Roads, rivers

‘Oh, what a glittering, wondrous infinity of space the world knows nothing of! Rus!’ Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls (1842)
niccageinabearcostume:

meanboysfromkremlin:

xieweijia33:

young Surkov, Medvedev, and  Khodorkovsky #oh dear oh dear#

holy mother of fuck

I’ve seen these before but it’s always amusing. There’s young Arkady pic too, but I’m on mobile, can’t post it now..

niccageinabearcostume:

meanboysfromkremlin:

xieweijia33:

young Surkov, Medvedev, and  Khodorkovsky #oh dear oh dear#

holy mother of fuck

I’ve seen these before but it’s always amusing. There’s young Arkady pic too, but I’m on mobile, can’t post it now..

Paratroopers reading Pasternak’s poems. Десантники читают Пастернака 

(Source: youtube.com)

fuckyeahrussianpolitics:

this is just weird lol
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi plays chess with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (L), the president of the international chess federation, in Tripoli on June 12, 2011 in this still image taken from video broadcast on  Libyan state television. Libyan state television on Sunday broadcast  pictures of Gaddafi meeting the Ilyumzhinov. Russia’s Interfax news  agency quoted Ilyumzhinov, who is also a Russian provincial governor, as  saying he played a game of chess in Tripoli on Sunday with Gaddafi.

fuckyeahrussianpolitics:

this is just weird lol

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi plays chess with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (L), the president of the international chess federation, in Tripoli on June 12, 2011 in this still image taken from video broadcast on Libyan state television. Libyan state television on Sunday broadcast pictures of Gaddafi meeting the Ilyumzhinov. Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted Ilyumzhinov, who is also a Russian provincial governor, as saying he played a game of chess in Tripoli on Sunday with Gaddafi.