Tolmachevo is an airport in Novosibirsk - ex Soviet "Academic City" - the city of young scientists. Even now its considered to be a center point for all Russia offshore programming services market with thousands of people working in companies serving all the Western world in long distance programming. However,
besides the science part of the city there is a strategic meaning - as the city is in the middle of the country and so there are plenty of warfare placed around. Alexei, the blogger, has went to the Tolmachevo - cities main air gate and have made shots of some not so civil part of the facility.
An "Udaloy"-class Russian destroyer "Marshal Shaposhnikov" was laid down in 1985. It serves in Russian navy in the Pacific Fleet. This ship participated in a few operations in Arden bay - the home of Somali pirates. If you remember the
videos of Soviet sailors fighting pirates this is probably was shot from this ship. It's hard to get aboard as its in active Navy service however Russian blogger Alex S. has managed to do this and now we have the photos here:
A pretty large set of photos of Soviet people at work. The collection of photos of famous USSR photographer Semion Friedland. He worked as a journalist in Russian "TIME" analogue - the "OGONIOK" magazine. People that present on those photos
have been photographed in time span of 1940s-1950s - one of the most hard times of the Soviet state, just recovering from the devastating war rolled throughout the country. Let's see inside how people looked at this time:
In July 1941, one month after the Nazi Germany has attacked Soviet State, there was an unusual exhibition on one of the Moscow squares - a german Junkers Ju 88A-5. It was a scout plane that has got deep into Russian territory and was shot down by the Soviet fighters. The crew of the
German plane was four people which are marked as missing in action in the German archives. Five days later they recovered the plane and brought it to Moscow so people could see a sample of the huge armada approaching the Soviet capital. We can see it too on this photos: