5 5 Terrible Accidents in the USSR, Which the Soviet Leadership Tried Their Best to Suppress

5 Terrible Accidents in the USSR, Which the Soviet Leadership Tried Their Best to Suppress

As they say in the Russian proverb: the less you know – the better you sleep. Apparently, the leadership of the Soviet Union acted in accordance with this popular wisdom, so it tried to not disturb the inhabitants of the country with bad
news. ... Those were the five large-scale catastrophes that Soviet citizens learned only many years after. All data about them was carefully hidden, so it is still difficult to establish the exact number of victims.
10 Photos of Leningrad Under Siege

Photos of Leningrad Under Siege

Back in 73, 27 January 1944, as a result of the operation "The January Thunder" the siege of Leningrad which lasted 900 days has been completely removed. As a result of starvation,
severe frosts and bombings in the besieged Leningrad from 400 thousand to 1.5 million people died. Look at the photos, which were taken by the Nazis in the besieged city.
Яковлев Андрей Алексеевич  (Россия, 1934-2012) «Быть в тайге городам» 1985
1 Visual Arts of the USSR. ” Old Road motive …”

Visual Arts of the USSR. ” Old Road motive …”

Yakovlev Andrey (Russia, 1934-2012)
"There will be cities in Taiga" 1985
1 Visual Arts of the USSR. Aviation …

Visual Arts of the USSR. Aviation …

I congratulate us with the Day of Air Fleet There are a lot of pictures as always, so I arbitrary and transparently
divided them into civil and military fleet: Sytov Alexander Kapitonovich (Russia, 1957), "Small aviation" 1986

3 Space Museum Part 2.

Space Museum Part 2.

We continue the tour. Today, we’ll l watch the story of space that I saw personally and remember how it was. We start of course
from the station "Mir". Layout of "Mir" station. In addition to this layout there is a layout in 1:1 scale...

6 In The Valleys of Death: The Top 5 Russian Ghost Towns

In The Valleys of Death: The Top 5 Russian Ghost Towns

In the 1930s in the Soviet Union an active development of natural resources of the north began. Among the gray snow of tundra and walking reindeer coal, tin, gold, nickel, oil and molybdenum were extracted from the earth. A little later, the military joined a bearded geologists and miners: these little adapted areas were suitable for defense from attacks of probable enemy. After the collapse of the Soviet Union a lot of northern businesses and a significant number of military bases became unnecessary for the government. Along with the slaughters, shops and airfields towns in which their employees lived became abandoned. Iultin, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug In the mid-1930 s industrialization came to the Land of the Soviets. In different parts of the state at the same time they were built hundreds of large industrial enterprises. Most of the new industrial giants needed relevant raw material base – there weren’t enough of
old resources found in the times of the Russian Empire, and many valuable minerals were not mined. Meanwhile, in the face of the deteriorating of international relations, when everything showed the coming of world war, development of new deposits becomes a matter of strategic importance. In search of the desired "Klondike" by party and Comrade Stalin personally geologists climbed into the most inaccessible places. In 1937, in the north-west of Chukotka they found large reserves of tin, molybdenum, tungsten, lead. The nearby Mountain is called Iultin, the deposit and the village near it had the same name. Construction was made by prisoners, and the scale of development was such that, in addition to the settlement of miners, at the same time on the shore of the Bering Sea was built port for export production and a 200-kilometer road between them.

4 The Exercises of Engineering Troops

The Exercises of Engineering Troops

In late May 2015, engineering troop exercises took place in the city of Murom, in the Vladimir region. A 250-meter wide river named Oka was forded as part of the exercises - quite a spectacular event, and we present here a photo report about how the Oka is crossed not only by the 40-ton tanks but also a 100-ton strategic missile system. The official name of the event was: "Special
tactical exercises with the military engineering units to fulfill the tasks of engineering support in fording water obstacles. Army and attack aircraft were involved to complete the task. The exercise included a crossing of training mobile ground missile complex "Yars" with a test weight using a pontoon bridge of double width PP-2005" Let us explain:

5 Crimea. Military Unit X. Balaklava. Secret Object 825 GTS.

Crimea. Military Unit X. Balaklava. Secret Object 825 GTS.

Turn came to Balaklava, it is a village in the outskirts of Sevastopol on the shore of the picturesque bay of the same name. For a long time this town wasn’t on the maps of the Crimea, and all because of the fact that secret facility under the code "825 GTK" was here. We’ll talk about it. Object 825 GTS – it is a complex of underground structures for shelter and repair of submarines. In Soviet times there was a possibility to combine the seemingly incompatible, underground complexes and submarines. For
reading and understanding convenience, I will place a scheme of this object; a red dotted line is a tour route. In 1954 this secret project was developed, and in 1961 the building was completed. The length of internal navigable canal was 600 meters, and inside there is a 100 meter dry dock for repair of small and medium diesel submarines. Also, the complex includes all the necessary operating and support units required for the repair and maintenance of autonomous submarines.

2 About Real All-Terrain Vehicles in Chukotka.

About Real All-Terrain Vehicles in Chukotka.

Hello, I’ll tell you not about Gelenvagen, but about the real hard workers who have to carry geologists across the expanses of Chukotka, where there is no civilization,
and about my personal experiences and the all-terrain vehicles that I worked with. So from simple to difficult. UAZik. Here without comments, all is clear.



Every year, the famous Chernobyl ghost town merges more and more with the surrounding terrain. Nature relentlessly recaptures it metre by metre. But time has no power over the Soviet mining town of Pyramid, located on the Arctic Shpicbergen archipelago. People left it almost 20 years ago and the cold preserves it from vegetation. The settlement was established in 1910 by the Swedes who received permission for coal
mining on the archipelago. It got its name from the nearest mountain. 17 years later, the mine was bought by "Arcticugol" trust, and the village became Soviet. 1300 kilometers from the North Pole were built houses, a school, theater, library, cultural center, two cemeteries (one for people and one for cats) and sports complex with the most northerly heated swimming pool in the world.

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