In 1869, Alexander von Middendorff wrote to the tsar:
“Even the civilized Europe these days has failed to domesticate the moose, the animal that doubtlessly can be of great utility. Our government ought to apply all possible efforts toward the domestication of this animal. This is doable. The reward would be great, and so would be the glory.”
Thus, the Kostroma Moose Farm was created and exists to this day:
with this guy
Andrey Tarkovsky’s Polaroids
A collection of polaroids from one of the most renown Russian directors of the 20th century. Andrey Tarkovsky’s films contain such specific and original cinematography that it’s no surprise his polaroid captures would be just as intriguing. You can check out more of his polaroid collection in a book called “Instant Light: Tarkovsky Polaroids”. And if you watch one film by him let it be The Mirror.