5 Modernizing MiG-31 jets at Top Secret Falcon Factory

Modernizing MiG-31 jets at Top Secret Falcon Factory

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 is the story of how one of the most secret factories in the country work.
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2 Private Photos of Soviet Officers Fighting a War in Angola

Private Photos of Soviet Officers Fighting a War in Angola

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 Angolan ground.
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2 Russian Jets Flying Above the Azov Sea, Night and Day

Russian Jets Flying Above the Azov Sea, Night and Day

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.
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2 Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

Ladies of Death: Portraits of Russian Women Snipers from World War II, Colorized

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 full color.
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1 Russian Assault Helicopters Doing a Drill

Russian Assault Helicopters Doing a Drill

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.
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1 Russian Empire Army Hospital in 1914-1916

Russian Empire Army Hospital in 1914-1916

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  are some unique photos including surgery rooms and patients. This one first photo is the entrance into the hospital.
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1 Russian Newest Next Generation Jet SU-57 or PAK-FA T50 Freshest Photos

Russian Newest Next Generation Jet SU-57 or PAK-FA T50 Freshest Photos

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 confirmed that the plane gets SU-57 name.
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8 Russian Pilot Escaped to USA on Super Secret Air Force MiG-25 Jet

Russian Pilot Escaped to USA on Super Secret Air Force MiG-25 Jet

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 he left a wife and four kids. He never saw them again.
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3 This Plane Spent Sixty-Eight Years on the Bottom of the Lake Now Goes Back to the Skies

This Plane Spent Sixty-Eight Years on the Bottom of the Lake Now Goes Back to the Skies

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. And it seems unbelievable after that many years it could make it again to the skies.
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4 Crimea: Trip to Underground Submarines Storage, Cold War Object, Now Underground Museum of Submarines

Crimea: Trip to Underground Submarines Storage, Cold War Object, Now Underground Museum of Submarines

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 submarines. After the WW2 bot world superpowers USSR and USA were increasing their nuclear potential. Then Stalin
ordered to find a place where to hide nuclear missiles carrying submarines. After a few years of search they found this bay and a small town Balaclava. They changed its status to "Top Secret" overnight. They were building the object for the next eight years. Russian blogger Alexei went there and here is his story.
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