8 Motorcycles In the Russian Empire

Motorcycles In the Russian Empire

Here is a selection of photos devoted to the motorcycle theme in the Russian Empire. They were found in different times and
at different places so we do not know the authors of the works. So what bikes did they ride long ago in Russia?
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7 T 35, the Multi Turret Tank of the Red Army

T 35, the Multi Turret Tank of the Red Army

T-35 is a heavy tank of the 1930s made in the USSR. It is the only five-turret tank of mass production. In the period since 1933 to 1939 61 units were produced. It had not participated in battles till
1941 however was used for military parades being the symbol of the Soviet power. T-35 took part in early battles of WWII however it was lost too soon because of multiple occuring failures.
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5 Shooting Exercises of Marines

Shooting Exercises of Marines

This is a photoreport about the marines from Vladivostok who conducted shooting exercises last week. They also inlcluded
the contol training according to the improved programs developed by the General Staff of the Russian Federation.
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12 Soviet War In Afghanistan, Part II

Soviet War In Afghanistan, Part II

We continue to publish photographs of a nine-year war in Afghanistan from private
archives. These pictures are dated 1983-1985. See the previous part here.
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1 Training Flight of ASW Helicopters

Training Flight of ASW Helicopters

We are at the airfield in the Donskoye village, the Kaliningrad region, Russia, to see the training flights of ASW helicopters Ka-27 (Ka-27PL and Ka-27PS). The helicopters
have several tasks: to find a notional enemy submarines with help of the airborne sonar system and to lift a conditional victim from the surface of the ground.
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11 New Assault Bulletproof Shield For Russian Fighters

New Assault Bulletproof Shield For Russian Fighters

This is a unique development of Russian scientists for the army of the country. A new assault bulletproof shield was called "Zabor" ("Fence") which could be probably also listed in this post
of today. This powerful shield has a 5-class protection and can stop bullets of AKM, SVD, and even fragments of grenades, however it is rather heavy - 50 kilograms (110 lb).
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16 Cool Names For Russian Military Equipment

Cool Names For Russian Military Equipment

Sometimes military equipment created in Russia gets vary strange names. While Germany has "Leopard" tank, Israel has its battle tank "Merkava",
America has its "Abrams" tank, France  - its "Leclerc" named after famous generals... In Russia we call it different. Let us see how...
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7 Abandoned Military Unit At the Border With China

Abandoned Military Unit At the Border With China

In the Russian Far East, close to the border with China, there is an abandoned military unit. It is rather huge - 1,5 x 0,5 km (1 x
0,3 miles). People used to work and live there, create their families and serve their country but finally everyone left.
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4 The Planes of Tupolev

The Planes of Tupolev

This year the Experimental Design Bureau "Tupolev" turned 90. It's
a good reason to show you some vehicles created by "Tupolev".
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6 Wandering Between the Soviet Planes

Wandering Between the Soviet Planes

Planes die in different ways: some in catastrophies, others are cut into pieces or decay on graveyards. The luckiest ones come
to museums like this one, in Ulyanovsk. It is called the museum of civil aviation and has been existing since 1983.
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