9 German Nazi plane on Moscow Square in 1941

German Nazi plane on Moscow Square in 1941

In July 1941, one month after the Nazi Germany has attacked Soviet State, there was an unusual exhibition on one of the Moscow squares - a  german Junkers Ju 88A-5. It was a scout plane that has got deep into Russian territory and was shot down by the Soviet fighters. The crew of the
German plane was four people which are marked as missing in action in the German archives. Five days later they recovered the plane and brought it to Moscow so people could see a sample of the huge armada approaching the Soviet capital. We can see it too on this photos:

13 Inside of Russian Army Rocket Regiment

Inside of Russian Army Rocket Regiment

On 20th February the Governor of one Russian region was visiting the 39th Russian Rocket Regiment. The press was coming along with a governor and so did
Nikolay, the photographer. Now, thanks to Nikolay we can see what's inside the closed and secured doors of Russian rocket regiment. The story is inside:

52 Preschool  Kids Weapons Education

Preschool Kids Weapons Education

In one of the preschool facilities of St. Petersburg the soldier has started a class of how to use the weapons for kids. He has brought the weapons, including
AK-47s, grenade launchers and hand grenades. The man says that "Kids should not be afraid of the arms, get used to them early". A few more photos inside:

2 Russian Tank Biathlon 2015 Regional Games

Russian Tank Biathlon 2015 Regional Games

In Russian army there is some not usual event they have every year since recently. They call it "The Tank Biathlon". Sort of big bunch of tanks with colored flags each compete for some targets. But because this is a pan Russian game they need to supply only a few teams so
they have pre-qualification games in regions to select the best of the best to  go compete in federal tournament. So these are the regional games among a few tank regiments of Russia. Yuri, the photographer, has visited those and here are some photos:

37 Battlefield Debaltsevo

Battlefield Debaltsevo

There is a ceasefire in Donetsk and Lugansk region, as you might know. However, as they say before they have got the ceasefire agreement coined in the overnight session in Minsk they wanted to agree first on the status of this small town  Debaltsevo. Both parties were claiming that it is under their control and some say that
the peace talks had to take so long because both parties were waiting for the news in the morning from the battlefield - if it was taken or not. Now when the agreement is enacted photographer has got into the former battlefield to get some photos of smashed tanks and other armored apparatus debris.

32 Not a Pack of Pencils

Not a Pack of Pencils

Those are not the pack of pencils, its something different. It's a "Hurricane" rocket complex stationed as a
monument near Russian factory producing them. Just a few photos to explore the similarity to pencils:

8 Abandoned Submarine Defense Complex

Abandoned Submarine Defense Complex

They say that this is a unique and the only survived complex of coastal defense with a special weapon which was targeting excessively underwater vessels. Aya, the urban explorer which prefers the top-secret locations, has
again surprised us and visited this unique surviving structure: "There is a rumor that there is one more complex like this in this region but nobody yet found it", says Aya. Let's see what she saw there!

8 Russian Armored Truck Ural

Russian Armored Truck Ural

A few photos of Russian armored truck URAL, the newer model - from inside and outside. Those
trucks are used by different regiments - including the scouts.  Let's see what's inside:

29 Abandoned Scrapyard of Soviet MAZ Trucks

Abandoned Scrapyard of Soviet MAZ Trucks

Vladimir the blogger went to the scrap yard of Soviet military MAZ trucks (now Belarusian make). He went there last summer but published
photos only now, so lets see some summer photos and plenty of abandoned Soviet heavy military machinery inside, thanks to Vlad:

9 Visiting Abandoned Russian Space Forces Object

Visiting Abandoned Russian Space Forces Object

Aja, the blogger, belongs to the group of the urban bloggers who rarely tell where the photos come from. This is because they visit highly interesting objects that are guarded no matter they were out of service yet. Thanks to this the
inner furnishings of this places is in much better condition - all the machines, displays and control panels are in place and might be even working if you push the right button. So let's see what they got this time: