4 The underground submarine base in Balaklava

The underground submarine base in Balaklava

This object is widely known in various military forces. Its building started in 1953. It was built to shelter and repair 7 diesel-electric submarines of 613
and 633 projects. This building gave a protection from direct exposure of the atomic bomb with capacity of 100 kilotons. Now there is a museum.
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0 Soviet Skype, PlayStation, Google Glass. How a smart house was developed in USSR.

Soviet Skype, PlayStation, Google Glass. How a smart house was developed in USSR.

In 1980 not only "Buran" was being built in the Soviet Union but there was also a perestroika, and they also tried to anticipate future consumer paradise, which was especially incredible in terms of shortages, there was even no toilet paper. And
yet at that time, Soviet scientists were able to predict the appearance of smart watch, smartphones, laptops, and wireless home electronics. Moreover, all this is supposed to be in a single system, organizing a smart house.
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0 Military Airport Efremov-3 or simply the “object”

Military Airport Efremov-3 or simply the “object”

Hi everyone. On May holidays I visited the suburbs of Efremov rpwnd the city. Perhaps I'll start with airdfield. There is a secret
airport Efremov-3 that is called the "object". I think that Captain Obviousness, who worked here, gave it this name. Photo 1.
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2 The armored vehicle BRDM-2 that received the second life

The armored vehicle BRDM-2 that received the second life

Now I offer you to get acquainted with another demilitarized armored vehicle BRDM-2, which was bought from the Ministry of Defence of Belarus and brought to Russia. In
order to use a former military vehicle for civilian purposes we had to work hard, but it was worth it, because the final version is really impressive.
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0 Cross-country vehicle “Vympel” for the oil and gas fields in Yamal

Cross-country vehicle “Vympel” for the oil and gas fields in Yamal

"Vympel" SPA finishes the test cross-country vehicle, which can be called as one of the most impressive Russian explorers of impassable roads! Compared with several wheeled cross-country vehicles waiting on the territory of the "Vympel" SPA this car seemed huge! Its wheel height – is at the level of my eyes, and the car height - is near two human growths! So it is not a surprise that it surpasses all
the rest cross-country vehicles that are manufactured there: its curb weight is eight tons and this 11-meter giant could carry up even six tons of cargo. I want to note that we are talking about floating cross-country vehicle - other wheeled vehicles of high permeability that could drive through water obstacles, could take one, maximum - two tons aboard. Feel the difference!
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1 Selfmade pickup from the Daewoo Matiz

Selfmade pickup from the Daewoo Matiz

  Matiz pickup? Why not! Two months of work, one and a half of Matiz’s cost for tuning,
and you have a real pick-up. Just the most unexpected tuning of Daewoo Matiz ever...
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7 Sappers work in Palmyra

Sappers work in Palmyra

  Palmyra was freed from militants of ISIL but it is still full of mines and bombs which sappers try to neutralize. Recently the press service of
the Corps of Engineers has published some pictures of the work of Russian sappers and sappers from the International Antimine Center.
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14 Where and how the Californium 252 a most expensive metal in the world is made

Where and how the Californium 252 a most expensive metal in the world is made

  If you think that gold and platinum are the most valuable metals in the world, then you are wrong. Comparing with some artificially produced metals, the price of gold can be compared with the cost of rust on an old piece of corrugated iron. Can you imagine the price of 27
million US dollars per one gram of the substance? It is the real price of radioactive element called Californium - 252. Only antimatter is more expensive, but it is the most expensive substance in the world (about 60 trillion dollars per gram of antihydrogen).
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0 Where do Tajiks get expensive cars?

Where do Tajiks get expensive cars?

Despite the fact that Tajikistan is one of the poorest countries of the former Soviet Union, along with Kyrgyzstan and Moldova, there a lot of expensive cars on the streets of Dushanbe. New foreign cars that cost a hundred thousand dollars drive through the streets. It looks especially strange in
the courts. When there is an expensive BMW or "Mercedes" in a dusty courtyard. Where are all these luxury cars from? There are some explanations of it. Russian popular blogger Ilya Varlamov went to Tajikistan and explored this and other topics. Here is his text and photos:
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0 Life in Tajikistan

Life in Tajikistan

We continue to translate the stories about life in ex Soviet republic Tajikistan. Ilya went there and  walked along the Tajikistan capital Dushanbe. Below is his impressions: I have already told you how fast this city
changes, and in a few years you will not recognize it. Old Soviet Dushanbe dissapears. The authorities look at Asia, with its skyscrapers and bustle, and this concept has nothing common with the Soviet capital.
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