English Russia » Technology http://englishrussia.com Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:28:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Russian New Mi-28UB Helicopter Demo Flight http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/russian-new-mi-28ub-helicopter-demo-flight/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/russian-new-mi-28ub-helicopter-demo-flight/#comments Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:38:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169052 This MI-28UB at first was a MI-28H then in 2012-2013 they turned it into first experimental MI-28UB. Igor, the photographer went to make photos of it on Moscow air show with huge 1200mm camera lens. So it looks like very … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/31/russian-new-mi-28ub-helicopter-demo-flight/feed/ 1 Modernizing MiG-31 jets at Top Secret Falcon Factory http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/29/modernizing-mig-31-jets-at-top-secret-falcon-factory/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/29/modernizing-mig-31-jets-at-top-secret-falcon-factory/#comments Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:24:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169046 One of the top secret Russian factories “Sokol” (Falcon) there is a modernization process of Russian MiG-31s going on. It’s almost impossible to get inside, however this photographer was allowed for a few minutes in to take the photos. Here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/29/modernizing-mig-31-jets-at-top-secret-falcon-factory/feed/ 4 Russian Expo in New York in 1959 http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/27/russian-expo-in-new-york-in-1959/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/27/russian-expo-in-new-york-in-1959/#comments Sun, 27 Aug 2017 18:48:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169026 In June 1959, there was a Russian (Soviet) expo in New York, where the Soviet country presented their best achievements, and LIFE magazine visited the event and took these photos. The interior of the event was decorated with fake birch trees. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/27/russian-expo-in-new-york-in-1959/feed/ 0 Russian Anti Riot Vehicle Schit http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/russian-anti-riot-vehicle-schit/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/russian-anti-riot-vehicle-schit/#comments Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:22:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168939 “Schit” means “Schield” in Russian, it’s also the name of the new anti-riot truck the Russian “Kalashnikov” company developed. This word can easily be an exclamation that protesting people can make when they see this thing approaching them. The truck has a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/russian-anti-riot-vehicle-schit/feed/ 13 How St.Petersburg Most Famous Bridge Works, Being Lifted Each Night http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/how-st-petersburg-most-famous-bridge-works-being-lifted-each-night/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/how-st-petersburg-most-famous-bridge-works-being-lifted-each-night/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:39:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168911 This is a photo report by Russian blogger Aslan on how the big Leningrad now St.Petersburg Alexander Nevsky bridge is being raised at night. Probably many of you saw the picture of Leningrad with the bridge raised open. The weather … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/18/how-st-petersburg-most-famous-bridge-works-being-lifted-each-night/feed/ 0 Why Did Soviet Most Nice Looking Van Fail http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/why-did-soviet-most-nice-looking-van-fail/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/why-did-soviet-most-nice-looking-van-fail/#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:46:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168720 IMG_7934_rThis Russian car, the passenger van, was enchanting many Russian people when it appeared in a cult Soviet movie about Shurik. Soviet people were arguing if its Soviet creation or an imported luxury. Some even thought this was a self-made … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/why-did-soviet-most-nice-looking-van-fail/feed/ 7 Crimea: Trip to Underground Submarines Storage, Cold War Object, Now Underground Museum of Submarines http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/crimea-trip-to-underground-submarines-storage-cold-war-object-now-underground-museum-of-submarines/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/crimea-trip-to-underground-submarines-storage-cold-war-object-now-underground-museum-of-submarines/#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:00:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168718 This bay in Crimea is not just nice blue water and yachts. This one has some unprecedented in world history object, top secret sometime ago, and now it’s a museum called “Balaclava” same as the bay called. A museum of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/crimea-trip-to-underground-submarines-storage-cold-war-object-now-underground-museum-of-submarines/feed/ 4 Launch of Soyuz MC-05 from Baikonur Spaceport http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/02/launch-of-soyuz-mc-05-from-baikonur-spaceport/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/02/launch-of-soyuz-mc-05-from-baikonur-spaceport/#comments Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:17:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168709 July 28th a Soyuz MC-05 space rocket was launched. Three cosmonauts were there, one American, one Russian, one European (Italy). They plan to stay in space for 139 days. Here is how the launch went in detail. At first the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/02/launch-of-soyuz-mc-05-from-baikonur-spaceport/feed/ 1 This Van Has a Jet Airplane Engine Installed in It http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/this-van-has-a-jet-airplane-installed-in-it/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/this-van-has-a-jet-airplane-installed-in-it/#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:58:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168692 0_bc027_8ea9a8f2_orig_fullWhat will happen if you install a jet plane engine into a small Soviet (Russian) van? You probably would picture a race car that make a speed record somewhere on a salt sea. However it is not also this. Look … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/this-van-has-a-jet-airplane-installed-in-it/feed/ 2 Man Was Making Moonshine for Sale Deep in Woods in Belarus http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/man-was-making-moonshine-for-sale-deep-in-woods-in-belarus/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/man-was-making-moonshine-for-sale-deep-in-woods-in-belarus/#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:20:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168690 When police arrived they found out that the man had a truck parked deep in woods. In the back of that truck he had a whole vodka production factory going on at fool scale with over 300 liters of ready … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/man-was-making-moonshine-for-sale-deep-in-woods-in-belarus/feed/ 2 The Story of an Abandoned Nuclear Lighthouse near St.Petersburg http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/the-story-of-an-abandoned-nuclear-lighthouse-near-st-petersburg/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/the-story-of-an-abandoned-nuclear-lighthouse-near-st-petersburg/#comments Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:26:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168681 From first sight this abandoned lighthouse doesn’t attract much attention. What, haven’t we’ve seen some abandoned lighthouses? There are plenty of abandoned stuff in exUSSR. However this one is very special. It has a very dramatic story behind it. So according … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/30/the-story-of-an-abandoned-nuclear-lighthouse-near-st-petersburg/feed/ 4 Russian Air Show Maks 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/russian-air-show-maks-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/russian-air-show-maks-2017/#comments Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:06:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168661 Russian blogger Deletant went to the last day of the MAKS-2017 Russian air show. This would be the last MAKS airshow as they stop doing it. In 2019 they play to have something similar but it won’t be MAKS he … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/russian-air-show-maks-2017/feed/ 2 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 17 Examples of Russian Redneck Engineering http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/19/17-examples-of-russian-redneck-engineering/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/19/17-examples-of-russian-redneck-engineering/#comments Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:30:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168608 People say here in Russia that we are very creative when it comes to a need. And need can come to anyone so here are a twenty-two examples of a Russian person in need gets creative and fixes his everyday … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/19/17-examples-of-russian-redneck-engineering/feed/ 3 Soviet Spaceship Voskhod Analogue Navigation Equipment http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/10/168524/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/10/168524/#comments Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:47:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168524 This is navigation equipment that was used on Soviet VOSHOD space missions. The first ever mission to bring three cosmonauts to space at once, the first ever mission to travel to space without space suits and more achievements were set … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/10/168524/feed/ 2 Russian KAMAZ Dentist Trucks to Reach for Faraway Villages http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/09/russian-kamaz-dentist-trucks-to-reach-for-faraway-villages/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/09/russian-kamaz-dentist-trucks-to-reach-for-faraway-villages/#comments Sun, 09 Jul 2017 11:25:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168512 There are many villages in Russia that are far away from reach of professional dentist care. For this cases there are special mobile dentist offices exist in Russia, like this one based on KAMAZ truck. The truck has all necessary … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/09/russian-kamaz-dentist-trucks-to-reach-for-faraway-villages/feed/ 2 New Russian Combat Uniform Looks Like Star Wars Stormtroopers Has Many Cool Features http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/07/new-russian-combat-uniform-looks-like-star-wars-stormtroopers-has-many-cool-features/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/07/new-russian-combat-uniform-looks-like-star-wars-stormtroopers-has-many-cool-features/#comments Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:42:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168510 Yesterday a new combat uniform concept was announced by Russian corporation who makes projects for Russian army. It looks it came directly of some space saga movie, or even just like Star Wars stormtroopers. It also has an exosceleton built … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/07/new-russian-combat-uniform-looks-like-star-wars-stormtroopers-has-many-cool-features/feed/ 4 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 Russian Biggest Bitcoin Mining Farm http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/26/russian-biggest-bitcoin-mining-farm/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/26/russian-biggest-bitcoin-mining-farm/#comments Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:20:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168437 Probably by now you already heard about bitcoin. Also you probably know that this crypto currency can be “mined” and “mining” is done on special farms. Here is one of such. In fact it’s the biggest installation in Russia (at … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/26/russian-biggest-bitcoin-mining-farm/feed/ 4 Man turns his LADA into a all-terrain vehicle http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/25/man-turns-his-lada-into-a-all-terrain-vehicle/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/25/man-turns-his-lada-into-a-all-terrain-vehicle/#comments Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:50:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168433 How to make regular street LADA look brutal. This is how: At first you can’t believe that this is a regular LADA 2112 car. But it is it for sure. It got mated to a serious off-road platform. But inside it … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/25/man-turns-his-lada-into-a-all-terrain-vehicle/feed/ 1 Nine Most Expensive Russian Cars http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/14/nine-most-expensive-russian-cars/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/14/nine-most-expensive-russian-cars/#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:38:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168404 Nine most expensive Russian cars you can buy now or were on sale recently starting with the “Marussia”  SUV. The SUV has a 3.5liter engine and 340 horse power. The design is sort of weird and The price tag was … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/14/nine-most-expensive-russian-cars/feed/ 5 Russian Man Makes a Lawnmower From a Baby Carriage and an Angle Grinder http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/13/russian-man-makes-a-lawnmower-from-a-baby-carriage-and-an-angle-grinder/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/13/russian-man-makes-a-lawnmower-from-a-baby-carriage-and-an-angle-grinder/#comments Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:19:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168397 He had an old baby stroller and an angle grinder tool. Just a few minutes and a self made lawnmower appears. Also a video inside. He made a piece of wood, make a few holes and used some cable ties … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/13/russian-man-makes-a-lawnmower-from-a-baby-carriage-and-an-angle-grinder/feed/ 1 Futuristic Prototypes of First Soviet Night Vision Goggles http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/31/futuristic-prototypes-of-first-soviet-night-vision-goggles/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/31/futuristic-prototypes-of-first-soviet-night-vision-goggles/#comments Wed, 31 May 2017 13:19:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168306 First Soviet night vision goggles appeared in early 1940s during first days of Russia joining World War 2. And those are the first prototypes of those, some were car mount some were portable.   First goggles were installed on GAZ-AA … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/31/futuristic-prototypes-of-first-soviet-night-vision-goggles/feed/ 1 Ways Russian People Cooling Their Computers http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/26/ways-russian-people-cooling-their-computers/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/26/ways-russian-people-cooling-their-computers/#comments Fri, 26 May 2017 08:03:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168252 Russian people are known to be good computer engineers or even hackers. But how all those bright people manage to cool down their computers known to get very warm when are heavily used? Those few examples might help get your … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/26/ways-russian-people-cooling-their-computers/feed/ 2 Young Moscow Factory Claims to Make Most Accurate Sniper Guns http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/22/young-moscow-factory-claims-to-make-most-accurate-sniper-guns/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/22/young-moscow-factory-claims-to-make-most-accurate-sniper-guns/#comments Mon, 22 May 2017 19:43:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168199 9d25cc7b0ea2484ecc2800af1606a67bMoscow gun factory ORSIS is a pretty young armament production company in Moscow. They produce sniper and sports rifles. Let’s see why they are worth mentioning already. ORSIS company claims that their rifles are the most accurately shooting rifles versus many … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/22/young-moscow-factory-claims-to-make-most-accurate-sniper-guns/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 Some Nice Collection of Hanging Bridges Across the Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/05/some-nice-collection-of-hanging-bridges-across-the-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/05/some-nice-collection-of-hanging-bridges-across-the-russia/#comments Fri, 05 May 2017 11:54:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168099 Russia has plenty of hanging bridges around. One photographer went travelling and took photos of the hanging bridges of Russia, here are some of them. First one above is from Perm region. Chelyabinsk region. Early morning in Perm region. Moscow … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/05/some-nice-collection-of-hanging-bridges-across-the-russia/feed/ 1 Most Expensive Yachts of Russian Billionaires http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/most-expensive-yachts-of-russian-billionaires/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/most-expensive-yachts-of-russian-billionaires/#comments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:43:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168065 Here is a collection of most expensive yachts of Russian billionaires. And first of all here is the most expensive among Russian yachts – “Eclipse”. It belongs to Roman Abramovitch. This thing is very expensive and huge. It’s 162.5 meter … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/most-expensive-yachts-of-russian-billionaires/feed/ 3 Russian latest ice-breaker Novorossiysk http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/russian-latest-ice-breaker-novorossiysk/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/russian-latest-ice-breaker-novorossiysk/#comments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:41:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168059 This is the Russian latest Arctic ice breaker “Novorossiysk”. It was exhibited during last Arctic Forum Expo in Russia and Oleg, the photographer, got chance to visit it and made some photos inside and outside. Let’s take a look. This … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/russian-latest-ice-breaker-novorossiysk/feed/ 7 Abandoned LADA dealership in France http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/26/abandoned-lada-dealership-in-france/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/26/abandoned-lada-dealership-in-france/#comments Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:02:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168052   One Russian man living now in France have found an abandoned LADA dealership there, full of old Russian and Soviet LADAs. More than a dozen of cars stay there untouched.  Pretty interesting find. Here are some of those. Many … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/26/abandoned-lada-dealership-in-france/feed/ 5 Abandoned Country: Photos of Abandoned Objects and Vehicles of USSR http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/23/abandoned-country-photos-of-abandoned-objects-and-vehicles-of-ussr/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/23/abandoned-country-photos-of-abandoned-objects-and-vehicles-of-ussr/#comments Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:23:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168030 The heritage of the Soviet Union, results of USSR collapse or just some criminal neglect. Abandoned factories, military regiments, and even space ships. Country that doesn’t exist anymore, objects frozen in time. Just a few photos to get an idea … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/23/abandoned-country-photos-of-abandoned-objects-and-vehicles-of-ussr/feed/ 2 Never Seen Before Photos of Interiors of Newest Russian ARMATA Tank http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/20/never-seen-before-photos-of-interiors-of-newest-russian-armata-tank/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/20/never-seen-before-photos-of-interiors-of-newest-russian-armata-tank/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:08:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168021 Russian ARMATA tank is the newest Russian tank. Only exterior photos were published before. But now, thanks to a journalist effort, we’ve got to see what it looks from inside. Just a little time ago this was a very classified … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/20/never-seen-before-photos-of-interiors-of-newest-russian-armata-tank/feed/ 15 Shamrock: Russian most northern military base, exterior and interior photos http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/17/shamrock-russian-most-northern-military-base-exterior-and-interior-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/17/shamrock-russian-most-northern-military-base-exterior-and-interior-photos/#comments Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:49:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167982 00s_full“Shamrock” is Russian newest and most Northern military base in the world. It has most permanent Northern building ever built. It can host over 150 people autonomously for over 18th month without resupply. It’s located on Frantz Joseph Land, it’s … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/17/shamrock-russian-most-northern-military-base-exterior-and-interior-photos/feed/ 7 Ruins of Cosmic Civilization: Fully Intact Abandoned Little Known Soviet Space Shuttles on Baikonur Launch Site http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/12/ruins-of-cosmic-civilization-fully-intact-abandoned-little-known-soviet-space-shuttles-on-baikonur-launch-site/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/12/ruins-of-cosmic-civilization-fully-intact-abandoned-little-known-soviet-space-shuttles-on-baikonur-launch-site/#comments Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:04:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167953 Today Russia celebrates the official “Cosmonautics Day” – space topic is all over screens today and even president Putin went to see new Russian movie about a space exploration. However, there is a page of history of USSR and now … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/12/ruins-of-cosmic-civilization-fully-intact-abandoned-little-known-soviet-space-shuttles-on-baikonur-launch-site/feed/ 5 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 A Tram Converted to a Floating House http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/30/a-tram-converted-to-a-floating-house/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/30/a-tram-converted-to-a-floating-house/#comments Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:40:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167881 This man got his hands on an old tram and converted it into a floating house. It was spotted on the Desna river. It was later abandoned and remains uninhabited. It was a cool idea and he used it for some time. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/30/a-tram-converted-to-a-floating-house/feed/ 0 A concept of Russian KAMAZ truck http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/20/a-concept-of-russian-kamaz-truck/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/20/a-concept-of-russian-kamaz-truck/#comments Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:40:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167852 A new Russian KAMAZ truck concept gallery was published. Not sure if they gonna build one of those for real or not.]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/20/a-concept-of-russian-kamaz-truck/feed/ 2 Women working at LADA http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/17/women-working-at-lada/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/17/women-working-at-lada/#comments Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:43:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167848 A selection of women and young ladies working at the LADA automotive factory. There are plenty of those, take a look at some: Good try LADA, but no!  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/17/women-working-at-lada/feed/ 11 Russian aerobatics group Russkie Vityazi got new SU jets http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/14/russian-aerobatics-group-russkie-vityazi-got-new-su-jets/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/14/russian-aerobatics-group-russkie-vityazi-got-new-su-jets/#comments Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:32:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167838 The “Russkie Vityazi (Russian Knights)” aerobatics crew is the most famous crew in Russia. Participated in hundreds of different airshows nationally and abroad. Now they finally got brand new SU-30SM jets and were training to take part in a Malaysian … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/14/russian-aerobatics-group-russkie-vityazi-got-new-su-jets/feed/ 6 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 Huge Abandoned Underground Hiding Place for the Soviet Submarines in Pacific http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/08/huge-abandoned-underground-hiding-place-for-the-soviet-submarines-in-pacific/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/08/huge-abandoned-underground-hiding-place-for-the-soviet-submarines-in-pacific/#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:30:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167805 This was a top secret Soviet project. To avoid uneccessary attention of American satellites it was built solely under ground. Tremendous amounts of ground was removed to create huge tunnels under ground filled with water so that a few huge … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/08/huge-abandoned-underground-hiding-place-for-the-soviet-submarines-in-pacific/feed/ 5 Production of unique BE-200 Russian Planes That Can Suck In 12 Tons of Water from a Lake in 18 Seconds Gliding Above its Surface http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/07/production-of-unique-be-200-russian-planes/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/07/production-of-unique-be-200-russian-planes/#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:07:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167802 BE-200s are unique Russian firefighting jet planes that drop water on the fires from air. What make them unique is that this jet can refill its water tanks without landing. It simply descends above a river or a lake and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/07/production-of-unique-be-200-russian-planes/feed/ 6 Guy Made a Computer Out of Old Soviet Electronic Parts Looks Magically Cool! http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/06/guy-made-a-computer-out-of-old-soviet-electronic-parts-looks-magically-cool/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/06/guy-made-a-computer-out-of-old-soviet-electronic-parts-looks-magically-cool/#comments Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:38:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167796 This Russian guy has a hobby of making different things from the remainders of old Soviet electronic and electric parts. He deliberately collects different old Soviet switches, buttons, small bulbs and indicators. Here is one of his latest works – … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/06/guy-made-a-computer-out-of-old-soviet-electronic-parts-looks-magically-cool/feed/ 6 10 Russian Weapons that Scare NATO http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/03/10-russian-weapons-that-scare-nato/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/03/10-russian-weapons-that-scare-nato/#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:28:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167786 Such a loud headline might be the result of propaganda if it wasn’t in a Swedish newspaper. Here is what Swedes think are the scariest Russian weapons. The first one is the RS-28 Sarmat missile above. It’s an intercontinental missile that carries … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/03/10-russian-weapons-that-scare-nato/feed/ 15 Unknown Russian Bomber Il-52 http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/03/unknown-russian-bomber-il-52/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/03/unknown-russian-bomber-il-52/#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:12:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167775 This is fairly unknown Soviet bomber IL-52. It has a unique “Flying wing” composition without a rare tail. It was a back up project of IL agency and never went much on public. They started to develop it in late … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/03/unknown-russian-bomber-il-52/feed/ 1 Airplanes on Display on Russian Army Day 2017 in Krasnodar Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/28/airplanes-on-display-on-russian-army-day-2017-in-krasnodar-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/28/airplanes-on-display-on-russian-army-day-2017-in-krasnodar-russia/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:47:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167762 On February 23, the Official Army Day, army was having a recruiting event – displaying their best of the best to attract people make army contracts and serve. Photographer Dmitry went there and here are some photos of cool machinery … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/28/airplanes-on-display-on-russian-army-day-2017-in-krasnodar-russia/feed/ 5 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 Newest S-400 Arrive to Protect Moscow from Sudden Attacks: Videos and Photos http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/newest-s-400-arrive-to-protect-moscow-from-sudden-attacks-videos-and-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/newest-s-400-arrive-to-protect-moscow-from-sudden-attacks-videos-and-photos/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:31:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167697 EVS_9032-1200  New S-400 “Triumph” regiment started functioning near Moscow. In total this would be five new S-400 regiments formed recently near Moscow. Moscow is sort of very protected now from any missile threat. It covers whole central Russia. At first … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/newest-s-400-arrive-to-protect-moscow-from-sudden-attacks-videos-and-photos/feed/ 8 Very Rare Soviet Porsche – Zaporozhets ZAZ Sport 900 http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/very-rare-soviet-porsche-zaporozhets-zaz-sport-900/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/very-rare-soviet-porsche-zaporozhets-zaz-sport-900/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:04:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167688 This car could become a Soviet Porsche. It was called “Sport 900″ and developed in Soviet Union during 1957-1965. Only six of those were built. Let’s see how it looked, what it was about and more: \   The most … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/very-rare-soviet-porsche-zaporozhets-zaz-sport-900/feed/ 5 MI-24P attack helicopter monument in Russian village Rostoshi http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/mi-24p-attack-helicopter-monument-in-russian-village-rostoshi/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/mi-24p-attack-helicopter-monument-in-russian-village-rostoshi/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:48:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167656 Russian blogger Mihael went to the village of Rostoshi which has pretty cool army museum and photographed one of the exhibits – Russian MI-24P attack helicopter. Let’s see his photos. This is a on board cannon PSH-30K. The canon has … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/mi-24p-attack-helicopter-monument-in-russian-village-rostoshi/feed/ 0 Amazing World of the Soviet Electronic Gadgets http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/amazing-world-of-the-soviet-electronic-gadgets/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/amazing-world-of-the-soviet-electronic-gadgets/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:11:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167645 gadjeti_21In Soviet Union they produced numerous gadgets but most of them were made in very limited quantities so most of Soviet people couldn’t by those. Many of this interesting things were going strictly for export to other countries in order … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/22/amazing-world-of-the-soviet-electronic-gadgets/feed/ 1 Unique Soviet Magnetic Levitation Train that Could Go 400 km/h [photos, video] http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/unique-soviet-magnetic-levitation-train-that-could-go-400-kmh-photos-video/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/unique-soviet-magnetic-levitation-train-that-could-go-400-kmh-photos-video/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:56:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167641 A lot of things were invented, built, tested but never used in USSR. For example this awesome magnetic levitation experimental train built by Soviet engineers. The history is as follows: Soviet State Planning commission estimated that there would be over … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/unique-soviet-magnetic-levitation-train-that-could-go-400-kmh-photos-video/feed/ 1 Man from Russian 3D Printed a Terminator T-800 Clone: It Can Talk, Answer Questions, Move and… Drink [video] http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/man-from-russian-3d-printed-a-terminator-t-800-clone-it-can-talk-answer-questions-move-and-drink-video/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/man-from-russian-3d-printed-a-terminator-t-800-clone-it-can-talk-answer-questions-move-and-drink-video/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:43:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167630 78315124_resizedScaled_817to612      Man from Russia 3D printed a Terminator clone. He made a full size T-800 replica skeleton with eyes and a head. He installed an artificial intellect system inside his robot. He uses voice syntheseiser to respond to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/man-from-russian-3d-printed-a-terminator-t-800-clone-it-can-talk-answer-questions-move-and-drink-video/feed/ 1 Russian airplanes taking flights TU-22, TU-95 and others http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/russian-airplanes-taking-flights-tu-22-tu-95-and-others/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/russian-airplanes-taking-flights-tu-22-tu-95-and-others/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:11:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167625 Russian blogger Alexander has visited Dyagilevo airbase which is 3km West off Ryazan city. He saw there some cool jets like TU-22 bombers or TU-95 strategic bombers. Let’s see all the nice photos he took there: A huge IL-78 transport … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/russian-airplanes-taking-flights-tu-22-tu-95-and-others/feed/ 3 BTS002 Russian airplane replica of Russian shuttle http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/bts002-russian-airplane-replica-of-russian-shuttle/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/bts002-russian-airplane-replica-of-russian-shuttle/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:53:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167623 This what looks as a Russian space shuttle Buran is actually not. This is BTS-002 – a full size replica of Buran space shuttle which is just an airplane. It could fly manned and unmanned missions (as Soviet Buran shuttle … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/bts002-russian-airplane-replica-of-russian-shuttle/feed/ 4 Stalkers visit Chernobyl illegally and Stay there for a Night http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/20/stalkers-visit-chernobyl-illegally-and-stay-there-for-a-night/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/20/stalkers-visit-chernobyl-illegally-and-stay-there-for-a-night/#comments Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:11:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167620 Maxim is a frequent guest in Chernobyl zone. Usually he went there officially with a specially trained license guides or groups. Later he learned that illegal Chernobyl tourism is becoming popular in Ukraine. So he got connected with his Facebook … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/20/stalkers-visit-chernobyl-illegally-and-stay-there-for-a-night/feed/ 3 Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/19/russian-tu-144-supersonic-passenger-jet-in-monino-museum-moscow/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/19/russian-tu-144-supersonic-passenger-jet-in-monino-museum-moscow/#comments Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:31:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167609 Here is a trip to Moscow Monino air museum where is the one of a few fully surviving TU-144s ultra sonic jets. Let’s see it upclose. Sign says “exhibit is being rebuilt” Here is its tail. Despite same time French … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/19/russian-tu-144-supersonic-passenger-jet-in-monino-museum-moscow/feed/ 2 Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/16/jets-in-the-air-training-unique-photos-of-su-30sm-refuelling-in-the-air/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/16/jets-in-the-air-training-unique-photos-of-su-30sm-refuelling-in-the-air/#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:08:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167602 Alexander went to the airforce base to see the training of SU-30SM and SU-30M2 jets before they depart to China for the participation in some air force contest there. The training included fighting between two jets and refuelling in skies. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/16/jets-in-the-air-training-unique-photos-of-su-30sm-refuelling-in-the-air/feed/ 4 Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/15/nuclear-warhead-missiles-carrying-tu-95-strategic-bombers-spotted-in-novosibirsk-airport/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/15/nuclear-warhead-missiles-carrying-tu-95-strategic-bombers-spotted-in-novosibirsk-airport/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:32:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167592 Those TU-95 strategic bombers and missile platforms are pretty rare to spot. Why? Because they can go thru huge distances without refuelling so normally you can see them only on airbases where they live. But this time a photographer got … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/15/nuclear-warhead-missiles-carrying-tu-95-strategic-bombers-spotted-in-novosibirsk-airport/feed/ 3 Soviet T-34 Tank Raised from the Bottom of the Don River http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/14/soviet-t-34-tank-raised-from-the-bottom-of-the-don-river/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/14/soviet-t-34-tank-raised-from-the-bottom-of-the-don-river/#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:19:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167552 c161041s-960    A team of enthusiasts has pulled out a real T-34 tank from the bottom of the Don river. It’s all started with a phone call: guy called and said that they found a WW2 tank on the river … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/14/soviet-t-34-tank-raised-from-the-bottom-of-the-don-river/feed/ 2 Photos from a MiG-29 Joy Ride to a Stratosphere http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/10/photos-from-a-mig-29-joy-ride-to-a-stratosphere/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/10/photos-from-a-mig-29-joy-ride-to-a-stratosphere/#comments Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:10:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167538 For some time already there is a MiG-29 flight tourism popular in Russia. For a mere sum of $10,000 anyone who wants can get a flight on a MiG-29 jet to a stratosphere. Mostly foreigners enjoy doing this. Here are … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/10/photos-from-a-mig-29-joy-ride-to-a-stratosphere/feed/ 2 A Family in Belarus Lives in a 16 m2 Awesome House http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/08/a-family-in-belarus-lives-in-a-16-m2-cool-house/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/08/a-family-in-belarus-lives-in-a-16-m2-cool-house/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:44:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167535 A family in Belarus finds themselves comfortable in this new mini house they built. The square space of the habitat is just 16 m2 or around 160 sq ft. They are a family with a kid so it is around 5 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/08/a-family-in-belarus-lives-in-a-16-m2-cool-house/feed/ 9 Tupolev Legendary Aircrafts http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/01/tupolev-legendary-aircrafts/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/01/tupolev-legendary-aircrafts/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:03:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167470 Tupolev Experimental Design Bureau has developed more than 300 aircrafts for 95 years of work. About 50 of them went into mass production. Strategic bombers Tu-160 and TU-95, the legend of civil aviation – Tu-144, the massive Soviet  passenger jet Tu-154 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/01/tupolev-legendary-aircrafts/feed/ 3 Soviet space radio telescope in Crimea http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/31/soviet-space-radio-telescope-in-crimea/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/31/soviet-space-radio-telescope-in-crimea/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:31:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167464 This Soviet radio telescope was built in Crimea for a reason: Crimea had the most amount of sunny days in USSR so clouds didn’t stand in a way for the telescopes like this. This particular one was built in late … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/31/soviet-space-radio-telescope-in-crimea/feed/ 4 Russian Navy Unique Project: Two-Person Mini Submarine Called Triton http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/30/russian-navy-unique-project-two-person-mini-submarine-called-triton/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/30/russian-navy-unique-project-two-person-mini-submarine-called-triton/#comments Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:04:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167446 Soviet Union had some uber cool things. For example this mini navy submarine “Triton-1M” which could seat two and only 32 of such were released. They could stealthy carry you on an underwater journey whenever comrade admiral sends you. Straight … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/30/russian-navy-unique-project-two-person-mini-submarine-called-triton/feed/ 3 Newest Russian MiG-35 Jet, Exclusive Pictures from Today’s Presentation http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/27/newest-russian-mig-35-jet-exclusive-pictures-from-todays-presentation/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/27/newest-russian-mig-35-jet-exclusive-pictures-from-todays-presentation/#comments Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:28:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167437 Today newest Russian MiG-35 jet was announced in Russia. Here are some exclusive photos and some videos of the newest bird’s from today’s event. Don’t miss! And some videos: Video from presentation: And a video of MiG-35 in the air: … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/27/newest-russian-mig-35-jet-exclusive-pictures-from-todays-presentation/feed/ 6 Story of a Unique First and Only Soviet Touristic Submarine http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/20/first-soviet-touristic-submarine/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/20/first-soviet-touristic-submarine/#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:08:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167414 This is the unique Soviet submarine that was built not for the Navy, but for civil use and for the entertainment of tourists. It was painted bright yellow (“yellow submarine”), had numerous windows, and was completely free of any sort of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/20/first-soviet-touristic-submarine/feed/ 7 Soviet Anti-submarine Helicopter KA-25 http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/19/soviet-anti-submarine-helicopter-ka-25/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/19/soviet-anti-submarine-helicopter-ka-25/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:14:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167410 First test model of this helicopter  was released back in 1965. It was planned as a naval helicopter. It carries crew of two, one gun operator and/or twelve passengers. Let’s see some historical photos of this machine:  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/19/soviet-anti-submarine-helicopter-ka-25/feed/ 1 Visual Arts of the USSR. Aviation … http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/11/visual-arts-of-the-ussr-aviation/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/11/visual-arts-of-the-ussr-aviation/#comments Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:30:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167256 0_f6e7d_7639e52e_X5LI congratulate us with the Day of Air Fleet There are a lot of pictures as always, so I arbitrary and transparently divided them into civil and military fleet: Sytov Alexander Kapitonovich (Russia, 1957), “Small aviation” 1986 Avakimyan Oleg Artsvikovich … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/11/visual-arts-of-the-ussr-aviation/feed/ 1 Space Museum Part 2. http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/10/space-museum-part-2/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/10/space-museum-part-2/#comments Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:17:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167386 We continue the tour. Today, we’ll l watch the story of space that I saw personally and remember how it was. We start of course from the station “Mir”. Layout of “Mir” station. In addition to this layout there is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/10/space-museum-part-2/feed/ 3 The Exercises of Engineering Troops http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/04/the-exercises-of-engineering-troops/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/04/the-exercises-of-engineering-troops/#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:34:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167322 uchenija_inzhenernykh_voysk_Murom_112In late May 2015, engineering troop exercises took place in the city of Murom, in the Vladimir region. A 250-meter wide river named Oka was forded as part of the exercises – quite a spectacular event, and we present here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/04/the-exercises-of-engineering-troops/feed/ 4 Production of Il-96-300 and AN-148. http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/18/production-of-il-96-300-and-an-148/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/18/production-of-il-96-300-and-an-148/#comments Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:39:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167307 From “Flying tank” to board №1. In the shops of the Voronezh aircraft factory several legendary aircrafts were produced for 85 years of its history. During the war – the famous Il-2 (the designers called it “Flying Tank”). At the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/18/production-of-il-96-300-and-an-148/feed/ 2 In Moscow They Restored the Soviet Unique All-terrain Vehicle http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/16/in-moscow-they-restored-the-soviet-unique-all-terrain-vehicle/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/16/in-moscow-they-restored-the-soviet-unique-all-terrain-vehicle/#comments Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:50:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167313 One of the copies of the car “Blue Bird”, developed for searching for landed astronauts, has been fully restored. The SUV in the photo is a legendary “Blue Bird”, a unique tri-axle floating SUV, designed for search and evacuation of landed spacecraft crews. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/16/in-moscow-they-restored-the-soviet-unique-all-terrain-vehicle/feed/ 4 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 Eric Sabo and His Famous Car Projects http://englishrussia.com/2016/09/24/eric-sabo-and-his-famous-car-projects/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/09/24/eric-sabo-and-his-famous-car-projects/#comments Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:28:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=166635 14743667821509557A Russian artist Eric Sabo deserves the title “classic of Soviet design” for the creation of the minibus “Youth”. Actually, Mr.Sabo is the author of dozens of projects, many of which were translated into serial production. In 1957, Eric Sabo, a graduate of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/09/24/eric-sabo-and-his-famous-car-projects/feed/ 3 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 The Most Northern Railway http://englishrussia.com/2016/09/02/the-most-northern-railway/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/09/02/the-most-northern-railway/#comments Sat, 03 Sep 2016 03:27:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=166386 0_150d89_c6e58008_XXLNorilsk railway – this is one of the most northern railway of the world, certainly in Russia. Moreover, it is the largest isolated railway network of broad gauge (1,520 mm) in the territory of the former USSR. The nearest network … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/09/02/the-most-northern-railway/feed/ 7 Omsk Plant of Civil Aviation http://englishrussia.com/2016/08/29/omsk-plant-of-civil-aviation-2/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/08/29/omsk-plant-of-civil-aviation-2/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:31:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=166238 In early July, the plant’s leadership went to meet the leadership of our Omsk Spotting Club, and an they organized a photoshoot for us. MI-8 meets us on a pedestal near the plant entrance checkpoint. 2.RA-22217 3. 4. 5. 6. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/08/29/omsk-plant-of-civil-aviation-2/feed/ 0 Omsk Plant of Civil Aviation http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/28/omsk-plant-of-civil-aviation/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/28/omsk-plant-of-civil-aviation/#comments Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:16:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165784 Omsk*The second Life of helicopters: Blog Tour at Omsk Plant of Civil Aviation* 1. On February 5, 1945, based on production of aircraft repair base no. 406 capacity in Aktyubinsk town (Kazakhstan) there was created “Omsk aircraft repair workshops no. 41 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/28/omsk-plant-of-civil-aviation/feed/ 0 Chinese Tanks and Chinese Flying Leopards Arrived to Russia http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/27/chinese-tanks-and-chinese-flying-leopards-arrived-to-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/27/chinese-tanks-and-chinese-flying-leopards-arrived-to-russia/#comments Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:36:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165738 As announced on July 23, 2016 by the Kaliningrad branch of the “Vesti-24″ TV channel, a team of Marines from China arrived at the main base of the Baltic fleet of the Navy of Russia, Baltiysk (the Kaliningrad region) to … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/27/chinese-tanks-and-chinese-flying-leopards-arrived-to-russia/feed/ 8 A Tour to the Aeroclimatic Camera http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/26/a-tour-to-the-aeroclimatic-camera/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/26/a-tour-to-the-aeroclimatic-camera/#comments Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:18:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165694 Now I would like to write about one of the greatest facilities of the ZIL plant. It is an aeroclimatic camera.   An aeroclimatic complex is a unique facility that simulates various weather conditions for vehicle testing. Environmental testing and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/26/a-tour-to-the-aeroclimatic-camera/feed/ 2 A Sneak Peek into an AN-124 Ruslan, the World’s Largest Aircraft http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/22/a-sneak-peek-into-an-an-124-ruslan-the-worlds-largest-aircraft/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/22/a-sneak-peek-into-an-an-124-ruslan-the-worlds-largest-aircraft/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:37:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165470 Heavyweight aircraft transfers huge drilling rigs, equipment, machines on thousands of miles. When there is no opportunity or time to send cargo by water or by land, heavy transport aircraft comes to the aid. The leader among heavyweight aircrafts is … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/22/a-sneak-peek-into-an-an-124-ruslan-the-worlds-largest-aircraft/feed/ 4 Russia: Grass and Missiles http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/22/russia-grass-and-missiles/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/22/russia-grass-and-missiles/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:48:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165532 We arrived at the village and then drove to the resort, to a small slate career. The nearest underground missile silo was in two hundred meters from that place. Once, the formidable intercontinental ballistic missile R-36M UTTKh lived in the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/22/russia-grass-and-missiles/feed/ 2 CRADDLE. UNKNOWN THING IN AN UNKNOWN PLACE http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/21/craddle-unknown-thing-in-an-unknown-place/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/21/craddle-unknown-thing-in-an-unknown-place/#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:59:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165488 In the year dot, some aliens crashed next to the Earth. It is unknown what happened to the aliens, but an escape capsule survived… Armahema paid a visit again to some weird but highly secret place and brought back photos, but … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/21/craddle-unknown-thing-in-an-unknown-place/feed/ 7 Have You Ever Seen Nuclear Power Plant from Inside? http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/20/have-you-ever-seen-nuclear-power-plant-from-inside/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/20/have-you-ever-seen-nuclear-power-plant-from-inside/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:02:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165406 To get to the current nuclear power plant is an unattainable dream for many. Multi-level security system, radiation and seething crater of a nuclear reactor. … Welcome! 1. Smolensk NPP. Desnogorsk town. One of the 10 operating nuclear power plants … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/20/have-you-ever-seen-nuclear-power-plant-from-inside/feed/ 7 Radioactive legacy of the Soviet Union in the ruins of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/20/radioactive-legacy-of-the-soviet-union-in-the-ruins-of-the-semipalatinsk-nuclear-test-site/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/20/radioactive-legacy-of-the-soviet-union-in-the-ruins-of-the-semipalatinsk-nuclear-test-site/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:45:39 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165442 The nuclear program of the Soviet Union began shortly after the end of World War II. Tests were carried out in many remote areas, for example on Novaya Zemlya archipelago, in the Urals and in the steppes of the North-Eastern … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/20/radioactive-legacy-of-the-soviet-union-in-the-ruins-of-the-semipalatinsk-nuclear-test-site/feed/ 1 Space shield of Crimea http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/space-shield-of-crimea/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/space-shield-of-crimea/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:37:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165222   There is a unique place a couple of dozen kilometers away from Yevpatoria, the huge antennas of which can be seen from afar. It was built in USSR and now the 40-th separate command and measuring complex as part … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/space-shield-of-crimea/feed/ 1 How well is the MiG-31 Fighter Interceptor Armed? Lets See on this Fresh 2016 Example http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/how-good-is-mig-31-fighter-interceptor-is-armed-lets-see-on-this-fresh-2016-example/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/how-good-is-mig-31-fighter-interceptor-is-armed-lets-see-on-this-fresh-2016-example/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2016 07:14:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165248 During air festival “Wings of Parma, 2016″ it was possible to look at the missile-gun armament of the fighter-interceptor MiG-31. Let’s see inside what sort of weapons does it carry and how bad they are. 2. Four guided missiles of … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/how-good-is-mig-31-fighter-interceptor-is-armed-lets-see-on-this-fresh-2016-example/feed/ 1 Soviet Vintage Home Bike http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/soviet-vintage-home-bike/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/soviet-vintage-home-bike/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2016 07:04:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165210 That’s an example of Soviet home engineering. When the large plants specializing on some other products decide to do something good for the normal Soviet citizens. This bike has the odometer of a real Soviet motorbike. The price was 170 rub … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/15/soviet-vintage-home-bike/feed/ 3 How they raise the most famous bridge of St.Petersburg View from the inside http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/13/how-they-raise-the-most-famous-bridge-of-st-petersburg-view-from-the-inside/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/13/how-they-raise-the-most-famous-bridge-of-st-petersburg-view-from-the-inside/#comments Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:43:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165114 Drawbridges are the main symbol of St. Petersburg, the main attraction and the main reason for stopping the traffic. Today we will go straight into the most famous – the Palace Bridge, look at it from the inside and see … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/13/how-they-raise-the-most-famous-bridge-of-st-petersburg-view-from-the-inside/feed/ 0 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 Submarine 667-A Navaga scale model http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/12/submarine-667-a-navaga-scale-model/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/12/submarine-667-a-navaga-scale-model/#comments Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:57:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165042   The model is made in the scale of 50:1, with internally illuminated compartments, and breakdown view, like all previous submarine projects. Building the model took two years by 6 people, part by part (nose, aft), collection of information and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/12/submarine-667-a-navaga-scale-model/feed/ 7 Production of Traditional Highlanders Felt Cloaks in Dagestan, Russia http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/10/production-of-traditional-highlanders-felt-cloaks-in-dagestan-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/10/production-of-traditional-highlanders-felt-cloaks-in-dagestan-russia/#comments Sun, 10 Jul 2016 08:55:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164944 Two mountains of sheep’s wool loomed behind a craftswoman like wings. With her strong, work-worn hands, she strung long strands to comb them and burst into thin fibers. Her helpers, like the legendary Amazons, stretched wooden bows. There is no doubt, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/10/production-of-traditional-highlanders-felt-cloaks-in-dagestan-russia/feed/ 1 Russian Mi-8 helicopter production pictures http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/22/russian-mi-8-helicopter-production-pictures/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/22/russian-mi-8-helicopter-production-pictures/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:15:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164872 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/22/russian-mi-8-helicopter-production-pictures/feed/ 20 Russian Guy Makes Steam Engine Powered Bicycle http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/12/russian-guy-makes-steam-engine-powered-bicycle/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/12/russian-guy-makes-steam-engine-powered-bicycle/#comments Sun, 12 Jun 2016 10:33:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164862 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/12/russian-guy-makes-steam-engine-powered-bicycle/feed/ 6 Kazakhstanian Mercedes to Rolls Royce Shop http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/20/kazakhstanian-mercedes-to-rolls-royce-shop/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/20/kazakhstanian-mercedes-to-rolls-royce-shop/#comments Fri, 20 May 2016 10:29:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164708 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/20/kazakhstanian-mercedes-to-rolls-royce-shop/feed/ 4 Russian cosmonaut Gagarin helmet mystery http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/12/russian-cosmonaut-gagarin-helmet-mystery/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/12/russian-cosmonaut-gagarin-helmet-mystery/#comments Thu, 12 May 2016 19:00:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164654 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” … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/12/russian-cosmonaut-gagarin-helmet-mystery/feed/ 10 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 Taigan Lion Park in Crimea Releases Lions into the Wild http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/24/taigan-lion-park-in-crimea-releases-lions-in-the-wild/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/24/taigan-lion-park-in-crimea-releases-lions-in-the-wild/#comments Sun, 24 Apr 2016 13:07:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164516 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/24/taigan-lion-park-in-crimea-releases-lions-in-the-wild/feed/ 2 What Is Inside of a Military Submarine? http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/22/what-is-there-inside-of-a-military-submarine/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/22/what-is-there-inside-of-a-military-submarine/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 23:39:42 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164480 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! “Embankment of the historic fleet”. The museum has five … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/22/what-is-there-inside-of-a-military-submarine/feed/ 1