7 Story of a Unique First and Only Soviet Touristic Submarine

Story of a Unique First and Only Soviet Touristic Submarine

This is the unique Soviet submarine that was built not for the Navy, but for civil use and for the entertainment of tourists. It was painted bright yellow ("yellow submarine"), had numerous windows, and was completely free of any sort of weapons on board. Spies from the West were tracking the progress of the project, assuming that if a huge
Navy contractor "Sevmash" which builds giant "Typhoon" class subs is building something small, then it is probably something very dangerous. But no, it was its first civil project - the first submarine to give tourists a taste of the seas from below. It was 1991 - the last year of the USSR. Let's see how it was:
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3 Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

This posting is devoted to the review of the routines Russian space travellers undergo before they reach for the stars. All the activities are happening in the "Star City" - 25 km
away from Moscow. This place trains space heroes since 1960. They strive to prepare them for all the dangers and possibilities of the space travel. Let's see how it goes.
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1 Soviet Anti-submarine Helicopter KA-25

Soviet Anti-submarine Helicopter KA-25

First test model of this helicopter  was released back in 1965. It was planned as a naval helicopter. It carries
crew of two, one gun operator and/or twelve passengers. Let's see some historical photos of this machine:
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4 First Try to Build Russian Army  Camp at Extreme -40 C

First Try to Build Russian Army Camp at Extreme -40 C

This is a first try army commanders decided to move an army regiment from one region to another at extreme -40 C and
place them not in regular warm barracks but in temporary camping dwellings. Here is how they managed to do this:
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2 Mysterios Stone Balls of Saratov

Mysterios Stone Balls of Saratov

Before the New Year started a lot of photos like this appeared in social media of a huge stone balls wandering freely
pushed by winds or by other causes on the streets of Saratov city. A few days after the mystery got resolved:
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1 Awesome Photos of Moscow Above and Below the Clouds

Awesome Photos of Moscow Above and Below the Clouds

Such weather you have only a few times a year when after the extreme cold a warm air arrives from South.  At this moment magic happens but you can't see it from the
ground, you need to get bit higher to see all this, for example like this photographer did, you can climb an Ostankinskaia television tower. See awesome photos!
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1 Visual Arts of the USSR. Aviation …

Visual Arts of the USSR. Aviation …

I congratulate us with the Day of Air Fleet There are a lot of pictures as always, so I arbitrary and transparently
divided them into civil and military fleet: Sytov Alexander Kapitonovich (Russia, 1957), "Small aviation" 1986
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0 How Do they Build Wooden Ships in Karelia

How Do they Build Wooden Ships in Karelia

One of the most interesting places in Petrozavodsk is club "Polar Odyssey". A team of true romanticists who are in love with the sea, work here. The club has its own operating fleet, a big part of which are wooden ships, copies of historical sailboats that sailed centuries ago. It would be very interesting to learn how to build wooden ships and how to sail in
them.   "Polar Odyssey" is located in Petrozavodsk, on the shore of Onegskoe Lake. People who are interested in history, or people who want to take pictures, come here. Even if you can’t decide what a shallop is, or what type a boat is, or tell a propeller screw from a propeller, everything there is still very romantic.
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4 The Most Exotic Lands of the Russian Empire

The Most Exotic Lands of the Russian Empire

At one time, there were Russian colonies in America, and in Africa, and in the present territory of Germany. In Somalia, there was a New Moscow, and in California there was river Don. However, big politics interfered with the initiatives of the Russian colonists. In 1815, the Russian-American Company (RAC), that was "in charge of" Alaska and Kamchatka, reached an agreement with the leader of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Under the
contract, he, together with the population, acted under the protection of Russia. Georg Anton Scheffer, a colonist in the Russian service, headed the development of a new Hawaiian colony. In 1816-1817, three forts were built by local residents, named in honor of Alexander I, his wife Empress Elisabeth and Barclay de Tolly (today there are only remnants of the Elizabeth fortress foundation left).
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5 Interesting And Rare Vintage Photos

Interesting And Rare Vintage Photos

Coat of arms of the USSR. Made of metal drills. Mechanical
Plant named in honor of M.I. Kalinin, Moscow, 1927.
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