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1 Russia’s Big Hydro Power Plant in Kolyma

Russia’s Big Hydro Power Plant in Kolyma

Russian blogger Sergei has continued his journey through distant Siberian lands, home for gold diggers for over a century. Now he has visited the Kolyma hydroelectric power plant. It supplies over 95% of all electric power to the Magadan gold
industry. It was conceived in 1970, but because the then USSR collapsed and had problems with financing projects like this, it was finished only in 1994. Inside Sergei visits the station itself, gets to the dam, gets inside the plant, etc.
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7 Straight From the Factory Russian SU-34 Yet More Photos from How Are They Being Built

Straight From the Factory Russian SU-34 Yet More Photos from How Are They Being Built

So with all those talk about Syria and the bombings done by the Russian air force, let's take a look how the most advanced and powerful jets are made. This photo report comes straight from the Novosibirsk SU-34 production line. These are the newest SU-34, which is called 4+ generation jet. The production started just a few years ago and
there are only 73 such birds in Russian Air Force now. Some of them are now doing their job in Syria. We've seen some photos from this facility already, however one of our favorite bloggers, Slava, has taken some more really awesome photos of the facilities and the planes. Let's see what the new SU-34 looks like:
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2 Man in Polotsk Belarus Builds a Tractor Himself

Man in Polotsk Belarus Builds a Tractor Himself

These days when ex Soviet countries fight the recession and decline of their national currencies the hardware and automotive products are extremely expensive. To get a new tractor for a farm for example would require years and years of their income. So this man from
Polotsk, Belarus decided to find a way himself. He found tons of different scrap metal things and old auto parts and crafted it all together into a tractor. Let's see what he got, thanks to his daughter, who brought some publicity to her father's gains:
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12 Russia’s Biggest Submarine, the Akula

Russia’s Biggest Submarine, the Akula

A few photos here of Akula - Russian largest and biggest submarine yet. It's a nuclear underwater warship that is biggest in the world, has nuclear generators on board, is
called "Akula" in Russian which means "A Shark" and is dubbed "Typhoon" by Western armies. Their photos is always a pleasure to see and here is a new compilation.
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8 Russian Bikers Store Their Bikes in Apartments Over Winter

Russian Bikers Store Their Bikes in Apartments Over Winter

Winter is coming to Russia, and winter is considered no biking season - roads are slippery and its cold outside. So many bikers have to store their bikes over winter somewhere. However in big cities like Moscow there are still almost no personal storage rooms available. So what
to do with bikes? You won't believe but they store them right in their apartments! Here you would see examples of tens of Russian bikers who have to live long winter months, often in just one bedroom apartments together with their iron horses. Just imagine!
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3 Russia’s Newest Su-30SM Number 38 in an Air Show

Russia’s Newest Su-30SM Number 38 in an Air Show

Antonio went to another Russian airshow and made shots of the awesome newest SU-30SM jet with a number "38". Though SU-30 jets are pretty old, dated back to 1990, they had numerous modifications and upgrades
turning them into more modern planes. This "SM" index means most modern upgrade which they received only in 2014. Totally awesome new planes totally different from old 1990 stock model. See inside:
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5 Russian Forces in Syria part 2

Russian Forces in Syria part 2

More photos arriving from the Russian air force base in Latakia, Syria. In this set we would be able seeing planes, pilots, some construction going and all etc. All thanks to the Russian journalists starting arriving
there. Also you would see one interesting fact - most of the jets participating in bombings have their Russian Air Force markings - the Red Stars - being painted out with just plain gray polygons or circles.
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36 The First Bridge to Crimea is Completed

The First Bridge to Crimea is Completed

          According to Russian media the first bridge connecting continental Russia and Crimea peninsula has been completed.  Previously Crimea had no direct roads to Russia, you could get there either thru Ukrainian mainland or thru ferries from Russian coast. They have found the narrowest path in the Kerch Straight and started
building a bridge to connect Russia to Crimea. Now it's done. It's a technical bridge yet, not open for a general public, however trucks are already able to cross the sea and go to Crimea. Also it carries electric cables to feed electricity to the peninsula. A few details on the bridge and how it is built are inside.  
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9 Inside Russia’s Most Powerful Nuclear Power Plant

Inside Russia’s Most Powerful Nuclear Power Plant

Balakovo Russian Nuclear Power Plant is the most powerful and largest Russian nuclear plant. Over 30 Billion kW/h of electricity being produced here each year which is 1/5 of total Russian electric
power output! However in the world it's only the 51st largest. Anyway the place is magnificent and thanks to awesome Russian blogger Slava has visited it and made awesome photos:
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8 Russian SU-25SM Attack Bombers in Syria

Russian SU-25SM Attack Bombers in Syria

If you track the Middle East news recently, there is a lot of talk about Russian SU-25SM attack bombers spotted in Syria, both in satellite
photos of foreign intelligence and also in the recent French video some French tourist took in Latakia, Syria. Here is bit more about it.
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