9 Russian rocket launched from Cosmodrome Vostochny for the first time

Russian rocket launched from Cosmodrome Vostochny for the first time

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.
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2 Taigan Lion Park in Crimea Releases Lions into the Wild

Taigan Lion Park in Crimea Releases Lions into the Wild

Well, not totally into the wild. Let's first tell a few facts about this place. Taigan is a lion park in Crimea. Over fifty lions live there, making it the biggest lion park in Europe.  In winter lions stay in warm houses because its cold outside
and snow is not a rare thing in Crimea. But in spring all those fifty African lions are being released into a "wilderness" - fifty hectares (123 acres) of Crimean land. Let's see inside, thanks to Crimean photographer YUry Ugans:
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1 What Is Inside of a Military Submarine?

What Is Inside of a Military Submarine?

We are in Kaliningrad, Russia, to visit the World Ocean Museum (where one may lose himself
for hours) and get inside a real military submarine. Take a rare chance with us!
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4 Awesome Photos of Russian MIG-31 Modernized

Awesome Photos of Russian MIG-31 Modernized

Straight out of hangars Marina has taken photos of Russian MIG-31, lot of them produced way before being disassembled into smallest parts and then assembled back with totally renewed look and feel. One example - the transparent cabin covers were made from Plexiglas and
since it becomes darker with time it needs to be replaced. But this material has not been used for over twenty years so they make new cabin covers  with triplex glass. Many more similar updates are being made to these planes. Let's see the photos:
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1 Turning Silver Into Russian Masterpieces

Turning Silver Into Russian Masterpieces

Blogger aslan has been to many factories but says this one is really special. Here, at "Russkiye samotsvety" ("Russian gems") factory they turn ordinary
silver spoons into small masterpieces. The full process is on photos, production of vases, pendants, sugar scoops are covered too as a bonus.
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0 Russian Army Batmobile Spotted in Dagestan (photos)

Russian Army Batmobile Spotted in Dagestan (photos)

A few months ago there was a video how the army officials were presenting a huge futuristic armored army truck to the president. The car was fast named "Russian Batmobile" by Internet audience.  It seemed that it's just a cool concept and it would
pass lots of time before the actual trucks would be in the army units. However, recently some of them were spotted during "anti-terror offensive" in most Southern Russian part - Dagestan. Let's see the actual photos and a video:
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1 Russian SU-30SMs Receive New Missiles

Russian SU-30SMs Receive New Missiles

The new SU-30SMs stationed at Domna air base near the Lake Baikal lately started receiving new "air-to-air" missiles
RVV-SD. Also those planes first received the automatic ejection systems AKU-170. Let's see those in detail:
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6 These Russian Giant Submarines Are Doomed to Be Scrapped

These Russian Giant Submarines Are Doomed to Be Scrapped

These huge giants are doomed. They are going to be dismantled very soon. Two of the  largest atomic submarines in the world
"Arhangelsk" and "Severstal" (named after Russian corporation) would be torn apart and scraped for metal in the near future.
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0 Eyes and Ears of Vostochny Spaceport

Eyes and Ears of Vostochny Spaceport

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 it stayed with Kazakhstan. So now Russia pays huge annual fees to Kazakhstan to use it. But in 2023
they plan to be fully independent with their own space port. First launches are planned this year, and manned flights in 2023. Here are some photos of the "eyes and ears" of the place - the satellite dishes to establish links, collect information and etc for the scientists here. Let's see the photos.
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2 Russian Vending Machines Sell Space Food

Russian Vending Machines Sell Space Food

Russian blogger Zhitel has found that there are vending machines selling "space food"
in the Russian exhibition centre "VDNKH" in Moscow. Let's see how it looks. 
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