2 Lipetsk Airbase and Su-25 and Su-24 Planes

Lipetsk Airbase and Su-25 and Su-24 Planes

Sergei has visited an airbase in Lipetsk and taken photos of Russian jets preparing for
fighting in "Air darts" drills. This time those are Su-25 and Su-24 attack bombers.
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10 Traffic in Moscow

Traffic in Moscow

A few photos of traffic
conditions in Moscow, by Ilya
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5 Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Hermits Village in Sibir Mountains of Russia

Two thousand meters above sea level, in mountains near Krasnoyarsk Russia, there is a village where hermits moved to twenty years ago and built everything from scratch. A blogger took a
trip there too see how they live off the grid in the mountains. To get to the place one has to take an eighty kilometer trip on a mud road, like this one which the author took:
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2 Chinese Border Guards Facing Russian Soldiers in 1977-1979

Chinese Border Guards Facing Russian Soldiers in 1977-1979

As Habarnew recalls, 1977-1979 were the years when Russian-Chinese tensions were at their peak. And the memories of the Russian border guards serving there at these times matched the situation: "At that time we always went patrolling in pairs. It was not a big pleasure to meet such a gang from the other side. We tried to detect
them earlier than they could see us. However once I happened to face three of them alone. It was stupid thing to do on my part." According to those memories, Chinese border guards sometimes offered to buy things from the Russians, teased them or simply made obscene gestures, such as in the next two photos:
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3 Soviet City Tashkent in 1960s

Soviet City Tashkent in 1960s

Artem has posted these photos of Tashkent in the 1960s. Today Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan but at times it was another Soviet city. "All photos are made by my
grandfather. Just Soviet people hurrying up to work, vegetable markets and barbecues, museums and the university being built". Daily routines of the place.
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15 One of Russian TU-144 Supersonic Passenger Jets

One of Russian TU-144 Supersonic Passenger Jets

This is one of only sixteen ever built (as Wikipedia says). Fifteen of those had production numbers from 77101 to 77115. This particular plane is 77110. It has 247 flight hours, of which 116 hours were of supersonic flight. Since June 1st, 1984, this plane hasn't risen up into
the sky, so today so to say is its thirty year anniversary of total non-flying. Let's see a few photos of it from 1984 until the present time, you can see the year of the photo imprinted on the bottom of the photos, which were prepared by Valeri Timoffev.
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2 Abandoned resort in Chernobyl

Abandoned resort in Chernobyl

The recreation center "Emerald" is located on the shores of the cooling pond of the Chernobyl NPP. The center includes about 100 wooden summer houses where people can stay which are located in a beautiful pine grove. The "Emerald" offered for
guests a library, a ballroom, a boat station, a cinema, and a shop. After the accident, the "Emerald" was not abandoned immediately. Liquidators settled there. Their respirators and other stuff  can still be found in the area ...
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4 An Abandoned Soviet Stand for Testing Rocket Engines

An Abandoned Soviet Stand for Testing Rocket Engines

This stand is for testing rocket engines and is situated in the Saratovskaya region. A rocket engine was installed on it and was worked in different modes. During the test, the whole team of engineers was in the observation post, which had thick walls of
reinforced concrete. The entire process was controlled remotely. A special cooling system was a supporting structure of the stand. The water was circulated through the pipes to the tank with water which was  located downstairs.
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