56 Tank Biathlon 2015 Continued

Tank Biathlon 2015 Continued

Tank biathlon competition that was mentioned earlier is
continuing. A few more photos from Yuri who has visited the
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14 New Ukrainian Army Helmet Reminds an Imperial Trooper Helmet

New Ukrainian Army Helmet Reminds an Imperial Trooper Helmet

The new Ukrainian army mask was presented to public. The model was named "Cyborg", and some bloggers around have been finding a similarity between this new mask and imperial troopers mask out of the movie Star Wars. However despite
the similarities the main purpose of the unit is to protect face and neck of a soldier from grenades fragments. It also can withstand a direct hand gun shot and a rifle shot of up to 20 caliber. More photos inside:
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7 Rare Russian UAZ 469 with Anti-Tank Grenade Launcher Mounted

Rare Russian UAZ 469 with Anti-Tank Grenade Launcher Mounted

Just a few photos of this rare car. Well, the car itself - UAZ-469 is not rare and might be one of the most mass produced cars in USSR as they have been used (and are used still!) for
police patrol vehicles and in Russian Army. However this particular model with anti-tank grenade launchers (SPG-9 model) are not so often to be seen, so here are a few photos:
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1 Army Planes and Helicopters in Tomachevo Airport in Novosibirsk city

Army Planes and Helicopters in Tomachevo Airport in Novosibirsk city

Tolmachevo is an airport in Novosibirsk - ex Soviet "Academic City" - the city of young scientists. Even now its considered to be a center point for all Russia offshore programming services market with thousands of people working in companies serving all the Western world in long distance programming. However,
besides the science part of the city there is a strategic meaning - as the city is in the middle of the country and so there are plenty of warfare placed around. Alexei, the blogger, has went to the Tolmachevo - cities main air gate and have made shots of some not so civil part of the facility.
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8 Photos of Active Russian Destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov

Photos of Active Russian Destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov

An "Udaloy"-class Russian destroyer "Marshal Shaposhnikov" was laid down in 1985. It serves in Russian navy in the Pacific Fleet. This ship participated in a few operations in Arden bay - the home of Somali pirates. If you remember the
videos of Soviet sailors fighting pirates this is probably was shot from this ship. It's hard to get aboard as its in active Navy service however Russian blogger Alex S. has managed to do this and now we have the photos here:
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13 Inside of Russian Army Rocket Regiment

Inside of Russian Army Rocket Regiment

On 20th February the Governor of one Russian region was visiting the 39th Russian Rocket Regiment. The press was coming along with a governor and so did
Nikolay, the photographer. Now, thanks to Nikolay we can see what's inside the closed and secured doors of Russian rocket regiment. The story is inside:
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2 Russian Tank Biathlon 2015 Regional Games

Russian Tank Biathlon 2015 Regional Games

In Russian army there is some not usual event they have every year since recently. They call it "The Tank Biathlon". Sort of big bunch of tanks with colored flags each compete for some targets. But because this is a pan Russian game they need to supply only a few teams so
they have pre-qualification games in regions to select the best of the best to  go compete in federal tournament. So these are the regional games among a few tank regiments of Russia. Yuri, the photographer, has visited those and here are some photos:
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17 Soviet Wonder of the World: The Great Solar Furnace in Uzbekistan

Soviet Wonder of the World: The Great Solar Furnace in Uzbekistan

"This projected costed some crazy money and was possible to be produced only in the USSR. However, its day-to-day use was almost free - during the day the temperature inside the furnace is steady 3,000 degrees centigrade!", says
Nikolai, the blogger who went to Uzbekistan and visited this Soviet unique structure. With this furnace they were making metals melt with just Sun power. Want to see more? Thanks to Nick we can see it in detail:
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32 Not a Pack of Pencils

Not a Pack of Pencils

Those are not the pack of pencils, its something different. It's a "Hurricane" rocket complex stationed as a
monument near Russian factory producing them. Just a few photos to explore the similarity to pencils:
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6 Shipping thru the Arctics at Night

Shipping thru the Arctics at Night

"Night in the Arctics is not consistent thru year - in summer its shiny and bright in winters it's almost all  day it is dark.  When you go thru Arctics route you cross nine Russian timezones, and your on board clock show its own time. So it might be a
night according to the ship clock but day outside. So let's assume that's night in Arctics is the time of the day when its dark", says Dmitry L, Russian blogger and traveller who posted those awesome photos from the Arctics. Want to see more?
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