1 Moscow Railroad Depots as Seen from the Drone

Moscow Railroad Depots as Seen from the Drone

So, as technologies develop, we now get access to a new tool - flying cameras. Some manufacturers of the drones actually name their products this way now, rather than just a flying thing for a purpose that isn't very clear. Photographers are catching up too, because using this thing they can take photos of the same old places but from a totally different angle. Like these
photos of various Moscow railway stations. Alexandr, the photographer, has got his flying camera and now he can share with us awesome panoramic photos of the stations. The biggest depot he got on camera has thirty nine railways coming all together in one big garage. How can you catch all of this in one shot if not from the air? See more inside:
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21 Battleship Aurora in the Docks

Battleship Aurora in the Docks

Aurora, or how it's written in Russia "AVRORA", is a very important vintage battleship - first it's still more or less intact and thus can be climbed and explored, and second it is greatly connected with an event called "October revolution" - it's when Lenin took power. Legend says the coup members, including Lenin, had a plan that the coup would start after the rebel sailors of the Aurora cruiser started to fire shells into the Winter Palace, or Hermitage as we know it now, in St. Petersburg. So since then, in every Soviet school, this battleship shot in 1917, was proclaimed to be a game changer and in important
historical piece in itself. There were songs about it, there were movies about it, and the ship itself was on a constant display in downtown St. Petersburg in Soviet times for tons of tourists coming from different parts of the country to get a peek of the legend. These days the legend has moved to the docks, as while it was being displayed in St. Petersburg it remained submerged in the river waters so it was rusting and needed renovation. So here we have a unique chance, thanks to Alex, to see the legend of Soviet school goers up close in the dock. See it inside:
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3 Lots of Russian Hackers Line Up For Something

Lots of Russian Hackers Line Up For Something

Russia has been famous with giving the world best... hackers. Lot of cases all over the world over the recent times where the Russian hackers were involved - banks, large corporations and even the celebrities. Sometimes the word "Russian Hacker" make people tremble and think twice while entering
their card information. And now there is a contest for hackers in Russia. Just see how many youngsters are interested in computers on the first photo - there should be a way to funnel all this energy into something. So one large international corporation is now doing this:
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4 Looks Like Those Work

Looks Like Those Work

It looks like this strange, home-made armor works. At least from looking at these photos of an Ukrainian armored vehicle after the battle. You can clearly see that
damage occurred to the metal bars but not to the vehicle itself and it looks like he successfully left the battlefield. Some more photos are inside.
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0 Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On

    After watching this video of oil rig crashing I got a feeling I now understand the meaning of "Keep Calm
and Carry On". This is a short video just twenty seconds, but be sure you watch till end it has a plot twist.
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13 Abandoned Military Installations from Crimea and More

Abandoned Military Installations from Crimea and More

  One of our readers has travelled around the ex-Soviet places to visit abandoned buildings, sites, etc. Here what he has to show and tell us: Traveling through the east, you often come across structures which stand as eerie
monuments to past times and relics from the cold war. Here is a selection of pictures I have taken on my travels throughout the east during the last few years. See inside for more. Military Airfield. Krim, Ukraine
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13 A Bridge Strength Test: 25 Loaded Kamaz Trucks

A Bridge Strength Test: 25 Loaded Kamaz Trucks

So this is how they test newly built bridges in Russia nowadays. A pack of KAMAZ tip trucks loaded with sand stand side by side, very close to each other. Each truck weighs 25 tons, so this pack grosses at more than six hundred tons tightly packed into one spot. Then this bunch of weight on wheels is moved to another part of the bridge, measurements are taken, then the process is repeated again and again. So the photographer nicknamed Wizarden was
watching for the whole morning to see how six hundred tons of sand were moved, waiting to see if the bridge would collapse. The spoiler - it didn't collapse. Want more of a spoiler? Here: do you know where the top managers of the contractor who built the bridge spent their time during this KAMAZ test? You won't believe it, but they were loaded into a small boat and went under the bridge (probably praying). See more here:
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8 Abandoned Sulfuric Acid Factory and a Lesson in Chemistry

Abandoned Sulfuric Acid Factory and a Lesson in Chemistry

A blogger calling himself Armahema has made an attempt to visit a recently abandoned factory which was making a highly corrosive tincture we know now by the name Sulfuric Acid. It looks like he got out of this location pretty safely and so we can see
what he encountered inside. Spoiler: after reading this post you should have a basic understanding on how sulfuric acid is being made. Also there is a lot of sulphur inside. You are welcome to view the photos and read the story:
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9 Big Brother of Moscow

Big Brother of Moscow

Big brother is watching you and for sure he does it in Moscow. Hundreds of people sitting in a large white building in the centre of Moscow gather information from over 130,000 (!) cameras installed in the
city and are constantly tracking people and situations around. Wanna see a bit more? We have a bit more thanks to Dmitriy who visited their lair and took some photos with his tablet pc:
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32 Awesome Production of SU-30

Awesome Production of SU-30

One of the forests in the Moscow region and abandoned
equipment again. Put on the rubber boots and come go with us!
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