Comments on: Abandoned Russian Planes http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/ Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:53:26 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: RUSSIAN http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-9574672 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:00:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-9574672 THIS TAKES PLACE IN UKRAINE RATHER THEN RUSSIA. RUSSIANS HAVE REWORKED THOSE OLD TU-22 OR TU-160 AND FLYING THEM LONG DISTANCE. SAD…

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By: simcha http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-9084834 Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:13:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-9084834 Seeking to purchase Soviet-era aircraft fuselage fabricating machinery to ship to USA

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By: Blogging ABC http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-4824293 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 04:00:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-4824293 I am fascinated by Russian military technology. It’s really sad to see those planes rot.

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By: Brian http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-3301643 Sat, 26 Mar 2011 06:53:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-3301643 When I was just achild, I would watch the B-36 and later the B-47 and then the B-52 fly over my house and my dad said it was because of the Cold War. I kind of miss the specticle now. It was noisy and exciting back then.
A great colection of an end to a Cold War period.

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By: Croniss http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-1505742 Mon, 09 Aug 2010 19:41:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-1505742 Excuse for that I interfere … I understand this question. I invite to discussion. Write here or in PM.

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By: marlene d http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-1354035 Sat, 26 Jun 2010 22:08:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-1354035 is there a way i could contact Ret. Col. Minaichenkov ?

am a BIG MiG fan although born French canadian.

yurig@videotron.ca
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By: Angel Hartman http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-1290155 Fri, 28 May 2010 17:38:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-1290155 Incredibly interesting read. Honest!

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By: Robert from U.S.A. http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-1061891 Fri, 29 Jan 2010 06:30:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-1061891 I don’t mean to “beat a dead horse” but that collection of photos is one of the saddest things I have ever seen. As a student of aviation maintenance I have a passion for all things that fly, and seeing those old warriors being slaughtered instead of honored in museums around the world makes me weep inside. There are countless uses for those fallen icons of engineering and power, static museum displays, the cockpits and fuselages could be made child safe and used on playgrounds (I for one LOVED playing “Pilot” as a kid and would have jumped for joy to see one on a playground.) Cockpits in flight simulators. Flying examples used for “Live” aerial recognition for pilots from all over the world and such. I apologize for being so long winded on this subject but like I said, I am passionate about everything that flies. Thank you for posting these pictures and sharing this sadness with us all. A burden shared is a burden lightened.

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By: norm http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-953313 Wed, 18 Nov 2009 16:49:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-953313 I’m always fascinated by Russian technology. They have many weird and strange looking machines they use for the military, which are really interesting and fascinating! It’s really sad to see those planes rot.

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By: cigarettes http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-735021 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:56:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-735021 Planes Cemetery :(

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By: Semaj http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-729122 Sun, 09 Aug 2009 17:58:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-729122 The sweat and blood of a nation squandered on garbage.

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By: Javox http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-696411 Sat, 25 Jul 2009 04:24:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-696411 yeah i guess the have more hide maybe hahahaha

poor russia they r so bad, dunno if one day they could get ok again, of course dunno when the USSR was runnin if they have hungry and thouse things, maybe the ironsheel didnt let us watch

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By: vaughn nebeker http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-502355 Wed, 13 May 2009 01:46:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-502355 Techacly if thay had payed me for putting out chernobyl the
Air craft bone yard would not been a problem. I done that type technogy before. but when the ukraine pulled fraud the technology’s were pulled.

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By: brbrbr http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-428150 Mon, 23 Mar 2009 21:57:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-428150 looks like Ukrainian factory 4 recycling metal from planes[4 almost nothing in terms of money].

p.s.
yes, sad to see completely new(maybe not flown yet) version of backfire, crippled and destroyed.

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By: alex http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-421841 Fri, 27 Feb 2009 08:00:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-421841 Apart from the Americans, anyway.

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By: FsTheo http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-419025 Mon, 16 Feb 2009 17:27:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-419025 @ Luke Steffy, I think it’s Sperenberg Luke, former East Germany.
But if you check Google Earth, you’ll see it’s empty now..

http://www.mil-airfields.de/de/flugplatz-sperenberg.htm

Regards,

Theo

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By: Howo http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-416065 Tue, 10 Feb 2009 13:22:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-416065 So sad…

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By: Ngern http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-412579 Fri, 30 Jan 2009 08:20:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-412579 those are the weapons for WWIII

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By: luke steffy http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-410562 Wed, 21 Jan 2009 23:57:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-410562 i want to know the location of this base if any russian people know of it and can you buy pieces of the craft?

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By: HECTOR http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-404328 Fri, 12 Dec 2008 13:34:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-404328 es una lastima ver estas hermosuras abandonadas la verdad yo las reconstruiria para un museo

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By: luis http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-400879 Sun, 23 Nov 2008 05:17:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-400879 ta q avusivos son causa por q destruyen alos aviones rusos si era para q bombarde alos yankis de mierd todo esos aviones hasta bombarderos era para q lo maten alos yankis de mierd (PERU)ate -micaela 1

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By: Nukemall http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-399578 Wed, 12 Nov 2008 09:36:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-399578 Tu-95, Tu-16, Tu-22 and An-22 mostly mades of D16T(6501) aluminium alloy. All-steel is MiG-25(with golden heat shields in engine bays).

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By: Shinra http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-394156 Mon, 13 Oct 2008 03:09:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-394156 “Wars over guys, you can rest.”

Corny but I reckon it’s a cool sentiment. :P

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By: gurtek singh http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-391974 Mon, 29 Sep 2008 10:59:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-391974 well sad at last ,this is what happen to non-used planes.
at least some of their parts are in working planes,still they need to store them carefully……….
greetings from india

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By: V.A http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-383139 Fri, 18 Jul 2008 10:04:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-383139 É muito interresante a passagem do tempo,antes esses aviões tinham grandes significados para o homem.Agora são somente peças para reciclagem ou outro destino que tenham utilidade.
Mas todo esse acervo faz parte da História de um país,e porque não da humanidade.

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By: Atru http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-235481 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 12:00:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-235481 Man, MiG-1.44 is only experimental sample, we have only one sample and it’s is very far from readiness.
Su-37 – only one sample and it was destroyed in crash and it program was closed.
Su-47 fantasic plane with fantastic price and fantastic hard to build it. We can’t make it mass… only one sample…

And on this photos i see great transport planes… They have decayed. What for? Army can give it for to civil airlines…
A also see modern strategic bombers Tu-22M3. It’s the best bombers in the world after Tu-160. and it are forgotten and destroyed…

Russia is dies like great civilazation. We became like Britan… good for citizens, but nothing great… Not at the first place of mankind like in the past…

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By: luis garcia http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-233324 Fri, 28 Mar 2008 23:08:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-233324 soy de honduras y es una lastima ver estos aeronaves despedasadas . yo en lo personal soy fanatico a los aviones rusos y me da pesar verlos destruidos si pudiera yo los salvaria y los donara a museos. y los disponobles los venderia a las naciones que los requieren a precios bajos.

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By: Vladimir N Poppe http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-231559 Wed, 19 Mar 2008 15:14:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-231559 Those engines are not running,they got no props!Also they are BEARS not 95s

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By: valencia http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-225746 Thu, 10 Jan 2008 15:57:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-225746 id like to see it on google earth, does somebody know where are is it exactly?

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By: valencia http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-225745 Thu, 10 Jan 2008 15:55:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-225745 id like to see it on google earth, does somebody know where is it exactly?

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By: domotica http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-225744 Thu, 10 Jan 2008 15:52:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-225744 wow, incredible pics

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By: Brendon http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-215293 Sat, 29 Sep 2007 13:42:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-215293 I would really like to know were this boneyard is as i have a dive company and i would love to get hold for the “bear Tu 95″ or any migs so my customers can dive them instead of then going to wast.

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By: sirenj http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-214900 Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:12:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-214900 well, I didn’t see MiG-144, Su-37, Su-47 or Yak-141
parts here. guess there’s nothing to worry about. :)
I just can’t wait to see them in service and hearing
about how they’re downing western technology.

OK, look, I don’t wish for war, of any kind..
but it’d be cool.. USA vs Iran vs Saudi Arabia vs Yemen.

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By: Dmitry http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-212852 Sat, 15 Sep 2007 00:21:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-212852 I think they should at least keep one of each of the planes in working condition – to show what was possible technologically in those days. It is sad to see the effort of people living in those days go without a physical evidence. I have a lot of appreciation for technology as a manifestation of creation. I have looked into the future, and I saw: peace, love, health, and celebration of our creation as the triumph symbol of our civilization. Stop the War! Get well and celebrate!

inventor of WinAmp, Dmitry Boldyrev

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By: Oleg K http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-208119 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 23:44:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-208119 This is in Ukraine near Velikie Luki.
These pics were taken in mid-90s.

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By: Oleg K http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-208117 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 23:41:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-208117 THIS IS NOT IN RUSSIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is former Strategic Bomber base in Ukraine near town Velikie Luki. These pictures were taken in the mid 90s. On 11th picture from the bottom you may see one of the men wearing Ukranian uniform. In 1998-99 Russia worked out a deal with Ukraine and got back all of the TU-160, TU-22 and TU-95 that could fly and/or were usable for spare parts. There are now 30-something Tu-160’s based in Engels (North Russia).

See them here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSwCMoeSksg

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By: Jipa http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-73397 Tue, 06 Feb 2007 23:36:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-73397 Damn it would be cool to get to loot one of those places.. Some pretty nice materials are used (atleast in western planes)… Also one could make pretty damn nice simulator-cabin from an old REAL plane-cabin… Just slam in a projector and controllers for the PC and you’re set to go..

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By: Shadow http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-63303 Wed, 31 Jan 2007 16:54:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-63303 We also have a bunch of B-52s that we had to chop-up because of the SALT treatys.

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By: Hartree http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-59019 Sat, 27 Jan 2007 17:43:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-59019 I don’t see these photos as particularly sad. The planes are still being used as parts sources. They aren’t just abandoned

This is normal. Older planes that have too much damage or wear to be fixed easily have parts taken off of them to be used on ones that are still flying. Every military does it. Civilian air fleets do it.

Sad, was what happened to the Russian (and other former Soviet states) economy during and after the collapse and the suffering that went with it.

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By: Keylime http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-58972 Sat, 27 Jan 2007 15:36:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-58972 Justme- if it weren’t for countries like the United States that were willing to invest in military equipment and men, then more than likely you’d be in a forced labor camp on some Soviet factory farm right now.

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By: :( http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-58714 Sat, 27 Jan 2007 08:54:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-58714 R.I.P. USSR -

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By: asdf http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-58560 Sat, 27 Jan 2007 05:31:12 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-58560 only thing i could think of was how cool that would be to have one of those planes as a house…

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By: Ryan http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-58458 Sat, 27 Jan 2007 03:13:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-58458 What city is this in?

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By: Jim http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-51594 Tue, 16 Jan 2007 01:14:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-51594 Sad, but not with out hope – hopefully the Russians will (or already have) a base like Davis-Monthan.

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By: Timothy http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-46377 Fri, 05 Jan 2007 20:32:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-46377 I’d rather see these go to wealthy collectors in the West than be destroyed. :-(

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By: Jan Hendriksen http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-43699 Sun, 31 Dec 2006 14:10:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-43699 Hello to all,

it is sad to see most of the aircraft, like the Tu-16, Tu-22M & An-22 are broken down to pieces.

But i want to thank the persons who put the photos on “the net” for sharing the photographs with us.

Greetings from the Netherlands.
Jan.
Some of my photos on;
http://www.freewebs.com/jan100

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By: Uncle Sidney http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-43464 Sun, 31 Dec 2006 01:50:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-43464 I did not mean to say that war is good. Nor did I mean that wasteing talent, and resources on it was noble. I was infact mourning the dreams of the all the pilots, and engineers.

Their only wish was to fly, and protect their country. The politics of the murderous 20th century betrayed them as it betrayed us all.

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By: Danny http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-41149 Thu, 28 Dec 2006 23:20:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-41149 “Sori, my english is veri bad.
this plane are simbol cold war, but is my histori, and i have pain in my heart wen i see this photo, because this plane was been simbol of majesty my motherland.
Thank and good bue. congratulaishen wis crismas!!! ”

Thank you for that comment, Igor. I’m also saddened to see fine aircraft such as these being picked apart. Unfortunately they have outlived their usefulness and progress only marches forward. JustMe, I hope you realize that some fight and some die to make this world a better place. It is machinery and weapons like those aircraft that kept egos and military ambitions IN CHECK. Please show me where those Tu-22s and Tu-95s delivered a nuclear device. DPRK is a completely different state of affairs, it is run by ONE individual and he is insane.
My two cents and then some..

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By: Dido http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-38018 Wed, 27 Dec 2006 00:48:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-38018 wow. All that labor. All that planning. The building and precision. The glory, beauty, power. That is depressing. But it’s a depression i like. That’s the kind of stuff I come to this site for. Please keep this stuff coming.

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By: Gary Albon http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-37968 Tue, 26 Dec 2006 22:56:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-37968 Yes, warfare is expensive and wasteful.But we have Ronald Reagan, Lech Walesa and Pope John to thank for bringing an end to that horrible regime. Millions of East Europeans are thankful to them.

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By: Igor http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-37092 Mon, 25 Dec 2006 18:50:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-37092 Sori, my english is veri bad.
this plane are simbol cold war, but is my histori, and i have pain in my heart wen i see this photo, because this plane was been simbol of majesty my motherland.
Thank and good bue. congratulaishen wis crismas!!!

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By: tom http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-36452 Sun, 24 Dec 2006 21:10:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-36452 The TU-95s in the first pic had their engins going.

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By: online tv http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-36396 Sun, 24 Dec 2006 19:20:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-36396 Looks like it’s guarded, but still it’s probably a weapon or vehicle runner’s wetdream. Lots of open weapons and parts just ripe for the picking.

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By: Syntheto http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-36346 Sun, 24 Dec 2006 18:27:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-36346 I wince, because of all the exotic materials and lubricants leaching into the ground. Places like Nizhni Novgorod (fomerly Gorky) have some of the most polluted water in the world. No group of people have been mistreated, lied to, taken advantage of, and just plain shown as much disrespect as the Russian and Ukranian people.

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By: nick http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-36265 Sun, 24 Dec 2006 16:19:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-36265 In soviet Russia, plane fly you!

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By: HACKER http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-36263 Sun, 24 Dec 2006 16:16:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-36263 THOSE ARE OLD PLANES >>>> TRUST ME THEY HAVE MORE POWERFULL STUFF!

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By: d http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-33700 Thu, 21 Dec 2006 15:48:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-33700 Poor Russia. Once a sign of their might now a sign of thier weaking strength.

@ Mod:
You should post pics of the navy.

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By: diego http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-33568 Thu, 21 Dec 2006 14:10:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-33568 This kind of places always makes me sad.

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By: Yuri http://englishrussia.com/2006/12/20/abandoned-russian-planes/#comment-33295 Thu, 21 Dec 2006 09:40:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=533#comment-33295 Very very depressing

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