7 The Hobby Boys Almost Forgot

The Hobby Boys Almost Forgot


There is a club in Moscow where kids can participate in aero- and ship modeling, it is something that has been a bit forgotten when new modern toys attracted children's attention.


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Thousand Soviet kids used to have the same hobby that helped them to become employees of large construction bureaus. In 1990, when the country experienced the toughest times such clubs were closed and children had nothing to do except playing computer games.

Let's see what it means to be able to create models of planes and ships.

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7 Responses to “The Hobby Boys Almost Forgot”

  1. DouglasU says:

    this is much better than being on a computer all day and night. this is a great way for these boys to learn things for life.

  2. BlowME says:

    Ah I remember these technical circles, were popular back in the day. I remember we were building simple small airplane models, but never had a chance to build something bigger and better the government started to shut down these facilities…

  3. Douglas says:

    Great they are doing this. Skills and people met during this will last a lifetime.

  4. yojimbo says:

    It does not say who pays for the program though it is free.In the US they cut programs like this left and right and teach kids only the math and grammar that will be on a standardized tests that is foolish not everyone must go to college to be successful in life many people are very skilled at trades they found that out by dong things like making models.To me this does kids no good because unless they have well off parents they do not get any exposure to other skills and hobbies like this or woodworking. What a shame really because some of the smartest people do not learn in the “standard” way.For example measuring in a regular math problem might be very annoying or boring to one of those Russian boys but measuring something in relation to making a model he will have an interest in and he learns the math and then some working on the model.

    • Hirsh says:

      You’ve got to wonder where those who run the
      Department of Education and School Districts got their education? Maybe they should have pursued a trade instead. I think we might be better off without them in Education.

  5. comical tester says:

    Could not agree more with DouglasU…fantastic to see and definately a skill that will help in life. When I interview someone for a (technical) job, the ones with hobbies like this are always better !

  6. Bigsexy says:

    good times

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