1 Big Russian Producer of Armored Troop Carriers

Big Russian Producer of Armored Troop Carriers

"Arzamas engineering plant", JSC. is one of the leaders of the defence industry complex of Russia and the leading engineering
enterprise in Nizhny Novgorod. It is also the only enterprise that makes wheeled armored vehicles cooperating with 35 countries.

16 Hundreds of Radioactive Combat Vehicles Disappeared from Chernobyl

Hundreds of Radioactive Combat Vehicles Disappeared from Chernobyl

Meanwhile in Chernobyl interesting things are happening. During the Chernobyl catastrophe there were hundreds of army vehicles, including combat vehicles, tanks and helicopters used to operate in first days of the disaster in Pripyat. All those
vehicles got very radioactively polluted and afterwards they were all stored on a special strip of land in Chernobyl. Hundreds of vehicles. However the most recent satellite photo shows.. they all have disappeared! Let's see inside:
4 Modern Russian Weapons And Ammunition At Syrian War

Modern Russian Weapons And Ammunition At Syrian War

War in Syria allowed Russia not only to help its old ally, but also to test its relatively new weapons and ammunition in real-life conditions.
Those weapons and ammunition could be seen in hands of Syrian soldiers on these amateur photos. On the image above - gun AK-104.

1 Custom Built Cars: Soviet Style 1987

Custom Built Cars: Soviet Style 1987

The USSR had a lot of creative people indeed, many technicians, sometimes even non-educated but deeply interested and curious about all that stuff. Such people lived in Bryansk too. There was a club in the city for those who built custom cars and its members regularly met to show what they did. The first meeting was held in Moscow back
in 1963. But these pictures are dated 1987 and they demonstrate custom built cars in Bryansk. They have been published just recently by blogger Andrey Chudakov from Vyazniki, Vladimir region of Russia. He used to be a member of that club as well, and even participated in the event you see on the pictures.

4 Right Vehicle For Russian Roads

Right Vehicle For Russian Roads

This vehicle amazed the western press with its uniqueness and amazing capabilities. Being quite small, "Sherp", produced in St. Petersburg, can move on any terrain: mud, snow, ice and even in water. The author of the project, Alexey Garagashyan launched production of "Sherp" in a rented shop and sold the first machine in June 2015. Today he has many orders - not only in Russia but from abroad
too. "Sherp" is driven by a Japanese diesel engine, its maximum speed - 45 km/h. Fuel consumption - 2-3 l/h. The vehicle has unique wheels that can rotate when the machine practically does not move at all. The length of "Sherp" is 3,4 m, height - 2,3 m, clearance - 0,6 m. Presently it is sold in two modifications for 3 850 000 and 4 100 000 rubles (51000-55000 USD).

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).

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!
1 Most Unusual Buses of the Soviet Time

Most Unusual Buses of the Soviet Time

We have become used to thinking about buses as ordinary iron bodies with seats, but some models can be quite curious. These hit the roads during Soviet times, and this type of ride was probably never boring. Let us begin with the
model whose driver sat on the second floor - NAMI-0159, 1972 (in the image above). The bus had three axles and a gasoline V8 engine. It was 30% more spacious than an ordinary bus, but was not produced in quantity.

2 Roads of Chukotka

Roads of Chukotka

Blogger sergeydolya has been recently to Chukotka (cold region in the Russian Far East) and prepared some interesting materials to his readers. One of them is all about roads. Blogger did not see asphalted ones at all (few
only in a settlement of Pevek). It's a land of washed out roads and paths. It's kinda tough but people never complain. They take the situation for granted. Just like adverse weather they cannot change.

1 Achievements of the Soviet Car Industry, 1974

Achievements of the Soviet Car Industry, 1974

It's a set of images taken at the auto exhibition in October 1974. It was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Soviet car industry (starting from the date of AMO-F-15 trucks production on
November 7th, 1942 in Moscow). The exhibition took place in November-October 1974 in Moscow. Look, what they had achieved by then. On the image above is flat body truck ZiL-131.