34 What Has Been Done by Russians on the Moon?

What Has Been Done by Russians on the Moon?

Russian mind has been haunted by the Moon in all times. Last century it was one of the most significant Soviet
missions - to reach the natural satellite of the Earth and explore it. And the country succeeded.

1 Awesome Russian Village Country Mart

Awesome Russian Village Country Mart

These are the photos from an awesome cozy small Russian village country mart. It operates only in winter when the winter road is being formed thru the forest and the
locals gather in this small wooden log cabins to sell their goodies to the passers by. Just like hundred years ago. Very atmospheric and nice, take a look:

4 Russian Soldiers in Mongolia 1930s-1940s

Russian Soldiers in Mongolia 1930s-1940s

Mongolia had friendly ties with USSR. It was even sometimes called "the sixteenth republic" - implying that it can be a nice addition to existing fifteen parts of the Soviet
state. So Russian army was present there too - before the WW2 and after as well. Here are some shots made by an army officer who served in Mongolia in 1930s-1940s.

20 Ghost Town Under Moscow

Ghost Town Under Moscow

There are many abandoned cities in the world, one of the most notorious is Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Empty houses might be seen under Moscow as
well. Russian "Pripyat" is situated fifteen minutes away from the Moscow Ring Road. Look at these pictures, this place is empty, no people live here.

7 Missile Carrying Tu 22 M3

Missile Carrying Tu 22 M3

This March blogger Ivan Stalich was lucky to see flights of missile the carrying Tu-22M3. They landed in
Tolmachevo on their way to the Russian-Tajik training and back. Ivan took the chance and made these photos.

7 Competition of Gunfire Masters 2016

Competition of Gunfire Masters 2016

Another military report from blogger smit-smitty. In Primorye he has visited an elimination round of the all-Russian competition "Gunfire masters-2016". Twelve teams
from all the Eastern military district gathered on the ground field in Sergeevka to demonstrate their skills of shooting from mortars and launchers.

2 Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Tiksi, Severe Northern Oasis

Blogger Ivan Dementievsky has had a long trip this March, Tiksi (Yakutia, Russia) was the final destination. He came there at night
and could not see much, but high snow. At dawn he found out how vast, devastated and lonely the snowy place looked like.

1 Saving Soldier’s Life: How They Do It Today

Saving Soldier’s Life: How They Do It Today

The best military doctors of the western military district of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, demostrated their skills and exchanged details of their experience. They say that military medicine
is getting to a new level, and now it does not differ much from innovative civil medical practice. Blogger Yaroslav Gunin was lucky to be there and see what they've got.

44 Tank Apocalypse in Donbass

Tank Apocalypse in Donbass

The armed forces of Ukraine lost almost 200 tanks in less than a year in Donbass. We have a huge
collection of tank apocalypse pictures from there. Try to evaluate the scale of the loss.

8 Abandoned Northern Land

Abandoned Northern Land

This time - about abandoned lands of the country that used to be great, the USSR. They were never occupied with military bases and finally were assumed to be an unneccessary burden. These photos are a part of project "Far Lands" of Andrey Shapran, who since 2005 has travelled to the Southern Kuril Islands, Yakutia, Yamal, Krasnoyarsk region, Chukotka and Kamchatka. In fact these images don't need to be commented, just take time to look at them silently.
The territories are closed for people since the Soviet time. It's still hard to reach, but now the reason is different, it's hard to do technically. North Cape - this is how the territory was named by James Cook himself, he was there in 1778. It was the northernmost place he ever reached. The Russian throne belonged to Catherine II then, and these lands only started to emerge on maps from white spots.

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