4 Highly Secret Soviet Object In The Center of the Aral Sea

Highly Secret Soviet Object In The Center of the Aral Sea

One of the most secret Soviet objects was closed by a decree of Boris Yeltsin twenty-three years ago. It was situated in a remote region of the country that used to be huge - on the island in the center of the Aral Sea. The island had a complex that was used for creation and testing one of the most
barbaric weapons - biological ones. Many years are gone as well as the Aral Sea and the island... but that ground is still there as a ghost. A Kazakh journalist and blogger Grogoriy Bedenko shared unique materials from his own archive uncovering the phenomenon of object "Aralsk-7".
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1 Underground Laboratory of Nuclear Research

Underground Laboratory of Nuclear Research

Abkhazia is not only the country with beautiful mountainous landscapes, endless beaches and classic architecture but also military research institutes including those for nuclear purposes. This post is about one of them. It was built in the mid 80s on
the territory of object "A" but never was finished due to the postwar crisis. Today the underground laboratory consisting of two big tunneled blocks is abandoned. Blogger samnamos visited the place to take some interesting images.
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0 The Factory Created For Making Kids Happy

The Factory Created For Making Kids Happy

These are the pictures of a huge Soviet toy factory with once a giant output. Today like many other great factories it is abandoned and forgotten. Seeing
the places that could make many children happy in such a miserable condition is really sad... The photos have been shared by blogger v1054047.
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3 Going 550 Meters Deep For Diamonds

Going 550 Meters Deep For Diamonds

Many Russian quarries are abandoned today, they look from the height like huge creepy holes in the ground, but the demand for diamonds is so overwhelming that we are ready to go far deep to the bowels of the earth
to find some more. This story is about mining diamonds in Yakutia. We are going to join blogger dementievskiy, go 500-700 meters under the ground and check out how Yakut diamonds are mined today.
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2 Night Visit to the Biggest Aircraft Repair Hangar

Night Visit to the Biggest Aircraft Repair Hangar

What are we doing on the territory of the Novosibirks airport Tolmachevo at night? Together with blogger gelio we want to enter the largest Siberian hangar for maintanance and repair of passenger aircrafts. The hangar is big enough to accomodate six crafts at a time
including those with wide bodies, but sometimes they have so much work that hangar is occupied by nine different aircrafts. Russia has only few hangars like this one. In order gelio could make more beautiful images he was allowed to come at night.
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8 Highly Secret Soviet Communication Center Under the Ground

Highly Secret Soviet Communication Center Under the Ground

Government and military communication has been important in all times. In the time of a cold war it was crucial to provide faultless information transfer even in the conditions of a nuclear conflict. With such a purpose the system of fortified undeground communication
centers was created in the USSR. They were used to transfer the commands to the western force groups located in the Warsaw Pact countries and elsewhere. Today we're going to show the pictures taken by a blogger deletant who visited one of such centers.
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22 Soviet Top Secret Nuclear Airplane M-60M

Soviet Top Secret Nuclear Airplane M-60M

In 1950s the idea of creating the nuclear airplane, the long range strategic bomber powered on the power of atom was considered as a necessity by Soviet generals. At that time there was already built first Russian atomic ice breaker with its independent nuclear reactor on board.
So the plane seemed to be pretty real. To give you a little spoiler on this post - yes, they finally was to able to build a working plane with a nuclear reactor on board which was powering it during the flight. Interested? Let's see how it all looked like:
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16 Biggest in the World Open-Pit Coal Mine and its Giant Machinery

Biggest in the World Open-Pit Coal Mine and its Giant Machinery

Do you see a bus on this picture? Look closer, it's near that giant machine which they call "buck wheel excavator". Wikipedia says its main purpose is: "to act as a continuous digging machine in large-scale open pit mining operations". What can be more larger scale than the biggest
world open pit coal mine in Kazakhstan built in Soviet times as the biggest Soviet open pit coal mine? Russian photographer Alexander Popov has traveled there and took this awesome pics and story so we now can take a look to!  So let's see those in detail:
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14 Tanks on Russian Children Playgrounds

Tanks on Russian Children Playgrounds

Some Russian kids playgrounds look just like this. It's a "lightly armored, self-propelled, radar guided anti-aircraft weapon system (SPAAG)", standing right in the middle of the
children's playground in Tomsk, Russia. Inside we have over ten more Russian playgrounds with tanks and other armored vehicles right in the middle of them.
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4 This Is How Russia Repairs And Improves Military Aircrafts

This Is How Russia Repairs And Improves Military Aircrafts

Blogger Aslan has paid a visit to the aircraft repair plant of Rzhev, Russia, to make a report
about mass modernization of MiG-31 fighters. His pictures are presented in this post.
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