1 Russian Pacific Tank Biathlon Race 2017

Russian Pacific Tank Biathlon Race 2017

This year Russian Pacific gets  tank training. Formally they do this to get prepared for a "Tank Biathlon"  event later this year. Tank biathlon is a race and shoot thing, but instead of skis they use tanks. This is a fifth annual contest
between tank crews of Russia and nearby countries.  Only twenty crews from all Russia need to be selected so here the tankers compete to be marked as a best crew and represent Russia in Tank Biathlon 2017. Let's see some pics:
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5 American visiting Russia and taking photos in 1950s 1970s

American visiting Russia and taking photos in 1950s 1970s

American professor studied Russia and travelled to Russia multiple times in 1950s-1970s. He took numerous photos during his trips. He visited many Russian cities
like Moscow, Leningrad, Riga, Yaroslavl, Pyatigorsk etc. Some of his photos were published in National Geographic. And here are the rest of them, enjoy!
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2 Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Here is a trip to Moscow Monino air museum where is the one of a few
fully surviving TU-144s ultra sonic jets. Let's see it upclose.
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4 Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Alexander went to the airforce base to see the training of SU-30SM and SU-30M2 jets before they depart to China for the participation in some air force contest there. The training included fighting between two jets and refuelling in skies. Alexandr got
lucky. He didn't just take photos of the plane from the ground. He was allowed to climb the cabin and fly with the pilots to the skies and then take photos of the refuelling process there. Let's see some cool photos Alexandr took.
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5 Kindergartens in USSR

Kindergartens in USSR

Soviet families were usually having at least a few kids. Kids were attending special kind of pre-school - kindergartens, that consisted of three "grades" - junior, middle and
pre-school. Let's see some historical photos of Soviet Russian pre-schools as well as some propaganda posters used to advertise the good of Soviet preschool system:
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5 Photos of the Biggest Soviet Russian automotive ZIL factory that Stays Abandoned

Photos of the Biggest Soviet Russian automotive ZIL factory that Stays Abandoned

ZIL was a major Russian automobile, truck, military vehicle, and heavy equipment manufacturer based in the city of
Moscow, Russia. The company still exists but no longer manufactures vehicles and stays abandoned. See the pictures:
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3 Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Those TU-95 strategic bombers and missile platforms are pretty rare to spot. Why? Because they can go thru huge distances without refuelling so normally you can
see them only on airbases where they live. But this time a photographer got lucky in Novosibirsk and thanks to Nikolay we can see the nice birds too:
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2 Soviet IZH Jupiter 5 motorcycle time capsule in factory packaging

Soviet IZH Jupiter 5 motorcycle time capsule in factory packaging

Soviet IZH Jupiter-5 was pretty legendary bike in Soviet Union, as the supply of the motorcycles was mostly limited to Soviet or Eastern
European models. One dude found a non-touched absolutely new time capsuled motorcycle in a factory packaging. Here is the story:
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2 Soviet T-34 Tank Raised from the Bottom of the Don River

Soviet T-34 Tank Raised from the Bottom of the Don River

    A team of enthusiasts has pulled out a real T-34 tank from the bottom of the Don river. It's all started with a phone call: guy called and said that they found a WW2 tank on the river bottom!
So the divers were sent first to make a video and confirm that the tank is indeed intact and the rescue operation can be performed. Then we have a few videos and photos on how it was..
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1 Soviet soldiers as seen by German artist

Soviet soldiers as seen by German artist

German artist has seen Soviet soldiers in 1920s-1940s and made his artistic work depicting them. A nice view on the Red Army from the other side. Let's see a few of his works. The one on top
is a junior lieutenant of air force in 1943. Before 1940s the Soviet Army officers didn't have shoulder straps and used only sleeve stripes as you would see on the next pics.
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