Russian based Union Skateboards has posted its first video online - a whole half an hour of it. The team consists of Emin Aliev, Egor Kaldikov, Lesha Bobrov, Egor Golubev, Vlad Esaulkov, Maksim Kruglov. If some of those names are new to you, you'll probably have seen Maksim and Vlad jump down some stuff before. If anyone had any doubts about the level of skating in Russia, this should be the last nail on that coffin.

Another thing that often strikes me with the Russian videos is the variety of spots. Sure, they live in a country that stretches from the Baltic to the Pacific, but they also have next door neighbours like China for example. Or Japan. No wonder then that they get around and go places.