17 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:
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1 Cool Submarine Grill

Cool Submarine Grill

Defender's day in Russia is about to come (Feb, 23) and all women puzzle over presents for their men. Hot to restrain from buying another perfume, tie or socks? We
bet that the luckiest of them will get this amazing submarine brazier! BBQ season is going to be fine! The maker is ready to sell it for some $800.
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0 Pripyat Chernobyl as Seen from Sixteen Stored Buildings Rooftops

Pripyat Chernobyl as Seen from Sixteen Stored Buildings Rooftops

Russian Blogger Alexandr P. is one of the few people (and photographers) who have been on all the tallest rooftops of Chernobyl and made photos of surrounding views from all of them. He says that there is seven in total such buildings all of them are sixteen floor
typical Soviet residential complexes, abandoned. He climbed those rooftops during his numerous trips to Chernobyl during different seasons of the year. Because it's winter now, let's see the winter Pripyat from a rooftop for a starters, let's go inside:
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11 Russian Invention Can Create Safe Passages in the Mine Fields!

Russian Invention Can Create Safe Passages in the Mine Fields!

  Take a look at this video! This is how Russian invention that's called "TROPA" or "the path" in English works. It's very helpful for minesweepers - it creates a "path" or "tropa" inside of the mine field for the troops safely pass thru. The most interesting in this is how it works. The process involves a small rocket. A soldier
ties a hose full of explosives to this rocket and launches it. It flies to the other end of the mine field and lands there with the explosives hose attached. Then the operator explodes this hose and this way a safe way appears inside the mine field! Watch this short video to see it in action!    

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!
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28 Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

Night of Demolition in Moscow: Over One Hundred Shops Destroyed Overnight!

This night over one hundred shops were demolished in Moscow. Moscow people woke up in completely different looking cities - a lot of their favorite shops are destroyed. The reason is simple,  not having their property papers in order.  Never before have Moscow authorities demolished so many shops at once. Usually they did it one by one after the
court order. But now they can demolish them at will - no more court orders are needed due to the new law. Thanks to this they destroyed over one hundred stores this night - different size from small ones to really huge ones. Let's see in detail, thanks to cool Russian blogger Ilya who took an effort to photograph the operation:
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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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8 Polar Nights in Murmansk 2016

Polar Nights in Murmansk 2016

Yesterday, the people of Murmansk celebrated "The Day of the Sun". This is the day when the Sun finally starts appearing in their skies for brief moments. In Murmansk, they have polar nights. Polar nights (also called winter days) are when you don't see the Sun in the skies during the day. Not even for a moment, the Sun doesn't rise above the horizon. The days look like twilight -
on the horizon there is a dim light showing a hint of the Sun somewhere there, but the Sun never rises and then a normal night comes again. But February the First is the first day that the Sun appears, so it's a big deal for the people living there. Let's see a few photos showing how they cope with this and how their city typically looks in winter.
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16 Russian Army Drill in Winter 2016

Russian Army Drill in Winter 2016

Meanwhile, there is a big drill going on at the Russian Mulino range, the biggest tank range in Europe. Snow, cold weather, no matter what the weather is like, the drill goes on. Its name is "Suvorov's Onslaught". General Suvorov was a Russian
army man who who never lost a battle, being undefeated in over 60 large battles. Suvorov fought decisively against Turkey and Poland in the days of the Russian Empire. And won. And this is what going on today under his name.
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24 Free and Happy Soviet People

Free and Happy Soviet People

According to the title, this selection of photos should show you free and happy Soviet people. They named it this way, because it was first published somewhere in the middle 1960s in Russia, and a lot of people really were happy after their country was rebuilt after a
devastating war, and they were also pretty free, at least financially, not having any house loans, or anything like this. However, it's up to you decide if these are propaganda photos or true record of the life of the Soviet people of that time.
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