On the Victory Day – 9th, May – Moscow could see a spectacular aircrafts flying in the sky. You can enjoy it too on these pictures.
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Yep, pics are nice.
But this whole celebration was over the top. Costs were over 30 million or so, and this while veterans and other pensioners have to beg at metro stations because their pensions are so $@#$@%%$%$ low that they can not afford food or decent lifestyle.
And I’m Russian, so no flaming pls…
Actually, pensions in Moscow are quite high. My grandpa (WW2 veteran) gets 24k roubles and this is more than average salary of a women or young man.
Pensions differ from one region to the other. Moscow has different pensions i.e. than St. Pete.
But not that much.
Maybe there is also a difference for people that were involved in actual battle and simple survivors that were connected sideways [like providing medical help]. My babushka gets about 7k rbl p/month [235 USD].
Her husband went missing during the war [officer] but the authorities refused to confirm his death so they did not have to pay extra pension.
Veterans’ pensions are good. My grandma gets more than 20,000. She lives in the village near Belgorod.
cool story bro. Old babushkas begging in metro are all babushaks of russia? Bums exist, yeah. Not without them. My grandfather’s pension is 25k rubles. I guess your granny is VERY unlucky, or you are just a lier.
It’s a pity that Mr. Trololo didn’t sing on this occasion.
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Nice one! I couldn’t wait for pictures of the parade … I hope there will be pics of the “ground parade” as well. Anyway, thanks for your great site!
what a waste of taxpayers money. How many schools or hospitals could be built for these funds?
Russia is lacking a lot of stuff, including schools and hospitals. I’m not even talking about roads. They could probably pave half of the moscow for these money.
dont forget russia earns a lot of money by selling military hardware to other countries and such a parade is very good PR. good PR -> higher sales -> more income -> more money for hospitals/schools/roads
Health facilities and educational facilities are now taken off the governments balance [few weeks ago] – they have to find sponsors.
The result will be sharp decline in quality [was already poor] and the poorest people will suffer the most.
Like the pensioners, again.
They do not have the money to pay for all ‘gifts’ involved in getting reasonable care
Health facilities and educational facilities are now taken off the governments balance [few weeks ago law passed in Duma] – they have to look for their own sponsors.
The result will be sharp decline in quality [was already poor] and the poorest people will suffer the most. Like the pensioners, again.
Health facilities and educati0nal facilities are now taken off the g0vernments balance sheet [few weeks ago law passed in D.u.m.a] – they have to look for their own sp0nsors.
The result will be sharp decline in quality .
Health care and educati0n are now taken off the g0vernments balance sheet [few weeks ago law passed] – they have to look for their own sp0nsors.
you just did
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long live the freespeach!
ooops not in russia!
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I have always liked Russian aircraft. I guess they seem exotic because I grew up around USAF aircraft (dad was in the AF). There is nothing in the air like a Russian Bear! Beautiful airplane.
Only downside to these pics is the smog. It looks as bad there as cities here. That is a shame. Such a beautiful land needs to be seen.
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I think if this parade kept marching, it could occupy Poland.
there were walking toward Japan, this is way there were few soldiers from Poland
Why bother? Just sell them some planes and let them land
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What so special about airplanes and choppers that were developed mostly with American and French technology that was reversed engineered and rebuilt into a bigger aircraft and new designs using it just like the space shuttle .
If you’re not commenting out of your behind please substantiate your claims.
That big cargo plane looks like the plane on the movie 2012.
It’s an Antonov 124, the smaller brother of the Antonov 225 featured in the movie 2012.
It’s not it!!! It’s AN 124
and what do you think AN124 stands for?
An impressive display. I especially like the transport helos with the flags hanging below and the giant cargo lifter.
WOW!!! Did you guys see the crazy new Swedish ad released on Victory Day??? http://en.tackfilm.se/?id=1273524481393RA60
crime – maybe, but girls are very pretty
a least polish cops are not shooting people in the store and steal what they can =(
yep. Polish are shot by Canadian cops at the airports.
“I’ll drink to that” said every man, woman and child in Russia.
Nothing says more than a ringing endorsement from Serbia. Who’s next? Mayanmar? Uganda? or perhaps the highly respected home of the workers paradise (minus, food, money, or freedom) Cuba.
I love Russia
the most spectacular episode is not shown. several planes formed the number “65″. that really looked great.
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My father WWII veteran and my mom live in Siberia quite well on their pensions. Putin is doing great job with fallow ups on pensions. City pays all utilities+ medical bills+free condo, last year they missed to get free car from government as a veteran of WWII, this year they suppose to get new free condo from government again. This is great! I don’t think I will get their living standards after my retirement. I think we should be reasonable, each country has own issues, also we should analyze each “babushka” profile in Russia to understand why she has to make money in her age. Same we should do for example if we visit San Diego central library after 10 PM and see 20-30 old people sleeping every night next to it on sidewalks. I live in this great city and it’s so sad to see nice people suffering.
Russia is going to lead the world in the following areas:
1. Space heavy lift capability – Obama has just destroyed our space program so that now we can’t even lift anything into orbit.
2. Heavy cargo planes – Russia always had the biggest but America had better, until Obama cut that too.
3. Helicopters – Russia always had bigger but Americas was better, until Obama scaled back the V-22 and cut the other heavy lift and intermediate projects.
3. All ranges of fighter aircraft. The Raptor(f-22) is the best fighter in the world. If we would actually produce it that would be really cool but we won’t thanks to Obama. The f-35 tries to do too many things to be truly effective and further development is halted thanks to, you guessed it, Obama. Meanwhile the Sukhoi 37 is amazing and continues to be improved.
BUT HEY, WE HAVE THE FATTEST BANKERS IN THE WORLD THANKS TO OBAMA, ISN’T THAT SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF?
how C-17 Globmaster and C-5 Galaxy can be better than 124/225 ?
Great pics friend, expensive demonstration but was necesary. Russia is power aeronautic and Continues working.
Russia is one fuked up country, but what can u expect from asians and mongols remix? Ps.i beated one russian today.
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