this lovely music video from the legendary Russian band Leningrad combines an action and sci-fi story in the video and a very kitchy and profane lyrics of women discussing men in Russia. the last words in the video are:
by a band Bugotak. I’ve been meaning to post these for quite some time but failed to remember the name. these recordings are about 7 years old, and my memory isn’t what it used to be. anyhow, enjoy these lovely covers!
Apple filmed a Russian parathlete calling himself a Russian cyborg.
or, more tellingly, Biter, Irkutsk-based artist Liana Anatolyevich, are captivating and hint at dangers both tangible and intangible. She seems to reference a lot of folklore and modern pop culture (check out her Hellboy).
Did you know that Russia has its own, honest-to-Gods, Indians? (I know the correct terms for the Indigenous peoples but the similarity is much more obvious this way) and of all places, in Siberia? (as a matter of fact, the two men in the very beginning of the new The Tick series are Siberian reindeer herders)
For Russia, it was not enough that they plagued us with their vision of us as a non-existent / failed nation, grabbed a part of our land the size of 1.5 Belgiums —
Chastushki are like Russian limericks — short, funny and often obscene. They are also popular for their absurdist humor and clear rhythm with obvious rhyming. I would say this is the part of the Russian culture that makes me least nauseous.
One of the best Ukrainian waters (we here have a wide selection of bottled mineral waters), Morshynska, issued a limited series of smaller bottles looking like characters of Star Wars:
they would look bleak and strangely endearing:
As if the world were not absurd enough, the Russians contribute daily.
Gulia Alekseyeva is a theatre artist and prop maker based in St.Petersburg, Russia. She makes these dolls from scratch using a variety of techniques. They are very elaborate and very sophisticated, both material and genre-wise.
to promote its agenda world-wide as a part of its hybrid war on everybody.
just never acknowledges they are Ukrainian.
This was made by several Russian fans of the genre for some obscure rock band with propensity to swear words — and it looks surprisingly neat.
Saw this at a friend’s Facebook, tried to find out where it happened (this is Russia, so why is happened is not even a question) and failed miserably.
A sad story of bureaucrats ruining what they are hired to protect. A fable old as time, now a cartoon.
Failed to find any info on the author or the tattooed man, but still. Seems oddly appropriate. He is ex-KGB, he holds all the resources to himself, and he milks the hell out of his people.
Found this at a LJ friend’s page, thought it would fit here right. This Russian traditional style of painting is called Palekh. The attention to detail is astounding.
While I am at the issue of Slavic fantasy I might as well share with you the trailers for Волкодав (Wolfhound), (2006):