The Project 941 submarine (NATO reporting name: Typhoon) is a type of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine deployed by the Soviet Navy in the 1980s. With a submerged displacement of 48,000 tons, the Typhoons are the largest class of submarine ever built, large enough to accommodate decent living facilities for the crew when submerged for months on
end. The Russian Navy canceled its Typhoon modernization program in March 2012, stating that modernizing one Typhoon would be as expensive as building two new Borei-class submarines. With the announcement that Russia has eliminated the last SS-N-20 missile in September 2012, the remaining Typhoons have reached the end of service.
Glass dome, QR codes, what is this all about? A whole QR code house was built in one of Moscow parks. Almost all of its internal surfaces are covered with QR codes. From time to time they flash and light up in a random order to attract the attention of the
visitors. Visitors are being handled a handheld device to scan them with. Then they get some sort of information and other things through the scanned code. I don't find the idea to be particularly useful, however it looks pretty cool to me.
During the Stalin's period gold mining prospered in different corners of the USSR. The lack of this metal determined the gold finders to cherish. The Soviet state wasn't considering the costs of such gold
because again, of the great lack of this material. After Iosiv Stalin's death such large-scale mining operations were stopped. Now, in Georgia some citizens are refreshing their grandfathers methods.