7 First Rockets Arrive to Russian New Spaceport “Kosmodrom Vostochny”

First Rockets Arrive to Russian New Spaceport “Kosmodrom Vostochny”

First rockets arrived at Russian new spaceport - "Cosmodrome Vostochny". Thanks to Marina, the only blogger who got there yet, we can see what's going on there these
days! She has saw the newest Russian Soyuz-2.1a rockets, and saw how the last inspections were made before the actual launch. Let's see what she found!
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98 No Respect for an American Flag

No Respect for an American Flag

Some disturbing trend you can see in Russian cities lately. People treat American flag with total lack of respect. American flags can be seen
stumped, used as door mats, used as mops for floor sweeping, being dragged after cars etc etc. Here is a few examples of such behavior:
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3 Awesome Russian Tu-160 Planes in the Making!

Awesome Russian Tu-160 Planes in the Making!

  Another set of awesome photos from Russian military factory building and repairing Russian legendary TU-160 transcontinetal jet bomber. The ones that can fly around the Earth non stop (with a refuel in air). Usually the other photos from Russian aircraft factories showed just regular SU and MiG planes and never such huge white
beauties like these Tu-160. But this time, thanks to a visit of one top official to this factory the journalists who were escorting him were able to shoot around and then were allowed to publish this, thru Tatarstan news agency and thanks to this we are able to view these photos too on this Friday day. Enjoy the view!
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6 Friday Cuteness: Soviet Pre-School Kids on the Walk

Friday Cuteness: Soviet Pre-School Kids on the Walk

It's Friday today and here are a few cute pictures of Soviet pre-school kids going on the walk. In Soviet times they used such long ropes with
rings on both sides which kids had to hold on while walking in order not to get lost and the teachers were holding both sides of the rope.
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6 Most Awesome Looking Chocolate from Russia

Most Awesome Looking Chocolate from Russia

  The artisan chocolate theme is pretty popular now, no problem with this. Here and there little "hipster" companies appear making "all raw, 100% organic, fairtrade small batch true chocolate". However, Russian hipsters are different. One guy, let's call him Alex, has created something that look like a very very
awesome chocolate for any guy. Guns, bullets, Soviet memorabilia, wrenches, bolts, shoe horns and many many other "rusty" things are in reality are chocolate bars in full size and the rusty brownish tint is a chocolate powder. You won't believe your eyes how realistic it all looks! Let's see:
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18 The Mysterious Story of Russian Rogue Typhoon Submarine Aircraft Carrier

The Mysterious Story of Russian Rogue Typhoon Submarine Aircraft Carrier

Ok here is the story, raw translated, nothing added. You decide if you believe it or not. Basically the story is about that on the brink of collapse of USSR a group of high KGB authorities have been too much patriots of the Soviet state that they decided not to become the officers of the new Russian Federation. They thought it was a temporary state and USSR would return soon. So what they did they acquired billions
of dollars partly from old Soviet reserves and then thru the new economic reality invested it and blackmailed new Russian oligarchs. With all those funds they created something really weird - on the base of the biggest nuclear submarine in the world - Russian project Typhoon submarine they turned it into an.. underwater aircraft carrier which they called "Soviet Union". Let's read on:
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5 Gagarin Birthday Today

Gagarin Birthday Today

It's 9th of March and it's birthday of first man in space Yuri Gagarin. If he didn't tragically die in 1968 at the age of
thirty-four he could be eighty-two years old today. Let's just refresh our memories a bit with this few photos of the Russian hero.
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0 Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov Goes on Repairs

Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov Goes on Repairs

Russian aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" is on repairs now in the port of Murmansk before going to Mideterrean and
Syria this summer. Marina, the blogger went up close to the giant boat to make some awesome shots, and here they are!
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4 Soviet Youth Captured by LIFE Photographer

Soviet Youth Captured by LIFE Photographer

In 1967 an American photographer Bill Eppridge has arrived to Moscow by special appointment of LIFE magazine. He was one of the famous American photographers at time, having shot the last photo of JFK. However he was yet to become the celebrity
photographer, and what helped him were those photos of Russian youngsters which he called "Soviet Youth" and which got extremely popular in USA at that time. Many of the photos were made at the beach, some other at cities etc. Let's check it out!
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3 Russian Old School Mercedes S500 Became an Offroad SUV

Russian Old School Mercedes S500 Became an Offroad SUV

Just take a look what they have made this time! They took the classy Mercedes S500 out of 1990s, also known as Mercedes W140 and merged it with Russian Army legend GAZ-66 all road
truck. They took all the huge elements from the truck but the transmission and powerful five liter engine comes from Mercedes. Let's see it in detail and how it was created.
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