7 Inflatable S-300 air defense system

Inflatable S-300 air defense system

The S-300PMU [SA-10 land-based, SA-N-6 naval version] surface-to-air missile system is able to engage a number of targets simultaneously, countering intensive aircraft raids at low-to-high altitude. The SA-10 offers significant advantages over older strategic surface-to-air missile systems, including multitarget handling and engagement characteristics, a capability against low altitude targets with small radar
cross-sections such as cruise missiles, a capability against tactical ballistic missiles, and possibly a potential to intercept some types of strategic ballistic missiles. It was Russia's best system in this class. Real threat to enemy planes and ballistic missiles. Costs hundres thousands dollars each. And now a budget version - inflatable. First check the real thing:
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5 Stolen wheels

Stolen wheels

You probably remember this article, there was a large gallery (more than 40 photos) of top cars (mostly worth over $150,000 each) captured on the streets of Moscow, sometimes covered with
snow. Here is another one. The guy probably left his Mercedes SL 600 AMG unattended and less fortunate citizens borrowed his AMG top class wheels (probably worth $2000 each).  
16 Two boots jut out the concrete poured parking floor – mafia victim? (photo)

Two boots jut out the concrete poured parking floor – mafia victim? (photo)

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23 AK-47 Kalashnikov museum

AK-47 Kalashnikov museum

  This is photoset from Kalashnikov AK-47 Museum in Izhevsk city, Russia. The Kalashnikov Museum was opened in the city of Izhevsk, Russia on November 4, 2004 - one week prior to the AK-47
designer's 85th birthday as a gift for his anniversary. The budget of the project exceeded US$8,000,000. You can see the photos made by actual museum visitor here in this post:
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2 5 tons of asfalt were dumped on a car

5 tons of asfalt were dumped on a car

Construction workers can't explain how it's happened that 5 tons of hot asfalt was dumped on the
passenger car parked nearby. Probably the mistake of the driver or fault of the equipment...
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9 Russian bears stop cars and demand food (photo)

Russian bears stop cars and demand food (photo)

While a trip across Russian countryside a few bears appeared on the road. The cars pulled to the roadside and started watching what is going to happen. Bears approached the cars and demanded
some food. The orange bus driver was the bravest. He has shared his snacks with forest robbers. After he did this they started eating and people could continue their trip.
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14 Bentley in snow

Bentley in snow

People in Russia who became rich very fast ready to spend hundreds of thousands dollars on the top luxury cars. Moscow is the most populated with expensive cars city in Europe. You can meet them practically on every corner of Moscow downtown. Visitors from Europe say that Moscow is the only city in Europe where you can meet two or three cars worth of more than $200k each at once in one street or standing at one
traffic light. Probably it reminds Arabian countries, where sheikhs love expensive cars also. One difference is that in Moscow the most expensive cars in the world are surrounded by a huge Russia itself, where the average salary of a school teacher is around $1200 a year. That's not a typo, an average school teacher in countryside gets paid not more than $100-$150 per month.
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5 Sculpture made of tires

Sculpture made of tires

A funny sculpture made solely from used tires
was photographed near one factory buildings:
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42 First Russian Laptop

First Russian Laptop

This is first Russian laptop, made under the brand "Elektronika". The production started in 1991 and lasted not very long due to the high price of the device - none of the common people could afford themselves such
devices. The price for the computer was around $6000, that equals 25,000 roubles according to that time's exchange rate, when the average salary across the country was 500 roubles (50 times less!).
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3 Police in action

Police in action

 An awful video, made with cellular phone cam.  Russian police patrol takes  a guy from a street, leads him to a quite place and then one policeman punches him in a kidney, demonstrating the techniques he was told in a Police school. The man can’t walk after he was punched, he makes a few
steps and falls down. Here is the transcript of voice-over: - Spread your legs! - Now smile! “So how it was? I didn’t punch too strong” - And now say “I love Police!”  - Yeah tell, if you won’t tell I’ll beat you more! - Say “I love Police!”
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