I didn't know, but the Kurile Lake—in the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia—is known for being the largest red salmon run in the world. People and bears go then to catch them, both on pictures and for eating.
Russia’s not had a lot of luck as of late with their space program. Explosions, wayward rockets and now a dead satellite chock-a-block full of fuel sits in orbit, waiting to come back to Earth with a bang. But according to Russia’s space chief it might not be its fault -- he suspects sabotage.
Being a cyclist in a busy city is dangerous for many reasons, but someone in Russia has at least solved the problem of limited visibility with this transforming bike that can give the rider a high or low stance.
The London Eye has become a major tourist attraction for the city, so Moscow is hoping a similar structure will attract more visitor's to the Russian capital. Except that theirs will be the world's tallest, with a unique spokeless design.
There's a reason the Kinect requires so much clearance—it's better at picking up wildly swinging arms than subtle hand movements. The Displair interface, however, can pick up on even the smallest twitches. Welcome to your Minority Report future.
Sitting dead in Earth's orbit thanks to a premature engine shutoff, Russia's Mars-digging probe has been giving ground controllers the cold shoulder for 14 days. An ESA tracking station in Australia has now, finally, managed to make contact.
Marta Yegorovnam, who I'm assuming is either a lunatic or an evil prankster, says she has kept an alien corpse in her refrigerator for two years. Apparently, she found this green alien after a UFO crashed right outside her house.
A new report on nuclear proliferation is—surprise!—kind of terrifying, revealing some disconcerting facts about nuclear warheads, who has them, and what we don't know. The bottom line: holy hell, we've built a lot of these things.
Either he's a huge musical theatre fan or just a very disturbed individual. Maybe both. Whatever the reason, murdering someone and baking them in to meat pies isn't original, but it is ghastly. (Annnd, possibly delicious?)
The auroral lights dancing across the night sky is a beautiful sight. Viewed from the ISS they look even better, but when you combine that with a couple of Russian spaceships, it truly is out-of-this-world. [NASA via MSNBC]
The fabrics mostly speak for themselves, but the skinny is that these fabrics are Soviet-era textiles from the 1920-1930 period of Russia's history. And while awesome, the industrial, work-obsessed imagery on display here is hardly subtle.
The Allies ultimately won World War II of course, but at great cost. Nowhere is this more true than the great 1,000-mile Eastern Front, where German and Soviet forces mixed battle, bloodshed and war crimes in equal mix.