Russia has big designs on the Arctic. Its forces have been very active in the inhospitable region over the last few years, showing off their high-tech gear and ability to deploy rapidly to the harsh environment. Now it appears they are also preparing to operate on the other end of the spectrum, taking up local nomadic…
Lose weight in America, and your friends will give you a nice pat on the back and make corny jokes about how thin you are. Lose weight in Siberia, though, and a giant truck will come by your house and dump 3,000 pounds of coal on your lawn. Wait, what?
A sidecar isn’t like any other vehicle. The design dates back to pre-WWII technology sharing between the Nazis and Soviet Union and the bikes are still made in the same factory that was located out of bomber range way out on the Siberian steppe. This is what they’re like to ride today.
Ever wanted to sail through space on an mechanically unsound rust bucket while drinking Vodka from a sippy cup? Now you can! This MIR replica Ural sidecar pays homage to the pioneering Soviet space station.
A hot water pipe broke in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. While most were smart enough to stay far from the gushing steam, a local bus driver thought his bus could deal with it. The result? 13 injured. Way to go.
In Siberia, this is called a road. In America, this is called a massive mud pit big enough to topple 22-wheeler trucks and everything else short of a tractor.
This is the BelAZ 75600, Russia's largest dump truck, getting loaded up with rocks at the Bachatsky coal mine in Siberia. Nothing unexpected happens in this video. I just love it because I am secretly five years old.
Most larger-than-life leaders need to invent stories about their larger-than-life accomplishments. Not Vladimir Putin: When he says he taught birds how to fly south for the winter, believe it.
This thing? I found it inside an abandoned square-mile Soviet-era military factory in Siberia. It would have worn a gas mask to help illustrate to workers proper safety protocols upon nuclear war with America. Now, it's just another artifact of the USSR's once mighty military machine.
To promote his business, a Siberian entrepreneur had his pilot turn his helicopter into a butler — opening bottles, delivering drinks and finally shaving a volunteer's stubble with a razor. Impaled by a rotor/is no way to die/but all the girls/will say you look fly/Chopper Shave.