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11 Has Russia ever landed on the moon?

Has Russia ever landed on the moon?

There’s a lot of confusion as to whether Russia landed on the moon or not. A lot of people immediately assume that they've already landed on the
moon because their cosmonauts are almost as popular as the astronauts. Let's make it clear, we will take a look at some history facts...
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27 How do they make the famous AK-47 in Russia

How do they make the famous AK-47 in Russia

    AK-47 assault rifles are very famous all over the world, everyone knows about the quality of these Russian guns. Blogger Ilya Varlamov Zyalt visited the homeland of the AK-47 rifles.
   The main "Kalashnikov" factory is in Izhevsk, Russia. Let's walk around the "Kalashnikov" factory and see how they make the most famous assault rifles in the world.
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5 MI-14 Russian Amphibious Helicopter that Could Carry Nuclear Bombs

MI-14 Russian Amphibious Helicopter that Could Carry Nuclear Bombs

Previously I even didn't know that such thing as amphibious helicopter exist at all. However, it seems that there is and a great example of this is a Russian (Soviet) amphibious helicopter MI-14 which could land on water, carry deep sea bombs and torpedoes and was used to hunt submarines. They say it was so powerful that in 1990s after USSR collapse America has
pressed Yeltsin administration to take this helicopter of production in Russia as it was a real danger to the NATO navy and so they stopped the production. However it has been announced that now the production of this machine is being resumed again, some twenty years after. So lets read on and see what this wonder aircraft was all about?
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2 Cat in Russia Rings a Door Bell to Get Back Home

Cat in Russia Rings a Door Bell to Get Back Home

A family in Russia had a cat that was allowed to walk by itself outside of their apartment building and get back home whenever it wanted. Thus being said, the can never failed to come back and waited in the lobby near the apartment door while somebody would notice its presence there. Sometimes the passing by neighbors rang the door bell to let the cat owners
know their pet is here. However, starting from some weeks ago they started noticing that the bell rings when the cat arrives, however there is no a trace of neighbors around. At first they didn't pay much attention to this fact, however later decided to place a camera and see how does this happen? This is what the camera revealed...

4 Family Photos of Nicholas II Colorized by His Daughter

Family Photos of Nicholas II Colorized by His Daughter

They say that Russian previous Tsar Nicholas II was an avid photographer and had his personal collection of self made photographs. They included some informal shots like his daughter making funny faces etc. His third
daughter, Maria, was fond of photography too so she colorized some of his works herself by hand. So here are a few of those photos together with some other family photos of Nicholas II of Russia:
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7 Unique Preschool in Krasnoyarsk Trains Kids in Dousing

Unique Preschool in Krasnoyarsk Trains Kids in Dousing

Over fifteen years this establishment for the preschoolers in Krasnoyarsk city Russia makes kids dousing with ice cold water. The temperature outside is often below zero centigrade (30 and below F),
nevertheless kids together with their adult supervisors undress to their underwear and go outside in group to throw a bucketful of cold water all over them. Every day. More photos inside:
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52 Ukrainian People Greet Nazi Germans

Ukrainian People Greet Nazi Germans

Looks like at least some people in Soviet Ukraine were really happy when Nazis arrived to their land in 1941. Just
see this selection of Ukrainian people showing hospitality to the Soviet enemy - German Wermacht soldiers.
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10 What a Bottle of Vodka Can Buy You

What a Bottle of Vodka Can Buy You

  The picture above shows a vintage Soviet poster which shows what a bottle of vodka could buy you at time. It was propaganda against the drinking problem, like - "Look! Instead of vodka you could buy all
this!". Also, this might be called a Soviet variation on the "Hamburger" index. So really, what could a bottle of vodka buy you back then (in the 1970's) and now in Russia? See more inside:
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1 Russian Soldiers Serving on Novaia Zemlya Archipelago

Russian Soldiers Serving on Novaia Zemlya Archipelago

Novaia Zemlya or as Dutch people say Novaia Zembla is a Russian archipelago on the extreme North East of Europe. It was a sensitive military area during Cold War and it is still used today. In particular this place was used to test the explosion of Tsar Bomba the largest
most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. Nevertheless, people inhabit this place both civil and military. And here is a set of the life on the islands. Polar bears, huge northern dogs, snow piles of three human heights etc - you've got it all inside:
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9 German Nazi plane on Moscow Square in 1941

German Nazi plane on Moscow Square in 1941

In July 1941, one month after the Nazi Germany has attacked Soviet State, there was an unusual exhibition on one of the Moscow squares - a  german Junkers Ju 88A-5. It was a scout plane that has got deep into Russian territory and was shot down by the Soviet fighters. The crew of the
German plane was four people which are marked as missing in action in the German archives. Five days later they recovered the plane and brought it to Moscow so people could see a sample of the huge armada approaching the Soviet capital. We can see it too on this photos:
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