1 Su-24 Taking Off and in the Air

Su-24 Taking Off and in the Air

An Su-24 jet flying around Orenburg city. As Michael, the photographer, says the plane has to speed up to around 400 km/h for
a take off - during this time, the land literary trembles because of the jet's power, then it goes off to the air.

0 The Icebreakers Clearing the Path for the Russian Navy

The Icebreakers Clearing the Path for the Russian Navy

  Just a few photos of the Russian icebreakers
clearing the path for the Russian navy on the move.

4 Inside of Class Typhoon Atomic Submarine

Inside of Class Typhoon Atomic Submarine

  The Project 941 submarine (NATO reporting name: Typhoon) is a type of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine deployed by the Soviet Navy in the 1980s. With a submerged displacement of 48,000 tons, the Typhoons are the largest class of submarine ever built, large enough to accommodate decent living facilities for the crew when submerged for months on
end. The Russian Navy canceled its Typhoon modernization program in March 2012, stating that modernizing one Typhoon would be as expensive as building two new Borei-class submarines. With the announcement that Russia has eliminated the last SS-N-20  missile in September 2012, the remaining Typhoons have reached the end of service.

19 Mi-8 Flight Around Villages

Mi-8 Flight Around Villages

A photographer, Marina, takes a ride on a Russian military helicopter Mi-8 from Kubinka, 60 kilometers from Moscow, and flew around. What was she able to see? Other military helicopters taking off and landing, rusty abandoned helicopters standing in the field,
huts and houses, sawmills and hundred year old wooden structures, also the Victory Day infantry parade preparation and some more. All from above, all shot from the Mi-8 helicopter. Want to see it all? Then don't hesitate and proceed inside.

6 Volunteers Fix Planes in Monino Museum

Volunteers Fix Planes in Monino Museum

As spring goes on, the Russian aviation museum in Monino decided to open its doors for volunteers.  The museum hosts more than 580 items: planes, helicopters etc stationed on 98 acres of land. This size of territory attracts many of "black" visitors - groups of people
penetrating the place from outside to make bootleg photos and sometimes get a piece of the memorabilia from the planes. Partly due to this some of the planes are in need of restoration and renovation. And here where the volunteering effort comes into play.

4 Takeoff and Landing of MiG-31

Takeoff and Landing of MiG-31

The take off and landing of MiG-31 jet. Tech man
inspects the plane, systems are ready, steady, go.

11 Tanks in the City

Tanks in the City

In the morning, tanks and missiles have arrived to the city. Tens of the machines,
roaring thru the wide streets of Moscow. Widescreen photos available on click.
13 How to become a Cossack

How to become a Cossack

The largest Russian rebels - Razin, Bolotnicov, Pugachev - were the Don Cossacks. Also other  people were among them, such as Ermak, Platov, Sholokhov. They brought glory to Russia of a different nature.
Everything that Cossacks created, from literary works to bandit raids - all is bright, specifically, relish. How does an orphans become cossacks in special school, where they live and study?  

9 87 More Colorized WW2 Photos

87 More Colorized WW2 Photos

Even more colorized photos of World War 2. I find some photos familiar but I saw them only in the black and white.
However, lately, I noticed  a trend to colorize old photos so we can enjoy a new look on the old photos.

10 MiG and Helicopter Just Standing in the Yard

MiG and Helicopter Just Standing in the Yard

An old jet and helicopter just stand there in the yard.  As the author of the photos says, the plane had just thirty eight hours of flight time and is fully equipped,
so that it can still be brought to "ignition ready" state. Seats, dashboard, instruments - they are all inside. Also there is a helicopter standing there.

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