3 How Diamonds Are Mined (in Russia)

How Diamonds Are Mined (in Russia)

Diamonds were formed more than 300 million years ago. Kimberlite magma formed at a depth of 20 or 25 km. Magma gradually rises along faults in the crust and when the upper layer can no longer hold back the pressure of the magma, an eruption occurs. The first such "pipes" were found in Kimberley inSouth Africa and from there came the name. In the mid 50s rich primary diamond deposits were discovered in Yakutia. Here the diamonds were found in about 1500 kimberlite pipes. The Russian company "ALROSA" produces 99% of diamonds in
Russia and more than 25% of the diamonds in the world . The kimberlite pipe "Mir" (Peace) is an indigenous diamond mine that had been opened in 1955. The field was developed initially at Mirny where an open pit mine and processing plant were created. The quarry has a depth of 525 m and a diameter of 1.2 km, so it is one of the largest in the world. Diamondiferous kimberlite ore open pit mining ceased in June 2001. Since 2009, mining diamond ore is done in the "Mir" underground mine.
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7 Night Hunters and Alligators Prepare for Aviadarts

Night Hunters and Alligators Prepare for Aviadarts

  "Night hunters", "Alligators", "Crocs": all those and more are the names of Russian helicopters - Mi-28H, Ka-52, Mi-24/Mi-35 respectively, that arrived at a Russian shooting range,
"Pogonovo", to participate in "Avia - darts 2014" - a contest among the military pilots" - reports Dmitry with these wide screen clickable photos of the above-mentioned 'copters.
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5 Soviet Videogames Copied from American and Japanese Ones

Soviet Videogames Copied from American and Japanese Ones

"Electronica" is a well-known Soviet brand. Under this brand in Soviet times, different plants produced a wide range of household electrical appliances: TVs, computer systems, calculators,
electronic watches, tape recorders, video recorders and other products, but not everyone guessed that many products released under this brand were copied from samples of foreign technology.
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1 Handmade Carpets, Silk and Life of Fergana

Handmade Carpets, Silk and Life of Fergana

  The technology for making carpets and silk in the ex-USSR republic of Uzbekistan has never
changed. For hundreds of years, from generation to generation, they have kept it alive.
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0 Sorting Luggage in Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Sorting Luggage in Moscow Domodedovo Airport

What does happen with luggage in the airport? Does a bag have a long trip from the check-in to
boarding? The pictures will show the way bags are handled, using the Domodedovo airport as an example.
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2 The Soviet Stratospheric Planes

The Soviet Stratospheric Planes

The Myasishchev M-55 (NATO reporting name: Mystic-B) is a high altitude geophysical research aircraft developed by OKB Myasishchev in the Soviet Union, similar in purpose to the Lockheed ER-2, but with a twin boom fuselage and tail surface
design. It is a twin-engined development of the Myasishchev M-17 Stratosphera with a higher maximum take-off weight. The first aircraft of this series took off August 16, 1988. By 1993, there were six examples built.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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