1 Russian Atomic Ice Breakers Up Close

Russian Atomic Ice Breakers Up Close

Thanks to one more photographer, Alexey K, there is one more look on the Russian atomic icebreakers  stationed in the city of Murmansk. We won't go into much detail with
this one but the photos are pretty much impressive - like this first one - of the ice breaker called "Soviet Union". It's not active now. See more inside:
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1 Russian Airport Trucks with Jet Engine

Russian Airport Trucks with Jet Engine

Yes, it really has a jet engine, the same one that MiG-15 and MiG-17 jets had. Those are pretty old jet engines, one of the first Soviet ones, and not used widely on the planes any more, but has got new life when mounted on the
airport trucks. Alexander, Russian photographer and aviation enthusiast has taken an effort to visit an airport and make some nice photos. Thanks to him  we will learn why the trucks have jet engines installed:
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9 Visiting Abandoned Russian Space Forces Object

Visiting Abandoned Russian Space Forces Object

Aja, the blogger, belongs to the group of the urban bloggers who rarely tell where the photos come from. This is because they visit highly interesting objects that are guarded no matter they were out of service yet. Thanks to this the
inner furnishings of this places is in much better condition - all the machines, displays and control panels are in place and might be even working if you push the right button. So let's see what they got this time:
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2 Zhostovo Trays Traditional Russian Craft

Zhostovo Trays Traditional Russian Craft

Zhostovo is a village in Russia which is famous for its traditional painting style. It originated there in midst 19th century. The main item they traditionally use as a target for their skill application are
the metal trays first coated with a few layers of putty and then painted by Zhostovo technique and lacquered. If you like to see more of those as well how they are being produced welcome inside:
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10 An Innovation Day: Exhibition of Novelty Armaments

An Innovation Day: Exhibition of Novelty Armaments

August 2014 there was an "Innovation Day". But basically this was an Innovation fair of the Ministry of Defense of Russia. So the Russian blogger Said who is fond of military equipment
(according to his posts) has visited this fair and is now sharing what he saw there: the most innovative military machinery and weapons according to 2014. Want to take a look:
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4 Abandoned Milk Factory in Novocherkask, Russia

Abandoned Milk Factory in Novocherkask, Russia

I am not sure, but as far as I recall despite lots of abandoned places posted on this blog, we didn't feature any milk factories. In Soviet Russia milk factory was basically called a place which under the order of the Soviet State was producing different sort of milk products all under the same brand. Those could include a few types of milk of different fat contents, cottage cheese, sour cream, cream, ice cream, kefir and other
products made out of cultured milk. Surprisingly, those didn't produce any yogurt, and most of Soviet people didn't try yogurts in their life, until the USSR collapsed. Now this team of urban explorers lead by Vasili has travelled to one of those which lays abandoned from presently recent age - in 2012 he says it was totally closed, so this site he visited has both Soviet and Russian features inside:
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22 Soviet Top Secret Nuclear Airplane M-60M

Soviet Top Secret Nuclear Airplane M-60M

In 1950s the idea of creating the nuclear airplane, the long range strategic bomber powered on the power of atom was considered as a necessity by Soviet generals. At that time there was already built first Russian atomic ice breaker with its independent nuclear reactor on board.
So the plane seemed to be pretty real. To give you a little spoiler on this post - yes, they finally was to able to build a working plane with a nuclear reactor on board which was powering it during the flight. Interested? Let's see how it all looked like:
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4 New Ukrainian Tank

New Ukrainian Tank

Ukrainian tank factory in Kharkiv presented a new vehicle these days - their take on a tank mixed up with a ligher armored fighting vehicle. They gave it the name BMP-64 and for
now only two test specimen were produced, both of them are on those photos. Just a few photos but maybe you want to take a look what Ukrainian military is up to now:
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5 Vintage Photos of Russian Railroad Workshops

Vintage Photos of Russian Railroad Workshops

Here and now old photos surface from more than 100 years ago of pre-communist Russia and its often pretty interesting to browse thru this collections to get that feel of a slow moving life just before much of the previous life was
destroyed in October 1917. Here is another one from back in 1912, a Ribinsk railroad workshops - that's a city close to Moscow. If you are into this type of stuff then welcome inside for wide-screen cool vintage photos:
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0 Russian Army Mobile Laundry

Russian Army Mobile Laundry

Denis, the blogger has visited a some sort of military exhibition and among all other stuff he saw the mobile laundry which Army and some police forces are now
starting using in Russia. So the soldiers don't have to walk in dirty cloths and can get a nice shoe shine at any time. Let's see what's inside:
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