1 Unique Soviet Magnetic Levitation Train that Could Go 400 km/h [photos, video]

Unique Soviet Magnetic Levitation Train that Could Go 400 km/h [photos, video]

A lot of things were invented, built, tested but never used in USSR. For example this awesome magnetic levitation experimental train built by Soviet engineers. The history is as follows: Soviet State Planning commission estimated that there would be over 29 cities in the USSR with population over 1,000,000 people very soon. Soviet
engineering agencies started offering their solutions to fight commuting problems inside of this mega cities and between them. Besides improving existing transportation means, like subway or buses, the need for totally new way of transportation arisen. This project of maglev trains was the latest response to this task.
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4 Russian monastery in 1896

Russian monastery in 1896

Some photos from now ancient times - 18th century Russia, to be exact 1896, Russian monastery on
the island. You can feel the spirit of pre-20th century Russia coming from those photos:
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1 Man from Russian 3D Printed a Terminator T-800 Clone: It Can Talk, Answer Questions, Move and… Drink [video]

Man from Russian 3D Printed a Terminator T-800 Clone: It Can Talk, Answer Questions, Move and… Drink [video]

      Man from Russia 3D printed a Terminator clone. He made a full size T-800 replica skeleton with eyes and a head. He installed an artificial intellect system inside his robot. He uses voice syntheseiser to
respond to the questions and listens to the person speaks to him. Now it can answer the questions, perform commands and do a lot of talking. Here we have a video too showing all the cool things the robot can do:
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4 BTS002 Russian airplane replica of Russian shuttle

BTS002 Russian airplane replica of Russian shuttle

This what looks as a Russian space shuttle Buran is actually not. This is BTS-002 - a full size replica of Buran space shuttle which is just an airplane. It could fly
manned and unmanned missions (as Soviet Buran shuttle who went to space and landed on its own without a crew involved). Let's see some more pics of this one:
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3 Stalkers visit Chernobyl illegally and Stay there for a Night

Stalkers visit Chernobyl illegally and Stay there for a Night

Maxim is a frequent guest in Chernobyl zone. Usually he went there officially with a specially trained license guides or groups. Later he learned that illegal Chernobyl tourism is becoming popular in Ukraine. So he got connected
with his Facebook friend who was already active into this illegal activity. His Facebook friend Roman agreed to give him an illegal tour into Pripyat. Let's see what is it - an illegal tour into Chernobyl zone.
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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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