9 Trip to a Fantastic Old Ships Graveyard

Trip to a Fantastic Old Ships Graveyard

  Just imagine an old Soviet place where ships - warships, regular ships, etc - which are cut in half or into pieces remain for years. Tons of stuff to explore and photograph. That's why Vladimir Malder has
gone all the way to the most Western part of Russia - Kaliningrad, to visit this secret abandoned place, which is of course forbidden to enter. Want to see what he saw there? Read on!

3 Russian Army Playing Cards

Russian Army Playing Cards

To get a better idea of the Russian army, you might want to see the playing cards with Russian army comics probably made by soldiers or by ex-soldiers. In order to make
it even more cool, one might want to print them out and have your own personal Russian army playing cards as these ones are in high resolution if clicked.

18 Sheglovski Val Military Factory

Sheglovski Val Military Factory

A "Sheglovski Val" military factory was having an open house (why are they doing this at all?) and some photographers visited, so here are a few photos from inside what were once the secret chambers of the place where modern
weapons are being produced. Like those two missile laden trucks you can see in top photo - they are painted in sand color which means they are going to be exported to some Southern countries with deserts, etc.

3 Visiting an Airbase

Visiting an Airbase

  Sergey goes and visits another airbase in Russia to see the newly modernized MiG-31BM planes. Want to see
them? He took some nice photos and we here are not tired of looking at Russian fighter jets, are we?

15 Russian Submarine Standing Ashore Away from  Coast How Did they Get It There?

Russian Submarine Standing Ashore Away from Coast How Did they Get It There?

Ok ladies and gentlemen, it's story time. Did you already know that in Russia there is a museum where a full size submarine is standing on concrete slabs? And it's not some coastal museum where it
stands close to water but it is a long way from the shore and this huge giant was shipped there somehow. Want to know details and how it was actually delivered there? Let's see...

17 Young Kids are in the Army Now

Young Kids are in the Army Now

"In some areas of Russia kids as young as 8 years old, dressed in full military uniforms, train in camps with real assault rifles and guns" - this is how this report might sound if it was
propaganda. However this is not propaganda, so please just take a look at the photos of young kids with guns and rifles on the firing field. Click for the widescreen versions of the images.

4 Russian Nuclear Submarine Emergency Module

Russian Nuclear Submarine Emergency Module

Let's kick start the week with something cool and never before seen. Like for example, did you know that some Russian submarines have an emergency capsule - a module where people can get in and it would eject and
rush to the surface, saving the crew (or a part of the crew) and letting the big boat go sinking further down? If you didn't know that, we have the photos from a recent testing of this thing. Let's see..

16 A Story of one Soldier Who Was Sent to Cut Woods

A Story of one Soldier Who Was Sent to Cut Woods

There was one soldier who was serving his conscription and it was almost finished. However, before he was discharged from the service he had to perform just one final task. There was a sort of tradition by Soviet commanders to give their soldiers a difficult final task before they wave "good bye" and leave. So in the case of this particular soldier the task
was to cut wood (yes in the Soviet army soldiers were often used in different civil jobs like cutting wood or building houses). So there was a plot in the forest, a future high voltage power line lane that needed to be cleared, like the one on the picture above. That was a task of at least one month of pretty heavy labor. However...

31 Faces Before and After Russian Airborne Service

Faces Before and After Russian Airborne Service

We already compared some people's faces yesterday, but here is something different. A Russian photographer Yuri, has taken photos of eleven Russian guys that served in one of the hardest places to serve - in the Russian airborne forces. The first photo was taken during their first days in the army and the second is close to
the completion of their service. Airbornes jump from planes, go through walls of fire, participate in fights, etc, etc. More than that, Airborne forces are known for their harsh relationships between the soldiers themselves, especially new ones and the more experienced ones. So let's see if we can spot any differences?

26 Trip to the Underground Moscow Nuclear Shelter

Trip to the Underground Moscow Nuclear Shelter

Mikhail and some of his friends went down into the one of the Moscow nuclear shelters prepared for emergency in case someone pushed the Red Button. That is a huge shelter which seats 2,700
people and can also hold cars. It's over 2,000 square meters in area. Do you want to see what is inside - we can show you thanks to the photos and stories he brought from there.

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