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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.
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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.
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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.
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18 Another Tactical Drill of Russian Marines

Another Tactical Drill of Russian Marines

Marines of the Pacific Fleet had a tactical landing operation drill at the Klerk ground field in the South Primorye (Far East of Russia).  Over a thousand soldiers participated. They used over 80 units of military and special equipment, about ten combat and service ships, aircraft and
helicopters (Su-24, Mi-28)... The tasks of the drill were breaking through the enemy anti-airborne defence, simultaneous striking of forces on the sea, in the air and on the shore, also creating coastal bridge-heads. Gunners participated in the drill as well.
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0 Many Crazy Ways to Modify the Russian Niva

Many Crazy Ways to Modify the Russian Niva

"Niva" is a Russian offroad car that is respected not only in its native land but also abroad. However, car owners often want more than they have, and they start to
modify their vehicles to make them unique (or ugly?). Some results seem to be almost good, but others look ridiculous, here are 25 examples of Niva jobs...
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6 Crazier That You May Have Imagined: Offroad Smart Fortwo Car

Crazier That You May Have Imagined: Offroad Smart Fortwo Car

  Today, you are going to see something you have probably never seen before. The idea for such a project for sure could have come from someone from an ex-Soviet country - where the roads are still often cursed by drivers but the luxury and fuel economy trend is already an issue. So how about combining all of this and getting a Smart car, a Smart Fortwo to be
exact, a full time offroad Smart car that can take you deep inside the forests of Ukraine no matter if it's summer and the dirt roads are bad or winter and the dirt roads are snow. Smart Fortwo totally offroad is what we have here, thanks to George, a car enthusiast from Lviv, Ukraine. Let's see inside more photos and even a video!
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19 One Monster Truck from Belarus

One Monster Truck from Belarus

When we hear "monster truck" we usually imagine a normal sized truck on a set of oversized wheels. This time Belarus auto enthusiasts took the monster truck meaning to a really "monster"
level. Their creation has six pairs of wheels that can rotate practically in any direction and thanks to this it can climb any trench and other obstacles. Let's see how it looks.
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2 Factory of Russian Electronic Warfare Systems, Military Optics And More

Factory of Russian Electronic Warfare Systems, Military Optics And More

It is not necessary anymore to fire to hit a missile or a shell targeted at you! Neither it is necessary to risk someone's life to protect people or equipment on the frontline. Methods of defence have changed
considerably! We are going to join blogger kukmor and visit the Kazan factory of optical mechanics that has been operating since 1940 and once supplied optical devices to the Soviet army.  
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3 T 90 aka Vladimir: Once a World Top-Selling Battle Tank

T 90 aka Vladimir: Once a World Top-Selling Battle Tank

November 5th was a birthday of this powerful Russian machine, T-90 "Vladimir" tank, that was put into operation in 1992. It was created in the late 1980s
or early 1990s as a deep modernization of the T-72B tank. The combat vehicle was named after Vladimir Ivanivich Potkin, the chief engineer of the tank.
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6 Lada Tarzan: Russian Lada All Road Car from 1990s

Lada Tarzan: Russian Lada All Road Car from 1990s

In the 1990s, after the USSR had already collapsed and while the new Russian state was just forming, there were some great projects popping up from old Soviet industrial giants which had been
privatized. Some of them were only produced in limited quantities and here is the one such "miracle car" - LADA TARZAN - a Russian take on combining an SUV base with a regular passenger car.
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