11 How to buy a tank: A BRDM-2 Story

How to buy a tank: A BRDM-2 Story

A story from the Russian blogger who names himself "ntv": "I had to write this blog entry, since many still cannot believe I managed
to purchase a BRDM-2 (Combat Reconnaissance/Patrol Vehicle). Yes, I really did buy it, and brought it to Russia myself".
14 Most Powerful Revolver Pistol

Most Powerful Revolver Pistol

  They call this the most powerful serially-made revolver pistol from Russia. There are not too many photos available in the Internet, as it has been publicly displayed only once and the photos come from there, however what is known is that it is already being delivered to special forces. What sort of tasks does it
serve? I am not sure but people suggest it is being used to destroy the locks on locked doors and things like that. Also, what is interesting in particular is that the bullets used in this pistol are the same ones that go in Russian sniper's rifles. A few more photos and facts are inside.  

3 New Jets Delivered to Air Force

New Jets Delivered to Air Force

A few SU-30M jets and a few training YAK-130 jets were delivered to the Air Forces in August. Those SU-30M are pretty fresh models as the first jets were starting coming into army just in 2012. Just two of such planes
arrived in 2012, and then fourteen planes in 2013. Now this year sixteen SU-30M's were planned to be delivered and those are a few of those. A few more photos and also the training YAK-130s are inside.
5 Submarines Transported

Submarines Transported

  A couple more widescreen shots of two Russian submarines being transported through the Northern Sea Route from one part of Russia to another. The Northern Sea Route is where the ships go through the Northern Arctic ocean when it's free of ice. This way the journey is almost two and a half times shorter than if they go through the traditional sea route starting in St. Petersburg, then the Baltics - Mediterranean - Red Sea - Indian Ocean - South-East Asia - Japan - and then finally Vladivostok. This long route is more than 23,000
kilometers long and was traditionally used if the ships from the Western part of Russia wanted to reach the Far Eastern part of the country. In the summer they have an alternative and can go through the Northern Sea Route which is around 10,000 km long. Also, with the longer route, ships travel through half the world, while using the Northern Sea Route, the ships are all of the time moving just along the coast of Russia. So the submarines went the short way. You can click for large pictures.

1 Rostov-on-Don Flood 2014

Rostov-on-Don Flood 2014

This year, Rostov on Don was severely flooded as a result of heavy rain over the past week.
Here is the aftermath. Rostov on Don is the tenth biggest Russian city (by population).
3 Abandoned Houses on the Beach

Abandoned Houses on the Beach

      People who see this image at first think that it has been digitally manipulated, photoshopped or in some other way changed - it can't be for
real. However, this is a real shot from an abandoned fishermen village in Kamchatka, Russia. See inside for more photos and some descriptions.

13 Another Drill at Another Air Force Base

Another Drill at Another Air Force Base

  There is a drill that started at another Russian air force base. Yuri has travelled there to see it and take photos which we are all able
to view here now. Su-27s, Mig-31s and other planes getting ready for flying and fighting an imaginary enemy. Here is how it was:
15 Hidden Tu-144 in Kazan Outskirts

Hidden Tu-144 in Kazan Outskirts

  Looks like there is an abandoned but fully intact Tu-144 super-sonic passenger jet plane is still there in the backyard on the outskirts of Kazan city. Was
discovered by the passers by and later photographed with a flying drone camera. It's can even be seen with "street-view" map. See inside for more.

8 Photos One of the Kurill Island

Photos One of the Kurill Island

This is one of the Kuril islands, the ones that were once Japanese. These were heavily used by the army as they are almost on the border and public access was very restricted previously. However nowadays there are agencies organizing tours to these places so the photographer took one
such tour and here are the photos of the location, which was once upon a time closed to tourists. Beautiful, untouched for years, nature, foggy atmosphere, remains of German and Japanese military hardware - this is what you are going to see in the photos inside.

6 Army Support on the Move

Army Support on the Move

  Tens of army fuel tankers are on the move. Reportedly its part of a drill. Together with the fuel tankers, the mobile bakeries and
food trucks are on the march - these all together are called "army support units". Colorful photos of the event are inside.

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