3 T 90 aka Vladimir: Once a World Top-Selling Battle Tank

T 90 aka Vladimir: Once a World Top-Selling Battle Tank

November 5th was a birthday of this powerful Russian machine, T-90 "Vladimir" tank, that was put into operation in 1992. It was created in the late 1980s
or early 1990s as a deep modernization of the T-72B tank. The combat vehicle was named after Vladimir Ivanivich Potkin, the chief engineer of the tank.
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6 Russian Military Jet Factory has an Open House

Russian Military Jet Factory has an Open House

Recently an aircraft factory in Novosibirsk got an open house inviting anyone wanting to see what's inside, take photos and enjoy watching how the most modern Russian aircraft
are being produced. Some of the bloggers of course couldn't miss such an event including Alexey L. who went there and made those cool photos. Let's see what he got!
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6 Lada Tarzan: Russian Lada All Road Car from 1990s

Lada Tarzan: Russian Lada All Road Car from 1990s

In the 1990s, after the USSR had already collapsed and while the new Russian state was just forming, there were some great projects popping up from old Soviet industrial giants which had been
privatized. Some of them were only produced in limited quantities and here is the one such "miracle car" - LADA TARZAN - a Russian take on combining an SUV base with a regular passenger car.
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7 The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Nazarovskiy open-pit coal mine is situated in the Krasnoyarsk region, in the 1970s it became a ground to test the innovative coal mining technologies. This is where a unique rotor
complex SRs(K)-4000 by TARKAF is used, it is the biggest and the most efficient stripping complex in Russia. Let's visit the place together with blogger "gelio".
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3 Welcome to the Minefield!

Welcome to the Minefield!

It is not quiet in the Lyskovskoy district of the Nizhny Novgorod region - loud explosions and growling of military equipment are heard continiously. It is neither a war, not a drill - it's future engineer
corps passing their exams. They show their knowledge in mine laying and firing, making antitank ditches, dealing with dobies, driving position plotters, multipurpose road machines and diggers.
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3 Exciting Journey to the Offshore Platform For Arctic Oil Production

Exciting Journey to the Offshore Platform For Arctic Oil Production

In April an important event occured in the Russian Arctic - they dispatched the first arctic oil from the ice resistant platform "Prirazlomnaya". This platform is the only one used for offshore oil production in the Russian Arctic. It represents a very complex system. Hundreds of highly
professional people are occupied at "Prirazlomnaya" - from engineers who designed the platform to biologists who ensure the safety of the arctic nature the rig in the Pechora Sea. Right now we are going to join blogger Sergey Dolya and see how this platform is arranged.
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12 Russia’s New Polar Military Base is Close to the Northern Pole

Russia’s New Polar Military Base is Close to the Northern Pole

This is the Frantz Joseph Islands Archipelago - polar islands, some of the most Northern and closest you can get to the North pole. For years the only inhabitants were Russian soldiers, and now a new modern and highly technological military base has
been erected. Painted in the colors of the Russian flag, it makes this the closest a military base can get to the Northern pole. Let's see what's inside and how it was built, thanks to the Russian Ministry of Defense we can do it!
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25 Awesome Soviet Ekranoplan Aircraft Carrier Project

Awesome Soviet Ekranoplan Aircraft Carrier Project

If you are a constant visitor to this site, I believe you already know about Ekranoplans - unique Soviet semi-boats semi-jets which could glide at very low altitudes above the sea and very quickly move troops or equipment or passengers this way. Sadly, not many of
them survived and they didn't go into mass production. However, here is one more interesting project - a researcher tried to re-invent a Soviet idea - a giant Ekranoplan that could carry.. other aircraft, like the aircraft carrying ships of present. Let's take a look!
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6 Apapelgino: An Abandoned Aviation Village

Apapelgino: An Abandoned Aviation Village

Not all abandoned places are created equal. Some simply you can't resist by looking at or willing to go and explore yourself. This abandoned Russian aviator's village on Chukotka, called Apapelgino. It was a large village - with over 2,000 people living in it founded in 1939.
During the Soviet epoch it was very well maintained and needed. Then after USSR collapse it gradually ceased to exist and was totally abandoned in 2004. Thanks to cool Russian blogger Zzhitel we can now see how it looks now. And you won't be disappointed!
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0 Russian Crab Growers

Russian Crab Growers

As Russian blogger and photographer Alexander says, this is the only Russian sea crab growing operation existing now. It is based in the Russian
far east and was organized by the Russian Fish and Ocean Institute. They grow crabs in the shallow waters, and this is how they do it:
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