3 OC-14 “Groza”: the most unusual Russian gun

OC-14 “Groza”: the most unusual Russian gun

This unusual gun had got its baptism of fire during the first Chechen campaign. Its main users were special units of the FSB, the internal forces and the army, and especially good this new gun showed itself in a very specific niche – covering of
snipers. Forever young AK. Receiver of Kalashnikov is easily recognizable in the profile of "Groza". There were some changes in the design of the body - butt of the rifle was removed and replaced with a compact recoil pad.
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3 Minsk vs IBM

Minsk vs IBM

Exactly 35 years ago, the first IBM PC in history went on sale, but long before that day — in the 1960's, one of the centers of Soviet Cybernetics was in Belarus. Let us remember the story of a family of computing machinery "Minsk" which won All-Union glory, and then lost it. The gap between the USSR and the western countries in the field of computer technology in the 1950's, according to the most optimistic estimates, was at least 10 years. Therefore, in August 1956, the decision of the USSR Council of Ministers was the start of the expansion of the production of
electronic computers across the country. The resolution also provided for the establishment of centres for their production, design and development, one of which was supposed to stay in the BSSR. Soon in Minsk, the Ordzhonikidze Plant was opened, and by 1958, the Special Design Bureau (SDB) was set up to support and upgrade the computer. Subsequently, the SDB was transformed into an independent design and research company - NIIEVM - which is still working to this day. "Minsk-1" - the first original Belarusian computer
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0_8e9dc_f1b5ff69_origGoing to the edge of Russia, I imagined something of that kind. Life here is really difficult, and in Chukotka you start believing that the climate prevents from building roads and normal existence of the cities: no stone or wood, no main building materials.

9 Abandoned Chukotka

Abandoned Chukotka

Going to the edge of Russia, I imagined something of that kind. Life here is really difficult, and in Chukotka you start believing that the climate prevents from building roads and normal existence of the cities: no stone or wood, no main building materials. In the 1990s and 2000s, people began to leave
that small region, leaving behind abandoned towns and villages. I advise nature lovers to go to Chukotka, but I didn't really like it: the low hills with grass. Tundra is rather boring spectacle. From wild animals I have met only a family of three cranes have sat down to rest.
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7 The Most Northern Railway

The Most Northern Railway

Norilsk railway - this is one of the most northern railway of the world, certainly in Russia. Moreover, it is the largest isolated railway network of broad gauge (1,520 mm) in the territory of the former USSR. The nearest network Railways station is approximately in 700 kilometers. By the way, it is not included in the structure of Russian Railways, and has been a part of Norilsk Nickel. It passes a large part of cargos of the Polar Division. This year, it has a great holiday, February 12, it celebrated its 80th anniversary. Many in childhood,
surely dreamed of in-cab ride trains, ride this powerful iron horses, but I'm lucky to be here just now, in Norilsk town, and this is my story today. After the Government of the USSR in 1935 year decided to build in the Norilsk Iron and Steel Works, they also decided to build a the narrow-gauge railway next to it. Its construction began in the fall of 1935 year. The first locomotive was launched on February 12, 1936 year from Norilsk to Valek Airport (in Krasnoyarsk krai). 1945. Overhaul of the locomotive
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3 How Russian Golden youth relaxes

How Russian Golden youth relaxes

With the end of the summer, many of us will forget about rest before next summer, but not our "Golden youth", which publishes in full swing photos from hot countries on their pages in Facebook. Further we offer you take a look at how Russian children of millionaires and billionaires have a rest. Yusuf Alekperov 26-year-old son of the President of "Lukoil" is in first place in the ranking of the wealthiest heirs of Russian
billionaires, according to Forbes. His father, Vagit Alekperov, will give him the largest stake of the oil giant. Yusuf's instagram is full of cars of all kinds of steepness. He leads his account under the nickname le_chiffre1 (Le Chiffre is a mathematical genius, a great Poker Player and a dangerous offender, the main villain in J.Bond series "Casino Royale"). June: "Goodbye, Moscow!"
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1 In the south of Primorye workers continue destroying the WW2 battery

In the south of Primorye workers continue destroying the WW2 battery

The battery of the Great Patriotic War is being dismantled in the Khasan district of Primorye. Workers take parts of the sawn
construction out of peninsula Gamow be KAMAZ, explaining their actions as the reconstruction for preventing the state of emergency.
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0 Misty Dawn on the Cooling Pond of the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant

Misty Dawn on the Cooling Pond of the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant

Large drops of rain began drumming in the windshield when it remained a little more than 30 miles to the place of destination. Stuffy city, languishing under the hot summer sun, was left behind. M2 Motorway remained on the sidelines, and the road began to take desert to the west, winding hairpin bends. But, despite the bad weather, my car flew quickly and easily, as if it was fueled by my desire to come
faster. Into a green, washed by the rain Kurchatov town, I went with the last drops of rain. Now I could finally get out, stretch myself and go to meet new interesting people. I was at the information centre of the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant. I've never thought that I could visit a nuclear power plant. Quite a bit, and I would hear the roar of the turbine in the engine room.
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