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1 Swimming with Guns Championship

Swimming with Guns Championship

You probably didn't know, but there is an annual championship held in the Russian Army, that is called "Swimming with Arms". Its objective is to find the best swimmers who can swim and dive with full ammunition, uniform and loaded guns. The record breaking results were shown in 2012, however the practical norm to be allowed to participate in the
championship is to be able to swim 100 metres in less than three minutes, carrying the Kalashnikov gun with you. Also, a soldier must be able to swim under water no less than 40 metres, also carrying all his ammo and being fully dressed. Usually, almost a hundred of best trained Army athletes compete for the chance to win a trophy.
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3 New Rocket Goes to the Launchpad

New Rocket Goes to the Launchpad

A new Soyuz2 rocket is ordered to be prepared for a launch. This is being classified as a lighter rocket compared to the bigger ones used before and it is only the second one built to date. Here we can see the photos of how it looks and a video of a launch itself. The rocket is being guarded by special army forces throughout all the time spent travelling to a launchpad.
Officers are on report. Please note plastic bags on their feet - this is done to maintain extra cleanness inside of the facility. Some of the similar launches are performed from Plesetsk - a place deep in the woods, close to the White Sea.   And a video:
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1 More Troops on Streets in Kazan

More Troops on Streets in Kazan

More troops were photographed on the streets of Kazan, Russia. The photographer says: "Today at 6pm (it's night there now), saw a lot of troops in the
downtown. Also there is an info that more tanks arrived from Volga region". We are sorry for the photo quality, this is all we have.
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0 Army is on Move in Tatarstan, Russia

Army is on Move in Tatarstan, Russia

More army movements have been spotted, this time in Tatarstan, Russia. This video was shot on 03-03-2014, on a road in Tatarstan. Also, in response
to this posted video another poster (commenter) added: "And just fifteen minutes ago, there was a train full of tanks headed to Moscow".
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14 Massive Army Gathered a Few Miles from Europe

Massive Army Gathered a Few Miles from Europe

At this moment, a large scale military movement and exercise is taking place in Vyborg, just a few miles east of the border with the European Union and Finland. Joint Chief Commanders are present on site. As fontanka.ru states, a joint
force of thirty Russian regions have moved their forces to the area to take part. This includes 150,000 infantry, 90 warplanes, 120 helicopters, 880 tanks, 80 warships and other military machinery. It was massive!
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4 Marine Airforce Is Ready

Marine Airforce Is Ready

  The Marine Airforce of East Naval Forces is ready to take orders from its chief commander - the president. It's the duty of a pilot to obey the
orders and carry out the tasks. These are mostly KA helicopters, inside you can take a look at how are they getting on in the new position...
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58 Crimea (Ukraine) Yesterday

Crimea (Ukraine) Yesterday

Some photos taken in Crimea, Ukraine yesterday. Photos are from different sources and are describing the situation as a whole. Also, according to Wikipedia and the Ukrainian census of 2001, the majority of people
in Crimea (77% to be exact) are considered to be native Russian speakers. 97% of people of Crimea conduct their daily communications in Russian, so these photos can be understood as somehow sincere.
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6 The Biggest Command Ship In The World

The Biggest Command Ship In The World

The "Ural" was a command ship operated by the Soviet Navy. She was intended to be a communications
vessel. The electronics and combat missions of this ship used to be closely guarded secrets.
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8 New Planes to Our Army

New Planes to Our Army

Hi again. Here we have some nice news! One of the air divisions have got new SU-35S equipped with Saturn-AL31 engines, costing at around 50
million dollars a piece. The air force base which got them is said to be in the Far East and their approximate flight range is 3,500 kms.
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8 German Potato Field and Our Soldiers

German Potato Field and Our Soldiers

These are the Red Army soldiers walking around at the potato field in Hohheim, Germany. What do they do there? I don't know. Why are
they there? No idea. Do locals look scared? Not at all. And, no, it was not during WW2, the shots are said to be dated 1972.
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