4 Afghan Landing Was a Trick Invented by Soviet Pilots to Land 200 Ton Planes Very Quick to Avoid Being Hit by Missiles

Afghan Landing Was a Trick Invented by Soviet Pilots to Land 200 Ton Planes Very Quick to Avoid Being Hit by Missiles

While landing, planes are very vulnerable to missile attacks from the ground. Especially when they are landing in Afghanistan. Especially during war time. Especially if those planes are huge transport IL-76 planes. So over time, Soviet pilots have developed a unique method to land their 150 ton heavy planes. They call it "An
Afghan Landing". A huge IL-76 comes to the landing strip from the opposite side, then makes a very sharp turn and... lands! Just a crazy trick for such a huge plane. Take a look at an actual Afghan landing made in Kabul, Afghanistan airport in 1989. Also inside is one more video from outside:
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6 Russian Girl Makes Awesome “Mirror” Cakes

Russian Girl Makes Awesome “Mirror” Cakes

Olga, Russian girl from UFA, Russia makes those creative mirror shiny cakes. She already gained hundreds of fans in Russia
for her creations and looks like we are spreading the word further. Take a look, awesome creations she makes.
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10 Russian cosmonaut Gagarin helmet mystery

Russian cosmonaut Gagarin helmet mystery

Russian blogger and photographer Marina was wondering on Yuri Gagarin's helmet  - why on some photos it has CCCP (USSR) sign on it and some photos show just white helmet with no letters
or whatsoever. Was the sign was "photoshopped" later? Were the photos doctored by Russian mass media? She went to the museum to find out the truth and this is what she got!
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0 Day of Parades: Russian Military Parade Today in Syria

Day of Parades: Russian Military Parade Today in Syria

Russian military base in Khmeimim Syria also got a parade today. Here is a short video, every
canonical detail of the parades is present: generals on Soviet cabrios, Old Soviet flags and songs etc.

15 Russian Spetznaz Breaking Bricks And More

Russian Spetznaz Breaking Bricks And More

Blowing up rubber hot water bottles, breaking bricks, rolling frying pans into tubes with bear hands like they are made from tin foil and many more
this is what Russian Spetznaz soldiers demonstrated this past Friday at a party. Thanks to PolkovnikVVS blogger we can see it all in detail.
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16 Russian Photographer Goes inside Chernobyl Reactor in 1990

Russian Photographer Goes inside Chernobyl Reactor in 1990

These days some in the media are commemorating the Chernobyl incident, or as they call it in Russia, "The Chernobyl Catastrophe". The reason is because it happened exactly thirty years ago, in April 1986. So we decided to post something too. We posted the best spooky
shots we could get our hands on. The story is as follows. Just four years after the incident, in the year 1990, a Russian photographer went right inside the destroyed reactor building, the most dangerous place in Chernobyl, and took those photos. Scary.
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5 Awesome Photos of Russian MIG-31 Modernized

Awesome Photos of Russian MIG-31 Modernized

Straight out of hangars Marina has taken photos of Russian MIG-31, lot of them produced way before being disassembled into smallest parts and then assembled back with totally renewed look and feel. One example - the transparent cabin covers were made from Plexiglas and
since it becomes darker with time it needs to be replaced. But this material has not been used for over twenty years so they make new cabin covers  with triplex glass. Many more similar updates are being made to these planes. Let's see the photos:
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8 Belarus man lives in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Belarus man lives in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Chernobyl exclusion zone is the place where because of radiation population was evacuated. Abandoned villages stretch from Pripyat itself to as long as Belarus. All those territories are dangerous to live for any human and will be so for at least 200 years more.
Some say, only after 2,000 years people can return here. However for every rule, there is an exclusion (pun intended). Meet this old man who lives inside the exclusion zone of Chernobyl together with only two other solitary people living around.
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0 Russian Army Batmobile Spotted in Dagestan (photos)

Russian Army Batmobile Spotted in Dagestan (photos)

A few months ago there was a video how the army officials were presenting a huge futuristic armored army truck to the president. The car was fast named "Russian Batmobile" by Internet audience.  It seemed that it's just a cool concept and it would
pass lots of time before the actual trucks would be in the army units. However, recently some of them were spotted during "anti-terror offensive" in most Southern Russian part - Dagestan. Let's see the actual photos and a video:
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1 Awesome Russian Village Country Mart

Awesome Russian Village Country Mart

These are the photos from an awesome cozy small Russian village country mart. It operates only in winter when the winter road is being formed thru the forest and the
locals gather in this small wooden log cabins to sell their goodies to the passers by. Just like hundred years ago. Very atmospheric and nice, take a look:
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