8 Oct
Russia meets Washington in this 2013 Limited Edition bike

Russian manufacturer Ural has carved out a nice niche in the motorcycle game by producing beautiful, retro bikes with sidecars. They’re not really “retro”, however, because Ural has been making variations of these bikes since the 1940s. We’ve covered several of their bikes over the years, including their sT and M70 “70th Anniversary” Motorcycle. Their [...]


14 Dec
More Russian models sporting the latest streetwear... sort of

It’s that magical time of year when all the new fashion calendars start popping up, and few are more anticipated than Russian retailer Kixbox‘s (you might remember their 2012 version). Just like in years past, Kixbox keeps it simple with images that any man could spend an afternoon looking at wistfully. Shot by Alexey Kiselev, the [...]


We saw 15 years of Ellen von Unwerth’s impressive career as a fashion photographer in Fräulein, which pays homage to this generation’s most alluring women — including Adriana Lima, Britney Spears, Monica Belluci, Kate Moss and many, many more. Now, von Unwerth takes up what was previously Bettina Rheims foray by photographing the second erotic narrative featuring [...]


In case you’ve avoided reading any online articles that had the words “pussy riot” because you thought it was spam or NSFW, let’s catch you up quickly. Pussy Riot! is a Russian punk performance collective and feminist/political activist group. In February 2012 five members staged a protest performance, or “punk prayer”, inside the Cathedral of [...]


Gang and criminal subcultures are always fascinating, especially when the criminal culture comes from Russia — home to the second highest prison population per capita in the world (naturally, USA is #1! #1! #1!). We previously covered the first Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia awhile back, and unsurprisingly it has remained one of our most popular [...]


22 Jun
Circassian designer Kasim Tlibekov brutal ode to American muscle

Don’t ever really like to get too crazy with the pie-in-the-sky concepts, unless it’s really something truly exceptional. Such is the case with this menacing vaporware concept by Circassian designer Kasim Tlibekov. It helps that he’s chosen to put his talents on the Pontiac Firebird, one of America’s muscle cars of the highest order — [...]


1 May
Russian porn sites & shady pharmaceuticals have attacked us

Well, it seems over the weekend we were hacked by some shady pharmaceutical companies who are redirecting a lot of our traffic to their sites so you can buy boner pills. Adding to the onslaught were some Russian porn sites who have taken over our Google links, so when you search us on a mobile [...]


19 Apr
Why make us hate that which brings us so much joy...?

Is that a rain cloud spilling drops on me? Wait no, it’s a giant man up in the sky with a bulbous red nose who’s drunken hands are pouring vodka into an overflowing shot glass and ruining my pad! Question for Russian anti-drunk poster creator: how shitfaced were you when this happened? Inherent with ambiguity [...]

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