31 Sochi  After the Olympics

Sochi After the Olympics

The Sochi Olympics is over and the city has become rather deserted. Sportsmen and fans have left, buses are empty, cars are rare, and some buildings have never been finished... But spring has already come,
new grass is undulating in the breeze and maybe quite soon something interesting will start happening here. For example, there is speculation that Formula 1 races are to be held in Sochi.
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2 Primorye Artillery Drill

Primorye Artillery Drill

Artillery-men of the Primorye region, Russia, have rallied for mastering all artillery systems they are armed with. They are going
to have practical exercises and theoretical classes. You are about to see photos of a live practice they have just had.
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4 The Largest City Beyond the Polar Circle: Murmansk

The Largest City Beyond the Polar Circle: Murmansk

The northernmost city in the world is a hero-city Murmansk, Russia. It's famous for its sea port and
icebreakers. Besides this, Murmansk is the largest city in the world located beyond the polar circle.
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51 Three Ukrainian Battleships Were Captured

Three Ukrainian Battleships Were Captured

Today, March 20th, 2014, three Ukrainian battleships - corvettes, were captured by military men in masks. More than 200 Ukrainian sailors reportedly were conveyed to
the shore. There are no reports of any shots being fired. Also, reportedly, later one of the ships were sunk. More photos of this operation is inside:
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3 Russian MiG Fighters In Armenia

Russian MiG Fighters In Armenia

The military base known as "Erebuni" has been functioning since 1995 in Gyumri, Armenia, being home to the group of Russian troops in Transcaucasia. The base has an S-300 missile
system and MiG-29 fighters. Personnel strength is about five thousand people. The base is intended to protect the interests of Russia and provide safety to Armenia itself.
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4 Training of Russian Missile System Crews

Training of Russian Missile System Crews

The pictures below are of the training of crews of the S-400 "Triumph" and "Pantsir-S" missile weapon systems held in the city of Electrostal,
Russia. The "Pantsir-S" is able to provide reliable protection of objects that are located up to 20 kilometers away and 15 kilometers high. 
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15 Taking Over Sevastopol Ukrainian Fleet Headquarters

Taking Over Sevastopol Ukrainian Fleet Headquarters

Meanwhile, military men and the so called forces of Sevastopol self-defence are driving Ukrainian sailors
and navy officers away from the naval headquarters in Sevastopol. No shots were fired, reportedly.
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9 Liberation of Crimea And Sevastopol In Photos

Liberation of Crimea And Sevastopol In Photos

The operation of Crimean liberation occurred from April 8th to May 12th 1944 by forces of the fourth Ukrainian front, Primorye Army, supported by the Black and Azov fleets. In May 5-7th, 1944 the troops of the Ukrainian front attacked the
German fortifications in intense battles, on the 9th of May they fully liberated Sevastopol, and on the 12th of May the remaining enemy troops laid down their arms at Cape Chersonese. This photo set is devoted to the event.
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2 In the Chalky Kingdom

In the Chalky Kingdom

This post is a photo tour of the abandoned chalky tunnels of the Belgorod region,
Russia. If you take some light there you are gonna see how beautiful they can look.
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3 Color Photos of the War Time

Color Photos of the War Time

Those war photos that we usually show are black and white, this selection is different. The images
you are going to see have been masterly painted to show us the war days in a more vivid way.
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