7 Round Ships of the Russian Admiral

Round Ships of the Russian Admiral

After Russia's loss in the Crimean war in 1856 Russia was forbidden to have any warships in the Black Sea by Treaty of Paris, leaving one of the most important parts of Russia - its only non-freezing sea ports and the area through which most of Russia's sea trade went, unprotected.  Hence in the late-1860s Russia started to think about abrogating the terms of the treaty in order to protect its coast against rapidly
deteriorating relations with Turkey. It was obvious that in the beginning the strategy for the Russian fleet would be purely defensive against relatively powerful Turkish fleet and so in the 1869 it was decided to build armored warships to protect the coast and the ports. This where the Rear-Admiral Popov comes in, in the 1860s he was the unofficial head of the shipbuilding in Russia.
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9 Air Base 378

Air Base 378

Air base 378 is a comparatively new formation created
half a year ago by uniting two military units.
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16 Deep Modernization of the Airborne Cruiser

Deep Modernization of the Airborne Cruiser

A light aircraft carrier "Vikramaditya" is intended to replace an Indian worn out aircraft carrier "Vikrant". When finished it must become a flagship of Indian naval forces. This airship carrier was
constructed on the basis of an aircraft-carrying heavy cruiser "Admiral Gorshkov" that underwent deep modernization. Today it's in the navy of India, till December 2012 it will have been tested.
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0 The Air Display Team Flying For 20 Years

The Air Display Team Flying For 20 Years

Some photographs from the event devoted to the 20th anniversary of "Berkuts" air
display team. The team fly by MI-24, now are retraining to fly by Mi-28.
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8 New Equipment of FSB

New Equipment of FSB

Looks like the Federal Security Service of
Russia has the new equipment in service.
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4 Well Hidden Airfield Near Moscow

Well Hidden Airfield Near Moscow

Not far from Moscow there is one of the least known and least visited airfields. It's hidden behind the structures of the aircraft repair plant which it belongs
to and endless fields of garages. However aircrafts and helicopters also take off and land there. And the plant itself is an interesting place.
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3 Partially Abandoned Secret Military Unit

Partially Abandoned Secret Military Unit

An operating military unit on Kotlin
Island (where Kronstadt is situated).
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9 Tests Successfully Passed!

Tests Successfully Passed!

This is an armored vehicle "Scorpion LSHA B" that has
successfully passed shooting and blowing tests.
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7 New Way to Utilize Ammunition

New Way to Utilize Ammunition

We are at the presentation of a new way of ammunition utilization at Pogonovo polygon in the Voronezh region.
When they started to use "Destroyer" R-40 device they could achieve practically noiseless utilization.
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25 The Old Exhibition of War Trophies

The Old Exhibition of War Trophies

Some old photographs from the trophies
exhibition in Gorky Park of Moscow.
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