17 Russian Mi-8 helicopter production pictures

Russian Mi-8 helicopter production pictures

Russian blogger Zzhitel went to the once top secret military facility where legendary Soviet and now Russian MI-8 helicopters are produced. It is one of the most widely used helicopters in the world. Over 100 countries have them. This
factory is 75 years old already. They do it all here - start with a project and then make final product - full production cycle.  Also later provide service for the machines. Thanks to Zzhitel we can see it from inside!
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6 Russian Guy Makes Steam Engine Powered Bicycle

Russian Guy Makes Steam Engine Powered Bicycle

Actually, what he makes is a tricycle as it has got three wheels. But never the less it is a light framed vehicle which we usually think to be a modification of a bike. The most important thing in this thing is its steam engine. Yes, it runs on energy of burning coal or wood and
boiling water. Oil crisis? High electric power costs? Total collapse of the grid? No worries, just go get some dry firewood from the nearest forest and you are good to go at pretty awesome high speeds. They definetly should put this thing into the next Mad Max movie!

4 Kazakhstanian Mercedes to Rolls Royce Shop

Kazakhstanian Mercedes to Rolls Royce Shop

Got an old Mercedes? Want a new Rolls Royce? This Kazakhstani shop makes it possible. Like the shops in Russia which convert old S-Klasse Mercedes to new S-Klasse, these
people also make dreams happen - they convert even older Mercedes into nice looking Rolls Royces. Here are a few photos so you can appreciate the process:
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9 Russian cosmonaut Gagarin helmet mystery

Russian cosmonaut Gagarin helmet mystery

Russian blogger and photographer Marina was wondering on Yuri Gagarin's helmet  - why on some photos it has CCCP (USSR) sign on it and some photos show just white helmet with no letters
or whatsoever. Was the sign was "photoshopped" later? Were the photos doctored by Russian mass media? She went to the museum to find out the truth and this is what she got!
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11 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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