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8 Special Soviet Shooting Knife

Special Soviet Shooting Knife

This is a special Soviet knife designed in the 1970s at the order of the Ministry of Defence and KGB of the USSR. An ordinary scout's knife
had to turn into a combined multifunctional weapon. They made a knife with a firing device adapted for a special 7,62 mm cartridge. 
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3 Unique Simulator For Deck Based Aircrafts

Unique Simulator For Deck Based Aircrafts

Here is a ground training complex for aircrafts located in the Crimea. It was built at the end of the 70s specially for an aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov". The complex is about to be modernized to look like a deck of a modern aircraft carrier. The simulator named "Nitka" helps pilots to practice the technique of
taking off and landing on a deck to feel more confident in the sea. The complex can even imitate different weather conditions, rolling, for example. You do not see this but "Nitka" is a big structure whose equipment is mostly hidden under the ground (including its hydraulic braking system).
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2 Huge Siberian Electrical Machinery Plant

Huge Siberian Electrical Machinery Plant

Blogger wizarden has visited "ELSIB", the big scientific and production association in Novosibirsk that designs and makes electric machines, turbo- and hydraulic turbine generators and provides contract supervision at
various objects. Its products are used for oil and gas, coal, chemical and other industries both in Russia and abroad. Today about 30% of Russian power plants have their energy provided by ELSIB generators.
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1 Final Destination of Supersonic Aircraft Tu 144

Final Destination of Supersonic Aircraft Tu 144

Tu-144 USSR-77110 you see on the image above landed thirty years ago at an airfield of Ulyanovsk-Barataevka. It was the final, 140th flight for the supersonic plane, its destination was the
museum in Ulyanovsk. The flight lasted 1 hour 30 minutes, since the beginning of its service it had logged 247 hours 1 minute (including 116 hours 27 minutes in a supersonic mode).
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4 Space is Near

Space is Near

Ladies and gentlemen, please let me to remind you during these Easter weekend that space is really much closer to us
than we often realize. Especially in Russia. Inside there is a full set - click on the images to see full size.
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7 Making Special Vehicles For the Russian Armed Forces

Making Special Vehicles For the Russian Armed Forces

"Project-Tekhnika" corporation makes multipurpose and special vehicles for the Russian armed forces. It has several plants and
this one, the Shumerlya Special Vehicles Plant, is one of them. We will see it courtesy of blogger i-korotchenko.
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0 Aircrafts Need Some Restyling Too

Aircrafts Need Some Restyling Too

Together with blogger fotografersha we're in the aircraft painting shop of
"Spektr-Avia" company to see how An-124 "Ruslan" is restyled and provided its new
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2 Aboard the Huge Icebreaker

Aboard the Huge Icebreaker

Today we will join blogger sergeydolya and see the interior of a huge icebreaker travelling to the North Pole
is arranged. Inside are images of the kitchen, trash compartment, cabins for sailors and some shops...
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3 Going 550 Meters Deep For Diamonds

Going 550 Meters Deep For Diamonds

Many Russian quarries are abandoned today, they look from the height like huge creepy holes in the ground, but the demand for diamonds is so overwhelming that we are ready to go far deep to the bowels of the earth
to find some more. This story is about mining diamonds in Yakutia. We are going to join blogger dementievskiy, go 500-700 meters under the ground and check out how Yakut diamonds are mined today.
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9 Back to the Engels Air Force Base: Tu Aircrafts

Back to the Engels Air Force Base: Tu Aircrafts

Russian blogger russos published these cool photos of Tu 95MS, Tu-190 planes taken at the Engels Air Force Base, to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of the Russian air forces and please all fans of aviation. Most of them could be used as beautiful wallpaper.
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