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2 Missile Systems Under Disguise

Missile Systems Under Disguise

    Russian strategic rocket forces take necessary measures to enhance manoeuvrability and survivability of
mobile basing combat missile complexes - they need to be disguised well. This is how they cover their weapons. 
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4 Perestroika That Never Hits the Road

Perestroika That Never Hits the Road

When "Perestroika" - a term coined by Mikhail Gorbachev, was a trend in one large country, another "Perestroika" which literary means "rebuilding" was conceived by the engineers of Minsk Auto Factory or MAZ, one of the largest Soviet truck manufacturers. This somehow unusual looking truck is
"Perestroika" itself. You might have already noticed a gap between the truck's cab and the headlights, that is because the truck was not one solid truck but rather a set of modules or blocks that could be conjoined. Let me try to explain what this Perestroika truck was about.
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1 A New Scout Plane is Up

A New Scout Plane is Up

A new modified "flying radar" plane, the A-50U or called "Mainstay" by NATO, has been shipped to the Russian air force recently. Basically as I understand it, these planes provide radar coverage where the army has no radar. So when a part of the air force or navy is going somewhere they would probably like to have a powerful radar with them, capable
on spotting any enemy units that may be around or to use it more for targeting their attacks. Such planes began being used in the 1980s but in 2011 they released an upgraded version of the old plane which can conduct its functions digitally. More pictures inside, also the photos are clickable and are pretty widescreen.
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9 How Russian BTRs Are Being Assembled

How Russian BTRs Are Being Assembled

Here we get a chance to peek inside the factory that assembles BTRs, Russian military reconnaissance vehicles. It is a military oriented factory, so there is a special controlling unit making sure that you don't capture in your
viewfinder anything they don't want to be seen, however we did get those photos and I find them pretty interesting. The assembly of a BTR starts with a fully pre-made body. It comes from a factory nearby, already painted and
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4 Making Communications For the Russian Army

Making Communications For the Russian Army

In Kaluga, Russia, they apply the newest technologies to make communication tools of the future for the Russian army - mobile communication
hardware, command and control vehicles, telemetry equipment, automobile electronics, telecommunication cabinets and racks, etc.
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3 New Flying Season Has Opened!

New Flying Season Has Opened!

The new flying season has been opened by the best Russian aerobatic teams at the airfield of Kubinka, in the
Moscow region. They will fly at the Victory Parade in Moscow in May, so they already need to start training.
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6 How Does the Largest Plane Work: Facts and Story About AN 255

How Does the Largest Plane Work: Facts and Story About AN 255

The An-225 "Mriya" (translated from Ukrainian as "dream") is the heaviest plane ever going aloft. Its maximum takeoff weight amounts to 640 tons. The reason they decided to build such a huge flying vehicle was the necessity
to create an air transport system for the project of the Soviet reusable space shuttle "Buran". By the way, the "Mriya" you see in the picture above is unique, there are no more An-225 planes in the world.
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6 Graham Bell Island: Remains of the Soviet Command Post

Graham Bell Island: Remains of the Soviet Command Post

There had been an independant radar control company on Graham Bell Island of Franz Josef Land until 1993, it used to be the
northernmost subdivision of the Soviet army. They had an air command post there and an airfield as well. Look what remains of them.
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2 Primorye Artillery Drill

Primorye Artillery Drill

Artillery-men of the Primorye region, Russia, have rallied for mastering all artillery systems they are armed with. They are going
to have practical exercises and theoretical classes. You are about to see photos of a live practice they have just had.
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4 The Largest City Beyond the Polar Circle: Murmansk

The Largest City Beyond the Polar Circle: Murmansk

The northernmost city in the world is a hero-city Murmansk, Russia. It's famous for its sea port and
icebreakers. Besides this, Murmansk is the largest city in the world located beyond the polar circle.
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