8 Soviet Sailors During Rest

Soviet Sailors During Rest

In Soviet times sailors often used their ships surfaces as a playground and even sometimes as a beach like
this Admiral Kuznetsov photo above. So let's see what the sailors were up to during their rest hours.
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4 Afghan Landing Was a Trick Invented by Soviet Pilots to Land 200 Ton Planes Very Quick to Avoid Being Hit by Missiles

Afghan Landing Was a Trick Invented by Soviet Pilots to Land 200 Ton Planes Very Quick to Avoid Being Hit by Missiles

While landing, planes are very vulnerable to missile attacks from the ground. Especially when they are landing in Afghanistan. Especially during war time. Especially if those planes are huge transport IL-76 planes. So over time, Soviet pilots have developed a unique method to land their 150 ton heavy planes. They call it "An
Afghan Landing". A huge IL-76 comes to the landing strip from the opposite side, then makes a very sharp turn and... lands! Just a crazy trick for such a huge plane. Take a look at an actual Afghan landing made in Kabul, Afghanistan airport in 1989. Also inside is one more video from outside:
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This is a set of previously unpublished photos from the Russian pioneer of Space Exploration, "Kapustin Yar" launch site. The first launches occurred here as early as in 1947 and because almost 70 years have passed, the chief commanders allowed us to publish the photos of the first Soviet missiles right in their "natural habitat". Take a look!

4 Russian space exploration pioneer photos declassified

Russian space exploration pioneer photos declassified

This is a set of previously unpublished photos from the Russian pioneer of Space Exploration, "Kapustin Yar" launch site. The first launches occurred here as early as in 1947 and
because almost 70 years have passed, the chief commanders allowed us to publish the photos of the first Soviet missiles right in their "natural habitat". Take a look!
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3 Morning Before Parade

Morning Before Parade

Russian blogger and photographer Dmitri went to the place where no uauthorized people were allowed night before the 9th of May parade in Moscow. He saw how the
columns of tanks were formed, how the last moment preparations were made before all of the military equipment went on display to the Red Square. See it here!
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0 360 Panaroma Videos of Moscow Parade

360 Panaroma Videos of Moscow Parade

  Russian army PR service got really creative today and installed newly popular panoramic 360 video rigs on select vehicles participating in the parade. Now thanks to them we have an ability to get a never seen before feel of immersive view from the event. You just need a browser that support such youtube
video playback - most of the browsers do support this - Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Internet Explorer - and you can drag the video picture on the screen to look in any direction while video is playing, just like you do in Google Street View. Here are some videos, including the first one.
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0 Day of Parades: Official Russian Parade 2016 Video

Day of Parades: Official Russian Parade 2016 Video

And now the official video of the parade in Moscow. Take a look at least at the opening footage. Pretty strange sight in 2016, evokes
strange feelings. Also, for some reason they turned off the commenting possibility for this video on youtube. Probably just in case.

0 Day of Parades: Airplanes parade Russia Moscow 2016

Day of Parades: Airplanes parade Russia Moscow 2016

Now airplanes, helicopters and other flying stuff on parade
today in Moscow take a look if you like the air forces.
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0 Day of Parades: Russian Military Parade Today in Syria

Day of Parades: Russian Military Parade Today in Syria

Russian military base in Khmeimim Syria also got a parade today. Here is a short video, every
canonical detail of the parades is present: generals on Soviet cabrios, Old Soviet flags and songs etc.

2 Russian Saint George Order Heroes in Soviet Army

Russian Saint George Order Heroes in Soviet Army

Saint George's Order Cross was a top reward in Tsarist Russia, or Russian Empire. It was awarded "to the bravest and those who expressed outstanding courage". When Tsar was dethrowned the award was abolished. In Soviet Army new set of awards was established including the Red Star Order and many more. However there were plenty of Old Tsar
Heroes who didn't leave Russia after the Revolution and joined the new Soviet Red Army. They were not shy displaying their previous government awards as they earned them with their bravery and courage. And here is a set of Russian soldiers awarded with St. George Cross fighting for the Red Army, mostly during WW2.
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6 Military Parade in Donetsk, 2016

Military Parade in Donetsk, 2016

Speaking about parades, here is
military parade from Donetsk-2016.
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