38 Today, Seventy-Six Years Ago First Days of Russia in World War 2

Today, Seventy-Six Years Ago First Days of Russia in World War 2

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
airfields. Nazi troops occupied cities and villages. They say the army and the people of the USSR were not ready for this war. It was very chaotic everywhere. Here are some shots taken around the USSR during the first days of that war.
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1 Futuristic Prototypes of First Soviet Night Vision Goggles

Futuristic Prototypes of First Soviet Night Vision Goggles

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.
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3 Russian KA-52 Helicopters Attacking Various ISIS Targets in Syria [video]

Russian KA-52 Helicopters Attacking Various ISIS Targets in Syria [video]

An youtube video showing Russian KA-52 helicopters
attacking various ISIS targets in Syria.
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0 A Huge Mine Washed Ashore in St.Petersburg

A Huge Mine Washed Ashore in St.Petersburg

  Construction workers found a huge World War 2 mine on the sea
shore on the Vasilivsky Island in St.Petersburg, Russia today.
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2 Futuristic Soviet Assault Rifles

Futuristic Soviet Assault Rifles

Since 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.
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3 Young Moscow Factory Claims to Make Most Accurate Sniper Guns

Young Moscow Factory Claims to Make Most Accurate Sniper Guns

Moscow 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.
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8 A Pill Box One of the Most Top Secret Russian Object

A Pill Box One of the Most Top Secret Russian Object

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.
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9 Victory Day in Moscow Russia Today

Victory Day in Moscow Russia Today

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. So here what he saw. Though he
says today's Victory Day was pretty gloomy, probably because of anomalous weather - Moscow was hit by snow yesterday and it's unusually cold today - just 2-3 degrees Celcius (usually it's fine to have +15 C on this day). So here is what he saw:
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4 Russian mobile mortar mounted on a ATV

Russian mobile mortar mounted on a ATV

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 shoot it.
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1 Russian Army in Afrin Canton, Syria

Russian Army in Afrin Canton, Syria

Afrin 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
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