Attack of the Clones city is actually a photograph from a Russian skyscraper in Cloudy Weather.


A map depicting the locations of the Seven Sisters Project in Moscow, one of most ambitious projects that took place between 1947 and 1953 on the orders of Jozef Stalin with the aim of rivaling seven U.S. skyscrapers.


A busted waterpipe isn’t all bad news. It can give a building a much-needed shower.


The story of the Kremlin in pictures.


A Russian jet attached to a building. No further comments.


Remants of a seemingly floating Soviet grainery near Odessa. It’s real, alright.


Photographs of Moscow contrasts.


Apparently, this is how some Russian technicians install air conditioning units. Brave soul.


It’s not an oversized Spaceinvaders grafitti, it’s not QR code-building…it’s a gigantic crossword puzzle!


This one is a bar-code building, by contemporary architects Vitruvius and Sons.


Stunning photographs of Russian structures by Alexander Petrosian


Thirsty for more? We told ya!

30 Comments leave one →
  1. April 13, 2010 3:35 pm

    these are great! loving the crossword puzzle building!
    what a unique place, hope to visit one day!

  2. MArco Laterazzi permalink
    April 13, 2010 3:59 pm

    THESE ARE GREAT. EPIC PICTURES. Now i want to visit Russia. ;)

  3. jadesmith09 permalink
    April 13, 2010 4:30 pm

    The first photo and the crossword and barcode buildings–wow. Great. Also reminds me of Blade Runner! :)

  4. April 13, 2010 5:22 pm

    That poor guy with the airconditioning unit. I hope someone catches him when he falls. When, not if.

  5. Bassant Magdy permalink
    April 13, 2010 6:35 pm

    what a great country !!!! really I want to visit it,especially Moscow contrasts , it reflects the great heritage of Russia:)

  6. leavemehere permalink
    April 13, 2010 6:36 pm

    Crazy shit. I’ve spent months in Russia and never came across any of these buildings, or noticed such huge contrasts.
    But then again, I dont make it to Penthouses to often either.
    Its great all condensed into a post!

  7. April 13, 2010 8:02 pm

    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  8. April 13, 2010 8:12 pm

    Thanks a lot for this. I love Russian architecture.

  9. arkinetblog permalink*
    April 13, 2010 9:41 pm

    thx for so many great comments on this post!! hope everyone checked the links after each photo for more images of each (at the English Russia website…way cool!)

  10. April 13, 2010 10:14 pm

    LOVE the contrast. great post :)

  11. alexanderpanda123 permalink
    April 13, 2010 10:25 pm

    the plane-through-building picture is priceless. almost dreamy, i so want more!

  12. April 13, 2010 10:46 pm

    Wow! I could probably browse through these all day. I want more! Love the last picture in black and white, and of course, the crossword puzzle. Thanks !

  13. April 13, 2010 11:03 pm

    That’s so cool! I love the bar code building!

  14. April 13, 2010 11:06 pm

    hahaa awesome

  15. April 14, 2010 2:18 am

    houston, we got a problem, lol..

    cool pics..

  16. Sam permalink
    April 14, 2010 2:39 am

    Cool beans!

  17. fishhookanni permalink
    April 14, 2010 3:43 am

    oh neat! i particularly like the floating grain silos!

  18. April 14, 2010 5:38 am

    “soviet grainery” great pic. so unbelieveable, still used??

  19. April 14, 2010 6:06 am

    loooove the bar code building!

  20. April 14, 2010 7:46 am

    HAVE you another pic?

  21. April 14, 2010 8:00 am

    Fascinating pix and your title describes many of the women who I have met from this great land as well, LOL

  22. Krista permalink
    April 14, 2010 8:00 am

    Whoa! Amazing pics! That “Star Wars” pic is so beautiful!

  23. Jia permalink
    April 14, 2010 9:22 am

    Wow. It’s cool.. learnt something. :)

  24. April 14, 2010 9:39 am

    looks great ;)) .. some pictures are funny :))

  25. April 14, 2010 12:00 pm

    Fantasmagorical! Superb pictures. For those of us who may never visit Russia, these pictures help to give an insight into this vast country. Thanks.

  26. April 14, 2010 12:52 pm

    Love the UPC building and the shot of the city that looks like the battle over Courasant! Thanks – great stuff!

  27. Rere Nia permalink
    April 14, 2010 1:27 pm

    nice pic!

  28. April 18, 2010 12:46 am

    Great post, great link!!

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