English Russia » Science http://englishrussia.com Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:10:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 This Day in History: July 22, 1951, First Live Animals Fly to Space http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/this-day-in-history-july-22-1951-first-live-animals-fly-to-space/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/this-day-in-history-july-22-1951-first-live-animals-fly-to-space/#comments Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:59:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168629 On yesterday’s date, 22 July 1951, first recorded live animals from the Earth has gone to space. Sixty-six years ago two Russian dogs – Dezik (Daisy) and Tsigan (Gypsie) has landed a rocket and were fired into space. Those were … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/this-day-in-history-july-22-1951-first-live-animals-fly-to-space/feed/ 0 Pripyat: Before and After Photos http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/14/pripyat-before-and-after-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/14/pripyat-before-and-after-photos/#comments Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:53:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168559 Those are the photos of seven locations in Pripyat before and after the nuclear accident in 1986. Almost thirty years after city is abandoned and overgrown with bushes and trees, however it wasn’t like this always. 1. An entrance to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/14/pripyat-before-and-after-photos/feed/ 2 Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/29/soviet-sci-fi-mag-covers-predict-future/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/29/soviet-sci-fi-mag-covers-predict-future/#comments Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:36:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168455 Soviet magazine “Tekhnika Molodezhi” (“Youth’s Technics”) was sort of Soviet “Popular Mechanics” mag. Was covering newest technological topics and also always tried to speak about technologies of the nearest future. Every issue of the mag tried to predict how 21st … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/29/soviet-sci-fi-mag-covers-predict-future/feed/ 3 A Few Pretty Interesting Facts About Soviet-Russian Space Suits http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/18/a-few-pretty-interesting-facts-about-soviet-russian-space-suits/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/18/a-few-pretty-interesting-facts-about-soviet-russian-space-suits/#comments Thu, 18 May 2017 09:01:12 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168171 0_b4c86_9a13391_XL    Today we share some facts about Soviet and Russian space suits, how are they made, what purpose do they serve and what problems they solve.   Space suits itself were not a novelty. In Soviet Union they were … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/18/a-few-pretty-interesting-facts-about-soviet-russian-space-suits/feed/ 2 Russian robot Fyedor going to fly a spaceship http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/09/russian-robot-fyedor-going-to-fly-a-spaceship/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/09/russian-robot-fyedor-going-to-fly-a-spaceship/#comments Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:56:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167903 0_20b3af_74a63c66_origRussian scientists announced that the new Russian spaceship called “Federation” would be piloted by.. a robot. They call him Fyedor. Russian top space engineer Evgeny Mikrin said that Fyedor is going to put first Federation spaceship on the Earth orbit. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/09/russian-robot-fyedor-going-to-fly-a-spaceship/feed/ 0 Interesting Story About MIR Space Station It’s Accidents, How It Was Almost Turned into a Sex Tourism Center and More http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/13/interesting-story-about-mir-space-station-its-accidents-how-it-was-almost-turned-into-a-sex-tourism-center-and-more/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/13/interesting-story-about-mir-space-station-its-accidents-how-it-was-almost-turned-into-a-sex-tourism-center-and-more/#comments Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:11:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167828 iUSSR rejected the idea of manned flight to the moon but instead concentrated its space focused efforts on building a long term space home. The MIR station stayed over fifteen years on the Earth orbit instead of three as initially was … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/13/interesting-story-about-mir-space-station-its-accidents-how-it-was-almost-turned-into-a-sex-tourism-center-and-more/feed/ 2 A Sad Story of Yuri Gagarin Soviet Greatest Science Ship Beloved by Millions Betrayed by Ukraine http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/a-sad-story-of-yuri-gagarin-soviet-greatest-science-ship-beloved-by-millions-betrayed-by-ukraine/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/a-sad-story-of-yuri-gagarin-soviet-greatest-science-ship-beloved-by-millions-betrayed-by-ukraine/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:34:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167712 Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet science flagship. Was built in Leningrad in 1971. It’s 231 m long, and 32 m wide. Main engine has 14 000 kWt power. The crew is 136 people and also 220 scientists can travel and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/a-sad-story-of-yuri-gagarin-soviet-greatest-science-ship-beloved-by-millions-betrayed-by-ukraine/feed/ 11 Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/19/centrifuge-that-costed-eleven-tons-of-gold-and-preparation-for-a-journey-to-the-stars-in-a-star-city/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/19/centrifuge-that-costed-eleven-tons-of-gold-and-preparation-for-a-journey-to-the-stars-in-a-star-city/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:56:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167412 This posting is devoted to the review of the routines Russian space travellers undergo before they reach for the stars. All the activities are happening in the “Star City” – 25 km away from Moscow. This place trains space heroes since … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/19/centrifuge-that-costed-eleven-tons-of-gold-and-preparation-for-a-journey-to-the-stars-in-a-star-city/feed/ 3 Excursion to the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics http://englishrussia.com/2016/10/04/excursion-to-the-budker-institute-of-nuclear-physics/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/10/04/excursion-to-the-budker-institute-of-nuclear-physics/#comments Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:12:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=166771 Miles of underground passages, particle accelerators, lasers, plasma generators and other wonders of science are in this report. Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics is the largest academic institution of the country, one of the world’s leading centres in the field … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/10/04/excursion-to-the-budker-institute-of-nuclear-physics/feed/ 1 Minsk vs IBM http://englishrussia.com/2016/09/03/minsk-vs-ibm/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/09/03/minsk-vs-ibm/#comments Sat, 03 Sep 2016 17:30:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=166446 Exactly 35 years ago, the first IBM PC in history went on sale, but long before that day — in the 1960’s, one of the centers of Soviet Cybernetics was in Belarus. Let us remember the story of a family … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/09/03/minsk-vs-ibm/feed/ 3 Rare Transport Aircraft VM-T Atlant http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/13/rare-transport-aircraft-vm-t-atlant/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/13/rare-transport-aircraft-vm-t-atlant/#comments Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:14:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165030 With the advent of a space-rocket transport system Energy – Buran it became necessary to transport certain large components to the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The Ministry of Mechanical Engineering held a meeting on this issue. VM-T “Atlant” (3M-T) is a heavy transport aircraft Options … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/13/rare-transport-aircraft-vm-t-atlant/feed/ 2 Russian rocket launched from Cosmodrome Vostochny for the first time http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/28/russian-rocket-launched-from-cosmodrome-vostochny-for-the-first-time/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/28/russian-rocket-launched-from-cosmodrome-vostochny-for-the-first-time/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:18:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164538 Today the rocket was launched from newly built Russian spaceport “Cosmodrome Vostochny” for the first time. Russian airplane photographer Marina was there and made those photos. Thanks a lot to Marina for sharing the photos with all of us! Her … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/28/russian-rocket-launched-from-cosmodrome-vostochny-for-the-first-time/feed/ 12 Eyes and Ears of Vostochny Spaceport http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/13/eyes-and-ears-of-vostochny-spaceport/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/13/eyes-and-ears-of-vostochny-spaceport/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:06:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164252 So, you probably aware as of now that Russia is building a new space cosmodrome in Russian Far East to be able to be independent from Cosmodrome Baikonur. Baikonur was a Soviet space ship launch site but after USSR collapsed … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/13/eyes-and-ears-of-vostochny-spaceport/feed/ 0 Russian Crab Growers http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/19/russian-crab-growers/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/19/russian-crab-growers/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2015 23:41:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161642 As Russian blogger and photographer Alexander says, this is the only Russian sea crab growing operation existing now. It is based in the Russian far east and was organized by the Russian Fish and Ocean Institute. They grow crabs in … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/19/russian-crab-growers/feed/ 0 Soviet Cosmonautics Museum in Zhitomir http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/20/soviet-cosmonautics-museum-in-zhitomir/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/20/soviet-cosmonautics-museum-in-zhitomir/#comments Sun, 20 Sep 2015 20:03:12 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160976 This is a small but rather interesting exposition in the Museum of Cosmonautics in Zhitomir, Ukraine. Basically, now Ukraine is a country without its own space program, so it’s a Museum of Soviet Cosmonautics rather than of just Ukrainian Cosmonautics (which is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/20/soviet-cosmonautics-museum-in-zhitomir/feed/ 0 Criminal Police of St Petersburg in the Early Soviet Era and Beyond http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/07/criminal-police-of-st-petersburg-in-the-early-soviet-era-and-beyond/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/07/criminal-police-of-st-petersburg-in-the-early-soviet-era-and-beyond/#comments Mon, 07 Sep 2015 15:57:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160410 This photoset explores in detail the work and hard days of the criminal police during the early era of St. Petersburg – the second biggest Russian city. The city, which was a base for the famous Dostoevski novel, Crime and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/07/criminal-police-of-st-petersburg-in-the-early-soviet-era-and-beyond/feed/ 1 In The Woods there is an Abandoned Buran Shuttle Made of Wood http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/01/in-woods-there-is-one-abandoned-shuttle-buran-made-of-woods/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/01/in-woods-there-is-one-abandoned-shuttle-buran-made-of-woods/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:00:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160250 This early prototype body is completely made of wood! Something we’ve never seen before – a space shuttle made out of wooden planks and plywood.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/01/in-woods-there-is-one-abandoned-shuttle-buran-made-of-woods/feed/ 4 Space is Near http://englishrussia.com/2015/04/03/space-is-near/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/04/03/space-is-near/#comments Sat, 04 Apr 2015 03:08:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=157148 yYa0PzxZktILadies and gentlemen, please let me to remind you during these Easter weekend that space is really much closer to us than we often realize. Especially in Russia. Inside there is a full set – click on the images to see full … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/04/03/space-is-near/feed/ 4 Tubed Food of Soviet Cosmonauts http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/23/food-of-soviet-cosmonauts/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/23/food-of-soviet-cosmonauts/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:58:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156748 A guy has visited a museum and made a photos of the tubed food Soviet cosmonauts used to eat while orbiting the Earth. Basically, this kind of “food out of tubes” was legendary especially among kids – everyone wanted to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/23/food-of-soviet-cosmonauts/feed/ 1 White Whales at Russian Sea Animals Scientific Station at Pacific Coast http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/13/white-whales-at-russian-sea-animals-scientific-station-at-pacific-coast/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/13/white-whales-at-russian-sea-animals-scientific-station-at-pacific-coast/#comments Sat, 14 Mar 2015 02:25:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156590 A few photos that Yuri has made on his trip to a Russian scientific center situated on the Pacific Coast. They train there white whales. Not much text in this one but very, very cute creatures are those whities! See … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/03/13/white-whales-at-russian-sea-animals-scientific-station-at-pacific-coast/feed/ 3 Soviet Wonder of the World: The Great Solar Furnace in Uzbekistan http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/20/soviet-wonder-of-the-world-the-great-solar-furnace-in-uzbekistan/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/20/soviet-wonder-of-the-world-the-great-solar-furnace-in-uzbekistan/#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:48:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156402 “This projected costed some crazy money and was possible to be produced only in the USSR. However, its day-to-day use was almost free – during the day the temperature inside the furnace is steady 3,000 degrees centigrade!”, says Nikolai, the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/20/soviet-wonder-of-the-world-the-great-solar-furnace-in-uzbekistan/feed/ 17 Visiting Abandoned Russian Space Forces Object http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/03/visiting-abandoned-russian-space-forces-object/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/03/visiting-abandoned-russian-space-forces-object/#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2015 01:29:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156226 Aja, the blogger, belongs to the group of the urban bloggers who rarely tell where the photos come from. This is because they visit highly interesting objects that are guarded no matter they were out of service yet. Thanks to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/03/visiting-abandoned-russian-space-forces-object/feed/ 9 Soviet Top Secret Nuclear Airplane M-60M http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/02/soviet-atomic-nuclear-airplane-m-60m/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/02/soviet-atomic-nuclear-airplane-m-60m/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 23:00:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=156194 In 1950s the idea of creating the nuclear airplane, the long range strategic bomber powered on the power of atom was considered as a necessity by Soviet generals. At that time there was already built first Russian atomic ice breaker … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/02/02/soviet-atomic-nuclear-airplane-m-60m/feed/ 22 An Abandoned Interplanetary Communication Link Centre http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/18/an-abandoned-interplanetary-link-centre/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/18/an-abandoned-interplanetary-link-centre/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:03:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=155332 “Tens of kilometers thru the snow, on foot. Barely walkable path thru the forest. Holding our breath we understand with each step we are getting closer and closer to the object. The place we made all this way is just … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/18/an-abandoned-interplanetary-link-centre/feed/ 10 Church in Space http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/01/church-in-space/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/01/church-in-space/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:33:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=154648 41099BA9-6946-49ED-AE17-503C16932BD6  The Soviet State, the USSR, was declared to be “religion free” and atheistic. Churches were demolished, the priests were hunted down (especially in the beginning), and all the results of the development of the country were attributed to materialistic … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/01/church-in-space/feed/ 10 Soviet Arctic Exploration Pioneers http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/01/soviet-arctic-exploration-pioneers/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/01/soviet-arctic-exploration-pioneers/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:15:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=154644 Looks like a few of our previous posts were devoted to the Arctic exploration of more recent times, however before that, in the early 20th century, there were other Soviet people who laid the foundation for the contemporary Arctic visits. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/12/01/soviet-arctic-exploration-pioneers/feed/ 6 Inside of a Rocket Engines University http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/22/inside-of-a-rocket-engines-university/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/22/inside-of-a-rocket-engines-university/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:30:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=154498 A guy has paid a visit to the Kharkiv University of Rocket Engine Building and saw what they had in the buildings for students to learn the mechanics of these things. He was really impressed with his visit, this is what he says: “In … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/22/inside-of-a-rocket-engines-university/feed/ 2 Nizhnekamsk: Russian Oil Refining Capital http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/21/nizhnekamsk-russian-oil-refining-capital/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/21/nizhnekamsk-russian-oil-refining-capital/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:06:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=154460 Nizhnekamsk is an industrial city in Russia, the largest oil refinery and chemical plant in the whole of Europe. The city is in the Tatarstan region of Russia, which has huge oil reserves – they say there will be enough … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/21/nizhnekamsk-russian-oil-refining-capital/feed/ 0 Saving Equipment from Shattered Ice http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/02/saving-equipment-from-shattered-ice/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/02/saving-equipment-from-shattered-ice/#comments Sun, 02 Nov 2014 16:56:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=153870 4124637When traveling on an atomic ice-breaker, the crew often make stops and drop different equipment onto the ice, because the mission is not purely entertainment but rather scientific research. So people disembark onto the ice and spend time doing some … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/11/02/saving-equipment-from-shattered-ice/feed/ 2 Thousand Feet Underground: Salt Caves Used for Treatment http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/28/thousand-feet-underground-salt-caves-used-for-treatment/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/28/thousand-feet-underground-salt-caves-used-for-treatment/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:06:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=153808 Kiril Kuletski, a photographer, has visited a unique treatment facility in Ukraine. This is an underground salt mine which has been used for more than forty years to treat respiratory difficulties and it has been proved to be doing this well. No walls, nothing … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/28/thousand-feet-underground-salt-caves-used-for-treatment/feed/ 6 Underground Lava Rivers of Kamchatka http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/26/underground-lava-rivers-of-kamchatka/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/26/underground-lava-rivers-of-kamchatka/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 04:45:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=153732 Sergei went to Kamchatka (Kamchatka again) to all those flaming volcanoes and thermal geysers valleys and took some nice photos of what he calls “Underground fire rivers” – or lava streams. Here we offer them for you to enjoy the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/26/underground-lava-rivers-of-kamchatka/feed/ 1 How Optical Sights Are Being Made? http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/24/how-optical-sights-are-being-made/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/24/how-optical-sights-are-being-made/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:27:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=153688 Remember a few days ago we saw an abandoned place full of optical sights? Now we have optical sights for guns again but this time its not abandoned and they are not made yet. We will see how those are … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/10/24/how-optical-sights-are-being-made/feed/ 1 Trip to North for a Biology Researchers Village http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/18/trip-to-north-for-a-creepy-biologists-village/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/18/trip-to-north-for-a-creepy-biologists-village/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:08:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=152466 This is how an abandoned residential district looks in the Russian North. This is not some Far Far North in Siberia but rather a European North, close to Norway (really close, just maybe 50km from the border of Norway) and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/09/18/trip-to-north-for-a-creepy-biologists-village/feed/ 5 First TU-144 Body Transported thru Moscow http://englishrussia.com/2014/06/11/first-tu-144-body-transported-thru-moscow/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/06/11/first-tu-144-body-transported-thru-moscow/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 01:24:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=148028 When the first ever version of the Tu-144 supersonic airliner was conceived, they didn’t build it all together in one factory. They built the fuselage in one place, inside Moscow city and then decided to move it to Zhukovski city … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/06/11/first-tu-144-body-transported-thru-moscow/feed/ 0 Fish Farm in Chernobyl http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/18/fish-farm-in-chernobyl/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/18/fish-farm-in-chernobyl/#comments Sun, 18 May 2014 13:21:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=147132 If you ever go to Chernobyl, you can ask an accompanying guide to show you an unusual and rather interesting scientific object – the hydrobiologists base, which was functioning until 2008 – for more than 20 years after the accident. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/18/fish-farm-in-chernobyl/feed/ 0 Soviet Magnetic Levitation Train http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/08/soviet-magnetic-levitation-train/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/08/soviet-magnetic-levitation-train/#comments Thu, 08 May 2014 17:49:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=146660 Маглев 01Wagon TA-05 – the first Soviet car on an electromagnetic levitation system, built in the period of 1985 to 1986. The first successful launch was conducted on February 25, 1986. “Our laboratory is working on a project of creating a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/08/soviet-magnetic-levitation-train/feed/ 6 Russian Space Agency Roskosmos Broadcasts from Space to Instagram http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/06/russian-space-agency-roskosmos-broadcasts-from-space-to-instagram/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/06/russian-space-agency-roskosmos-broadcasts-from-space-to-instagram/#comments Tue, 06 May 2014 13:59:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=146602 Mostly in Instagram we can see photos of food, popular stars, selfies…But also there is such an Instagram that can make you wonder. It is Roskosmos’s page there. Transportation of the carrier rocket “Proton-M” with a block of spacecraft “Glonass-M” … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/06/russian-space-agency-roskosmos-broadcasts-from-space-to-instagram/feed/ 4 Abandoned Microbiology Lab http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/04/abandoned-microbiology-lab/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/04/abandoned-microbiology-lab/#comments Sun, 04 May 2014 20:57:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=146544 So this is what is said to be an abandoned microbiology lab in Russia. Growing micro organisms for research at one time and now it’s a mess – old jars with who knows what inside are broken or open, large … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/04/abandoned-microbiology-lab/feed/ 6 Space Techs Go into Aviation http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/30/space-techs-go-into-aviation/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/30/space-techs-go-into-aviation/#comments Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:53:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=146406   Polymeric composite materials (PCM) that are used in constructing of space shuttles are lightweight and strong. Now those technologies are migrating to other spheres of usage. Aviation is among them. At the entrance to the company there are examples … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/30/space-techs-go-into-aviation/feed/ 1 Test Lab for the Electromagnetic Military Devices http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/26/test-lab-for-the-electromagnetic-military-devices/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/26/test-lab-for-the-electromagnetic-military-devices/#comments Sat, 26 Apr 2014 21:34:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=146218 An abandoned physics lab. This lab was created to explore and test radio and magnetic waves  for military purposes. It is situated in an old house, that was built in “Stalin’s classicism style”. That is why the interiors of this … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/26/test-lab-for-the-electromagnetic-military-devices/feed/ 3 Place Where Nuclear Fuels Are Being Made http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/24/place-where-nuclear-fuels-are-being-made/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/24/place-where-nuclear-fuels-are-being-made/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:51:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=146132   Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant in 2011 produced and sold 70% of world consumption of lithium isotope-7 (1300 kg). It was a new record in the history of the plant. However, the main product of the production of NCCP is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/24/place-where-nuclear-fuels-are-being-made/feed/ 4 Leeches Growing Facility in Russia http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/21/leeches/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/21/leeches/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:30:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=145728 32Medicinal leech therapy made an international comeback in the 1970s in microsurgery, used to stimulate circulation to salvage skin grafts and other tissue threatened by postoperative venous congestion, particularly in finger reattachment and reconstructive surgery of the ear, nose, lip, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/21/leeches/feed/ 0 A Guided Tour into the Museum of the TU Planes http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/20/a-guided-tour-into-the-museum-of-the-tu-planes/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/20/a-guided-tour-into-the-museum-of-the-tu-planes/#comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:23:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=145644   The Design Bureau “Tu” was founded in 1922 by Andrei Tupolev. Since that time the bureau has developed about 300 projects of various types of aircrafts. Planes with the inscription “Tu” on board still carry passengers and are guarding the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/20/a-guided-tour-into-the-museum-of-the-tu-planes/feed/ 3 New Russian Spaceport is Being Built http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/19/new-russian-spaceport-is-being-built/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/19/new-russian-spaceport-is-being-built/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:59:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=145670 3102021A new Russian spaceport “Vostochniy” (“Eastern”) is being built in far east Russia. Earlier, in Soviet times, the majority of launches were performed from the Soviet spaceport “Baikonur” in Kazakhstan. Now Kazakhstan is a separate state and it’s said that … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/19/new-russian-spaceport-is-being-built/feed/ 8 Russian Food That Travels to Space http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/18/russian-food-that-travels-to-space/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/18/russian-food-that-travels-to-space/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:35:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=145544 d3d3LnN0cmYucnUvQXR0YWNobWVudC5hc3B4P19faWQ9NDg3ODgmSWQ9NjQxMzc=Several research institutes and experimental plants are operating in Russia for the production of food products for space. This country is the only one in the world where operating organizations specialized in the manufacture of food for the space. At … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/18/russian-food-that-travels-to-space/feed/ 2 Abandoned Biological Hormonal Research Soviet Lab http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/17/abandoned-biological-hormonal-research-soviet-lab/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/17/abandoned-biological-hormonal-research-soviet-lab/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:34:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=145498         Most people know what hormones are and why they are needed, but only a few people know exactly how the research of hormonal interactions in the human body is done. For obvious reasons, and due to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/17/abandoned-biological-hormonal-research-soviet-lab/feed/ 4 Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/12/soviet-space-exploration-film-strip/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/12/soviet-space-exploration-film-strip/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:17:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=145266 In Russia, today (April 12th) is known as “The Cosmonautics Day”, as on 12th April 1961 Yuri Gagarin made his first flight to space. TV stations are usually airing something connected with space exploration and we post here a film … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/12/soviet-space-exploration-film-strip/feed/ 3 March 26th Manned Space Rocket Launch http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/04/march-26th-manned-space-rocket-launch/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/04/march-26th-manned-space-rocket-launch/#comments Sat, 05 Apr 2014 03:26:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=144798 Some photos from the launch that took place on March 26. Two Russian and one American were on board. Six hours before launch, the crew leaves the hotel. Space suits are checked for leaks. These and the other images from … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/04/march-26th-manned-space-rocket-launch/feed/ 1 IL Planes 120 Anniversary: a Peek into IL Labs http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/04/il-planes-120-anniversary-peek-into-il-labs/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/04/il-planes-120-anniversary-peek-into-il-labs/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:52:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=144636 The 120th anniversary of the famous Russian airplane creator, Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin, was celebrated in the House of Scientists yesterday. Here are some photos of the testing department of “IL” airplanes. The creation of any aircraft is a long and complicated process. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/04/04/il-planes-120-anniversary-peek-into-il-labs/feed/ 1 Topol Missile Has Been Launched http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/18/topol-missile-has-been-launched/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/18/topol-missile-has-been-launched/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:57:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=142514 zapusk_01A ballistic missile “Topol” was launched from the Kapustin Yar launch site – the oldest Russian test site of Soviet ballistic missiles. This launch site was established as two special trains loaded with seized Nazi rocket equipment arrived from Germany … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/18/topol-missile-has-been-launched/feed/ 5 New Rocket Goes to the Launchpad http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/05/new-rocket-goes-to-the-launchpad/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/05/new-rocket-goes-to-the-launchpad/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:57:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=140548 jsMGfaierw8A 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/05/new-rocket-goes-to-the-launchpad/feed/ 3 Space Rocket Being Assembled http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/04/space-rocket-being-assembled/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/04/space-rocket-being-assembled/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:44:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=140434 2451513274This is how the assembly of the rocket “Proton” is being finished before its launch planned for later this month. In the photos you can see how the future satellites are being “stuffed” next to each other, together with the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/04/space-rocket-being-assembled/feed/ 2 Largest Oil Refinery in Europe is on Fire http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/03/largest-oil-refinery-in-europe-is-on-fire/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/03/largest-oil-refinery-in-europe-is-on-fire/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:21:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=140306 img-20140303203504-781“Neftekamskneftehim” is the largest oil refinery in Europe. It is located in Tatarstan, Russia and today, at 7.00pm Moscow Time, dozens of firemen were urgently summoned as the oil giant started burning. More photos and videos inside.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/03/largest-oil-refinery-in-europe-is-on-fire/feed/ 30 More Winter in Chernobyl http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/01/winter-in-chernobyl/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/01/winter-in-chernobyl/#comments Sun, 02 Mar 2014 06:52:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=140072 Some more photos of the Nuclear Winter – Winter of Chernobyl. As people say this year winter there wasn’t too snowy, however the temperature went far below zero, as low as -25 C. So the photos were made in one … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/03/01/winter-in-chernobyl/feed/ 0 Soviet Atomic Flagship http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/21/soviet-atomic-flagship/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/21/soviet-atomic-flagship/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:49:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=139324 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/21/soviet-atomic-flagship/feed/ 1 A Flight Into The Future http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/13/a-flight-into-the-future/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/13/a-flight-into-the-future/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:11:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=138510 Let’s visit a new A350-900 XWB (MSN3) jetliner which is related to a family of new-generation aircraft that corresponds to the requirements of the market perfectly due to the size, range and comfort. The first flight took place in October … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/13/a-flight-into-the-future/feed/ 1 The Biggest Command Ship In The World http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/13/the-biggest-command-ship-in-the-world/ http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/13/the-biggest-command-ship-in-the-world/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:28:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=138504 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. She could gather information about any sub-cosmic … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2014/02/13/the-biggest-command-ship-in-the-world/feed/ 6 Failed Rocket Start http://englishrussia.com/2013/07/03/failed-rocket-start/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/07/03/failed-rocket-start/#comments Thu, 04 Jul 2013 04:27:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=125679 cab558a61640bd5efe57ca7e7d3e071eLot of disappoinment caused the latest failure of Proton rocket to carry the GLONASS navigation satellites up to the orbit. It’s pretty interesting that out of more than twenty five launches this and last year only two were failures but … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/07/03/failed-rocket-start/feed/ 3 Spooky Reaserch Centre Abandoned In the 90s http://englishrussia.com/2013/06/17/spooky-reaserch-centre-abandoned-in-the-90s/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/06/17/spooky-reaserch-centre-abandoned-in-the-90s/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 06:53:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=124918 This is an abandoned scientific and research institute of the special purpose which closed back in the 90s due to some unknown reasons. Its premises are preserved rather well so it is quite curious to see them today. What experiments … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/06/17/spooky-reaserch-centre-abandoned-in-the-90s/feed/ 13 Space In the Palms of Abandoned Antennas http://englishrussia.com/2013/06/13/space-in-the-palms-of-abandoned-antennas/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/06/13/space-in-the-palms-of-abandoned-antennas/#comments Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:39:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=124822 Dozens of kilometres afoot along snow, hardly passable path leading through the forest and soon we come to an abandoned site “F-3″ of the science tracking station-14 which accomodates a transmitting antenna S-200P of the complex “Saturn-MS-DRC” and a two-storey … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/06/13/space-in-the-palms-of-abandoned-antennas/feed/ 9 The Secret Base For Storage of Nuclear Warheads http://englishrussia.com/2013/06/10/the-secret-base-for-storage-of-nuclear-warheads/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/06/10/the-secret-base-for-storage-of-nuclear-warheads/#comments Tue, 11 Jun 2013 03:07:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=124391 Krasnokamenka was a closed city of Ukraine where in the Soviet times there were built underground shops to collect nuclear warheads there to be subsequently transported to launch sites all over the central USSR and some Warsaw Treaty countries. For … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/06/10/the-secret-base-for-storage-of-nuclear-warheads/feed/ 3 In the Center of Aerospace Education http://englishrussia.com/2013/06/04/in-the-center-of-aerospace-education/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/06/04/in-the-center-of-aerospace-education/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 08:11:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=124241 It is widely known that in the Soviet times the city of Dnepropetrovsk was the place where nuclear weapons were made. There is an interesting Center of Youth Aerospace Education named after A. M. Makarov there. This centre has an … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/06/04/in-the-center-of-aerospace-education/feed/ 3 Huge Eagle Nest In the Woods http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/27/huge-eagle-nest-in-the-woods/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/27/huge-eagle-nest-in-the-woods/#comments Tue, 28 May 2013 04:37:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=123978 This amazing place was found by one geologist from Irkutsk in summer 1949. It was a huge convex truncated cone with an upper horizontal section. Inside it had a funnel-shaped recess with a dome-shaped hill right in the middle. The … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/27/huge-eagle-nest-in-the-woods/feed/ 11 The Very Heart of the Rocket http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/26/the-very-heart-of-the-rocket/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/26/the-very-heart-of-the-rocket/#comments Sun, 26 May 2013 11:45:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=123890 Many Soviet children used to dream about becoming cosmonauts. Or to be somehow related to cosmonautics. But today it’s seldom like this. Nevertheless different new projects are still being worked on and people are simply unaware of them. Here is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/26/the-very-heart-of-the-rocket/feed/ 1 Revealing the Secrets of Combat Operations http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/23/revealing-the-secrets-of-combat-operations/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/23/revealing-the-secrets-of-combat-operations/#comments Fri, 24 May 2013 03:11:48 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=123790 What makes combat aviation allmighty and unvulnarable? For the answers we’ll go to the factory making military equipment. This place is in Moscow, and it’s quite unusual, photographers are normally never allowed to be there. It’s such a luck to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/23/revealing-the-secrets-of-combat-operations/feed/ 5 Grand Ears of the Planet http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/22/grand-ears-of-the-planet/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/22/grand-ears-of-the-planet/#comments Wed, 22 May 2013 09:21:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=123766 Do we really know what is there, out in space? Not really much, we can only look at stars or … hear them. Smart radiophysicist gave us such an opportunity when had built their huge metal plates in dense pine forests … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/22/grand-ears-of-the-planet/feed/ 8 Moving Clouds Away http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/13/moving-clouds-away/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/13/moving-clouds-away/#comments Mon, 13 May 2013 09:02:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=123340 They move clouds away in the sky over Moscow three times a year. Just recently they did it again to provide nice weather for the Victory Parade and the firework. But how do the prepare aircrafts to make the weather … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/13/moving-clouds-away/feed/ 7 Ka 52, The Perfect Predator of the Russian Aviation http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/12/ka-52-the-perfect-predator-of-the-russian-aviation/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/12/ka-52-the-perfect-predator-of-the-russian-aviation/#comments Mon, 13 May 2013 06:30:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=123326 We want to talk about a beautiful “predator” – attack helicopter Ka-52. This heavy vehicle moves so gracefully that it seems to be dancing in the air… Development of the two-seater version of the basic one-seater model Ka-50 began in … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/12/ka-52-the-perfect-predator-of-the-russian-aviation/feed/ 5 The Most Powerful Thermal Power Plant In Russia http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/05/the-most-powerful-thermal-power-plant-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/05/the-most-powerful-thermal-power-plant-in-russia/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 00:18:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=123102 Surgut state thermal power plant is one of the most powerful power plants in Russia. The CPP of high power functions within the system along with other large power stations and is located in Surgut, the Khanty-Mansiisk region of Russia. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/05/the-most-powerful-thermal-power-plant-in-russia/feed/ 1 The Old Copper Smelting Plants http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/01/the-old-copper-smelting-plants/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/01/the-old-copper-smelting-plants/#comments Thu, 02 May 2013 06:52:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=123030 “Karabashmed” is one of the oldest copper smelting plants of the South Ural located in the city of Karabash. The main activity of the plant is making blister copper from copper concentrate with a preliminary enrichment of copper-zinc ores and also … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/05/01/the-old-copper-smelting-plants/feed/ 5 Visiting the Huge Cosmic Eye http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/29/visiting-the-huge-cosmic-eye/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/29/visiting-the-huge-cosmic-eye/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:07:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=122906 There is a unique object in the village of the Russian Far East called Galyonki – the Separate Command and Measurement Complex of Aerospace Defense Forces of Russia. in its turn, this Complex has a unique system “Quantum-D” with one … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/29/visiting-the-huge-cosmic-eye/feed/ 5 Shadows of the Dead City http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/26/shadows-of-the-dead-city/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/26/shadows-of-the-dead-city/#comments Sat, 27 Apr 2013 03:57:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=122826 Chernobyl was left behind and now we are coming to another checkpoint. This is Lelyov – once it was a village with the popultaion of 1 000 people lying on the bank of the Chernobyl cooling pond, now it is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/26/shadows-of-the-dead-city/feed/ 13 Chernobyl Today http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/26/chernobyl-today/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/26/chernobyl-today/#comments Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:02:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=122816 Those who want to come to the exclusion zone of Chernobyl have to file documents for a permit two weeks before their visit. Then they are instructed at the checkpoint: visitors are not allowed to smoke, eat in the open … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/26/chernobyl-today/feed/ 11 In the Lava Mountains http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/19/in-the-lava-mountains/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/19/in-the-lava-mountains/#comments Sat, 20 Apr 2013 04:58:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=122652 0_b1f29_419f903a_XXLGoing to the mountains is fun, but going to the mountains is even more fun when it is a volcano, an active Russian volcano. Team of explorers went there and post beautiful images of a mesmerizing natural wonders. You can … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/04/19/in-the-lava-mountains/feed/ 10 Russian Homemade Helicopters Can Actually Fly People Around http://englishrussia.com/2013/03/12/russian-homemade-helicopters-can-actually-fly-people-around/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/03/12/russian-homemade-helicopters-can-actually-fly-people-around/#comments Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:02:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=121866 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/03/12/russian-homemade-helicopters-can-actually-fly-people-around/feed/ 4 Stupidity. Talent. Alien Languages. http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/19/stupidity-talent-alien-languages/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/19/stupidity-talent-alien-languages/#comments Wed, 20 Feb 2013 04:10:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=121598 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/19/stupidity-talent-alien-languages/feed/ 1 Defy Gravity http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/18/defy-gravity/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/18/defy-gravity/#comments Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:30:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=121354 http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/18/defy-gravity/feed/ 3 Breaking: Tremendous Flash in the Skies NOW http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/14/breaking-tremendous-flash-in-the-skies-now/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/14/breaking-tremendous-flash-in-the-skies-now/#comments Fri, 15 Feb 2013 06:42:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=121252 0b3f5304f07c698e1ffe2cccf51f3018  Breaking news, a tremendous flash in the skies just couple hours ago happened in Chelyabinsk city followed by a devastating sonic boom leaving hundreds of windows broken and lighting the streets of the city with light hundred times stronger … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/14/breaking-tremendous-flash-in-the-skies-now/feed/ 44 Kazakhstan Ambulance http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/14/kazakhstan-ambulance/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/14/kazakhstan-ambulance/#comments Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:58:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=121114 1Job of medical workers has never been easy. Today we are going to learn more about it and spend twenty four hours with an ambulance team from Kazakhstan. So you are invited to become a doctor for one day, too. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/14/kazakhstan-ambulance/feed/ 12 Repair of Air Defence Systems http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/11/repair-of-air-defence-systems/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/11/repair-of-air-defence-systems/#comments Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:08:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=120932 We are in Belarus, at the base where old and new air defence systems are repaired. The base appeared in the 1940s,  till 1950s it had been used for storage and repair of unremarkable anti-aircraft guns. Today all Soviet air … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/11/repair-of-air-defence-systems/feed/ 12 Better Than Patriot http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/07/better-than-patriot/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/07/better-than-patriot/#comments Fri, 08 Feb 2013 03:58:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=120760 Recently there has been held tactical training of gunners in the Russian Far East. The main task was to negate an air attack of an imaginary enemy. All main actions wereperformed inside the special cabin – command and control point. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/07/better-than-patriot/feed/ 26 Where Gold Comes From, Part II http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/05/where-gold-comes-from-part-ii/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/05/where-gold-comes-from-part-ii/#comments Wed, 06 Feb 2013 03:07:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=120360 Last time we started to tell you how gold is mined in the Akmola region of  Kazakhstan. This time we are going to show how the precious metal is mined in East Kazakhstan by another company and what is needed … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/05/where-gold-comes-from-part-ii/feed/ 4 National Geographic Visits to the USSR http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/03/national-geographic-visits-to-the-ussr/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/03/national-geographic-visits-to-the-ussr/#comments Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:17:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=120026 1So popular National Geographic used to write much about Russia / Soviet Union as well. Here is a nice selection of Soviet images from National Geographic magazines dated 1976-78. Railway station in Novosibirsk. A new twenty four storey hotel is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/02/03/national-geographic-visits-to-the-ussr/feed/ 8 FDA Not Likely to Endorse This http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/30/fda-not-likely-to-endorse-this/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/30/fda-not-likely-to-endorse-this/#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2013 03:04:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=119768 Drugstores sell useful medicines that are not endorsed by FDA however popular among people. One Russian blogger visited the factory which makes such medicines. How are they made? Very simple. They take ordinary stumps (they remain after deforestation and are … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/30/fda-not-likely-to-endorse-this/feed/ 9 Hi Tech Oil Scouts Deep In Siberian Woods http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/29/hi-tech-oil-scouts-deep-in-siberian-woods/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/29/hi-tech-oil-scouts-deep-in-siberian-woods/#comments Wed, 30 Jan 2013 05:09:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=119472 post-2-13594619366390Seismic exploration includes geophysical methods of studying the Earth’s crust, which are based on the study of artificially excited elastic waves. Seismic exploration is used to study the deep structure of the Earth and to find deposits of minerals (mainly … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/29/hi-tech-oil-scouts-deep-in-siberian-woods/feed/ 6 Last Refuge of Aircraft Engines http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/29/last-refuge-of-aircraft-engines/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/29/last-refuge-of-aircraft-engines/#comments Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:34:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=119440 Yes, we still can see interesting models and installations of the Soviet science achivements, researches and inventions. But some of them are hidden from our eyes, they are stored at places we cannot easily enter when we want. Aircraft engines … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/29/last-refuge-of-aircraft-engines/feed/ 1 Tanks of the Russian Empire http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/27/tanks-of-the-russian-empire/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/27/tanks-of-the-russian-empire/#comments Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:06:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=119214 The Russian Empire was the first country in the world which officially accepted armoured cars for service. It happened in 1908  when the Russian army received ten armoured cars built by the French company Charron, Girardot et Voigt designed under … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/27/tanks-of-the-russian-empire/feed/ 4 Video: One Day At the Biological Station http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/20/video-one-day-at-the-biological-station/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/20/video-one-day-at-the-biological-station/#comments Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:55:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=118584 EIZ0We are in the Tver region, Russia, to see how they start their day at the Toropetsk biological station and what sounds scientists have to hear every morning there. Can you guess who produces them? How do you sound when … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/20/video-one-day-at-the-biological-station/feed/ 2 Highly Efficient Military Vehicle From the 80s http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/18/highly-efficient-military-vehicle-from-the-80s/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/18/highly-efficient-military-vehicle-from-the-80s/#comments Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:04:48 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=118516 All-wheel drive 8×8 MAZ-79111 designed in Belarus feels rather comfortable either on the road or in off-road conditions. It is equipped with a high-speed diesel engine V12 with included angle of cylinders 60°, its power is 650 hp which enables … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/18/highly-efficient-military-vehicle-from-the-80s/feed/ 4 Severe Siberian Treatment http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/10/severe-siberian-treatment/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/10/severe-siberian-treatment/#comments Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:25:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=117843 376581_007Drug-addicts, alcoholics and nymphomaniacs are treated in a special way – by a whip. People’s addictions are litterally whipped out. One patient, whose name is Natalia, is addicted to heroine, she says it’s the only method that helps her to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/10/severe-siberian-treatment/feed/ 12 At the Moscow Space Museum http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/09/at-the-moscow-space-museum/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/09/at-the-moscow-space-museum/#comments Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:19:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=117780 During the first eight days of this new year one could get into many museums of Moscow absolutely for free. It was a wonderful present for the citizens of the city. The museum of cosmonautics was one of those hospitable … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/09/at-the-moscow-space-museum/feed/ 7 Where Gold Comes From http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/08/where-gold-comes-from/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/08/where-gold-comes-from/#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2013 06:39:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=117666 This place is in the Akmola region, Kazakhstan. Here gold is mined. The history of the mine reflects the history of the country itself. It underwent declines and stagnation but finally it managed to revive. There used to be a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/08/where-gold-comes-from/feed/ 17 Abandoned Research Center of the Soviet Times http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/07/abandoned-research-center-of-the-soviet-times/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/07/abandoned-research-center-of-the-soviet-times/#comments Tue, 08 Jan 2013 05:26:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=117376 We are going to see the territory of the former research center of aerospace industry situated in the Moscow region, in the city called Peresvet. One can spend hours walking there though the place already resembles a cemetery. It is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/07/abandoned-research-center-of-the-soviet-times/feed/ 8 Soviet Farming In Pictures http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/07/soviet-farming-in-pictures/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/07/soviet-farming-in-pictures/#comments Tue, 08 Jan 2013 04:01:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=117354 Modern agraculture is much different from what it was like dozens of years ago. So it makes it even more interesting to see what it was like in the Soviet times. The pictures were taken by photographers of “Life” magazine. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/07/soviet-farming-in-pictures/feed/ 3 Abandoned Factory of Detergents http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/03/abandoned-factory-of-detergents/ http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/03/abandoned-factory-of-detergents/#comments Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:00:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=116934 It looks like a well but it is a portal and you do not know yet what is there deep inside. You are curious enough and decide to go further and find it out. And you won’t be disappointed. It’s … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2013/01/03/abandoned-factory-of-detergents/feed/ 3 T 35, the Multi Turret Tank of the Red Army http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/26/t-35-the-multi-turret-tank-of-the-red-army/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/26/t-35-the-multi-turret-tank-of-the-red-army/#comments Thu, 27 Dec 2012 03:25:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=116301 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/26/t-35-the-multi-turret-tank-of-the-red-army/feed/ 7 One of the Best Places In Old St. Petersburg http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/26/one-of-the-best-places-in-old-st-petersburg/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/26/one-of-the-best-places-in-old-st-petersburg/#comments Thu, 27 Dec 2012 02:19:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=116296 Petergof also known as Petrodvorets in the period since 1944 to 1997, is a municipal town of St. Petersburg, located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. The town hosts one of two campuses of Saint Petersburg State … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/26/one-of-the-best-places-in-old-st-petersburg/feed/ 0 Listening to the Radio With Help of Grass http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/23/listening-to-the-radio-with-help-of-grass/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/23/listening-to-the-radio-with-help-of-grass/#comments Mon, 24 Dec 2012 03:57:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=116143 zGLTListening to the radio is not a new type of entertainment, but listening to the radio with help of grass – it is definitely something new! But who knows how dangerous it might be? What risk do they take?]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/23/listening-to-the-radio-with-help-of-grass/feed/ 15 The Largest Supplier of Polyethylene In Russia http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/19/the-largest-supplier-of-polyethylene-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/19/the-largest-supplier-of-polyethylene-in-russia/#comments Thu, 20 Dec 2012 04:28:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115914 “KazanOrgSintez” is one of the largest companies of the chemical industry in Russia. It is very important for the development of Tatarstan economy. Today the company produces polyethylene, polyethylene pipes, phenol, acetone, ethylene glycol, ethanolamines, bisphenol, polycarbonate and other products … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/19/the-largest-supplier-of-polyethylene-in-russia/feed/ 3 The Girl Who Trains Foxes http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/18/the-girl-who-trains-foxes/ http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/18/the-girl-who-trains-foxes/#comments Wed, 19 Dec 2012 02:26:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=115823 Did you know that foxes could be trained too and even potentially become pets? Irina Mukhametshina, 22, from Novosibirsk, Russia, is just someone who trains foxes. Her animals belong to the Novosibirsk Institute of Cytology and Genetics which is studying … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2012/12/18/the-girl-who-trains-foxes/feed/ 12