0 Launching Space Mission Vehicles From Baikonur Cosmodrome

Launching Space Mission Vehicles From Baikonur Cosmodrome

Cosmodrome Baikonur located in the desert of Kazakhstan plays a significant role for space exploration. We have already shown you plenty of images from there but it's always interesting to come back
to Baikonur. These images, taken by blogger and journalist Grigoriy Bedenko, feature the process of preparation for the launch of space mission vehicles "Proton-S" and "Soyuz-TMA".
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0 The Day of Joyful Easter Celebration

The Day of Joyful Easter Celebration

Blogger alexhitrov witnessed the celebration of Easter in the city of Vladivostok, Far East of Russia. A long line of believers
in the company of priests had a walk along the streets. Holy banners carried by people contributed to the festive mood.
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1 The Conquerors of Space

The Conquerors of Space

April 12th is celebrated in Russia as the day of cosmonautics. On such an occassion we have already published the post about
our hero - Yuri Gagarin and additionally want to show you a nice collection of pictures devoted to the same topic.
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6 Another Drill of a Russian Air Assault Brigade

Another Drill of a Russian Air Assault Brigade

Another interesting photo report from blogger smitsmitty: soldiers and officers of an air assault unit had extensive exercises in the Primorye
Territory in the end of March. More than 300 parachutists landed from Il-76 aircraft, took up their positions and prepared for fighting.
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1 The Nature Park of Ergaki

The Nature Park of Ergaki

These are some beautiful images of Ergaki - a mountain range in the Western Sayan Mountains - we have taken them from blogger deingel. A
trip to the nature park of Ergaki may leave you breathless and give you a lot of wonderful pictures and unforgettable impressions.
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1 The Unique Deep Space Radio Center

The Unique Deep Space Radio Center

Galyonki village in the Russian Far East is the location of a unique object - a self-contained command-and-measurement complex of the Russian aerospace defence forces provided with a system "Kvant-D" - its antenna P-2500 is one of the largest in Russia, and system
"Kvant-P" equipped with antenna P-30S. The system cooperates with the ISS. It was Galyonok that sent the signal for flooding the international space station "Mir". And in 1961 this very center was providing the flight of the first man to space.
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0 Air Rehearsal of the Victory Parade

Air Rehearsal of the Victory Parade

Just a short photo report covering the rehearsal of the parade on the occassion of the 70th anniversary of the victory in
the WWII. On the image above is Mi-28N "Night hunter". The images are taken from the blog of Sergey Kondratev.
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2 Easter Bells Are Ringing With Joy

Easter Bells Are Ringing With Joy

During the Bright Week everyone may go up to the belfry of St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow to listen to the melodies of the best Russian ringers, enjoy the panoramas opening from the height. Bell ringing is an old Easter tradition
just like a sacred procession, eggs painting, making Easter cakes and Easter greeting. Those who have mastered the art of bell ringing are allowed to try their skills on such a day at belfries of the country.
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0 Abandoned Barracks on Graham Bell Island

Abandoned Barracks on Graham Bell Island

Graham Bell island once, in the Soviet time, had an ice airfield and a settlement with a radio-locating company. This post is about the barracks the company used.
Officers and specialists lived there together with their families. We are going to join sevprostor blogger and spend some time in this curious place.
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0 Cold and Hopeless, But Still A Populated Place

Cold and Hopeless, But Still A Populated Place

The settlement we are going to show you is located in a cold Russian region of Chukotka and called "Snezhnoye" which means "Snowy". Blogger Eugeny Basov says it's not the place you'd wish to come back
to. Snezhnoye was founded in 1929 when Soviet activists opened the first state farm in Chukotka. Many professionals were sent to work there, the farm had over twenty thousand head of deer.
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