Russian soldier in Afghanistan draws pictures

39 Ballpoint Afghanistan

Ballpoint Afghanistan

This Russian soldier, he was on a few wars, in Afghanistan in Tajikistan and then in Chechnya. He got in real battles and lost many of his friends in action, that's a true story true soldier.
Everywhere he went he took one thing with him that helped him to cope with all that. It was a simple ballpoint pen that he used to draw the most touching memories on the paper.
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Russian AK-47 lane

21 AK-47 Lane

AK-47 Lane

Probably that's the only case when the famous AK-47 is being used in peaceful purposing, at least some parts of it. This ex-officer got
somewhere a lot of those and couldn't find a better way for them than to make the paths between his huts in such a manner.
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Russian helicopters

17 The Helicopters Museum

The Helicopters Museum

A museum of Russian helicopters. Simple as it, but a lot of fun for visitors, especially
with kids when they can explore the machines previously seen only in movies.
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Russian ship burned down

33 BOB – Burn Out Boat

BOB – Burn Out Boat

Speaking about Russian navy, here are some photos
from the Russian ship after the accident.
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Russian submarines

22 The Northern Fleet Submarines

The Northern Fleet Submarines

Russian Northern fleet is mainly based on shores of the White Sea and the Arctic Ocean. It has some great looking
large submarines that are often a good thing to look to feel what huge machines people can build.
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32 Plane Catastrophe

Plane Catastrophe

Yesterday, on Sunday, August 16, two greatest Russian Sukhoi Su-27 planes  crashed while doing training exercises over a cottage village. One of the planes stuck into a house like a knife into butter, the second one was led out of the village and fell on the wasteland. One of the pilots died, the two others were saved. The
local people weren’t killed, but the owners of the destroyed house got badly injured with burning fuel from the plane and were immediately taken to hospital. Now the cause of the catastrophe remains unclear, but on the eyewitness account this all could happen because of a bird stuck in the engine.
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23 B-413 Submarine. Interiors.

B-413 Submarine. Interiors.

The B-413 submarine belonged to the Soviet Northern Fleet for almost 20 years -- from 1969 to 1990. Next eight years it was a unit of the Baltic Fleet, and soon after its decommissioning, in July 2000, the B-413 became an item of the Museum of the World Ocean. Now it’s exhibited in Kaliningrad, and in 2000 after the tragedy of the Kursk submarine the museum organized a fundraising campaign for the
families of crewmembers who died in the catastrophe. The interiors haven’t changed a bit since 1969 when it was constructed. Everything there is very accurate and small, for tall men it was more than hard to live and work in the submarine, as there is little room and you had to move very quickly, especially when the situation required it. The photos below worth many words.
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25 The First Russian Submarine

The First Russian Submarine

The first submarine in Russia was constructed in 1834 by Carl Schilder, though there had been some attempts, not really successful ones, in the period of Peter’s rule. In 1832 Schilder was engaged in investigation of underwater behavior of galvanic
mines to apply them in protection of the Russian ports, and right then he conceived the basic idea of creation a submarine that would be able to move under water, come close to an enemy ship and blow it up with a galvanic mine.     
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Russian jets without canopy

70 Russian   Jet Cabrio Flight [updated]

Russian Jet Cabrio Flight [updated]

Those photos are real and were made during the filming of the Russian movie involving jet fighter stunts. In one episode they had to film the jet without a canopy, so rather to film it on the ground they decided to hire a high-class pilot to make a real flight without that glass thing. He had to take off a few times on such plane in order to film enough material to be included in the final footage. "The maximum speed I achieved on the jet plane without a canopy glass was around two times greater than speed of sound. While on this speed I even managed to pull out my fingers in glove for an inch or two outside - it became heated very fast because of immense friction force plane undergoes
with the air.", writes the pilot. "Usually such tests were conducted in winter time, so it was deadly cold without a canopy and I was pretty glad when this heating began, counting minutes before the plane would reach enough speed/velocity so that the air around becomes hot enough. But it wasn't the main problem for me. In my personal rating of the dangers connected with such tests one of the most bad sides was the extreme roar. Because of this extreme roaring you couldn't hear the radio so you were flying in deaf mode, you were afraid to pull throttle harder just because going faster was meaning going louder.", he continues.
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Russian armaments exhibition
35 Russian Armaments Exhibition

Russian Armaments Exhibition

The formal procedure of the Exhibition opening was started with a grand marching of girls wearing hussar costumes. Before the show began any one could look at the displays – the creations of Russian plants were right at the allotted spot, and
there one could see not only the weapon of destruction, but totally peaceful tractors and excavators as well. The interesting part is that the most of the technical units in it are similar to those used in war machines.
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