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Emergency Landing of TU-154

A TU-154 plane flying Yakutsk-Moscow made an emergency landing today at the airport of Izhma. The preliminary cause of the emergency landing was a sudden breakdown of aeronavigation system aboard. According to the eyewitness accounts when the plane was landing it came far out of
the heliport deck, breaking trees it went deep into the forest. The plane of "Alrosa" company had 72 passengers aboard, they all were fortunately evacuated through the emergency exits. The passengers have been taken to the hotel of an Izhma sports complex.
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11 Launching The First Shore Spillway Unit of Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP

Launching The First Shore Spillway Unit of Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP

At last the first shore spillway unit of Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP
is being launched! Here are some photos of the structure.
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33 The Creepiest of the Abandoned Buildings?

The Creepiest of the Abandoned Buildings?

It seems we've found the creepiest abandoned place! The old dentists clinics - all
these pieces of teeth and old medical tools - what can make it creepier?
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20 A Weird Soviet Plane VVA-14 – Part II

A Weird Soviet Plane VVA-14 – Part II

We have already seen the exterior of this weird vehicle inside one of the previous
posts. Now we are going to look inside of it. So, let's get it started!
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40 Unusual Cossack Camp

Unusual Cossack Camp

In the Eski-Kermen reserve, right under the Tatar sacred place, Russian Cossacks from Taganrog and
Ukrainian Zaporozhye Cossacks set up a camp for preparation of  repelling an attack of Islamites.
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45 A Weird Soviet Plane VVA-14

A Weird Soviet Plane VVA-14

This is one of the weirdest exhibit of the Air Force Museum in Monino, the Moscow Region: a Bartini plane that was turned into an ekranoplan. There is pretty much chances you have never heard of this
type of planes "Ekranoplanes". They are unique to Russia and today you'll become a bit more smarter by seeing something truly unique which is a less known part of our civilization.
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9 Evenki of the Verkhoyansk Mountains

Evenki of the Verkhoyansk Mountains

What do most of us know about Eveni and Evenki? Nearly nothing! Today we are going to pay a visit to
the central and eastern parts of Siberia to have a closer look at people who live there.
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10 Naughty Little Kids

Naughty Little Kids

Here are some awesome illustrations
from the Soviet books and papers.
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22 Ekranoplan – The Inside View

Ekranoplan – The Inside View

We have already seen the exterior of ekranoplans and today we are going to
see the stuff never published before - the inside view of ekranoplans.
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An Englishman In The USSR

These photographs were taken during the journey in the USSR made by an Englishman Jim Linwood
in 1990. Jim travelled along the trans-Siberian railway, visited Moscow and Leningrad.
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