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This is a photoblog of Russian tourists parking badly in my hometown Lappeenranta, Finland. The purpose of this blog however is not to implicate that every Russian parks like this, nor does it mean that all Finns park perfectly. 

The distance between Lappeenranta and St. Petersburg is less than 200 km. Lappeenranta is a major target of Russian tourism in Finland and its' generating even more tax free sales than Helsinki. Having only about 70 000 residents and getting such a high amount of Russian tourists means that the visitors are well presented in the everyday life of Lappeenranta. This also means that situations like the ones presented in these photos are quite common.

I hope that no one gets too upset about this blog, but will instead see the comical value of the photos. Due to popular demand I have also created a parallel blog about Finns failing to park correctly. This blog is available at http://finparking.blogspot.fi. There you can also share your photos to the public.

Finally, if you happen to find yourself in the photos.. Well, I hope you will do better next time! Parking properly is the easiest way to avoid getting a photo of you published on this page while visiting Lappeenranta :)

11 comments:

  1. What do you mean "bad"? This is a way that free person does. Put your 40eur lappu and thats the story.
    Finnish people are the 1% minority in the world to follow panically every single rule that some authority creates.

    btw: I am not Russian. Finnish or Russian is equally same shit for me

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    1. Go buy yourself a mirror, I think you need it. And come to tell me, when you grow up enough as a human, to start understanding that the sun doesn't shine out of your ass. Freedom doesn't mean Ignorance or a possibility to behave like a jackass.

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    2. To Anonymous on 14. Dec: When a free person does what he wants and doesn't have to abide to law, things like Hermitage capital takeover and murder of Sergei Magnitsky happen.

      I am very very glad that Finns play by the rules as much as they do. The alternative is a weird mix of corruption and anarchy.

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  2. Russians are like people are in uncivilised and undeveloped countries, they don't obey rules or laws, they have no respekt for other people, they are proud but cannot point anything in their own country that one really can be proud of. Except thousends of children with alkoholdamages, thousends of children that live in the streets, enormous problems with prostitution and drugs, enormous problems with criminality...
    Finland has such a bad luck to have this rotten land as a neighbor.

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    1. And Finnish are the pattern of moral. ahaha

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  3. My name is Yuri, I am from Russia. The photos featured in this blog illustrate the low level of breeding of this people. I do face such ways of parking everyday in Moscow. There is no way to fight this people.
    I ride and park by rules regardless of the country I am driving in. But when I come to a foreign country - like Finland - I try to obey the rules even more accurately. Sometimes the locals do not appreciate it very much. Like in Finland drivers usually exceed the speed limit outside the cities for about 10-15 km per hour. I do not feel comfortable doing it so in a way I may be an obstacle for them. But to me it is more important to obey the rules, your country's rules.
    I do not feel the right to ask an excuse for this people as I do not consider them my nationals. I feel ashamed for living in the same country they do. I just wanted you to know that there are normal people here in Russia. Not every single person in Russia is as arrogant and stupid as the ones featured in the photos here. I wish I had the possibility to live in a normal and civilized country like Finland. And not feel myself ashamed for being a Russian when I come to a great country like yours.
    Have a happy New Year,
    Best regards from Moscow

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  4. Hey. Sorry for anonymous posting, but i'm so tired of all these passwords.

    I'm russian and I think you doing is right. Thanks to reckless government and egoistic inhabitants (chicken and egg question), such people are plague of our country. It's a kind of grim humour, but here in Russia St.Petersburg is considered capital of culture. Sad part is, lesser cities are more cultured, despite the lack of theatres and libraries.

    Only one request - i know it's a bit of hassle - would you type license plates in plain text for search engines? You know, almost every person will search himself in internet one day. Let them be ashamed and confounded.

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    1. This is a fun idea. I'll consider it!

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  5. And tell me please, do you report these morons to the road police?

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    1. Unfortunately police can't do anything if the car is parked on a private parking place, like the parking place of a shop. It's up to the shop owner to do something about it and they probably don't want to punish paying customers...

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  6. how Russians park in Russia : http://autochmo.ru/
    yes, we don't like these morons (as name of the site tells itself: "autochmo" = "automoron" :) )

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