15 Saving a Tiny Motorboat with an Giant Atomic Submarine

Saving a Tiny Motorboat with an Giant Atomic Submarine

This post is from Oleg, a blogger based in Severodvinsk - a city port on the White Sea where Russian atomic submarines are being built and repaired. He says that more and more often the huge atomic
underwater cruisers are being used to rescue civilian boats that get into trouble in storms. This time he shares the story of the small motor boat being rescued by a big submarine and a helicopter.
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13 NATO Armies Still Use Soviet War Machines

NATO Armies Still Use Soviet War Machines

One guy visited the Berlin Air Show 2014 in Germany last Saturday and noticed that some of the NATO countries are still equipped with Soviet planes and helicopters. He took a
few photos to illustrate his story - this copter in the photo above is a Russian Mi-24 helicopter used in the Czech Air Force. There are more examples inside.  
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5 Recently Abandoned Air Force Airfield near Kamyshed

Recently Abandoned Air Force Airfield near Kamyshed

As the author of the photos writes, this airfield was built in 1955. Its main purpose was to allow student-pilots to learn in the real life fighter jets. In 2009, all of the employees were sent to other airbases, even the
guards so no guards were left on site and the place became a target for all sorts of visitors, including the ones who were just after scrap.  We can still see what is left inside, thanks to the author:
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1 Three Centuries of Russian Artillery in Four Photos

Three Centuries of Russian Artillery in Four Photos

One museum in St. Petersburg, Russia has two exhibits on display that demonstrate the leap Russian artillery made over a time span of 250 years. The first exhibit is an artillery chariot from the year 1760. This chariot was used to carry
the artillery flag of Russia and participated in Russian military parades of that time. Have you already figured what the next exhibit is? We have one more photo of a chariot and then two photos of the second thing.
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7 Fleet Goes thru Storm

Fleet Goes thru Storm

As an official blog account of the Russian Pacific Navy fleet reports: "A group of Navy ships got into a storm on their way
home, somewhere around Taiwan, and here in the photos you can see how this was". So here we can see how it was:
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9 Radioactively Contaminated Vehicles Storage near Chernobyl

Radioactively Contaminated Vehicles Storage near Chernobyl

"Rassokha" is the storage area for vehicles contaminated by radiation, that were used by liquidators after the accident in
Chernobyl's nuclear power plant. It is located in the 30-kilometer exclusion zone near an abandoned village with the same name.
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2 Lipetsk Airbase and Su-25 and Su-24 Planes

Lipetsk Airbase and Su-25 and Su-24 Planes

Sergei has visited an airbase in Lipetsk and taken photos of Russian jets preparing for
fighting in "Air darts" drills. This time those are Su-25 and Su-24 attack bombers.
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2 Chinese Border Guards Facing Russian Soldiers in 1977-1979

Chinese Border Guards Facing Russian Soldiers in 1977-1979

As Habarnew recalls, 1977-1979 were the years when Russian-Chinese tensions were at their peak. And the memories of the Russian border guards serving there at these times matched the situation: "At that time we always went patrolling in pairs. It was not a big pleasure to meet such a gang from the other side. We tried to detect
them earlier than they could see us. However once I happened to face three of them alone. It was stupid thing to do on my part." According to those memories, Chinese border guards sometimes offered to buy things from the Russians, teased them or simply made obscene gestures, such as in the next two photos:
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3 Loading Ammo into Helicopters

Loading Ammo into Helicopters

If helicopter guns can shoot all their ammo stock in just a few seconds, loading the ammo into them might take much more time. Here Dmitry Chuchkin has visited the airfield "Baltimor" to see
how the Mi-28 and Ka-52 Russian copters are prepared before going to the drill. The story is inside. Don't forget to click on the photos you like - they expand to widescreen ones.
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14 Planting Mines Directly from Helicopters

Planting Mines Directly from Helicopters

Another Russian blogger has posted a few photos, with captions, on how mines are being planted with the help of... helicopters. So let's see what
he has got here. According to his story, this system is being used for planting land mines with the help of MI-8 Russian copters.
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