12 The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

The Biggest Underground Structure of Ukraine After the Subway

Bunker Alsou or object 221 (Protected Command Point of the Black Sea Fleet) is situated on the mountain Mishen in the
Crimea, Ukraine. It is the biggest underground structure on the territory of the country except the subway.
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9 Flying Vehicles Being Demolished Right Now

Flying Vehicles Being Demolished Right Now

Right now they are demolishing the aircrafts on the field of Khodynka where they have been standing for many years as a part of the aviation museum exposition. Moscow citizens know this place
well, they could come here, see various helicopters and fighters, even climb on them. Today, with no preliminary declaration of war, there came machines to demolish everything there.
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11 The Story of One Hydroelectric Power Station

The Story of One Hydroelectric Power Station

The history of the Cheboksary HPP started in 1931. They wanted to make the deep draft water route to unite the Caspian, Baltic, White and Black Seas. It was planned to make ten waterworks along the whole way. Only three of them
were finished before the war. The Cheboksary HPP had to become one of them. The design task was coordinated on the 22 of January, 1967, this day is considered to be the day when the HPP construction was started.
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12 The Military Unit That Does Not Function Anymore

The Military Unit That Does Not Function Anymore

The USSR left a lot of objects which are abandoned today. This one is another military unit with a helicopter base. You
are not going to see any helicopters though. Look what remains to listen to the silence when people leave.
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18 Soviet Medicine of 1970

Soviet Medicine of 1970

Not so long ago, in the times of the USSR, doctors used to apply various methods of treatment. Some of them seem to be rather bizarre today.
People often preferred ethnoscience to modern medicine. Well, this is the selection of Soviet photos from LIFE magazine of 1970.
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2 The Factory That Used To Make Porcelain

The Factory That Used To Make Porcelain

Porcelain was obtained in China in 620 and its way of manufacture was kept in secret for many years. European porcelain was obtained much later. In Belarus they have an old factory that
keeps manufacturing porcelain in spite of the fact its equipment needs to be replaced for modern one. The process of porcelain manufacturing is very complex and is shown below.
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29 Russian Strategic Missile Forces In One Place

Russian Strategic Missile Forces In One Place

We are back at the Museum of the strategic missile forces near Pervomaisk. In the Soviet times it was a super-secret rocket base. Here used to stand missiles
with nuclear warheads aiming at the USA. Today there is a museum in this place. One can see, touch everything and even push that very "red button".
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6 Imperial Corps Left To Decay

Imperial Corps Left To Decay

These barracks had been used for their intended purpose but in 1996 the army left this place forever. Since then it's been a mess there. The barracks are located in Belgorod-Dnestrovsky, 80 km (49 miles) from Odessa. They are
called "Alexandrovskiye"  after the emperor Alexander. But today everything is abandoned and plundered. Below are photos of the plundered Soviet barracks that had been the splendid imperial buildings once.
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1 More Helicopters Left To Die

More Helicopters Left To Die

The airfield had appeared near Kinel-Cherkassy village in the 1940s. Later, in the 1960s, they opened a training centre and brought many military
flying vehicles there. In 2009-2010 this place was abandoned by the Russian army, the only thing they left was the name - airfield Tolkai.
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77 The Largest Plane In the World: An 225

The Largest Plane In the World: An 225

An-225 "Mriya" made in Ukraine is the biggest plane in the world. And there is only one plane like this. You are about to see how "Mriya"
flies over the airfield Antonov in Gostomel together with an aerobatic display team "Rus" and read some facts about the plane.
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