Incredible Photos That Showcase The Real Russia

Closed off to foreigners for almost a century, Russia has just opened its gates back up to the world in the early 1990s. For the longest time, we didn’t know anything about the nation and this has led to a lot of misrepresentation. While being closed off for all those years they were able to further develop their culture and pop out a very unique and different way of life. We have some exclusive photos that perfectly capture the real Russia. This is something you don’t want to miss out on.

Russian Mine Workers

Everything is bigger in Russia and this picture is proof. Russia was ranked as the number one country in the world in terms of producing a wide array of mineral commodities. In Russia, miners are very respected and are known to have a lot of pride in their work.

Russian Mine Workers

Russia’s Female Bodybuilders

Amongst all the sports that Russia provides for girls, the one currently in the highest demand seems to be female bodybuilding. It is especially popular in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, as well as other big cities across the nation. This woman is a perfect example of how beautiful the Russian bodybuilders look.

Russia’s Female Bodybuilders

Summer Or Winter

For all the people who live outside of Russia, this is probably an image of pure madness. In Russia, people like to keep up appearances. The style that a person dresses up in says a lot about them to their peers and mean the difference between having friends and having no friends.

Summer Or Winter

Females Serving

The number of woman in Russia highly outnumber the number of men in the country. There is also a problem with substance that affects the male population so much more than the female population. This means that woman pretty much flourish in the country.

Females Serving

Carpets Are Popular

If you ever need a dose of humor, look no further than a subway train. You’ll find no end to the number of characters you’ll find in there. Moscow has to be the source of the funniest individuals you’ll find on the planet. Just take this fellow as an example.

Carpets Are Popular

Russia Also Has A Beach

Face it, when most people think about Russia, they aren’t thinking about beaches, sand, and sunshine. Sochi-Adler stands alone amidst Russia’s larger cities as it has a lot of elements to it that you’d find in a more tropical location. In the summer Sochi’s beaches get up to two million visitors.

Russia Also Has A Beach

Protect And Serve

The Russian police are nothing to mess with. Crime within Russia just doesn’t pay for anyone. If there is one thing that Russian police are known for, it’s taking some down by any means possible and doing it swiftly and quickly. You can be a gangster or just college protester. It just doesn’t matter.

Protect And Serve

Moscow Nightlife

New York and Berlin can step aside because no nightlife in the world can compare to the things that are happening in Moscow. If you want to experience a truly wild time out on the town, Moscow is the place to go. You’ll find no shortage of clubs to hit.

Moscow Nightlife

Babushka Vendors

Babushka Vendors can be found all over Russia. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the big city, the small town or even the smaller village. They will be outside of train and bus stations selling an array of veggies that you’ll need for your dinner. They are not playing around with their veggies.

Babushka Vendors

Caught In The Rain

Millions of dollars have been forked over in an effort to keep the Russian streets dry on public holidays. So while this cloud dispersing machine is keeping big cities dry, the clouds are randomly hitting smaller towns and the rain falls hard. This elderly woman looks to have gotten caught in the rain.

Caught In The Rain

The Police Are Just Like Everyone Else

The Russian police have the reputation of being tough, strict and at times even a bit unfair. At the end of the day, under that uniform is just a person who is just trying to get by. This picture shows that the Russian police hanging out at a playground.

The Police Are Just Like Everyone Else

Parkour Rules All

One of the most popular sports in Russia is parkour. Although the sport was founded in France, you’ll find one of the best parkour teaching organizations in the world in Moscow. That’s the Moscow Parkour Academy. They specialize in teaching the discipline that it takes to be a parkour expert.

Parkour Rules All

An Interesting Way To Rebel

Uniforms are highly stressed in Russia high schools. The girls have two options to choose from. They can wear long sleeves in the winter and short sleeves in the summer. Teenagers have the undying urge for individuality and these uniforms don’t leave much room for it.

An Interesting Way To Rebel

A Fountain Celebration

Most people celebrate their graduation by tossing their backpacks into the trash, going to house parties or and hitting the beach for the summer. In Russia, things are done quite differently across the nation. They are jumping right into the city’s nicest fountains.

A Fountain Celebration

In Russia The Snow Falls Harder

In the United States, snow can sure come into your life and inconvenience you. You’ll have to shovel it in the morning, watch out for black ice when stepping out into the driveway and prepare yourself for some warm days by the fire. In Russia, the snow is much wilder.

In Russia The Snow Falls Harder

Siberian Shaman

This is a very rare picture of a shaman wrapped in his traditional shaman garbs. In some folds in Russia, you’ll find that Shamanism is still widely practiced. The ancient religion originates in Siberia and has spread throughout the country. It has a lot of elements that are shared with Buddism.

Siberian Shaman

Soccer is The Country’s Sport

Like in most places of the world soccer is the most famous sport in all of Russia. Look at this guy here playing in one of the country’s many squares. This year will see Russia host the World Cup. Looks like he is already in the mood to root for his favorite team.

Soccer is The Country’s Sport

Russia Homes A Gigantic Military

Russia’s biggest pride comes in the form of their gigantic military. They are a country that is always prepared for the worst. They have both male and female soldiers that are trained for the most difficult of a task and they are just waiting for their time to shine.

Russia Homes A Gigantic Military

Russia Is Very Diverse

When people think of Russia, we naturally think of Russians, but you’ll actually find a ton of different people around, especially in bigger cities like Moscow. This photo displays a large amount of Muslims taking part in public prayer on one of their holidays.

Russia Is Very Diverse

Northern Lights

There are very few locations where you can see the Northern Lights and Russia is one of them. This no doubt will send people over in flocks. Russia holds to its name some of the most northern locations on our planet and the lights shine especially bright there.

Northern Lights

High Heel Madness

You’ll hardly ever see women wearing flat shoes in Russia. High heels are an essential part of Russia fashion and weather or situation does very little to determine this. You’ll find women wearing high heels in the rain, snow and even when they head out to the gym.

High Heel Madness

Karaoke Is Everything

No Russian wedding is complete until the Karaoke machine is rolled out. Wedding parties in Russia aren’t for the light-hearted. They intend to entertain until the sun comes up. What better way to do this than to bust out the karaoke machine. It definitely leaves for a very interesting scene.

Karaoke Is Everything

The Read Siberia

This isn’t exactly the snowy and cold Siberia you imagine when you think of Siberia. While winters can be very cold in Siberia, it isn’t cold all year round. In the summer the weather is warm and the regions farming community comes out of hibernation. Y

The Read Siberia

Russia Is Table Tennis Crazy

In America, you’ll go to the park and find elderly people playing chess and young kids skating. In the Middle East, you’ll find people playing backgammon. In Russia, their game is table tennis and this will be very apparent to you once you walk to your nearest park.

Russia Is Table Tennis Crazy

BBQ In The Cold

BBQs are perfect for the summertime. There is nothing more perfect then cooking up some meat while hanging out with your friends at the beach or in the backyard. In Russia, they don’t only BBQ in the summer, but also in the winter. Look at this couple in the picture.

BBQ In The Cold

Harvesting Tea

This picture takes us back to the early 20th century. No doubt, a lot has changed in Russia within the past one hundred years, but one thing remains the same. Look at what these young rice harvesters are wearing upon their heads. It looks familiar, right?

Harvesting Tea

Russians Love Dried Fish

Dried fish doesn’t sound like anyone’s number one choice for a meal, but in Russia, it squeezed itself into popularity during times of need. During the revolution, nobody knew when they’d get their next meal so they’d salt and pickle fish. Dried fish remains one of the most popular foods in Russia today.

Russians Love Dried Fish

Waiting In The Food Lines

Back when the Soviet Union was under control people didn’t go to the Supermarket and pick up food, they’d have to line up around the block and try their luck in food lines. Showing up late could mean no food for the week. This elderly woman is standing in a line and looking bravely into the camera.

Waiting In The Food Lines

Russia is Full Of Innovation

Any nations are going to pride themselves on being innovative. Russia takes innovation to the next levels. If a situation takes a bad turn, you can almost guarantee that a Russian person will have many ways of getting out of it. Take this famous Russian broom for instance.

Russia is Full Of Innovation

Norilsk: The City Of The North

Russia is the home of the industrial city of Norilsk. It is the most northern city in the world and has a population of 175,000. Being so high up means that they experience severe weather unlike anywhere in the world. Take a minute to imagine those winters.

Norilsk: The City Of The North

Strange Headgear

We all know what it’s like to suffer a journey on public transport during rush hour, and how inconsiderate behavior by other passengers can make the whole thing worse. If for example a person brings a pet onto a train you can only hope that the animal will know how to behave.

Strange Headgear

Cheerleader For Fisherman

Russia is a country with a very long coastline, and as such it stands to reason that the fishing industry is a major operation. In this photograph, a young lady poses with a fish-themed outfit – there are fish in her tights and seaweed in her hair. If you look closely, you can see that she is sitting next to a large body of water. 

Cheerleader For Fisherman

Human Barbie

In this picture we can see a person known as the “human Barbie”. Barbie is the name of a popular doll, characterized by long blonde hair and a slender figure. This image resonated with the young lady in this picture to such an extent that she set out to mimic those dolls with her appearance. 

Human Barbie