2 Combat Training of The Greyhound

Combat Training of The Greyhound

Combat training of "Patsir" (NATO name "Greyhound") took place in Primorye. It is a Russian combined short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system. It represents the latest air defence technology by using phased-array radars for both target acquisition and tracking. Basically, what I got from explanations people left in
comments, is that a few air defense complexes are being used. Some of them are a larger range and can overcome targets further away. Then if the targets in question still managed to pass through the smaller defense complexes then this Pantsir-Greyhound came into play. Any targets who managed to get past the defense are meant to be met by canons.
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4 Sevastopol, That Stands On the Ruins of an Ancient City

Sevastopol, That Stands On the Ruins of an Ancient City

Chersonesos Taurica is a city founded by ancient Greek settlers over 2,5 thousand years ago in the south-western area of Crimea. Later, another city was built
in exactly the same location - Sevastopol, Crimea. Standing on the ruins of its predecessor, it attracts tourists who are interested in history.
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5 Last Days of Mi 24 Helicopters

Last Days of Mi 24 Helicopters

    We are in the place where Mi-24 helicopters that have been put out of operation are spending their final days. The Mi-24 was a first tactical machine designed by MI and was in production until the 90s. After the collapse of the
USSR, the manufacturers of different parts of the helicopter were separated by the borders of the newly formed ex Soviet states. These helicopters were nicknamed "Crocodile" by the pilots and I wonder if you can see why.
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23 Ukrainian Soldiers Keep Leaving Crimea

Ukrainian Soldiers Keep Leaving Crimea

More and more Ukrainian army forces are reportedly leaving the territory of Crimea. Here are a couple of photos. In the picture above, a
Russian soldier is showing the way to the Ukrainian tank, which is going to be loaded onto the train (north of Crimea, March, 27).
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8 Well Preserved Huge Soviet Shelter

Well Preserved Huge Soviet Shelter

Today, we want to show you a nice big protective shelter that served as an alternate control post and a training center. This well-preserved building is spacious enough for 3000 people and has a
standard layout. By the way, in the image above you can see the map depicting strategic offensive American forces attacking the USSR... Yeah, they were trying to take all precautions...
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2 Intricate Macro Photos by Vasiliy Menshov

Intricate Macro Photos by Vasiliy Menshov

When I first saw those macro photos by Vasiliy Menshov, I was a bit stunned with the quality of detail he achieved. Yes, I had seen some insect macro photos before, but this particular Russian photographer made me
want to post his photos as a separate post. The best way, in my opinion, to enjoy this post is to click on the first (or second) photo, get it wide screen and then move with arrows across them.
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1 The Abandoned Hospital of Pripyat

The Abandoned Hospital of Pripyat

Indeed, this must be the spookiest place in Pripyat. Only nurses with bloody knives are missing... Rooms of this hospital are overgrown with cobwebs, and old paint is cracking on the walls. It was once a place where people's lives were being saved, and
after the catastrophe as well. The basement might be even more interesting, but we are not going to go down there because the background radiation down there is too high. It's definitely not the place where you'd wish to be after sunset...
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11 Ukrainians Recruiting into Russian Army

Ukrainians Recruiting into Russian Army

March 26, 2014. Ukrainian soldiers who wish to join the Russian army are standing, together with their
families, in the line at the temporary registry office in the vacinity of the military unit in Sevastopol.
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2 Missile Systems Under Disguise

Missile Systems Under Disguise

    Russian strategic rocket forces take necessary measures to enhance manoeuvrability and survivability of
mobile basing combat missile complexes - they need to be disguised well. This is how they cover their weapons. 
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7 Sochi on the Sunset of the Final Day

Sochi on the Sunset of the Final Day

A few widescreen and clickable photos of Sochi on
the sunset of the final day of the Olympics.

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