English Russia » Russian army http://englishrussia.com Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:47:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 An Experimental Soviet Swamp 8×8 Truck GAZ-62B the Grandfather of BTR http://englishrussia.com/2018/11/06/an-experimental-soviet-swamp-8x8-truck-gaz-62b-the-grandfather-of-btr/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/11/06/an-experimental-soviet-swamp-8x8-truck-gaz-62b-the-grandfather-of-btr/#comments Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:43:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=172631 10833783_800This 8×8 was an experimental Soviet vehicle became a predecessor of a famous Soviet army 8×8 BTR vehicle. However in the beginning it was just a peaceful purpose vehicle but proved itself so good in cross terrain conditions they decided … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/11/06/an-experimental-soviet-swamp-8x8-truck-gaz-62b-the-grandfather-of-btr/feed/ 0 Russian, Chinese, Kazakhstan and Belarus Join Air Force Flights in 2018 [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/11/05/russian-chinese-kazakhstan-and-belarus-join-air-force-flights-in-2018-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/11/05/russian-chinese-kazakhstan-and-belarus-join-air-force-flights-in-2018-photos/#comments Mon, 05 Nov 2018 17:25:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=172590 An army contest “AviaDarts” is taking place in Russia each year. There are four countries taking part in the event – Russia, China, Belarus and Kazakhstan. There are over sixty airplanes and helicopters. Russian photographer Marina L. went there and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/11/05/russian-chinese-kazakhstan-and-belarus-join-air-force-flights-in-2018-photos/feed/ 0 The Swifts Aerobatic Group Recent Flights http://englishrussia.com/2018/11/04/the-swifts-aerobatic-group-recent-flights/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/11/04/the-swifts-aerobatic-group-recent-flights/#comments Sun, 04 Nov 2018 18:43:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=172577 The Swifts (Russian: Strizhi) are a Soviet and later Russian aerobatic performance demonstrator team connected with the Russian Air Force and this is their latest performance at the event in Kazan city, Russia this October: The team roster today unchanged … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/11/04/the-swifts-aerobatic-group-recent-flights/feed/ 0 Some Smile Provoking Moments from Russian Army, New Collection http://englishrussia.com/2018/10/31/some-smile-provoking-moments-from-russian-army-new-collection/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/10/31/some-smile-provoking-moments-from-russian-army-new-collection/#comments Wed, 31 Oct 2018 16:36:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=172542 armiya_11_fullHere is a new collection of photos of life in army, some of them are sort of provoking a smile, proving that the life there isn’t always dull and serious. Here soldiers play road police and drivers. Hard to understand … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/10/31/some-smile-provoking-moments-from-russian-army-new-collection/feed/ 7 Russian Man Finds a Liquidator Washed at the Shore of the Sea http://englishrussia.com/2018/10/18/russian-man-finds-a-liquidator-washed-at-the-shore-of-the-sea/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/10/18/russian-man-finds-a-liquidator-washed-at-the-shore-of-the-sea/#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:30:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=172380 A person from Kaliningrad found a piece of equipment washed ashore. He had no clue what this os so he shared the photos with the Internet and we repost them here, too. Besides looking like a military object it has … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/10/18/russian-man-finds-a-liquidator-washed-at-the-shore-of-the-sea/feed/ 5 Russian Prison SpetzNaz special Training http://englishrussia.com/2018/10/18/russian-prison-spetznaz-special-training/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/10/18/russian-prison-spetznaz-special-training/#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:26:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=172351 Russia has Spetznaz – special forces – this is a pretty well known fact. However, there is not only an army SpeztNaz in the country. There are also Police spetznaz called OMON, and there is a special prison spetznaz or … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/10/18/russian-prison-spetznaz-special-training/feed/ 2 ISIS Armored Vehicles Captured During Battle for Oil Fields in Syria on Expo in Moscow http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/14/isis-armored-vehicles-captured-during-battle-for-oil-fields-in-syria-on-expo-in-moscow/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/14/isis-armored-vehicles-captured-during-battle-for-oil-fields-in-syria-on-expo-in-moscow/#comments Fri, 14 Sep 2018 10:48:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=171693 scale_1200-33  During a battle for the control of an oil field called “Shaer”, the Russian army captured a number of heavily modified ISIS armored vehicles. Now they have taken them to Moscow and have put them on display in “Patriot” park … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/14/isis-armored-vehicles-captured-during-battle-for-oil-fields-in-syria-on-expo-in-moscow/feed/ 8 Hand Grenade Launchers of Syrian Militants on Display in Russia http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/13/hand-grenade-launchers-of-syrian-militants-on-display-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/13/hand-grenade-launchers-of-syrian-militants-on-display-in-russia/#comments Thu, 13 Sep 2018 20:05:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=171675 scale_1200-12Russia’s “Patriot Park” featured an exhibition of hand grenade launchers seized from various militant groups in Syria. The weapons have various makers – Russian, Soviet, NATO countries and self modified ones. Here are some of them, thanks to Twower: You … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/13/hand-grenade-launchers-of-syrian-militants-on-display-in-russia/feed/ 2 Stunning Huge Mi-8 Helicopter R/C Model http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/12/stunning-huge-mi-8-helicopter-rc-model/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/12/stunning-huge-mi-8-helicopter-rc-model/#comments Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:57:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=171656 4-bezymjannyj-kollazh--9This model is really huge. The scale is approximately 1/4, the rotor diameter is 2.80 meters! The weight of the thing is around 24 kilograms. Here is the video: It is equipped with a gas-turbine engine – the same type of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/12/stunning-huge-mi-8-helicopter-rc-model/feed/ 2 How Nuclear Weapons Tests Were Conducted in USSR: Trip To Semipalatinsk Test Site http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/11/how-nuclear-weapons-tests-were-conducted-in-ussr-trip-to-semipalatinsk-test-site/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/11/how-nuclear-weapons-tests-were-conducted-in-ussr-trip-to-semipalatinsk-test-site/#comments Tue, 11 Sep 2018 13:51:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=171626 Aslan, a Russian blogger, has taken a trip to Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site where the Soviet Union was testing its nuclear weapons from 1949 to 1991. The photo above shows the so named “Nuclear Lake” which appeared as a result of an … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/11/how-nuclear-weapons-tests-were-conducted-in-ussr-trip-to-semipalatinsk-test-site/feed/ 5 Russian Artists Draw War in Syria http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/03/russian-artists-draw-war-in-syria/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/03/russian-artists-draw-war-in-syria/#comments Mon, 03 Sep 2018 11:11:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=171579 scale_1200-10Near the exposition of shot down Syrian militants drones the Russian army also has a display of so called “Studio of Military Artists”. The pieces are devoted to the Russia army operations in Syria. Here are some examples of the pictures, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/03/russian-artists-draw-war-in-syria/feed/ 3 Russia Army Shows Syrian Militants Shot Down drones http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/03/russia-army-shows-syrian-militants-shot-down-drones/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/03/russia-army-shows-syrian-militants-shot-down-drones/#comments Mon, 03 Sep 2018 09:22:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=171573 samolet_na_vistavke_01During the ARMY-2018 expo, the Russian army made a separate booth to display seized drones, made by Syrian militants, that were used to attack the Russian army during the battles there. An Army representative said that during the last half of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/03/russia-army-shows-syrian-militants-shot-down-drones/feed/ 4 Russian and Chinese Jets Flying at ARMY-2018 Expo Forum http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/29/russian-and-chinese-jets-flying-at-army-2018-expo-forum/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/29/russian-and-chinese-jets-flying-at-army-2018-expo-forum/#comments Wed, 29 Aug 2018 23:24:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=171541 Russian photographer, Marina Listseva, went last Sunday to see jets flying at the Russian ARMY-2018 expo forum. These are the photos she managed to take there: Kids have fun in simulators and balance training devices. Mi helicopters. They started flight … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/29/russian-and-chinese-jets-flying-at-army-2018-expo-forum/feed/ 1 26,000 Different Weapons on Display at Army 2018 Russian Armaments Expo http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/25/26000-different-weapons-on-display-at-army-2018-russian-armaments-expo/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/25/26000-different-weapons-on-display-at-army-2018-russian-armaments-expo/#comments Sat, 25 Aug 2018 08:22:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=171517 These days, near Moscow, there is an “ARMY-2018″ expo show going on. It is the fourth time in a row that it has been held here. Marina, the photographer, went there and took some unique photos from the closed show. (A reminder … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/25/26000-different-weapons-on-display-at-army-2018-russian-armaments-expo/feed/ 6 Russian Army Robot IGOREK from Kalashnikov Company http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/21/russian-army-robot-igorek-from-kalashnikov-company/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/21/russian-army-robot-igorek-from-kalashnikov-company/#comments Tue, 21 Aug 2018 13:47:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=171477 Today, during an “Army 2018″ expo forum, the Russian company Kalashnikov has presented journalist with an “Igorek” (diminutive from name Igor). They stated that this is, and I quote: “a unique anthropomorphic marching complex that can be used to solve … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/21/russian-army-robot-igorek-from-kalashnikov-company/feed/ 4 Abandoned 8×8 Vehicles Deep in the Forest Among the Swamps http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/20/abandoned-8x8-vehicles-deep-in-the-forest-among-the-swamps/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/20/abandoned-8x8-vehicles-deep-in-the-forest-among-the-swamps/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:09:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=171449 q4AAAgAFiOA-960  It has been said that Russian forests can surprise you with curious finds. Things that in normal life you won’t be allowed to approach closer than the distance of a gunshot. Getting there isn’t easy, in this story a man goes beyond the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/20/abandoned-8x8-vehicles-deep-in-the-forest-among-the-swamps/feed/ 4 Tank Crew Member Brings His Woman to Work [video] http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/12/tank-crew-member-brings-his-woman-to-work-video/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/12/tank-crew-member-brings-his-woman-to-work-video/#comments Sun, 12 Aug 2018 16:50:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=171286 sdfN7GWkmqVmq_qbTanksman bring his lady to tank. Asks to reload gun and fire. She is done after first fire, isn’t want this anymore:]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/12/tank-crew-member-brings-his-woman-to-work-video/feed/ 6 Tokarev TT Pistol Replica Made of Wood, Can Shoot [photos + video] http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/07/tokarev-tt-pistol-replica-made-of-wood-can-shoot-photos-video/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/07/tokarev-tt-pistol-replica-made-of-wood-can-shoot-photos-video/#comments Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:51:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=171174 1533581389147474799Man has hobby make wood pistols that have moving parts and shoot. Here is his creation TT (Tokarev) Soviet pistol wooden model. It shoots, spits cartridges out, there is video in end:     The gun can be disassembled like this. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/08/07/tokarev-tt-pistol-replica-made-of-wood-can-shoot-photos-video/feed/ 0 NAVY Parade Petersburg 2018 [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/31/171023/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/31/171023/#comments Tue, 31 Jul 2018 10:28:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=171023 Photographer Marina went to shoot parade from roof. Here is her photo: Thanks Marina for the photos her website is here: via Join EnglishRussia: click here]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/31/171023/feed/ 0 Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/26/swimming-costume-pkt-in-red-army/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/26/swimming-costume-pkt-in-red-army/#comments Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:20:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170950 Red Army want to solve task transport soldier thru water individually. This costume was made. To cross rivers, “narrow and average breadth and for combat in flooded place”. Used by scouts, small groups of infantry, bridge builders, miners. Could be … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/26/swimming-costume-pkt-in-red-army/feed/ 5 10 Firearms of Russia Special Force [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/25/10-firearms-of-russia-special-force-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/25/10-firearms-of-russia-special-force-photos/#comments Wed, 25 Jul 2018 17:00:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170903 In USSR special forces mainly used “tuned” army pistols and rifles. In late 1980s situation changed – special forces got “special” firearms. 1. “Vintorez” rifle (above) – first use – Chechen war. 50-100 shots per min, target range 400m, still … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/25/10-firearms-of-russia-special-force-photos/feed/ 4 Russian Armed Vehicle BURAN [5 photo] http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/25/russian-armed-vehicle-buran-5-photo/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/25/russian-armed-vehicle-buran-5-photo/#comments Wed, 25 Jul 2018 16:30:48 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170894 buran_01Armored truck BURAN based on GAZ-3308. Has 4.4 turbo diesel, not afraid landmines, can go 1,400 km no stop.   Can be made in few variations, because they go in module form to put on the chassis:   This is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/25/russian-armed-vehicle-buran-5-photo/feed/ 1 Man Builds Replica of German WW2 Howitzer from Spare Parts [video] http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/22/man-builds-replica-of-german-ww2-howitzer-from-spare-parts-video/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/22/man-builds-replica-of-german-ww2-howitzer-from-spare-parts-video/#comments Sun, 22 Jul 2018 15:14:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170701 DTzLIHjQ66-2  A man from Volgograd built a German StuG III howitzer replica from spare parts of Soviet machines. He also bought original headlights and tracks. Video: This is his tenth armored vehicle he has made. Earlier he made T-1, T-6, and BA-64 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/22/man-builds-replica-of-german-ww2-howitzer-from-spare-parts-video/feed/ 0 Stop Howitzer with Rocks [video] http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/10/stop-howitzer-with-rocks-video/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/10/stop-howitzer-with-rocks-video/#comments Tue, 10 Jul 2018 20:36:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170461 ostanovit_tank_hod2  Soldier try stop Howitzer “Msta” throwing rocks under it. Here is video:]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/10/stop-howitzer-with-rocks-video/feed/ 1 Stop Tank With No Inside [fail] http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/06/stop-tank-with-no-inside-fail/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/06/stop-tank-with-no-inside-fail/#comments Fri, 06 Jul 2018 12:48:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170420 ezgif-1-bfc8a14779Soldiers stopping tank. Video: Fail?]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/07/06/stop-tank-with-no-inside-fail/feed/ 4 Armored Vehicle Smashed a Car in Grodno, Belarus [photos, video] http://englishrussia.com/2018/06/25/armored-vehicle-smashed-a-car-in-grodno-belarus-photos-video/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/06/25/armored-vehicle-smashed-a-car-in-grodno-belarus-photos-video/#comments Mon, 25 Jun 2018 19:36:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170342 A not-that-typical accident happened in Grodno, Belarus. An armored vehicle drifted around a corner and crashed into a passenger car. The “tank” crashed right into the driver’s side. However the man survived and he is feeling better now. A crew? … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/06/25/armored-vehicle-smashed-a-car-in-grodno-belarus-photos-video/feed/ 1 How they charge phones in Russian army [14 photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/06/22/how-they-charge-phones-in-russian-army-14-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/06/22/how-they-charge-phones-in-russian-army-14-photos/#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:16:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170340 Smart phones are a necessity in our time. Everyone needs them, including soldiers of the Russian army. However, they do need charging and it’s kind of complicated in the army as the number of power outlets isn’t a match for the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/06/22/how-they-charge-phones-in-russian-army-14-photos/feed/ 15 Abandoned Russian NAVY Analytics Center [33 photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/06/20/abandoned-russian-navy-analytics-center-33-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/06/20/abandoned-russian-navy-analytics-center-33-photos/#comments Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:38:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170330 bfYLoh_g2cQThis is a pretty large abandoned NAVY object with sat space link dishes and radars. Russian blogger Alex with his friends got lucky to get inside and made some photos. It was built in 1987 on the brink of USSR … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/06/20/abandoned-russian-navy-analytics-center-33-photos/feed/ 8 All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/06/07/all-mig-airplanes-explained-43-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/06/07/all-mig-airplanes-explained-43-photos/#comments Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:17:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170316 MiG – fully named as “Russian plane building corporation MIG”. Is a full spectre air plane building company in Russia and previously in USSR. And here is a collection of their products throughot the times. Starting with a I-250 airplane … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/06/07/all-mig-airplanes-explained-43-photos/feed/ 14 Russian Spetznaz in Chechnya in 1995 [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/05/28/russian-spetznaz-in-chechnya-in-1995-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/05/28/russian-spetznaz-in-chechnya-in-1995-photos/#comments Mon, 28 May 2018 17:53:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170246 French photographer spent two weeks with Russian spetznaz soldiers in Chechnya mountains during Russian-Chechen war in 1995. During this time six soldiers were killed, eighteen soldiers got wounded. Just photos.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/05/28/russian-spetznaz-in-chechnya-in-1995-photos/feed/ 3 CCCP Civil defense http://englishrussia.com/2018/05/12/cccp-civil-defense/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/05/12/cccp-civil-defense/#comments Sat, 12 May 2018 21:59:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170168 1    Well, this bunker is really something extra. It is like it is been abandoned with almost all equipment after the collaps of the CCCP…..  Civildefense is a bit smother compared to the military but it is harder to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/05/12/cccp-civil-defense/feed/ 3 TU-95MC Equipped With Cruise Missiles [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/05/03/tu-95mc-equipped-with-cruise-missiles-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/05/03/tu-95mc-equipped-with-cruise-missiles-photos/#comments Thu, 03 May 2018 21:01:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170160 Just a couple of photos (and a video!) of Russian strategic bomber TU-95 armed with newest X-101/X-102 cruise missiles. The same it uses in Syria. It’s routine now is like this – it gets armed with those eight missiles on … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/05/03/tu-95mc-equipped-with-cruise-missiles-photos/feed/ 11 New Stuff on Display at the Russian Parade 2018 [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/05/03/new-stuff-on-display-at-the-russian-parade-2018-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/05/03/new-stuff-on-display-at-the-russian-parade-2018-photos/#comments Thu, 03 May 2018 16:45:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170153 Each year Moscow gets a so called “Victory Day” parade and a few days before they get the rehearsals. Russian photographer Stanislav went to make some photos. He says it’s a good opportunity to see the parade for “regular” people … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/05/03/new-stuff-on-display-at-the-russian-parade-2018-photos/feed/ 4 Some Russian Army Tattoos [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/05/03/some-russian-army-tattoos-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/05/03/some-russian-army-tattoos-photos/#comments Thu, 03 May 2018 15:46:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170151 Just examples of some modern Russian army tattoos. Young men got conscripted to army on an obligatory basis in Russia but not all of them decide to make a tattoo while serving. Usually only some sort of special operation forces … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/05/03/some-russian-army-tattoos-photos/feed/ 0 Chemical weapon samples found at the Yekaterinburg city dumpsite [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/26/chemical-weapon-samples-found-at-the-yekaterinburg-city-dumpsite-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/26/chemical-weapon-samples-found-at-the-yekaterinburg-city-dumpsite-photos/#comments Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:33:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170125 At the city dump site of Yekaterinburg there have been found test tubes with chemical warfare samples. Amongst them is the very well known and very toxic sulphur gas which has the ability to form large blisters on exposed skin and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/26/chemical-weapon-samples-found-at-the-yekaterinburg-city-dumpsite-photos/feed/ 10 What Russian Army Does with Soldiers Mobile Phones [photos] http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/26/what-russian-army-does-with-soldiers-mobile-phones-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/26/what-russian-army-does-with-soldiers-mobile-phones-photos/#comments Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:10:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=170121 In the Russian army soldiers are not allowed to carry mobile phones or smartphones. They can only use them during their free time, because they are considered to be working with secrets. However not every soldier hands in his phone … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2018/04/26/what-russian-army-does-with-soldiers-mobile-phones-photos/feed/ 3 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/ 1 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/ 4 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/ 9 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/ 6 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/ 8 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/ 4 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/ 3 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/ 15 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/ 2 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/ 55 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/ 2 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/ 9 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