Photos That Show A Softer, Human Side Of Russia

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Famous photographer Ansel Adams once said, “In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” These wise words have echoed throughout the world of photography ever since and can be seen to have manifested in the realistic images captured by the talented and gifted Alexander Petrosyan.

It was in the early 2000’s when Petrosyan showed an interest in discovering the true nature of the world through the eyes of a camera lens. Since then, he has gone on to win multiple photography awards and his work has appeared in publications all across the world.

He attributes luck as the biggest factor in his career, but we think it’s his innate ability to see beauty in the ordinary. Thus, we’ve compiled a list of 10 insanely captivating and realistic photographs of Russia that Petrosyan has captured.

10. Old But Certainly Not Cold Or Incapable

Without sugar coating facts, Russia has one hell of a colorful history and its army has been involved in many battles over time. Yet, this weirdly confusing photograph doesn’t help in shedding light on what’s currently going on with their armed forces. Let’s hope he wasn’t using those binoculars in substitution for a pair of spectacles.

9. Stuck Between A Rock And A Hard Place
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When we see a cold and snowy Russia, the first thing that pops into our minds is Sylvester Stallone in Rocky 4 training in the snowy mountains to battle Ivan Drago. This, however, isn’t something we’d ever imagine. For one, just how long has that car been parked in that very same spot to turn into a popsicle? Secondly, who would leave their cat in there?

8. A Different Kind Of Pedestrian On A Regular Russian Street
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There’s a lot that can be questioned about this image, but we can all agree that at least the cattle in Russia know better than to break the laws of the road. This cow might just be a tad bit smarter than some rebellious citizens, wouldn’t you say so? The next slide is something you would ordinarily only see in a movie!

7. Painting The Town A Promiscuous Color Of Red
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Even though we’ve crept into the era of digital technology and unorthodox jobs have come along with it, the oldest profession of them all continues to survive the test of time even in the land of one of the world’s most feared Superpowers. Nevertheless, sex work is better than no work.

6. Halloween Celebrations That Are Not For The Faint Of Heart

Halloween is one of those international holidays which is celebrated with an abundance of treats and costumes that loosely represent our favorite and popular fictional heroes. In Russia, however, Halloween is known to quickly escalate into an orthodox nightmare. So far, a few regions have even proceeded to implement a ban on Halloween celebrations where children can be negatively influenced.

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