4 Boarding Russian High Speed Train

Boarding Russian High Speed Train

Have you seen these Russian trains? Well not actually Russian, they are made by SIEMENS however in Russia they are branded with the Russian word "SAPSAN" after the fastest known bird, and here they are.
Yaroslavl, the photographer, visited a train station during the boarding of the three millionth passenger and took some photos of the trains and what was going on around. You are welcome to see more:

26 Trip to the Underground Moscow Nuclear Shelter

Trip to the Underground Moscow Nuclear Shelter

Mikhail and some of his friends went down into the one of the Moscow nuclear shelters prepared for emergency in case someone pushed the Red Button. That is a huge shelter which seats 2,700
people and can also hold cars. It's over 2,000 square meters in area. Do you want to see what is inside - we can show you thanks to the photos and stories he brought from there.

2 Sukhoi Super Jet inside A Huge Ruslan Cargo Plane

Sukhoi Super Jet inside A Huge Ruslan Cargo Plane

Superjet is a new passenger jet being manufactured by the Sukhoi company, the mothership of SU jets. Now it has reached the stage in the design of a passenger machine where yet more tests need to be done, and for those tests they brought it to Moscow. For some reason they decided to bring it inside another plane, one of the biggest cargo planes, an AN-124 Ruslan, rather than to fly it over
by itself - which it can pretty much do already as over 45 of these planes have been shipped to customers around the world. But this particular model is a modified jet, so they decided to transport it by plane and that's why we have the photos now to look at. Marina has travelled to this event and took the photos, thanks Marina, and let's see what she has got!

2 Chinese Air Force in Lipetsk Russia

Chinese Air Force in Lipetsk Russia

Three SU-30MKK war planes of the Chinese air force have arrived in Lipetsk, Russia. It is not often that an airplane of the army of the another state is a guest in Russia, and it is even more rare to see jets from China. So here is the story and photos. By the way, those SU-30MKK are Russian SU planes that were specially designed for the
needs of the Chinese air force in the early 2000s.  They are very similar to the SU-30MK planes that were designed for and sold to the Indian air force, but still there are some differences. The Russian prototypes used to design those planes were called SU-27. Sergey has taken some photos of those and has a story.
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4 Former Missile Base To Grow Mushrooms

Former Missile Base To Grow Mushrooms

Once these hangars were used to accomodate a Soviet missile base, today they serve for growing mushrooms. This farm became the largest in Belorussia, it supplies ten tons of
mushrooms monthly to trading networks of the republic and neighboring countries. Right now you are welcome inside the post to see how mushrooms grow in specially created conditions.

5 AN-12 Soviet Airplane

AN-12 Soviet Airplane

The AN-12 Russian Soviet plane was one of the most widely used planes around the world, together with the American C-130. European socialist countries, countries of Africa and Latin America
and of course the Soviet Union have been using it on a large scale all over the world since it began being manufactured in the 1960s. Let's see what this plane is all about.
5 Huge Belaz Trucks Smash Toyota

Huge Belaz Trucks Smash Toyota

        Belaz trucks are giant Belarussian (previously Soviet made) trucks that are used to transport large amounts of iron or other ore in one trip. They come in a few versions - the smallest and lightest trucks weigh 70 tons! The biggest Belaz is
huge and weighs 360 tonnes. Like the one on the picture above. Now let's come inside and see more of these metal monsters and also see what happens when some of them back up late at night and simply don't notice a Toyota car parked behind them.

2 Saving Equipment from Shattered Ice

Saving Equipment from Shattered Ice

When traveling on an atomic ice-breaker, the crew often make stops and drop different equipment onto the ice, because the mission is not purely entertainment but rather scientific research. So people disembark onto the ice and spend time doing some scientific stuff, staying for days on the ice near the ship. However, there is a risk of the ice shattering,
sometimes it can happen very fast and these things are hard to predict. Now, this time when Sergey travelled with an icebreaker team, they had three containers of scientific equipment, life supplies and a few people out there on ice, when suddenly the ice broke and people were cut off from the ship. See how it went further on:

3 Sauna in the Typhoon class Submarine

Sauna in the Typhoon class Submarine

You might not have known that the largest submarine in the word, the 174 meter (575 ft) long submarine of the Typhoon class, has got a sauna inside. Ok, once you've learned this you probably can imagine a pretty big roomy
sauna (as the submarine is so big) but no, the sauna is pretty humble. Oleg, the blogger, has taken a rare chance to sneak into this underwater giant and take some photos of its "SPA" center. Let's see!

1 How Optical Sights Are Being Made?

How Optical Sights Are Being Made?

Remember a few days ago we saw an abandoned place full of optical sights? Now we have optical sights for guns again but this time its not abandoned and they are not made yet. We will see how those are being manufactured and assembled. Might be pretty interesting inside, thanks
to Aslan who has visited a highly secured production line of this Russian factory specializing in the long range aiming optics. Normal people are not allowed there with a camera but he went and made those photos! So let's see, that should be interesting:

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