Antonov or AN-225 is the world's heaviest and largest jet ever built with the landing gear system of 32 wheels and a wing span of 291 feet. It was designed for the Soviet space program in 1988 and able to airlift the Energia rocket's boosters, Buran
space shuttle or ultra-heavy and oversize freight, up to 250,000 kg (550,000 lb) internally or 200,000 kg (440,000 lb) on the upper fuselage. Cargo on the upper fuselage can be 70 m long. Some pictures and the video after the jump.
In our recent publications we already told, that russians like to make internet stars from amusing or extraordinary people seen in mass communication media. In such a way appeared Chumazik, a drunken factory worker, and his
brother Glazastik or a Big-Eyed Guy. Now Russian Internet users made photoshopped art-pack from the news program Vremia (Time), which is very popular in Russia and have been in TV broadcast for many years.
On the 2nd of August Russia celebrates the day of Russian airborne troops. It's called "VDV day". VDV is abbreviation of vozdushno-desantnie voiska (airborne troops in Russian). During that celebration all paratroopers put on their uniform or striped vests, gather in public places (In Moscow, for example, in Gorky park), drink much alcohol and traditionally swim in the fountains (where
swimming is traditionally forbidden) and shout "for VDV!!!". Sometimes drunk troopers can get into confrontation with militia or security guards and also beat people from the south countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States or just those people who haven't served in the army. On the pictures below one can see the VDV celebration nowadays.