10 MiG and Helicopter Just Standing in the Yard

MiG and Helicopter Just Standing in the Yard

An old jet and helicopter just stand there in the yard.  As the author of the photos says, the plane had just thirty eight hours of flight time and is fully equipped,
so that it can still be brought to "ignition ready" state. Seats, dashboard, instruments - they are all inside. Also there is a helicopter standing there.
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1 Helicopters Parade Training Exercises in Cubinka

Helicopters Parade Training Exercises in Cubinka

May 9th is the date marked as "Victory Day" in Russian calendars. As a rule the "Parade of Victory" happens on this day. In bigger cities, especially in Moscow, tens or
hundreds of military machinery and equipment is being displayed. Including the attack helicopters. And here are the shots of the helicopters preparing for the parade.
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7 Air Defense Drill in Ashuluk

Air Defense Drill in Ashuluk

  An air defense training was held on
the fields, or to be exact in Ashuluk.
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13 Homeless Kids  of Early USSR

Homeless Kids of Early USSR

  Homeless (street) children - a social phenomenon in which there is separation of children from families with the loss of permanent home. Hallmarks of homelessness are: complete cessation of contact with family and parents; living in places that not intended for human habitation; providing for a life in ways which are not recognized in society (begging,
stealing); submission informal laws. The number of homeless children increased  after the World War I and the Civil War in the USSR which was after the Great October Socialist Revolution. According to one source  there were 4.5 million homeless children in 1921 in Russia, according to the others - in 1922 there were 7 million.
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3 The Great Novgorod of Russia

The Great Novgorod of Russia

Novgorod is one of the oldest known Russian cities, officially its foundation date is 859 AD, however people lived there even before that. From 1136 to 1478 it is said to be the capital of Novgorod Republic - a state that stretched a few thousand kilometers across North European Russia, from the Baltic Sea on the West to Ural mountains on the East. It became fully independent from Ancient Russian State at that time. The leaders of republic were "Knjazs" or dukes that were often appointed by the democratic procedure of voting by the "Veche" which was a
gathering of the part of the men population of the Novgorod. They could elect or call brave men of their liking to become their king for time being, and sometimes it were not kings of Russian origin but of foreign too, just like larger corporations can hire their CEOs now from the wide range of international professionals. However later the Moscow Tsars have conquered the republic and it became a part of Russia again. Since 1999 the legal name of the city is Great Novgorod. Here we have a set of photos from Novgorod.
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0 Bridge Construction in Novosib

Bridge Construction in Novosib

 A few photos from a construction site of 380 meter long bridge in Novosibirsk, Russia. There is a river
Ob running thru the city so the bridges come pretty useful. This one is third automobile bridge.
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3 Russian Scout Vehicles Drawn by Artist

Russian Scout Vehicles Drawn by Artist

Here we go with twenty-three drawings of Russian reconnaissance vehicles, or scout vehicles,
mainly from Soviet army. BTRs, BMPs - in different configuration and situations.
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3 Test Lab for the Electromagnetic Military Devices

Test Lab for the Electromagnetic Military Devices

An abandoned physics lab. This lab was created to explore and test radio and magnetic waves  for military purposes. It is situated in an old house,
that was built in "Stalin's classicism style". That is why the interiors of this lab are looks like old-fashioned. Stays abandoned now.
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11 Chernobyl Right After the Explosion: Photos and Facts

Chernobyl Right After the Explosion: Photos and Facts

Мore than 600,000 people worked on the cleanup of the Chernobyl accident. Those who arrived on the scene in the first
few months after the accident got to do the most difficult and dangerous jobs. What was it like 28 years ago?
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1 Stronger Winds in Omsk

Stronger Winds in Omsk

Omsk, Russia, had some stronger winds today, April 26th.  I find the winds of such
force and speed to be quite not typical for this city and in this time of the year.
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