2 Space Ads

Space Ads

Russian space agency started offering commercials placement on the body of space rockets and on the launch facility complex around the rocket, same way as it’s done on the sport matches etc. They
offer to place the ads across all the rocket, barriers across the launch site, big concrete structures across rocket gas vent, you can see places marked with arrows on the picture below.
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18 Photos From Soviet Russia

Photos From Soviet Russia

These are photos from a photo contest where people mailed in their Soviet photos from the family albums.    Year 1924, here is collectivization depicted, an event in the begining of the Soviet state when all peasants and farmers were
deprived of their private property and were forced to participate in the organized by state collective ventures, where all the property belonged to the state people worked there and didn't get a share, just a salary. 
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34 First Russian Mobile Phone

First Russian Mobile Phone

 This is the photo of the first Soviet cellular phone. The development of such devices has started in 1958 as a cooperative project by the group of the Soviet scientists from different cities. It was a fully functional mobile phone that was placed in the car of the
Soviet elite. It had a full duplex link and in order to dial a phone one had just pick up the receiver and dial a number using this big square buttons with letters and digits on them. On the first models there were even old-style round dial.
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7 The Ambassador of South Africa

The Ambassador of South Africa

This is a photo of the ambassador of South Africa in Russia, Dr. Bheki Winston Joshua LANGA. All the Russian blog comunity was enjoying his photo.
From the first site he is sitting in leather pants with his legs spread. But it's not true, he is just standing behind a leather armchair.
in russia planes crash trucks
2 Planes Crashing Into Trucks

Planes Crashing Into Trucks

If something happens more than twice a month we can say it happens often. So in Russia planes often crash into trucks. This time in Vunokovo, Russia during
August, 2006 there were two times when a big passenger plane smashed a service truck. Here are some photos: This one smashed into a fuel truck.
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8 Ukraine Clones Dollar

Ukraine Clones Dollar

A few days ago a new banknote was announced in Ukraine. It could be passed unnoticed if not an
interesting similarity to the One Dollar bill of USA: an all-seeing eye and a contour of a pyramid.
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56 Russian Tank Recovered from the Lake After 50 Years Been There

Russian Tank Recovered from the Lake After 50 Years Been There

WW-II Trophy tank 14 September 2000, a Komatsu D375A-2 pulled an abandoned tank from its archival tomb under the bottom of a lake near Johvi, Estonia. The Soviet-built T34/76A tank had been resting at the bottom of the lake for 56 years. According to its specifications, it's a 27-tonne machine with a top speed of 53km/h. From February to September 1944, heavy battles were fought in the narrow, 50 km-wide, Narva front in the northeastern part of Estonia. Over 100,000 men were
killed and 300,000 men were wounded there. During battles in the summer of 1944, the tank was captured from the Soviet army and used by the German army. (This is the reason that there are German markings painted on the tank's exterior.) On 19 September 1944, German troops began an organised retreat along the Narva front. It is suspected that the tank was then purposefully driven into the lake, abandoning it when its captors left the area.
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79 Buran, The First Russian Shuttle

Buran, The First Russian Shuttle

Did you know that there was a space shuttle built in Russia, which has made a few successful flights but then the research project was closed due to lack of funding after the collapse of Soviet Union? The BURAN orbiter was the first reusable manned space vehicle in Russia. The BURAN orbiter is the space airplane which may descent from an orbit and land to an airdrome. The BURAN was Russian first vehicle capable not only to put pay-loads into Space, but also to provide their orbit maintenance and
repair as well as return to the Earth. The BURAN predecessors could execute only separate roles: VOSTOK and SOYUS vehicles were intended only for crew flights, PROGRESS - for cargo delivery onto the orbital station. Put into the orbit by a rocket carrier of the average size they had modest transport potentials. Whereas the cargo flow on the Earth-orbit line increased and the development of a reusable vehicles of large carrying capacity has become inevitable.   
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madonna in russia - casual photos
12 Madonna Casual Photos

Madonna Casual Photos

These photos were taken in Moscow when Madonna was visiting a school for orphans It's cool to see
her not photographed by some special events photographer, but just in casual everyday life.
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381 Lost City of Chernobyl

Lost City of Chernobyl

"In matters nuclear one thing is certain: there is no protection in an iron curtain." A letter in The Times May 3rd, 1986. On the 26th of April 1986 shortly after midnight, to be precise, at 1:23 GMT, there occurred near the Ukrainian town of Chornobyl a tremendous explosion at a huge nuclear power plant, followed by a gradual meltdown of the reactor No. 4. Chornobyl is situated 80 miles north-west of Kiev, the ancient capital of Ukraine and the Soviet Union's third largest city. It was by far the worst nuclear reactor accident ever, which immediately sent a radioactive cloud across neighbouring Byelorussia, Poland and the Baltic Republics towards Scandinavia. Within days, borne by shifting winds, radioactive mists wafted beyond Soviet borders and spread across most of Europe causing anxiety, apprehension and fear. The most badly affected
were the Republics of Ukraine and Byelorussia. They suffered large scale involuntary irradiation, due to extensive secrecy, and great economic damage. Furthermore the contaminated air mass passed over large areas of Poland and also over parts of Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania and Yugoslavia and a number of West European countries. Till now the land is abandoned, thousands of houses, thousands acres of the land, everything is now stays almost the same as it was 20 years ago. Nowadays there guided tours are being conducted to this area. These photos are made by Alexandr Vikulov, [email protected] while participating in such a trip. This Soviet Era sign indicates the entrance to Chernobyl county. Many of the things there stand unchanged since Soviet union times.
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