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89 Artificial Skiing in Moscow

Artificial Skiing in Moscow

No, they don't have enough snow in Russia, they now make an artificial skiing resorts like this one in Moscow. This is gonna be the largest in Europe artificial skiing resort with a dome and artificial ice and snow. The length of the domed route is more than 400 meters (1200 ft) and is 60 m (180 ft) wide. More than 800 people can ski or snowboard at the same time. OK, this
has a sense somewhere in Saudi Arabia, where there is no snow at all and they are dreaming of a bit of freezing wind even at winter and there is a plain desert with no hills, but what the reason for it in Moscow, where there is a snow during 7 month a year, where there is a lot of natural hills around? Who can tell the reason for this?
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17 Russian Car Exhibition with HDR

Russian Car Exhibition with HDR

A bunch of over-processed photos
from cars exhibition in Moscow.
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3 Just Another Strange Car

Just Another Strange Car

It's another something found on Russian streets. What's is of most interest in this "vehicle" is that it seems both
parts of a car and of a bike were used in it. The trunk is from Russian LADA car, but reduced in its width.
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31 What Can Be Done With an Old Bus

What Can Be Done With an Old Bus

This is an example of an old Soviet-Russian bus LIAZ that still can be often meet
in Russian cities on public transportation routes, like on the pic above.
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69 Russian GPS

Russian GPS

In Russia now they develop a new GPS system - GLONASS - for inner use - probably in order not to rely on
foreign GPS system for state uses. Here are a few samples of the end-user devices available on market.
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28 Old Russian Car That Could Swim

Old Russian Car That Could Swim

One guy has told about a car that stays in his parking. It history goes back to Soviet times, the communist sixties. It was a car that was designed and built by special Soviet car company, it had many advanced features at that time. It had some features never being implemented in Russian cars before: the clearance could be
adjusted from with dashboard buttons, like on some modern SUVs, it had a button to start an engine, instead of a key, the dashboard indicated the current gear selected etc, it had heating of rear and front windows, and the main thing - it could run float on water as well as on regular roads.
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30 Lexus Smashed with Tractor on Purpose

Lexus Smashed with Tractor on Purpose

You better do not park your new Lexus while
on travel to Russia in wrong places!
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15 Electronic Smoking Device

Electronic Smoking Device

One of the hi-tech labs in Russia is going to launch a mass production of Electronic Smoking Device (ESD). It comes with software (Cyrillic
screenshot below) and can be connected to USB port of any PC. It uses vacuum method and can be loaded with water for suction power.
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30 Russian “Ecranoplanes”

Russian “Ecranoplanes”

An "ekranoplan" literally "screen plane" is a vehicle resembling an aircraft, but operating solely on the principle of ground effect. Ground effect vehicles (GEV) fly above any flat surface, with the height above ground dependent upon the size of the vehicle. During the Cold War, ekranoplans were sighted for years on the Caspian Sea as huge, fast-moving objects. The name Caspian Sea Monster was given by U.S. intelligence operatives who had discovered the huge vehicle, which looked like an airplane with the outer halves of the wings removed. After the end of the Cold War, the "monster" was revealed to be one of several Russian military designs meant to fly only a few meters above water, saving energy and staying below enemy radar. The KM, as the Caspian Sea Monster was known in the top secret Soviet military development program, was over 100 m long (330 ft), weighed 540 tonnes fully loaded, and could travel over 400 km/h (250 mi/h), mere meters above the surface of the water. The important design principle is that wing lift is reduced as operating altitude of the ekranoplan is increased (see ground effect). Thus it is
dynamically stable in the vertical dimension. Once moving at speed, the ekranoplan was no longer in contact with the water, and could move over ice, snow, or level land with equal ease. These craft were originally developed by the Soviet Union as very high-speed (several hundred km/hour) military transports, and were mostly based on the shores of the Caspian Sea and Black Sea. The largest could transport over 100 tonnes of cargo. The development of ekranoplans was supported by Dmitri Ustinov, Minister of Defence of USSR. About 120 ekranoplans (A-90 Orlyonok class) were initially planned to enter military service in the Soviet Navy. The figure was later reduced to less than thirty vehicles, planned to be deployed mainly for the Black and the Baltic Soviet navies. Marshal Ustinov died in 1985, and the new Minister of Defence Marshal Sokolov effectively ceased the funding for the program. The only three operational A-90 Orlyonok ekranoplans built (with renewed hull design) and one Lun-class ekranoplan remained at a naval base near Kaspiysk.
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15 Russian Rich Guy’s Boat

Russian Rich Guy’s Boat

Some Russian rich guys exercise in luxury, some in ingenuity of their luxury. Like this shark-boat in St. Petersburg. It stayed
for a few days parked near one of the city river banks then floated away driven by some another New Russian Rich Man.

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