Elena, the reporter says that this year forest fires started way to early and she contacted the authorities to hear their forecast on the possible situation with fires. They told her it won't be as in 2010 (the year when Moscow was covered with thick smog of forest fires and people were advised
to keep windows tightly shut, no matter its +35 C outside). To prove they really mean it - no huge fires this year - they showed her a few of the novelties Moscow firefighters are going to use, including this fire fighting tank which we now, thanks to Elena, can see too.
Here are a few photos of BTR-82, a vehicle that comes from the Soviet army but got over 1,000 changes over the past four years, so now instead of BTR-80 it is called BTR-82 and this is what changed, upgraded synthetic armor on the inside, anti-mine mats, the seats are placed on
suspension to counter explosion effects, improved stability and safety of the crew and vehicle, improved thermal and sound proofing of the inner part of the vehicle. Those vehicles now can reach up to 100 km/h on a highway or 9 km/h in waters (they are amphibious).
Guys from Perm region (in Ural region) were preparing to get some evening smoke outside and then saw this. They couldn't figure out what is it and why is it in their skies. Then the calls started saying "Have you seen that?". Actually, of course, it might be just a regular launch
of TOPOL-M ballistic missile from some hidden Ural launch site, but guys are pretty sure that those are aliens. "They film us back too, I am pretty damn sure!", says one of them. Anyways, the show is pretty nice whether this is a UFO or a man made missile.
Renat Agzamov is interesting person - once a Russia boxing champion, he later became a champion again - now in the cake baking Russia national competition. He says he baked his first cake when he was 7 years old and since then it became a passion for life.
He went to Sochi Culinary College and throughout his career baked over 2700 mostly wedding cakes! Like this one below which is a real world scale 17 inch tire. Let's see some more pieces he made and meet the boxer-baker himself:
Previously I even didn't know that such thing as amphibious helicopter exist at all. However, it seems that there is and a great example of this is a Russian (Soviet) amphibious helicopter MI-14 which could land on water, carry deep sea bombs and torpedoes and was used to hunt submarines. They say it was so powerful that in 1990s after USSR collapse America has
pressed Yeltsin administration to take this helicopter of production in Russia as it was a real danger to the NATO navy and so they stopped the production. However it has been announced that now the production of this machine is being resumed again, some twenty years after. So lets read on and see what this wonder aircraft was all about?
A family in Russia had a cat that was allowed to walk by itself outside of their apartment building and get back home whenever it wanted. Thus being said, the can never failed to come back and waited in the lobby near the apartment door while somebody would notice its presence there. Sometimes the passing by neighbors rang the door bell to let the cat owners
know their pet is here. However, starting from some weeks ago they started noticing that the bell rings when the cat arrives, however there is no a trace of neighbors around. At first they didn't pay much attention to this fact, however later decided to place a camera and see how does this happen? This is what the camera revealed...