3 Communications Lines Of The Past Century

Communications Lines Of The Past Century

The Tropospheric Radio Relay network called Sever (North) is a former Soviet system of communications lines the purpose of which was to provide connection between remote parts of the country.
The line is 13 200 km long and consists of 46 Tropospheric Radio Relay Stations (TRRS) located mainly along the coast of the Northern and Pacific Ocean and largest Siberian rivers.
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2 The Open Day Of The Kiev Metro

The Open Day Of The Kiev Metro

March, 30th was the Kiev Metro's open day. We are going to show you its largest station that features
the largest number of floors. It's called Dorogozhychi and it's just turned 12 years old.
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11 UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

UTair Plane Crashes Outside Tyumen

On April 2nd, 2012 an UTair turboprop with 43 people on board was to fly to a Siberian town of
Surgut but crashed within minutes of takeoff from Tyumen killing at least 31 people.
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6 Abandoned 19th-Century Factory In Saint Petersburg

Abandoned 19th-Century Factory In Saint Petersburg

Half of this factory built in the 19th century is abandoned. At first it produced pipes, exploders and measuring devices thus greatly contributing to the country’s victory in World War II. Later it switched to producing
high-precision instruments used in the field of science and war industry. During the 90s, the number of orders reduced and the factory had to wait to be paid for years which caused closures of some of its departments.
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5 Federation Tower Fire In Moscow

Federation Tower Fire In Moscow

A fire broke out at Moscow’s Federation Tower on Monday, April 2nd. The fire was graded 4 on the 5-point complexity scale. The ignition occurred on the 67th floor of the Federation Tower, presently under construction. The blaze spread to an area of 300 square meters. 2 fire-fighting helicopters and over 80 fire engines were involved in the operation. Fire-fighters had to use  staircases to
get to the 56th floor as the tower is still under construction and there are no elevators in the building. The fire was extinguished around midnight. There is no threat of the building collapse. No one has been reportedly injured. The under-construction skyscraper is planned to be Europe’s tallest building. The tower, when completed, is to be 360 meters tall.
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3 Soviet Chronicles Of 1961 According To Life Magazine, Part 2

Soviet Chronicles Of 1961 According To Life Magazine, Part 2

We keep telling you about events that happened in the Soviet Union in
1961 as described by Life Magazine. Click here to read Part 1.
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2 The Museum Of The Strategic Missile Troops In Balabanovo-1

The Museum Of The Strategic Missile Troops In Balabanovo-1

Today we are going to visit the Academy of the Strategic Missile Troops of
the Russian Federation located in Balabanovo-1, the Kaluga Region.
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3 An Arrested Barge In A River Port

An Arrested Barge In A River Port

The barge was found accidentally in a port
of Kazan and was examined throughly.
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3 The Bilibino Nuclear Power Plant

The Bilibino Nuclear Power Plant

In short, a nuclear power plant is a large boiler. Boiling water heated up to 270 degrees Celsius goes to the reactor where it cools fuel rods with pellets of uranium inside. It goes out with a temperature of 276 degrees Celsius. Part of this water
evaporates and the steam rotates the turbines. This is how electricity is produced. Let's visit the only nuclear power plant built under the conditions of the permafrost. It is located in Bilibino, the Chukchi Autonomous District.
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0 MOTO PARK 2012

MOTO PARK 2012

This weekend, the 9th international exhibition MOTO PARK 2012
took place in Moscow. Check out some photos of the event.
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