21 Russian Legendary Bikes URAL

Russian Legendary Bikes URAL

"Ural" is a brand of Russian motorbikes, which has recently become a sort of cult in the USA for some reason. Basically, this is probably the only consumer automotive technology being imported into the States, and they say that even Brad Pitt has one. Why are they so popular its hard to say, but what is obvious is that this make and model has not been changed since the 50s or 60s, at least visually, and maybe that's what attracts the customers. In Russia, they cost
a fraction of how much they are being marketed for in USA, and this is why: a lot of top notch Western components are being used in those "Soviet" machines: Marzochi, Sanchs, Denso, Ducati, Yuasa, Brembo, etc - all those brands are used to assemble the bikes that now only visually remind us of their Soviet fathers. And here is someone has visited the URAL factory in the town of Irbit, which is in Ural mountains. Here we have it:
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7 Korean Warships in Ice Arrive to Russia

Korean Warships in Ice Arrive to Russia

That's not a photo from a movie shooting. That's a Korean warship convoy that a few days ago arrived at Vladivostok. Looks like it's pretty
much freezing these days in that part of the Pacific as the ships were fully covered with ice! A few more photos are inside:
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4 A Few Abandoned Planes on the Air Strip

A Few Abandoned Planes on the Air Strip

Andrei Kronos, a blogger, got a chance to go to the city near Moscow with a camera and a wide-angle lens to shoot some photos of the old airplanes that have been
moth-balled for a while. The planes he saw there were TU-154 and AN-24 and he thoroughly photographed those from the outside, and more importantly, from the inside.
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8 Missile Launchers at Hand

Missile Launchers at Hand

A few days ago there was a rocket forces anniversary in Russia. So here are some photos from one of the regiments near Vitebsk, Russia. The RuForces bloggers team went there and took some
photos.  If you continue reading this post you'll be able to see one of the most powerful Russian weapons up very, very close, as you have probably never seen it before. So let's see it:
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4 This Is How Russia Repairs And Improves Military Aircrafts

This Is How Russia Repairs And Improves Military Aircrafts

Blogger Aslan has paid a visit to the aircraft repair plant of Rzhev, Russia, to make a report
about mass modernization of MiG-31 fighters. His pictures are presented in this post.
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10 An Abandoned Interplanetary Communication Link Centre

An Abandoned Interplanetary Communication Link Centre

"Tens of kilometers thru the snow, on foot. Barely walkable path thru the forest. Holding our breath we understand with each step we are getting closer and closer to the object. The place we made all this way is just around the corner". - this is how Ulter1or remembers his trip to this huge satellite abandoned complex deep in the woods. He, is like the other
explorator Armahema, doesn't give away his real name - they explore the places that are often forbidden to enter, so the secrecy might be a must for them. However the photos he bring back are purely awesome. Massive post inside, a huge - over 25 meters (or 75 feet!) in diameter abandoned scientific satellite dish  just around the corner!
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7 One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One Old Ambulance Soviet Retro Car Restored

One guy in Ukraine had a dream to find the old and very rare Soviet GAZ-13 "Chaika" (or "Seagull") luxury car which was used (very rarely!) as an ambulance. He
spent lot of time searching for a car, as their pretty much rare to buy. Finally het got one and started the repair works. See what he got as a result:
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1 Russian MI-17 Simulator

Russian MI-17 Simulator

New MI-17 helicopters require pilots with new skills so the helicopter factory in Ulyanovsk, where those copters are made opened a training center with MI-17 simulations consisting of real world MI cockpit and many other parts that come from real helicopters
which gets mixed with immersive high resolution projectors which create a presence effect and other high tech stuff. Armen, the blogger has got chance to visit a place and made those photos, so let's take a look how it looks and "flies":
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3 Sneaking Illegaly into Nuclear Power Plant

Sneaking Illegaly into Nuclear Power Plant

Remember those guys who sneaked illegally into St.Petersburg largest civil airport and wandered there, touching the planes and stuff? Now same group of guys made another trespassping endeavor, now into the nuclear
power station near same city - St. Petersburg. They were able to climb the huge chimneys and even get into the reactor building and make everywhere photos, selfies etc. We have some photos inside!
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4 Soviet Army Legacy Supermarket in Belarus

Soviet Army Legacy Supermarket in Belarus

Have you ever dreamt of your own armoured personal carrier? To drive in the countryside and scare locals away? Or maybe you'd prefer a cross-country vehicle to furrow frozen ground? If you are a radio ham you are twice lucky because you could find so much working material here! Blogger Anton (anton-petrus) has been there in spring - the
military unit belonging to the communications division of the Belorussian Mistry of Defence. This where they do real business! After the collapse of the USSR Belarus had a lot of equipment - most of it in an ideal condition. And they decided to sell it, places like this turned into a huge unique supermarket!
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