Our destination today is the space communications centre "Medvezhye Ozera" ("Bear Lakes"). Here at the polygon they provide TV broadcast and satellite communication not only for Russia but for outside too. One of the four grand radio telescopes is located here. It's unique due to its power and dimensions of the
antenna providing data reception from satellites. The diameter of the antenna mirror is 60m. The construction is dated 1983. It used to be almost impossible to come close to such strategic constructions without special permission. Today any countryside boy may play on its territory...
7th of April, 2012 the Moscow airport Domodedovo turned 50! It's big, comfortable and modern. Each day the airport is changing for the better. It was the first airport to accept Aeroexpress trains. It was the first to begin reconstruction and become the most modern airport of Russia. One year ago it set an absolute record of flights sent off. 425 planes
left the airport with 51 000 passengers. 25 March 1964 was the day of the first passenger flight by TU-104 from Moscow to Sverdlovsk. On 20 May 1964 they opened the air-terminal complex. Regular flights have been performed since 1966. Today we are going to show you some archival photos of the airport and some modern ones.