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6 Soviet Magnetic Levitation Train

Soviet Magnetic Levitation Train

Wagon TA-05 - the first Soviet car on an electromagnetic levitation system, built in the period of 1985 to 1986. The first successful launch was conducted on February 25, 1986. "Our laboratory is working on a project of creating a passenger wagon that will move without touching the rails. It will move horizontally using the principle of a linear, three-phase,
asynchronous motor. Moving with a cruising speed of up to 250 kilometers per hour, the vehicle will be virtually silent. The track can be raised on a platform over the main thoroughfares of the city. One kilometer will cost 3 to 5 times less than the subway," the Head of the Laboratory VNIIPItransprogress, A. Chemodurov, said in an interview.

5 Inside The Great Defense Towers of the Past

Inside The Great Defense Towers of the Past

Coastal artillery tower MB-2. 180 of these towers were built in the mid 30's and early 40's of the twentieth century, in various regions of the Soviet Union. They were a formidable force to protect the coast, but after the development of missile weapons, their defensive value has fallen markedly. However, the batteries continue to be
maintained in a serviceable condition, and they are used periodically for conducting training. An artillery battery is not only guns in the towers, it is also an underground powerhouse, fuel storage, command post, rangefinders and a developed system of underpasses which are interconnecting all these elements.

4 Russian Space Agency Roskosmos Broadcasts from Space to Instagram

Russian Space Agency Roskosmos Broadcasts from Space to Instagram

Mostly in Instagram we can see photos of food, popular stars, selfies...But also
there is such an Instagram that can make you wonder. It is Roskosmos's page there.

1 Su-24 Taking Off and in the Air

Su-24 Taking Off and in the Air

An Su-24 jet flying around Orenburg city. As Michael, the photographer, says the plane has to speed up to around 400 km/h for
a take off - during this time, the land literary trembles because of the jet's power, then it goes off to the air.

3 Inside of Class Typhoon Atomic Submarine

Inside of Class Typhoon Atomic Submarine

  The Project 941 submarine (NATO reporting name: Typhoon) is a type of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine deployed by the Soviet Navy in the 1980s. With a submerged displacement of 48,000 tons, the Typhoons are the largest class of submarine ever built, large enough to accommodate decent living facilities for the crew when submerged for months on
end. The Russian Navy canceled its Typhoon modernization program in March 2012, stating that modernizing one Typhoon would be as expensive as building two new Borei-class submarines. With the announcement that Russia has eliminated the last SS-N-20  missile in September 2012, the remaining Typhoons have reached the end of service.

2 A QR Building

A QR Building

Glass dome, QR codes, what is this all about? A whole QR code house was built in one of Moscow parks. Almost all of its internal surfaces are covered with QR codes. From time to time they flash and light up in a random order to attract the attention of the
visitors. Visitors are being handled a handheld device to scan them with. Then they get some sort of information and other things through the scanned code. I don't find the idea to be particularly useful, however it looks pretty cool to me.

1 Space Techs  Go into Aviation

Space Techs Go into Aviation

  Polymeric composite materials (PCM) that are used in constructing of space shuttles are lightweight and
strong. Now those technologies are migrating to other spheres of usage. Aviation is among them.

2 Old Fashioned Gold Mining in Georgia

Old Fashioned Gold Mining in Georgia

During the Stalin's period gold mining prospered in different corners of the USSR. The lack of this metal determined the gold finders to cherish. The Soviet state wasn't considering the costs of such gold
because again, of the great lack of this material. After Iosiv Stalin's death such large-scale mining operations were stopped. Now, in Georgia some citizens are refreshing their grandfathers methods.

4 Takeoff and Landing of MiG-31

Takeoff and Landing of MiG-31

The take off and landing of MiG-31 jet. Tech man
inspects the plane, systems are ready, steady, go.

0 Bridge Construction in Novosib

Bridge Construction in Novosib

 A few photos from a construction site of 380 meter long bridge in Novosibirsk, Russia. There is a river
Ob running thru the city so the bridges come pretty useful. This one is third automobile bridge.

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