3 Cats of Hermitage

Cats of Hermitage

Hermitage is one the largest and oldest museum in Europe. It's located in St. Petersburg. Was founded in 1700s by Russian Queen. With all those years it was growing in size adding more and more nearby historical buildings to its complex. Even the famous Tsar's Winter Palace - which was stormed during 1917 revolution is now also a
part of a Hermitage. It has vast underground complexes beneath it and those are inhabited by numerous cats. Russian blogger Commandante went there and took photos of cat inhabitans.  Cats are fully legal residents of this space. They have medicaments, food and other supplies stored for them by museum workers:
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4 Harsh winters of Norilsk

Harsh winters of Norilsk

Norilsk is known for its harsh winters. Here on the photo above city thermometer shows -66 C and people
walking around. More photos of people surviving in this pretty big city during winters you can see below:
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6 Russian aerobatics group Russkie Vityazi got new SU jets

Russian aerobatics group Russkie Vityazi got new SU jets

The "Russkie Vityazi (Russian Knights)" aerobatics crew is the most famous crew in Russia. Participated in hundreds of different airshows nationally and abroad. Now they
finally got brand new SU-30SM jets and were training to take part in a Malaysian airshow that will take place March 21-25 this year. Let's see their new birds.
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2 Interesting Story About MIR Space Station It’s Accidents, How It Was Almost Turned into a Sex Tourism Center and More

Interesting Story About MIR Space Station It’s Accidents, How It Was Almost Turned into a Sex Tourism Center and More

USSR rejected the idea of manned flight to the moon but instead concentrated its space focused efforts on building a long term space home. The MIR station stayed over fifteen years on the Earth orbit instead of three as initially was planned. Over ninety people visited this place.
It was called "great achievement of Russians". Let's see some more details on the famous space station. At one point it time it was even almost turned into a Sex Tourism center because male genitals work best in zero gravity. But let's start from beginning..
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7 Russian armored vehicle “Typhoon” serving in Russian army

Russian armored vehicle “Typhoon” serving in Russian army

This armored vehicle is made on a base of KAMAZ truck. It's a pretty recent addition to Russian army - first units started arriving into
regiments only in 2014. So not much photos of it still exist and here are some from different parts of Russia. Also a video inside.
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4 Two Million People Formed a Live Chain 600 Km Long to Protest Against USSR in 1989

Two Million People Formed a Live Chain 600 Km Long to Protest Against USSR in 1989

      "Baltic way" was a political phenomena in USSR. It happened in 1989 when two million people, residents of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia lined up holding hands.
The length of their "living chain" was 600 km. They connected with living chain three capitals of Baltic countries - Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. Let's see how it was:
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3 Battle of Staliningrad in Color [full video]

Battle of Staliningrad in Color [full video]

  Didn't know such footage exist but it is. A recently published video of battle of Staliningrad - Nazi offensive, in full
color. Gives you totally different feel than usual black and white war footage, you can almost feel it. Take a look!

3 How Chukchi people live in winter

How Chukchi people live in winter

Chukchi people were having traditional way of live for centuries. They are Northern deer herders leaving on endless plains of Russian North. However in the latest years they started using modern inventions in their daily life. Russian blogger
Basov went to a traditional shelter of Chukchis and spent some time with them. They don't stay on one place, they move from place to place as their deer herds move. So they live in temporary huts. Here is the story about them:
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5 Huge Abandoned Underground Hiding Place for the Soviet Submarines in Pacific

Huge Abandoned Underground Hiding Place for the Soviet Submarines in Pacific

This was a top secret Soviet project. To avoid uneccessary attention of American satellites it was built solely under ground. Tremendous amounts of ground was removed to create huge tunnels under ground filled with water so that a few huge atomic submarines can stay there and hide at once at Pacific coast of
Russia. It took over twenty years to almost complete this thing, construction works started in late 1960s. But then USSR collapsed and it's now staying as a huge monument of the great projects USSR was building. As you see on the map above the thing was huge. Let's see what's inside.
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6 Production of unique BE-200 Russian Planes That  Can Suck In 12 Tons of Water from a Lake in 18 Seconds Gliding Above its Surface

Production of unique BE-200 Russian Planes That Can Suck In 12 Tons of Water from a Lake in 18 Seconds Gliding Above its Surface

BE-200s are unique Russian firefighting jet planes that drop water on the fires from air. What make them unique is that this jet can refill its water tanks without landing. It simply descends above a river or a lake and slows down and sucks 12 tons of water inside. Simply stunning seeing it in action, there is a video below that
shows how this happens. For this unique properties those planes being sent by Russian forces to help fight fires across the world. It was used in Canada for example last year and in Portugal in 2016. And here is a unique photos by Gelio from a production line where those jets being assembled. Let's see?
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