3 New Flying Season Has Opened!

New Flying Season Has Opened!

The new flying season has been opened by the best Russian aerobatic teams at the airfield of Kubinka, in the
Moscow region. They will fly at the Victory Parade in Moscow in May, so they already need to start training.
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10 The Biggest Riot In Moscow Since the Beginning of the Century

The Biggest Riot In Moscow Since the Beginning of the Century

Moscow had never seen such disorder as happened in 2002 following the Japan-Russia football match, where our country lost 1:0. The screen in Manezhnaya
square showing the match was broken by bottles, people were breaking shop windows, and set fire to cars... 380 of them were finally detained.
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5 Crimea: Changing of the Guard

Crimea: Changing of the Guard

Ukrainian soldiers are leaving the precincts of their military units, taking their belongings away. The new Ukrainian
authorities promise that those who stay will be accommodated, together with their families, in the territory of Ukraine.
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6 How Does the Largest Plane Work: Facts and Story About AN 255

How Does the Largest Plane Work: Facts and Story About AN 255

The An-225 "Mriya" (translated from Ukrainian as "dream") is the heaviest plane ever going aloft. Its maximum takeoff weight amounts to 640 tons. The reason they decided to build such a huge flying vehicle was the necessity
to create an air transport system for the project of the Soviet reusable space shuttle "Buran". By the way, the "Mriya" you see in the picture above is unique, there are no more An-225 planes in the world.
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24 The Final Crimean Military Unit Is Captured By Russians Too

The Final Crimean Military Unit Is Captured By Russians Too

The final Ukrainian military unit on the Crimean territory that has 49 MiG-29 aircraft in service, was captured by Russian forces yesterday. The base in Belbek had been holding its territory, having no support from the new Ukrainian authorities. Its
military personnel, whose weapons were locked in the arsenal, were armed with clubs and one anti-aircraft machine gun. Following the fruitless negotiations, the gates of the unit were simply destroyed by the Russian armored troop-carrier.
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11 Seal Pup Came to People For Help

Seal Pup Came to People For Help

This incident recently happened in a village in the Leningrad region of Russia. A little seal pup, that had probably lost its parents, managed to crawl 300 ft and find a hole in the fence and finally
got noticed by a villager and his dog. Luckily for the cutie it will be well cared of in the local recovery center whose specialists already have experience of pinniped salvation.
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2 What Is This Cool Egg Made From?

What Is This Cool Egg Made From?

Easter is coming up soon and we have a brilliant idea to make a cool egg
to surprise your friends. The main thing you need is... macaroni!
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5 The Northernmost Russian Orthodox Monastery

The Northernmost Russian Orthodox Monastery

Trifonov Pechenga Monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church is situated in the Murmansk region of Russia. It was founded in 1533 by a reverend Trifon of Pechenga, in the place where the Mana river flowed into the Pechenga river, however later, in 1548, it was relocated to a place more convenient for trade.
The monastery has a long and difficult history: it was attacked by the Finnish forces, set on fire and relocated again. Its final incarnation occurred in 1997. Today it holds relics of 116 martyrs who were killed in the monastery in 1589 by the Finns - subjects of the Swedish king.
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3 Old Russian Houses: Eclecticism and Modern Combined

Old Russian Houses: Eclecticism and Modern Combined

Bezhetsk is one of the oldest cities in the Tver region. It's also the place where wonderful houses from the XIX-XX centuries have been preserved. Some of them are like
living monuments of Russian architecture, perfectly combining eclectic shapes with elements of modern styles. Pay attention to the carved patterns of the facades.
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6 Graham Bell Island: Remains of the Soviet Command Post

Graham Bell Island: Remains of the Soviet Command Post

There had been an independant radar control company on Graham Bell Island of Franz Josef Land until 1993, it used to be the
northernmost subdivision of the Soviet army. They had an air command post there and an airfield as well. Look what remains of them.
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