0 How St.Petersburg Most Famous Bridge Works, Being Lifted Each Night

How St.Petersburg Most Famous Bridge Works, Being Lifted Each Night

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.
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7 Why Did Soviet Most Nice Looking Van Fail

Why Did Soviet Most Nice Looking Van Fail

This 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 car. But it wasn't.
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4 Crimea: Trip to Underground Submarines Storage, Cold War Object, Now Underground Museum of Submarines

Crimea: Trip to Underground Submarines Storage, Cold War Object, Now Underground Museum of Submarines

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 submarines. After the WW2 bot world superpowers USSR and USA were increasing their nuclear potential. Then Stalin
ordered to find a place where to hide nuclear missiles carrying submarines. After a few years of search they found this bay and a small town Balaclava. They changed its status to "Top Secret" overnight. They were building the object for the next eight years. Russian blogger Alexei went there and here is his story.
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1 Launch of Soyuz MC-05 from Baikonur Spaceport

Launch of Soyuz MC-05 from Baikonur Spaceport

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.
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2 This Van Has a Jet Airplane Engine Installed in It

This Van Has a Jet Airplane Engine Installed in It

What 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 at this picture - inside this van there is a jet gas turbine engine is installed in it. The same one that airplanes have.
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2 Man Was Making Moonshine for Sale Deep in Woods in Belarus

Man Was Making Moonshine for Sale Deep in Woods in Belarus

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 made product waiting aside.
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4 The Story of an Abandoned Nuclear Lighthouse near St.Petersburg

The Story of an Abandoned Nuclear Lighthouse near St.Petersburg

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.
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2 Russian Air Show Maks 2017

Russian Air Show Maks 2017

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 says. So take a look what they had to show this time. Thanks to Deletant for his photos.
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0 This Day in History: July 22, 1951, First Live Animals Fly to Space

This Day in History: July 22, 1951, First Live Animals Fly to Space

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.
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3 17 Examples of Russian Redneck Engineering

17 Examples of Russian Redneck Engineering

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 life issues. So here are
seventeen Russian redneck lifehacks to ease your everday life. Like, if you don't want to spend ruble for an expensive yacht, just take an old UAZ van body and place it on an old boat. Congratulations, you've got a yacht!
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