3 Joseph Stalin, the Locomotive

Joseph Stalin, the Locomotive

The innovative streamline lomotive was designed to apply the newly received data - in the 1930s they had found out that such shape of the locomotive would give extra 200-250 hp at acceleration more than 100 km/h.
Locomotive "Joseph Stalin" (JS20-16) was built by 1937, it could speed up to 155 km/h. This practice was subsequently used for creation of high-speed locomotives of type 2-3-2 (P12 and № 6998).

16 Crimea: the Sun of Russia

Crimea: the Sun of Russia

This is "The Album of the Sun of Russia" published a century ago, in 1914. It is rather interesting to see the sunny Crimea on these
colorless pictures of the time long gone. Many people would recognize familiar places, some of them look the same even today.

1 Cool Submarine Grill

Cool Submarine Grill

Defender's day in Russia is about to come (Feb, 23) and all women puzzle over presents for their men. Hot to restrain from buying another perfume, tie or socks? We
bet that the luckiest of them will get this amazing submarine brazier! BBQ season is going to be fine! The maker is ready to sell it for some $800.

2 They Were Ready with Massive Nuclear Retaliation

They Were Ready with Massive Nuclear Retaliation

Blogger samozvanka_0 with her friends have been to the Kaluga region of Russia to see narrowly known abandoned unified command posts located forty kilometers one from another. In fact a unified command post represents a metal twelve-level container with height 33m, diameter 3,3m, weight 125 tons. It is suspended by means of the shock
absorprion system in the standard missile pit. Each level accomodated its own specific equipment. The upper one served as a recreation zone for personnel. System "Perimeter" was the complex for automatic control of a massive nuclear retaliation. It was created in the Soviet time at the height of the Cold War.

2 Making Russian Helicopters For Arctic

Making Russian Helicopters For Arctic

Ulan-Ude aircraft factory is one of the largest and oldest In Russia. It used to make both aircrafts and helicopters but today it specializes in making Mi-8 helicopters (Mi-171 is an export version). In November
2015 the factory gave a new modification to the military for their work in the Arctic region - Mi-8AMTSH-VA. Blogger fyodor-photo thought this to be a good reason to pay a visit to the factory.

0 Pripyat Chernobyl as Seen from Sixteen Stored Buildings Rooftops

Pripyat Chernobyl as Seen from Sixteen Stored Buildings Rooftops

Russian Blogger Alexandr P. is one of the few people (and photographers) who have been on all the tallest rooftops of Chernobyl and made photos of surrounding views from all of them. He says that there is seven in total such buildings all of them are sixteen floor
typical Soviet residential complexes, abandoned. He climbed those rooftops during his numerous trips to Chernobyl during different seasons of the year. Because it's winter now, let's see the winter Pripyat from a rooftop for a starters, let's go inside:
11 Russian Invention Can Create Safe Passages in the Mine Fields!

Russian Invention Can Create Safe Passages in the Mine Fields!

  Take a look at this video! This is how Russian invention that's called "TROPA" or "the path" in English works. It's very helpful for minesweepers - it creates a "path" or "tropa" inside of the mine field for the troops safely pass thru. The most interesting in this is how it works. The process involves a small rocket. A soldier
ties a hose full of explosives to this rocket and launches it. It flies to the other end of the mine field and lands there with the explosives hose attached. Then the operator explodes this hose and this way a safe way appears inside the mine field! Watch this short video to see it in action!    

8 Flooding in Moscow in February

Flooding in Moscow in February

Russia - frosty land of snow and freezing temperatures in February? Not anymore. Flooding on Moscow streets today, how usual is that?
Highly unusual and strange - streets flooded with over 30cm of water in some places, people shocked and amused. Let's see how it was:

27 Russian Curly Hair Horses Zabaikalskie

Russian Curly Hair Horses Zabaikalskie

Zabaikalskie is a breed of horses that live in Russia and known for their unusual curly hair. Their name derives from literally "the ones that come from  the East from the Baikal lake". Those horses a
bit like the curly hair pigs that live in the Carpathian mountains in Ukraine and I bet it's pretty cool to pet those. No way they are photoshop or something - let's see inside for more:

5 Russian President’s Unique ZIL Limo Up For Sale

Russian President’s Unique ZIL Limo Up For Sale

This is a unique car as it was built specifically for a Russian president in 2012. It was almost never used. It has only around 143 km on it (less than 100 miles!) as Russian government prefers foreign
cars. It is bullet proof and very powerful - it has a 7,7 liter motor which gives over 400 hp  with a 5-gear automatic transmission. Let's see how it looks from inside and outside!

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