English Russia » Russian army http://englishrussia.com Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:47:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Which Tanks Red Army Had When Hitler Invaded Soviet Union? [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/23/which-tanks-red-army-had-when-hitler-invaded-soviet-union-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/23/which-tanks-red-army-had-when-hitler-invaded-soviet-union-photos/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:17:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170095 Sort of a lot has been said about political side of the Hitler/USSR invasion, but let’s just focus on the tanks been used by Soviet Army on the first days of WW2 in Russia.  And lets start with “light tanks” like … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/23/which-tanks-red-army-had-when-hitler-invaded-soviet-union-photos/feed/ 0 Former Soviet air defense base http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/22/former-soviet-military-base/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/22/former-soviet-military-base/#comments Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:27:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170048 1This is a former soviet military air defense base that has a fantastic wall around it. It must have been a very important place during the cold war. Nowadays there is other activity behind those fantastic walls that is surrounding … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/22/former-soviet-military-base/feed/ 0 Abandoned Soviet Lab That Researched and Produced Real Torpedoes [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/22/abandoned-soviet-lab-that-researched-and-produced-real-torpedoes-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/22/abandoned-soviet-lab-that-researched-and-produced-real-torpedoes-photos/#comments Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:20:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170075 Russian blogger Vladimir has visited one of the spookiest places in Abkhazia (former USSR part of Gruzia/Georgia). This was a top secret Soviet lab researching navy torpedoes. It was code named “Lab N5 NII 400″. And this place is awesome, believe … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/22/abandoned-soviet-lab-that-researched-and-produced-real-torpedoes-photos/feed/ 0 Russian Anti Drone Guns [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/02/russian-anti-drone-guns-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/02/russian-anti-drone-guns-photos/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2018 14:54:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169845 Huge guns you see on those photos are the anti drone guns. We have mentioned those in yesterday’s report but it was just one photo, today we have more. And some technical specs about those. They are called “portable complex of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/02/russian-anti-drone-guns-photos/feed/ 3 New BTRs Can Dive from the Boats into Water [full video] http://englishrussia.com/2018/03/27/new-btrs-can-dive-from-the-boats-into-water-full-video/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/03/27/new-btrs-can-dive-from-the-boats-into-water-full-video/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:34:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169661 ezgif-3-a34058609eNew BTR-82As can “dive” from the storm boats and then head to the shore by themselves. Here is a video.   Those are modernized versions of older BTR-80s.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/03/27/new-btrs-can-dive-from-the-boats-into-water-full-video/feed/ 1 Rescuing World War II Plane Spent 76 Years in Swamps, Well Preserved [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/03/14/rescuing-world-war-ii-plane-spent-76-years-in-swamps-well-preserved-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/03/14/rescuing-world-war-ii-plane-spent-76-years-in-swamps-well-preserved-photos/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:46:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169617 Already two years history enthusiasts try to rescue pieces of evidence and remains from the WW2 plane crash. It crashed into swamps which makes it much harder to access it. This year they got advanced and found a pilot body, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/03/14/rescuing-world-war-ii-plane-spent-76-years-in-swamps-well-preserved-photos/feed/ 8 More Photos from a MAKS-2017 Airshow [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/26/more-photos-from-a-maks-2017-airshow-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/26/more-photos-from-a-maks-2017-airshow-photos/#comments Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:19:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169565 Some more photos from a photographer visited MAKS-2017 air show took place in Moscow last year. This is MiG-35 was placed before the entrance. New helicopters – ANSAT and Mi-171. L-410 with interesting skis on its wheels. Here is close … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/26/more-photos-from-a-maks-2017-airshow-photos/feed/ 1 Russian Army Brings Tanks to European Border [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/23/russian-army-brings-tanks-to-european-border-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/23/russian-army-brings-tanks-to-european-border-photos/#comments Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:32:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169543 Well it did but not with hostile intentions. Since today is a holiday, 100th anniversary of the Red Army, Russian army brought a big deal of tanks, trucks etc to Invangorod… for display for the local people. Ivangorod is located … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/23/russian-army-brings-tanks-to-european-border-photos/feed/ 6 Today is Hundred Years Anniversary of the Red Army [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/23/today-is-hundred-years-anniversary-of-the-red-army-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/23/today-is-hundred-years-anniversary-of-the-red-army-photos/#comments Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:04:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169541 Today is 100 years anniversary of the Read Army, so here is a few archive photos from Soviet news agencies with photos of Russian soldiers. Some are neat. Starting with a horse patrol the board guards in Kazakhstan, 1984. More … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/23/today-is-hundred-years-anniversary-of-the-red-army-photos/feed/ 5 More Photos from MAKS-2017 Air Show [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/16/more-photos-from-maks-2017-air-show-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/16/more-photos-from-maks-2017-air-show-photos/#comments Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:43:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169471 Some more photos from last year MAKS-2017 airshow, starting with this black MiG-29UB. via]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/16/more-photos-from-maks-2017-air-show-photos/feed/ 0 Russian Army Got a BB-8 Like Robot Device Called “Sphere” [video and pics] http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/12/russian-army-got-a-bb-8-like-robot-device-called-sphere-video-and-pics/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/12/russian-army-got-a-bb-8-like-robot-device-called-sphere-video-and-pics/#comments Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:26:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169459 1518414707176356834-2That’s right Russian army is going to be equipped with those Sphere devices that remind a BB-8 droid from Star Wars movie. Here is a video how it works:   Person throws it inside the building or wherever and then … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/02/12/russian-army-got-a-bb-8-like-robot-device-called-sphere-video-and-pics/feed/ 6 Faces of War (Chechnya, 1999) http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/05/faces-of-war-chechnya-1999/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/05/faces-of-war-chechnya-1999/#comments Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:13:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169314 Those are strong photos. Those are faces of young Russian soldiers who fought the war in Chechnya in 1990s. Many of them are just eighteen years old and were thrown into a real war against a strong enemy. The battles … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/12/05/faces-of-war-chechnya-1999/feed/ 4 Meanwhile in the Russian Army http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/30/meanwhile-in-the-russian-army/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/30/meanwhile-in-the-russian-army/#comments Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:12:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169312 A collection of funny and curious photos from Russian army lies ahead. Are you ready for your dose of Russian army? Making a nice photo from the army is a must. When you need to charge a lot of devices … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/30/meanwhile-in-the-russian-army/feed/ 7 Russian Newest TU-160M Modernized Strategic Bomber http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/17/russian-newest-tu-160m-modernized-strategic-bomber/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/17/russian-newest-tu-160m-modernized-strategic-bomber/#comments Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:18:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169300 A first flight of modernized strategic bomber TU-160M2 is planned for 2018 February.  Today it went out of the workshop onto an airfield. Almost ready for its first flight.   If all goes well they plan to ship those into … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/17/russian-newest-tu-160m-modernized-strategic-bomber/feed/ 13 Kalashnikov Electric Motorbikes http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/25/kalashnikov-electric-motorbikes/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/25/kalashnikov-electric-motorbikes/#comments Wed, 25 Oct 2017 18:30:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169265 Kalashnikov company, the one that makes AKs, started making electric bikes. They have been already ordered by Russian Army and Moscow police. Till next year fifty or more electric police bikes gonna ride Moscow streets. These are not city-only bikes, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/25/kalashnikov-electric-motorbikes/feed/ 6 Russian Women Students of Airborne Forces School http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/23/russian-women-students-of-airborne-forces-school/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/23/russian-women-students-of-airborne-forces-school/#comments Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:15:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169256 A few photos of female part of Russian army students. This particular ladies come from Ryazan city Airborne Forces Institute. They say that army service is increasing in popularity amongst girls and sometimes even the ones with model look prefer … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/23/russian-women-students-of-airborne-forces-school/feed/ 7 First Chechen War Photos http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/22/first-chechen-war-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/22/first-chechen-war-photos/#comments Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:52:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169197 Twenty-three years ago a first Chechen war was starting taking place in this Southern region of Russia named Chechnya, or Chechen Republic Ichkeriya at the moment the war started. Here are some photos, mainly from a Chechen capital city Grozny or … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/22/first-chechen-war-photos/feed/ 5 Russian military vehicles of the year 2023 http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/russian-military-vehicles-2023/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/russian-military-vehicles-2023/#comments Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:13:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169150 pb_sketch002The near future designs of Russian military vehicles by the Gojkovic Design Bureau/a Serbian concept artist Nenad Gojkovic. Nenad is a professional concept artist specialized in prop, vehicle and architecture design for the entertainment industry.  For creation of his designs, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/19/russian-military-vehicles-2023/feed/ 0 Russian paratrooper soldier made funny art about his service http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/15/russian-paratrooper-soldier-made-funny-art-about-his-service/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/15/russian-paratrooper-soldier-made-funny-art-about-his-service/#comments Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:30:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169116 Russian and Soviet paratroopers service was considered one of the most hard in Russian army. Only the most fit were accepted. And here is one of the ex soldiers decided to draw his experience while in the army. Here are … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/09/15/russian-paratrooper-soldier-made-funny-art-about-his-service/feed/ 3 Russian New Mi-28UB Helicopter Demo Flight http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/russian-new-mi-28ub-helicopter-demo-flight/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/russian-new-mi-28ub-helicopter-demo-flight/#comments Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:38:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169052 This MI-28UB at first was a MI-28H then in 2012-2013 they turned it into first experimental MI-28UB. Igor, the photographer went to make photos of it on Moscow air show with huge 1200mm camera lens. So it looks like very … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/russian-new-mi-28ub-helicopter-demo-flight/feed/ 2 Color Photos of Soviet Airborne Trooper Forces http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/color-photos-of-soviet-airborne-trooper-forces/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/color-photos-of-soviet-airborne-trooper-forces/#comments Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:44:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169050 “Nobody but us” was there motto. A color photo collection of Soviet paratroopers, the cutting edge forces of Russian army. Only the fittest were conscripted into those forces. Warsaw Pact soldiers.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/color-photos-of-soviet-airborne-trooper-forces/feed/ 0 Modernizing MiG-31 jets at Top Secret Falcon Factory http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/29/modernizing-mig-31-jets-at-top-secret-falcon-factory/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/29/modernizing-mig-31-jets-at-top-secret-falcon-factory/#comments Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:24:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169046 One of the top secret Russian factories “Sokol” (Falcon) there is a modernization process of Russian MiG-31s going on. It’s almost impossible to get inside, however this photographer was allowed for a few minutes in to take the photos. Here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/29/modernizing-mig-31-jets-at-top-secret-falcon-factory/feed/ 5 Private Photos of Soviet Officers Fighting a War in Angola http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/soviet-officers-fighting-war-in-angola/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/soviet-officers-fighting-war-in-angola/#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:12:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169032 It’s no wonder the Soviet state was helping some sides in the Angola war. Here are some photos of Russian veterans from their private albums. Rarely seen private photos of Soviet pilots, tank commanders and other officers who fought on … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/28/soviet-officers-fighting-war-in-angola/feed/ 2 Russian Jets Flying Above the Azov Sea, Night and Day http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/russian-jets-flying-above-the-azov-sea-night-and-day/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/russian-jets-flying-above-the-azov-sea-night-and-day/#comments Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:36:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168929 Russian blogger visits an airfield in Kuban region, to see how SU-25 jets do their flights above the Azov sea during day and also night time. Airfield is getting ready for the flights. Technics preparing jets. First jets get into … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/22/russian-jets-flying-above-the-azov-sea-night-and-day/feed/ 3 Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/ladies-of-death-portraits-of-russian-women-snipers-from-world-war-ii-killed-hundreds-nazis-colorized/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/ladies-of-death-portraits-of-russian-women-snipers-from-world-war-ii-killed-hundreds-nazis-colorized/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:25:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168891 Take a look at their eyes. In June 1941 Nazi Germany attacked USSR in order to conquer and enslave its people. Soviet army enlisted over 2,000 women snipers. Now Russian artist Olga Sh finds their photos and turn them into … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/16/ladies-of-death-portraits-of-russian-women-snipers-from-world-war-ii-killed-hundreds-nazis-colorized/feed/ 2 Russian Assault Helicopters Doing a Drill http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-assault-helicopters-doing-a-drill/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-assault-helicopters-doing-a-drill/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:47:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168820 KA-52s, Mi-8s, Mi-28s and Mi-35s copters and their crews from different Western Russian airfields have gathered here for a large scale drill going on.  Here are some photos from the airfield where it’s going on. Here are them standing prepared … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-assault-helicopters-doing-a-drill/feed/ 1 Russian Empire Army Hospital in 1914-1916 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-empire-army-hospital-in-1914-1916/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-empire-army-hospital-in-1914-1916/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:21:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168815 Here are the photos of Russian Empire army hospital made in around 1914-1916. The World War I was going on, there was not enough hospitals to put all wounded soldiers. Schools and other state buildings were turned into hospital. Here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/14/russian-empire-army-hospital-in-1914-1916/feed/ 1 Russian Newest Next Generation Jet SU-57 or PAK-FA T50 Freshest Photos http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/13/russian-newest-next-generation-jet-su-57-or-pak-fa-t50-freshest-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/13/russian-newest-next-generation-jet-su-57-or-pak-fa-t50-freshest-photos/#comments Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:32:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168809 During month of July Russian blogger and photographer Antonio50 was able to make photos of the newest Russian next generation jet SU-57. It was previously known as PAK-FA project or T-50 but a few days ago a Russian army commander … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/13/russian-newest-next-generation-jet-su-57-or-pak-fa-t50-freshest-photos/feed/ 2 Russian Pilot Escaped to USA on Super Secret Air Force MiG-25 Jet http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/russian-pilot-escaped-to-usa-on-super-secret-air-force-mig-25-jet/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/russian-pilot-escaped-to-usa-on-super-secret-air-force-mig-25-jet/#comments Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:30:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168758 At the beginning of 1976, an international scandal broke out: A Soviet Air Force pilot, Viktor Belenko, escaped the USSR together with the newest MiG-25 jet. He landed in Japan first and then asked for asylum in the USA. In the Soviet country … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/10/russian-pilot-escaped-to-usa-on-super-secret-air-force-mig-25-jet/feed/ 14 This Plane Spent Sixty-Eight Years on the Bottom of the Lake Now Goes Back to the Skies http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/this-plane-spent-sixty-eight-years-on-the-bottom-of-the-lake-now-goes-back-to-the-skies/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/this-plane-spent-sixty-eight-years-on-the-bottom-of-the-lake-now-goes-back-to-the-skies/#comments Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:55:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168739 This year Moscow air show had one cool exhibit flying. This was an IL-2 World War 2 plane that is over seventy years old now already! Sixty-eight years it spent on the bottom of the lake, approximately twenty meter deep. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/07/this-plane-spent-sixty-eight-years-on-the-bottom-of-the-lake-now-goes-back-to-the-skies/feed/ 3 Crimea: Trip to Underground Submarines Storage, Cold War Object, Now Underground Museum of Submarines http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/crimea-trip-to-underground-submarines-storage-cold-war-object-now-underground-museum-of-submarines/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/crimea-trip-to-underground-submarines-storage-cold-war-object-now-underground-museum-of-submarines/#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:00:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168718 This bay in Crimea is not just nice blue water and yachts. This one has some unprecedented in world history object, top secret sometime ago, and now it’s a museum called “Balaclava” same as the bay called. A museum of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/crimea-trip-to-underground-submarines-storage-cold-war-object-now-underground-museum-of-submarines/feed/ 4 How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/how-the-airplane-that-spent-72-years-on-lake-bottom-looks-like/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/how-the-airplane-that-spent-72-years-on-lake-bottom-looks-like/#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:21:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168716 Last month Russian Navy divers lifted an American Bell P-39 Airacobra plane from the bottom of the lake on Kola Peninsula, Russia. This is how it looks like. It was staying 45 meter deep on the lake bottom. They used … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/how-the-airplane-that-spent-72-years-on-lake-bottom-looks-like/feed/ 2 Day of Airborne Special Forces in Moscow Yesterday http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/day-of-airborne-special-forces-in-moscow-yesterday/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/day-of-airborne-special-forces-in-moscow-yesterday/#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:10:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168714 August second is a Airborne Storm Troopers day in Russia. Special forces veterans flock into Russian cities dress into their iconic striped shirts and blue berets and have fun. Here is how it was yesterday in Moscow, as on photos … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/day-of-airborne-special-forces-in-moscow-yesterday/feed/ 1 Russian Dmitry Donskoy Submarine and Peter the Great Battle Cruiser Arrived to the Gulf of Finland http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/russian-dmitry-donskoy-submarine-and-peter-the-great-battle-cruiser-arrived-to-the-gulf-of-finland/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/russian-dmitry-donskoy-submarine-and-peter-the-great-battle-cruiser-arrived-to-the-gulf-of-finland/#comments Sun, 30 Jul 2017 14:14:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168674 Russian Dmitry Donskoy atomic submarine and Peter the Great battlecruiser arrived to St.Petersburg to participate in Navy Day Parade today. Here are some photos and also a video of the whole parade. It’s the first time such big ships participate … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/russian-dmitry-donskoy-submarine-and-peter-the-great-battle-cruiser-arrived-to-the-gulf-of-finland/feed/ 0 Russian Air Show Maks 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/russian-air-show-maks-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/russian-air-show-maks-2017/#comments Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:06:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168661 Russian blogger Deletant went to the last day of the MAKS-2017 Russian air show. This would be the last MAKS airshow as they stop doing it. In 2019 they play to have something similar but it won’t be MAKS he … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/russian-air-show-maks-2017/feed/ 2 Pacific Russian Army Showing How to Cross Water Barriers http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/26/168650/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/26/168650/#comments Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:44:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168650 Pacific Coast Russian army invited journalists to show how they can cross the water barriers – rivers etc. Soldiers showed different skills such as driving under water (!) building pontoon bridges, training attack into an imaginary enemy units and more. Here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/26/168650/feed/ 1 8 Most Unusual Soviet MAZ Trucks That You Could Never Imagine http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/8-most-unusual-soviet-maz-trucks-that-you-could-never-imagine/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/8-most-unusual-soviet-maz-trucks-that-you-could-never-imagine/#comments Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:09:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168631 MAZ – abbreviated from Minsk Auto Zavod (Minsk Auto Factory) was founded in Minsk, Belarussia, USSR in 1954. It’s known for its normal trucks, but besides the regular trucks it was making some of the most interesting and weirdest trucks in … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/8-most-unusual-soviet-maz-trucks-that-you-could-never-imagine/feed/ 7 Russian Military Intelligence Special Forces Passing an Obstacle Course Imitating NATO Fences http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/russian-military-intelligence-special-forces-passing-an-obstacle-course-imitating-nato-fences/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/russian-military-intelligence-special-forces-passing-an-obstacle-course-imitating-nato-fences/#comments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:19:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168622 Russian blogger Smit went to see how Russian military scouts, elite Military Intilligence special forces from six different regions of Russia were undergoing elite units training and contest. Here are his photos and the story. At first scouts had to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/21/russian-military-intelligence-special-forces-passing-an-obstacle-course-imitating-nato-fences/feed/ 1 New Russian Combat Uniform Looks Like Star Wars Stormtroopers Has Many Cool Features http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/07/new-russian-combat-uniform-looks-like-star-wars-stormtroopers-has-many-cool-features/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/07/new-russian-combat-uniform-looks-like-star-wars-stormtroopers-has-many-cool-features/#comments Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:42:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168510 Yesterday a new combat uniform concept was announced by Russian corporation who makes projects for Russian army. It looks it came directly of some space saga movie, or even just like Star Wars stormtroopers. It also has an exosceleton built … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/07/new-russian-combat-uniform-looks-like-star-wars-stormtroopers-has-many-cool-features/feed/ 4 Today, Seventy-Six Years Ago First Days of Russia in World War 2 http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/22/today-seventy-six-years-ago-first-days-of-russia-in-world-war-2/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/22/today-seventy-six-years-ago-first-days-of-russia-in-world-war-2/#comments Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:35:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168429 On this day, seventy-six years ago, Hitler started his invasion of the USSR. June 22, 1941, 4:00 am in the morning, Nazi forces crossed the Soviet border and started moving into the Soviet state. Airplanes were bombing major Russian cities and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/22/today-seventy-six-years-ago-first-days-of-russia-in-world-war-2/feed/ 38 Futuristic Prototypes of First Soviet Night Vision Goggles http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/31/futuristic-prototypes-of-first-soviet-night-vision-goggles/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/31/futuristic-prototypes-of-first-soviet-night-vision-goggles/#comments Wed, 31 May 2017 13:19:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168306 First Soviet night vision goggles appeared in early 1940s during first days of Russia joining World War 2. And those are the first prototypes of those, some were car mount some were portable.   First goggles were installed on GAZ-AA … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/31/futuristic-prototypes-of-first-soviet-night-vision-goggles/feed/ 1 Russian KA-52 Helicopters Attacking Various ISIS Targets in Syria [video] http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/28/russian-ka-52-helicopters-attacking-various-isis-targets-in-syria-video/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/28/russian-ka-52-helicopters-attacking-various-isis-targets-in-syria-video/#comments Sun, 28 May 2017 13:51:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168276 maxresdefault-5An youtube video showing Russian KA-52 helicopters attacking various ISIS targets in Syria. Here is the video.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/28/russian-ka-52-helicopters-attacking-various-isis-targets-in-syria-video/feed/ 3 A Huge Mine Washed Ashore in St.Petersburg http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/25/a-huge-mine-washed-ashore-in-st-petersburg/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/25/a-huge-mine-washed-ashore-in-st-petersburg/#comments Thu, 25 May 2017 14:22:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168244 piter_mina_03  Construction workers found a huge World War 2 mine on the sea shore on the Vasilivsky Island in St.Petersburg, Russia today.   This is an old Soviet Navy mine. They have been extensively used during World War 2. First mines … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/25/a-huge-mine-washed-ashore-in-st-petersburg/feed/ 0 Futuristic Soviet Assault Rifles http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/24/futuristic-soviet-assault-rifles/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/24/futuristic-soviet-assault-rifles/#comments Wed, 24 May 2017 08:48:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168226 201012325084Since AK-47 triumph in late 1940s Soviet engineers didn’t stop efforts in creating newer more efficient and comfortable Soviet automatic assault rifle. And here are the few examples. First try was this TKB-408 automatic rifle. It was first Soviet “bullpup” … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/24/futuristic-soviet-assault-rifles/feed/ 2 Young Moscow Factory Claims to Make Most Accurate Sniper Guns http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/22/young-moscow-factory-claims-to-make-most-accurate-sniper-guns/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/22/young-moscow-factory-claims-to-make-most-accurate-sniper-guns/#comments Mon, 22 May 2017 19:43:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168199 9d25cc7b0ea2484ecc2800af1606a67bMoscow gun factory ORSIS is a pretty young armament production company in Moscow. They produce sniper and sports rifles. Let’s see why they are worth mentioning already. ORSIS company claims that their rifles are the most accurately shooting rifles versus many … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/22/young-moscow-factory-claims-to-make-most-accurate-sniper-guns/feed/ 3 A Pill Box One of the Most Top Secret Russian Object http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/12/a-pill-box-one-of-the-most-top-secret-russian-object/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/12/a-pill-box-one-of-the-most-top-secret-russian-object/#comments Fri, 12 May 2017 18:22:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168125 This thing looks like it comes from Sci-Fi movies, or even straight out of Star Wars franchise. But it is not. What this building is and how is it being used we will see in this posting. This thing is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/12/a-pill-box-one-of-the-most-top-secret-russian-object/feed/ 8 Victory Day in Moscow Russia Today http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/09/victory-day-in-moscow-russia-today/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/09/victory-day-in-moscow-russia-today/#comments Tue, 09 May 2017 20:22:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168114 Russian blogger Ilya was taking photos of Moscow celebrating Victory Day today. In the West this day is called “Victory in Europe day”, but celebrated day before. In post Soviet countries it’s called “Victory Day” and happens on May 9th. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/09/victory-day-in-moscow-russia-today/feed/ 9 Russian mobile mortar mounted on a ATV http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/04/russian-mobile-mortar-mounted-on-a-atv/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/04/russian-mobile-mortar-mounted-on-a-atv/#comments Thu, 04 May 2017 11:22:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168097 Before, Russian soldiers had to transport mortars only by foot normally. You can see on the photo below. Now on a recent exhibition Russian weapons factory introduced an ATV that carries a mortar and can be used to transport and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/04/russian-mobile-mortar-mounted-on-a-atv/feed/ 4 Russian Army in Afrin Canton, Syria http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/02/russian-army-in-afrin-canton-syria/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/02/russian-army-in-afrin-canton-syria/#comments Tue, 02 May 2017 16:44:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168080 C-0-zvcXoAEPowI.jpg-largeAfrin Canton as a de facto autonomous part of Syrian Kurdistan with Kurds forming the largest ethnic group. Russian army provides security there and patrols the area. Let’s see some photos This is how it looks now, we will continue … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/02/russian-army-in-afrin-canton-syria/feed/ 1 Nice Photos of Russian Victory Day Parade Night Rehearsal http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/02/nice-photos-of-russian-victory-day-parade-night-rehearsal/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/02/nice-photos-of-russian-victory-day-parade-night-rehearsal/#comments Tue, 02 May 2017 13:36:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168076 Victory Day (May 9th) parades are every year event in Moscow however photos from these events are pretty nice, especially from the night rehearsals – when army vehicles move across empty streets, pretty nice sight. Also this is the only … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/02/nice-photos-of-russian-victory-day-parade-night-rehearsal/feed/ 3 Abandoned Russian Town that Stored Nuclear Weapons 200 Km from USA Coast in Winter http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/27/abandoned-russian-town-that-stored-nuclear-weapons-200-km-from-usa-coast-in-winter/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/27/abandoned-russian-town-that-stored-nuclear-weapons-200-km-from-usa-coast-in-winter/#comments Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:30:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168055 This town Gudym is just 200 km away from USA. Probably this is why it was used as a top secret warehouse for the nuclear weapons. The heart of the town is a huge concrete hole in the ground that … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/27/abandoned-russian-town-that-stored-nuclear-weapons-200-km-from-usa-coast-in-winter/feed/ 6 Victory Day Air Show Rehearsal 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/25/victory-day-air-show-rehearsal-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/25/victory-day-air-show-rehearsal-2017/#comments Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:12:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168048 On May 9th, 2017 there would be an annual “Victory Day” parade in Moscow and the air show is big part of it. Here Russian blogger Marina went to see how they rehearse for the event. A chance to see … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/25/victory-day-air-show-rehearsal-2017/feed/ 2 Charging a phone in Russian army http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/21/charging-a-phone-in-russian-army/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/21/charging-a-phone-in-russian-army/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:21:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168025 Since recently Russian army has officially allowed to own mobile phones for the soldiers. That was great new for them, especially for the soldiers that serve their compulsory draft service. They can use phones one day a week – on … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/21/charging-a-phone-in-russian-army/feed/ 1 Never Seen Before Photos of Interiors of Newest Russian ARMATA Tank http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/20/never-seen-before-photos-of-interiors-of-newest-russian-armata-tank/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/20/never-seen-before-photos-of-interiors-of-newest-russian-armata-tank/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:08:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168021 Russian ARMATA tank is the newest Russian tank. Only exterior photos were published before. But now, thanks to a journalist effort, we’ve got to see what it looks from inside. Just a little time ago this was a very classified … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/20/never-seen-before-photos-of-interiors-of-newest-russian-armata-tank/feed/ 15 Abandoned nuclear warhead armory http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/17/abandoned-nuclear-arsenal/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/17/abandoned-nuclear-arsenal/#comments Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:29:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167986 Sometime we publish different abandoned Soviet objects that being visited by Russian bloggers. This time they have visited pretty interest place that was very important during the Cold War. It was used to store nuclear projectiles and thus tells a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/17/abandoned-nuclear-arsenal/feed/ 1 Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/17/shamrock-russian-most-northern-military-base-exterior-and-interior-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/17/shamrock-russian-most-northern-military-base-exterior-and-interior-photos/#comments Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:49:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167982 00s_full“Shamrock” is Russian newest and most Northern military base in the world. It has most permanent Northern building ever built. It can host over 150 people autonomously for over 18th month without resupply. It’s located on Frantz Joseph Land, it’s … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/17/shamrock-russian-most-northern-military-base-exterior-and-interior-photos/feed/ 7 Funny Photos from Russian Army http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/11/funny-photos-from-russian-army/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/11/funny-photos-from-russian-army/#comments Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:52:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167941   In USSR there was a saying that anyone who served in an army, doesn’t laugh in circus anymore. There were plenty of reasons for this – army was seemed a tough experience for most of young Soviet boys. In modern Russia … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/11/funny-photos-from-russian-army/feed/ 2 Russian air force commanders flying on helicopters http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/09/russian-air-force-commanders-flying-on-helicopters/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/09/russian-air-force-commanders-flying-on-helicopters/#comments Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:47:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167901 A few photos made by Russian blogger Babashov at recent flights of Russian air base air  commanders flying helicopters. There is a rule that airbase commanders from time to time have to pilot helicopters themselves and so they did: Some … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/09/russian-air-force-commanders-flying-on-helicopters/feed/ 0 Training flights on Brand New Yak-130 Training Jets in Russian Air Force Academy http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/06/training-flights-on-brand-new-yak-130-training-jets-in-russian-air-force-academy/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/06/training-flights-on-brand-new-yak-130-training-jets-in-russian-air-force-academy/#comments Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:55:12 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167891 Since the weather is becoming more summerish in Russia, especially in Southern Russia, it’s time to post some fresh plane spotting photos. Russian blogger Kuban-Spotting got lucky and visited Russian Air Force school near Armavir city. Here are his photos … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/06/training-flights-on-brand-new-yak-130-training-jets-in-russian-air-force-academy/feed/ 2 Russian aerobatics group Russkie Vityazi got new SU jets http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/14/russian-aerobatics-group-russkie-vityazi-got-new-su-jets/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/14/russian-aerobatics-group-russkie-vityazi-got-new-su-jets/#comments Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:32:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167838 The “Russkie Vityazi (Russian Knights)” aerobatics crew is the most famous crew in Russia. Participated in hundreds of different airshows nationally and abroad. Now they finally got brand new SU-30SM jets and were training to take part in a Malaysian … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/14/russian-aerobatics-group-russkie-vityazi-got-new-su-jets/feed/ 6 Russian armored vehicle “Typhoon” serving in Russian army http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/12/russian-armored-vehicle-typhoon-serving-in-russian-army/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/12/russian-armored-vehicle-typhoon-serving-in-russian-army/#comments Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:20:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167826 This armored vehicle is made on a base of KAMAZ truck. It’s a pretty recent addition to Russian army – first units started arriving into regiments only in 2014. So not much photos of it still exist and here are … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/12/russian-armored-vehicle-typhoon-serving-in-russian-army/feed/ 7 Battle of Staliningrad in Color [full video] http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/10/staliningrad-battle-in-color-full-video/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/10/staliningrad-battle-in-color-full-video/#comments Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:45:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167809 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/10/staliningrad-battle-in-color-full-video/feed/ 3 Huge Abandoned Underground Hiding Place for the Soviet Submarines in Pacific http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/08/huge-abandoned-underground-hiding-place-for-the-soviet-submarines-in-pacific/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/08/huge-abandoned-underground-hiding-place-for-the-soviet-submarines-in-pacific/#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:30:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167805 This was a top secret Soviet project. To avoid uneccessary attention of American satellites it was built solely under ground. Tremendous amounts of ground was removed to create huge tunnels under ground filled with water so that a few huge … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/08/huge-abandoned-underground-hiding-place-for-the-soviet-submarines-in-pacific/feed/ 6 Best hand decorated weapons Russian ministry of defence ordered in 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/03/best-hand-decorated-weapons-russian-ministry-of-defence-ordered-in-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/03/best-hand-decorated-weapons-russian-ministry-of-defence-ordered-in-2017/#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:31:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167782 Russian Ministry of Defence ordered a lot of hand decorated hand guns from a famous Russian Zlatoust arms factory. Those are going to be rewarded to the best army soldiers and officers in year 2017. Let’s see what they got. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/03/best-hand-decorated-weapons-russian-ministry-of-defence-ordered-in-2017/feed/ 8 Unknown Russian Bomber Il-52 http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/03/unknown-russian-bomber-il-52/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/03/unknown-russian-bomber-il-52/#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:12:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167775 This is fairly unknown Soviet bomber IL-52. It has a unique “Flying wing” composition without a rare tail. It was a back up project of IL agency and never went much on public. They started to develop it in late … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/03/unknown-russian-bomber-il-52/feed/ 1 Photos and Videos of Russian special forces fighting in Syria 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/02/russian-special-forces-fighting-in-syria-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/02/russian-special-forces-fighting-in-syria-2017/#comments Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:50:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167772 Yesterday Russian media outlet belonging to Ministry of Defense published these photos and a video telling people that Russian special forces already actively being fighting in Syria because “it’s a geo political conflict, it’s better to stop terrorists in Syria … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/02/russian-special-forces-fighting-in-syria-2017/feed/ 9 Airplanes on Display on Russian Army Day 2017 in Krasnodar Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/28/airplanes-on-display-on-russian-army-day-2017-in-krasnodar-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/28/airplanes-on-display-on-russian-army-day-2017-in-krasnodar-russia/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:47:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167762 On February 23, the Official Army Day, army was having a recruiting event – displaying their best of the best to attract people make army contracts and serve. Photographer Dmitry went there and here are some photos of cool machinery … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/28/airplanes-on-display-on-russian-army-day-2017-in-krasnodar-russia/feed/ 5 Newest S-400 Arrive to Protect Moscow from Sudden Attacks: Videos and Photos http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/newest-s-400-arrive-to-protect-moscow-from-sudden-attacks-videos-and-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/newest-s-400-arrive-to-protect-moscow-from-sudden-attacks-videos-and-photos/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:31:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167697 EVS_9032-1200  New S-400 “Triumph” regiment started functioning near Moscow. In total this would be five new S-400 regiments formed recently near Moscow. Moscow is sort of very protected now from any missile threat. It covers whole central Russia. At first … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/newest-s-400-arrive-to-protect-moscow-from-sudden-attacks-videos-and-photos/feed/ 8 MI-24P attack helicopter monument in Russian village Rostoshi http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/mi-24p-attack-helicopter-monument-in-russian-village-rostoshi/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/mi-24p-attack-helicopter-monument-in-russian-village-rostoshi/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:48:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167656 Russian blogger Mihael went to the village of Rostoshi which has pretty cool army museum and photographed one of the exhibits – Russian MI-24P attack helicopter. Let’s see his photos. This is a on board cannon PSH-30K. The canon has … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/mi-24p-attack-helicopter-monument-in-russian-village-rostoshi/feed/ 0 Russian airplanes taking flights TU-22, TU-95 and others http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/russian-airplanes-taking-flights-tu-22-tu-95-and-others/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/russian-airplanes-taking-flights-tu-22-tu-95-and-others/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:11:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167625 Russian blogger Alexander has visited Dyagilevo airbase which is 3km West off Ryazan city. He saw there some cool jets like TU-22 bombers or TU-95 strategic bombers. Let’s see all the nice photos he took there: A huge IL-78 transport … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/russian-airplanes-taking-flights-tu-22-tu-95-and-others/feed/ 4 Russian Pacific Tank Biathlon Race 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/20/russian-pacific-tank-biathlon-race-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/20/russian-pacific-tank-biathlon-race-2017/#comments Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:14:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167618 This year Russian Pacific gets  tank training. Formally they do this to get prepared for a “Tank Biathlon”  event later this year. Tank biathlon is a race and shoot thing, but instead of skis they use tanks. This is a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/20/russian-pacific-tank-biathlon-race-2017/feed/ 1 Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/16/jets-in-the-air-training-unique-photos-of-su-30sm-refuelling-in-the-air/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/16/jets-in-the-air-training-unique-photos-of-su-30sm-refuelling-in-the-air/#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:08:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167602 Alexander went to the airforce base to see the training of SU-30SM and SU-30M2 jets before they depart to China for the participation in some air force contest there. The training included fighting between two jets and refuelling in skies. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/16/jets-in-the-air-training-unique-photos-of-su-30sm-refuelling-in-the-air/feed/ 4 Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/15/nuclear-warhead-missiles-carrying-tu-95-strategic-bombers-spotted-in-novosibirsk-airport/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/15/nuclear-warhead-missiles-carrying-tu-95-strategic-bombers-spotted-in-novosibirsk-airport/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:32:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167592 Those TU-95 strategic bombers and missile platforms are pretty rare to spot. Why? Because they can go thru huge distances without refuelling so normally you can see them only on airbases where they live. But this time a photographer got … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/15/nuclear-warhead-missiles-carrying-tu-95-strategic-bombers-spotted-in-novosibirsk-airport/feed/ 3 Ultimate Collection of How Russian Weapons Works Videos http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/15/ultimate-collection-of-how-russian-weapons-works-videos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/15/ultimate-collection-of-how-russian-weapons-works-videos/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:37:12 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167586 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/15/ultimate-collection-of-how-russian-weapons-works-videos/feed/ 0 15 Seconds of Russia part 2 http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/14/15-seconds-of-russia-part-2/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/14/15-seconds-of-russia-part-2/#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:36:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167577 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/14/15-seconds-of-russia-part-2/feed/ 0 Soviet T-34 Tank Raised from the Bottom of the Don River http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/14/soviet-t-34-tank-raised-from-the-bottom-of-the-don-river/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/14/soviet-t-34-tank-raised-from-the-bottom-of-the-don-river/#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:19:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167552 c161041s-960    A team of enthusiasts has pulled out a real T-34 tank from the bottom of the Don river. It’s all started with a phone call: guy called and said that they found a WW2 tank on the river … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/14/soviet-t-34-tank-raised-from-the-bottom-of-the-don-river/feed/ 2 Soviet soldiers as seen by German artist http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/13/soviet-soldiers-as-seen-by-german-artist/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/13/soviet-soldiers-as-seen-by-german-artist/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:07:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167550 German artist has seen Soviet soldiers in 1920s-1940s and made his artistic work depicting them. A nice view on the Red Army from the other side. Let’s see a few of his works. The one on top is a junior … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/13/soviet-soldiers-as-seen-by-german-artist/feed/ 1 Inside Russian nuclear shelter http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/12/inside-russian-nuclear-shelter/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/12/inside-russian-nuclear-shelter/#comments Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:25:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167540 If you wondered what is it inside of Russian nuclear shelter then here is a gallery for you. A Russian blogger Yaroslav went inside one of those and here is his report. He says that this shelter is much older … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/12/inside-russian-nuclear-shelter/feed/ 0 Tupolev Legendary Aircrafts http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/01/tupolev-legendary-aircrafts/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/01/tupolev-legendary-aircrafts/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:03:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167470 Tupolev Experimental Design Bureau has developed more than 300 aircrafts for 95 years of work. About 50 of them went into mass production. Strategic bombers Tu-160 and TU-95, the legend of civil aviation – Tu-144, the massive Soviet  passenger jet Tu-154 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/01/tupolev-legendary-aircrafts/feed/ 3 Russian Navy Unique Project: Two-Person Mini Submarine Called Triton http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/30/russian-navy-unique-project-two-person-mini-submarine-called-triton/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/30/russian-navy-unique-project-two-person-mini-submarine-called-triton/#comments Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:04:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167446 Soviet Union had some uber cool things. For example this mini navy submarine “Triton-1M” which could seat two and only 32 of such were released. They could stealthy carry you on an underwater journey whenever comrade admiral sends you. Straight … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/30/russian-navy-unique-project-two-person-mini-submarine-called-triton/feed/ 3 Russian Weapons Museum Named after Kalashnikov http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/30/russian-weapons-museum-named-after-kalashnikov/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/30/russian-weapons-museum-named-after-kalashnikov/#comments Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:51:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167444 There is a weapons museum in Russia that is named after AK inventor Kalashnikov. It’s in the city where he worked and where main AK factory is – Izhevsk. And Russian bloggers went there and here is what they saw. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/30/russian-weapons-museum-named-after-kalashnikov/feed/ 1 World War 2 Guns Laid in Ground for 70 Years And Dug Out from the Ground in Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/29/world-war-2-guns-laid-in-ground-for-70-years-and-dug-out-from-the-ground-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/29/world-war-2-guns-laid-in-ground-for-70-years-and-dug-out-from-the-ground-in-russia/#comments Sun, 29 Jan 2017 17:12:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167442 A selection of World War 2 guns that stayed in the ground for tens of years and now being dug out by Russian enthusiasts. The search for the old guns became very popular in Russia lately, so popular that a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/29/world-war-2-guns-laid-in-ground-for-70-years-and-dug-out-from-the-ground-in-russia/feed/ 2 Newest Russian MiG-35 Jet, Exclusive Pictures from Today’s Presentation http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/27/newest-russian-mig-35-jet-exclusive-pictures-from-todays-presentation/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/27/newest-russian-mig-35-jet-exclusive-pictures-from-todays-presentation/#comments Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:28:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167437 Today newest Russian MiG-35 jet was announced in Russia. Here are some exclusive photos and some videos of the newest bird’s from today’s event. Don’t miss! And some videos: Video from presentation: And a video of MiG-35 in the air: … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/27/newest-russian-mig-35-jet-exclusive-pictures-from-todays-presentation/feed/ 6 Russian Air Defence Forces are 75 Years Old Now http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/23/russian-air-defence-forces-are-75-years-old-now/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/23/russian-air-defence-forces-are-75-years-old-now/#comments Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:27:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167423 Soviet and now Russian air defence forces celebrate 75 since their inception. Now it is not only missiles like S-300 or S-400 but also a lot of fighter jets whose primary duty is to protect skies from intrusion. They call … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/23/russian-air-defence-forces-are-75-years-old-now/feed/ 2 Story of a Unique First and Only Soviet Touristic Submarine http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/20/first-soviet-touristic-submarine/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/20/first-soviet-touristic-submarine/#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:08:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167414 This is the unique Soviet submarine that was built not for the Navy, but for civil use and for the entertainment of tourists. It was painted bright yellow (“yellow submarine”), had numerous windows, and was completely free of any sort of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/20/first-soviet-touristic-submarine/feed/ 7 First Try to Build Russian Army Camp at Extreme -40 C http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/17/first-try-to-build-russian-army-camp-at-extreme-40-c/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/17/first-try-to-build-russian-army-camp-at-extreme-40-c/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:06:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167405 This is a first try army commanders decided to move an army regiment from one region to another at extreme -40 C and place them not in regular warm barracks but in temporary camping dwellings. Here is how they managed … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/17/first-try-to-build-russian-army-camp-at-extreme-40-c/feed/ 4 In The Valleys of Death: The Top 5 Russian Ghost Towns http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/09/in-the-valleys-of-death-the-top-5-russian-ghost-towns/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/09/in-the-valleys-of-death-the-top-5-russian-ghost-towns/#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:20:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167389 In the 1930s in the Soviet Union an active development of natural resources of the north began. Among the gray snow of tundra and walking reindeer coal, tin, gold, nickel, oil and molybdenum were extracted from the earth. A little … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/09/in-the-valleys-of-death-the-top-5-russian-ghost-towns/feed/ 6 The Exercises of Engineering Troops http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/04/the-exercises-of-engineering-troops/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/04/the-exercises-of-engineering-troops/#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:34:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167322 uchenija_inzhenernykh_voysk_Murom_112In late May 2015, engineering troop exercises took place in the city of Murom, in the Vladimir region. A 250-meter wide river named Oka was forded as part of the exercises – quite a spectacular event, and we present here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/04/the-exercises-of-engineering-troops/feed/ 4 Experimental Soviet Tank Carrier http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/20/experimental-soviet-tank-carrier/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/20/experimental-soviet-tank-carrier/#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:21:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167345 Experimental tractor MAZ / KZKT-545 In the late 60’s there was a need to create a wheeled tractor to replace the old MAZ-537 tractor. There were strict requirements from the USSR Ministry of Defense for the characteristics of the tractor, in particular for the capacity and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/20/experimental-soviet-tank-carrier/feed/ 1 Production of Il-96-300 and AN-148. http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/18/production-of-il-96-300-and-an-148/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/18/production-of-il-96-300-and-an-148/#comments Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:39:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167307 From “Flying tank” to board №1. In the shops of the Voronezh aircraft factory several legendary aircrafts were produced for 85 years of its history. During the war – the famous Il-2 (the designers called it “Flying Tank”). At the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/18/production-of-il-96-300-and-an-148/feed/ 2 Nice MiG-23 monument in Astrakhan, Russia http://englishrussia.com/2016/10/09/nice-mig-23-monument-in-astrakhan-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/10/09/nice-mig-23-monument-in-astrakhan-russia/#comments Sun, 09 Oct 2016 15:53:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=166797 Astrakhan city in Russia has a nice MiG-23 monument. Great detail and everyone can come and take a look. via]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/10/09/nice-mig-23-monument-in-astrakhan-russia/feed/ 2 Chinese Tanks and Chinese Flying Leopards Arrived to Russia http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/27/chinese-tanks-and-chinese-flying-leopards-arrived-to-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/27/chinese-tanks-and-chinese-flying-leopards-arrived-to-russia/#comments Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:36:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165738 As announced on July 23, 2016 by the Kaliningrad branch of the “Vesti-24″ TV channel, a team of Marines from China arrived at the main base of the Baltic fleet of the Navy of Russia, Baltiysk (the Kaliningrad region) to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/27/chinese-tanks-and-chinese-flying-leopards-arrived-to-russia/feed/ 8 CRADDLE. UNKNOWN THING IN AN UNKNOWN PLACE http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/21/craddle-unknown-thing-in-an-unknown-place/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/21/craddle-unknown-thing-in-an-unknown-place/#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:59:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165488 In the year dot, some aliens crashed next to the Earth. It is unknown what happened to the aliens, but an escape capsule survived… Armahema paid a visit again to some weird but highly secret place and brought back photos, but … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/21/craddle-unknown-thing-in-an-unknown-place/feed/ 7 How well is the MiG-31 Fighter Interceptor Armed? Lets See on this Fresh 2016 Example http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/how-good-is-mig-31-fighter-interceptor-is-armed-lets-see-on-this-fresh-2016-example/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/how-good-is-mig-31-fighter-interceptor-is-armed-lets-see-on-this-fresh-2016-example/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2016 07:14:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165248 During air festival “Wings of Parma, 2016″ it was possible to look at the missile-gun armament of the fighter-interceptor MiG-31. Let’s see inside what sort of weapons does it carry and how bad they are. 2. Four guided missiles of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/how-good-is-mig-31-fighter-interceptor-is-armed-lets-see-on-this-fresh-2016-example/feed/ 1 Vintage Photos of “Rooks Nest” http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/vintage-photos-of-rooks-nest/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/vintage-photos-of-rooks-nest/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2016 07:00:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165214   Attack aircraft SU-25 of the 452th Assault Aviation Regiment; Chortkov airfield; ~ 1987-1992. Last days of Soviet Super Power. via]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/vintage-photos-of-rooks-nest/feed/ 0 Donetsk. The ruined Airport http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/14/donetsk-the-ruined-airport/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/14/donetsk-the-ruined-airport/#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:48:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165178 Here is the place in Donetsk  where only the war remains. It is a ruined Donetsk Airport. A traveller went there and see his pictures and words about this place: I must say right away that though we aren’t hippies, there … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/14/donetsk-the-ruined-airport/feed/ 6 Submarine 667-A Navaga scale model http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/12/submarine-667-a-navaga-scale-model/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/12/submarine-667-a-navaga-scale-model/#comments Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:57:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165042   The model is made in the scale of 50:1, with internally illuminated compartments, and breakdown view, like all previous submarine projects. Building the model took two years by 6 people, part by part (nose, aft), collection of information and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/12/submarine-667-a-navaga-scale-model/feed/ 7 Soviet Sailors During Rest http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/13/soviet-sailors-during-rest/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/13/soviet-sailors-during-rest/#comments Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:39:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164868 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.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/13/soviet-sailors-during-rest/feed/ 9 Afghan Landing Was a Trick Invented by Soviet Pilots to Land 200 Ton Planes Very Quick to Avoid Being Hit by Missiles http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/22/afghan-landing-was-a-trick-made-by-soviet-pilots-to-land-200-ton-planes-very-quick-to-avoid-being-hit-by-missiles/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/22/afghan-landing-was-a-trick-made-by-soviet-pilots-to-land-200-ton-planes-very-quick-to-avoid-being-hit-by-missiles/#comments Sun, 22 May 2016 22:05:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164740 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/22/afghan-landing-was-a-trick-made-by-soviet-pilots-to-land-200-ton-planes-very-quick-to-avoid-being-hit-by-missiles/feed/ 4 Russian space exploration pioneer photos declassified http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/18/russian-space-exploration-pioneer-photos-declassified/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/18/russian-space-exploration-pioneer-photos-declassified/#comments Wed, 18 May 2016 13:55:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164690 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/18/russian-space-exploration-pioneer-photos-declassified/feed/ 4