We are at the Monino airfield again. And this post is devoted to Tu-4, Russian copy of V-29. This Tu-4 (serial number 2805103) was built in 1952 at the Kuibyshev Aviation Plant, it's the only Tu-4 preserved in Russia. It is
said to have participated in the attack of Budapest in 1956. The order to drop bombs was scrubbed out when the plane was already approaching the city. See many pictures of the vehicle inside the post.
Do we really know what is there, out in space? Not really much, we can only look at stars or ... hear them. Smart radiophysicist gave us such an opportunity when had built their huge metal plates in dense pine forests far from big busy cities. The grand ears of the planet were intended to contact the far and
alien space. They used to sit at a fire and sing their romantic songs when rested from numerous devices, apparatuses, indicators... We don't know what stars told them. But today all those devices are broken, the grand ears of the planet only hear rustling leaves of young birches....
This is another hydro power plant of North Ossetia - Zaramagskaya HPP. It is definitely worth visiting. The whole structure is very complicated and divided into two interconnected plants - the main one and the one being built, HPP-1. When finished it will become the largest hydro power plant of the North Caucasus and
will have the highest water pressure compared to other hydro power plants of Russia - 630 meters. Zaramagskaya HPP has already been built for thirty years. The head HPP with power of fifteen MW was put into service in 2009. It is located on the Ardon river near the gorge up to 1000 meters deep.