Russia Archive

Woman uses airplane air vent to dry underwear

Anyone who travels has their fair share of stories about passengers who do not follow generally accepted social norms. Travelers on a recent Ural Airlines flight from Antalya, Turkey to Moscow, Russia have a story that will be hard to top, thanks to a woman who used an air vent to dry off underwear. From […]

Riga, Latvia – Museums & a tough 20th century

Riga, Latvia shares a similar history with the rest of the Baltic region. During the 20th century, Riga was constantly stuck between two massive powers, Germany & Russia. The city, along with the rest of Latvia, found itself being passed back and forth between the two, with brief periods of independence as well. Here’s a […]

Sleeping man on baggage claim carousel in Russia

Everyone’s tired when they get off an airplane, but few people go to the lengths this Russian man did to get some shuteye after arriving at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. He was found curled up on the baggage claim carousel, fighting to sleep as he rode around the curves of the busy conveyer belt. Here’s the […]

Russian man strips off clothes at airport security checkpoint: Video

A Russian airport employee took security screening to the extreme at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, Russia last week. Rather than just removing any metal objects and his jacket, Georgy Myakinkin removed everything. Myakinkin was protesting having to take off his belt at security as he returned to the airport after accidentally leaving his keys there. From The Mirror: […]

Barack Obama banned from Russian duty free shop

If Barack Obama was planning on buying some cheap cigarettes & Toblerone on his next trip to Vladivostok, Russia, he’d better think again. So should British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The three world leaders are among 13 people who have been formally banned from shopping at the Duty Free shop at […]