0 Kazan Helicopter Plant

Kazan Helicopter Plant

The Kazan helicopter factory makes helicopters of Mi series, a light helicopter "Ansat" and its modification. Currently they are launching serial production of a transport
and passenger helicopter Mi-38. In 2015 the factory celebrates its 75th anniversary. Blogger kitv came to the city of Kazan and paid a visit to the factory.
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2 Russian Airborne Troops Ride Dog Sledges in Extreme North

Russian Airborne Troops Ride Dog Sledges in Extreme North

Russian airborne troops had a drill in the Arctic using dogs and skis. They are training to travel up to 80 km daily by dog sleds, calling a 15
minutes halt every hour. The weight of the loaded dog-sledge exceeded 200 kg. All the dogs weighed at least twenty-five kilograms.
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7 Another Forgotten Russian Village

Another Forgotten Russian Village

Here is another abandoned and forgotten Russian village, Mityukovo which is surrounded by other villages with no people.  A wide street, two dozen wooden houses, roaring wind
and ringing silence.   Nothing else remains of the life that was once here. Blogger deni-spiri has visited the village and entered some of the empty houses.
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3 Vistula Spit That Became an Island For Russia

Vistula Spit That Became an Island For Russia

The remotest geographical object of the Kaliningrad region is situated behind the strait near Baltiysk. For Russia the Vistula Spit
became "an island".  A "spit" is a small narrow peninsular.  Some pictures of the place were shared by blogger gfed.
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5 Moscow 1942

Moscow 1942

After the hardest year 1941 the following 1942 gave a respite to Moscow, it was slowly coming back to peaceful life. The enemy was pushed back 100-250 km away from the city.  Air attacks didn't bring heavy destruction anymore and air-raid warnings
didn't occur every day. The main problem was hunger and shortage of essential products like soap. Moscow citizens could celebrate the Easter under control of NKVD.  "Dynamo" stadium began to be used for sports competition again...
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1 Adorable Seal Cub Met By a Lucky Photographer

Adorable Seal Cub Met By a Lucky Photographer

It's not difficult to see an adult seal in Baikal, Russia. This land is full of seals. But to see a seal cub is very lucky!  Usually they are very timid, do not like people to be
around. But blogger alexphotograph has managed not only to come close but to take these adorable images as well. And please do not worry, everything is okay with the baby!
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6 The Only Aircraft Carrier With Its Own Fleet of Special Vehicles Aboard

The Only Aircraft Carrier With Its Own Fleet of Special Vehicles Aboard

Aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" is famous not only for having aircraft and helicopters on its decks, but also
for it's special vehicles. We can say it's the only ship of the Russian naval forces with a "garage" aboard.
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1 The Unique Volcano of Sakhalin

The Unique Volcano of Sakhalin

In the photo above you see the caldera of Golovnin volcano located in Sakhalin, Russia. In fact it was an ordinary volcano that had been sleeping and erupting until its central part vanished under the ground as if it never existed. A big pit
surrounded by high walls appeared in that place instead. A new volcano (small one) is growing in its center. It actually looks like a lake but there is a volcanic activity inside that may result in a new eruption quite unexpectedly.
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1 A New Villa Community In Sochi Gets Plundered

A New Villa Community In Sochi Gets Plundered

This villa community in Veseloye-Psou of the Adler district was built for the people who were displaced for the Olympics in Sochi. There are 79 houses here, only 20 are occupied, while others are regularly plundered. The construction of the community was finished in 2011 and since then the
houses have never been guarded. All valuable stuff is taken away, doors and windows get broken, youngsters arrange noisy parties there... The administration does not give these houses to those who really need them, keeps saying there is no vacant housing in the city.
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4 Hell on Earth in Siberian Forest Fires

Hell on Earth in Siberian Forest Fires

If you wondered how hell on Earth might look like, this is how. As a result of forest fires the highways are blocked and
on fire.  People still go through.  Often their cars catch fire while on the move.   Just watch this video!
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