first russian computer mice collection
51 The Manipulator For Graphical Information

The Manipulator For Graphical Information

Do you remember the first Russian laptop? Here come the first Russian mice. The design is alike, it should be classy things at that time, 16-17 years ago. Which one do you like the most? Thanks to the collector Sergei Frolov, for sharing with us such rare photos.
This mice were used by Soviet computer users in 1986-1994 while probably creating some new sort of "MIR" space station, which was never built though. What pitty. So, the mice: The cord is nice, nowadays the fashion for such cords return.
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7 Inflatable S-300 air defense system

Inflatable S-300 air defense system

The S-300PMU [SA-10 land-based, SA-N-6 naval version] surface-to-air missile system is able to engage a number of targets simultaneously, countering intensive aircraft raids at low-to-high altitude. The SA-10 offers significant advantages over older strategic surface-to-air missile systems, including multitarget handling and engagement characteristics, a capability against low altitude targets with small radar
cross-sections such as cruise missiles, a capability against tactical ballistic missiles, and possibly a potential to intercept some types of strategic ballistic missiles. It was Russia's best system in this class. Real threat to enemy planes and ballistic missiles. Costs hundres thousands dollars each. And now a budget version - inflatable. First check the real thing:
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23 AK-47 Kalashnikov museum

AK-47 Kalashnikov museum

  This is photoset from Kalashnikov AK-47 Museum in Izhevsk city, Russia. The Kalashnikov Museum was opened in the city of Izhevsk, Russia on November 4, 2004 - one week prior to the AK-47
designer's 85th birthday as a gift for his anniversary. The budget of the project exceeded US$8,000,000. You can see the photos made by actual museum visitor here in this post:
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first russian laptop elektronika
42 First Russian Laptop

First Russian Laptop

This is first Russian laptop, made under the brand "Elektronika". The production started in 1991 and lasted not very long due to the high price of the device - none of the common people could afford themselves such
devices. The price for the computer was around $6000, that equals 25,000 roubles according to that time's exchange rate, when the average salary across the country was 500 roubles (50 times less!).
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