31 Tweets of the Russian Soldier

Tweets of the Russian Soldier

One guy volunteered to serve in the army himself. He was dreaming to shoot life in the army, beautifully describe it, maybe even make a movie. Others told him he was crazy, tried to deter him. But he, being 25, finally came to the military unit and became an airborne soldier. Reality turned out to be different. Soldiers could not
have anything their own: neither a professional camera, nor personality. The only thing he managed to have was a cheap snapshot camera which was often hidden almost in his pants. So these photos do not belong to him, they are here to make the general impression. Welcome to the Russian army as it is!
18 In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

Last week we started to show you the photographs from the big reconstruction devoted to the 69th anniversary of Kiev liberation from the fascist conquerers. Now you can see the second portion of the photos from the event. In autumn 1943 the troops of Wehrmacht, defending Kiev, managed to repel the advance of the Soviet troops twice. Their defence on the
right bank of the Dnieper was quite reliable and they still planned to change the course of the fighting and move back to the east. They didn't expect the massive attack of the Red Army from the north in November, 3rd, 1943. They were drinking their coffee, taking photos near their guns and were doing morning exercises...

13 Helicopters As Museum Exhibits

Helicopters As Museum Exhibits

We've been to Monino museum several times. And it's always good to be back there. This time we are going to concentrate on the
helicopters which can be seen in the place. V-12 - a heavy military transport helicopter KB Milya is meeting us first.
16 In Autumn 1943

In Autumn 1943

These are the photos from the big military and historical reconstruction devoted to the 69th anniversary of Kiev liberation from the fascist conquerers. 800 people from more than ten countries took part in the event. They all travelled back to early November, 1943. In the field conditions, under the rain, appeared a camp
of the Red Army, some miles away, in trenches and dugouts, the Wehrmacht occupied its defensive positions. On the last day of the festival they made a reconstuction of the battle that took place on the third of November, 1943 right here. More than thirty units of military equipment were used.
11 Craziness, Part V

Craziness, Part V

They will always find a place where to bathe! Their socks can stand next to boots. Their policemen do not
eat donuts to look presentable! Their bears ride horses! Their cows go by cars! They are all crazy!

18 One Day of the SWAT In the Rear

One Day of the SWAT In the Rear

This is a photo report from Ali Yurt village, Ingushetia where Russian SWAT preserves the order and protects the locals
from uninvited guests. Some details of SWAT soldiers life, weapons they use and other things are inside the post.

17 Tupolev Planes

Tupolev Planes

Experimental Design Bereau "Tupolev", producing "Tu" airplanes, has recently celebrated its
90th anniversary. That is why we want you to see this selection of the bereau planes.

12 Maintenance of S 400 Triumph Anti Aircraft Weapon System

Maintenance of S 400 Triumph Anti Aircraft Weapon System

We are going to visit one of the units of Air Defence in the Moscow region which has a famous Russian anti-aircraft weapon system S-400 "Triumph" of a new generation. The S-400 uses 3 different missiles to cover its entire performance
envelope. These are the extremely long range 40N6, long range 48N6 and medium range 9M96 missile. Each one has different capabilities. The system is intended to destruct all modern and future means of aero-space attack.

4 Specifics of SWAT Service

Specifics of SWAT Service

On the second of November there were held demostrations of special forces fighters at the Tomsk SWAT base "Bulat". The
fighters of the base have been sent to the North Caucasus region to maintain order and public safety since 1993.

11 Twelve Months, Twelve Planes

Twelve Months, Twelve Planes

The Russian Ministry of Defence has presented a cool aviation calendar with
Russian aircarfts. The photos are taken by a photographer Vadim Savitsky.