2 Training flights on Brand New Yak-130 Training Jets in Russian Air Force Academy

Training flights on Brand New Yak-130 Training Jets in Russian Air Force Academy

Since the weather is becoming more summerish in Russia, especially in Southern Russia, it's time to post some fresh plane spotting photos.
Russian blogger Kuban-Spotting got lucky and visited Russian Air Force school near Armavir city. Here are his photos and a story:
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0 A Tram Converted to a Floating House

A Tram Converted to a Floating House

This man got his hands on an old tram and converted it into a floating house. It was
spotted on the Desna river. It was later abandoned and remains uninhabited.
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2 Bear Found its Home on Russian Airfield

Bear Found its Home on Russian Airfield

Over one year this bear lives on a Russian airfield. Russian blogger Andrey visited this place and made some photos and told this story. The bear mom was killed by poachers. Little newborn bear appeared on the
airfield. It was laying on the airfield and was trembling from the sound of flying planes. Pilots couldn't pass by this creature and picked him up. So the bear started to live on the airfield:
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2 Old and New Buildings: Contrasts in Russia

Old and New Buildings: Contrasts in Russia

Over a period of twenty something years, a lot of new buildings were built in Russia, often contrasting
with existing Soviet and pre-Soviet architecture. Let's see some of those contrasts in those photos.
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5 Little Known Facts about Life of a First Man in Space Yuri Gagarin

Little Known Facts about Life of a First Man in Space Yuri Gagarin

Forty nine years ago on this day Yuri Gagarin died as a result of a plane crash. For each Soviet person he was a cult figure. And you couldn't know much facts about a cult person. Only dry official facts on his life was known to Soviet people. However life of this person had a lot more bright
moments to learn about. This we going to explore here today. So, to begin with Yuri Gagarin was born in a peasant family. His father was a carpenter, his mother was working on a dairy farm. There were three boys and a girl in a family. Yuri was the third youngest kid.
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8 Spy photos of Moscow in 1950s

Spy photos of Moscow in 1950s

Martin Manhoff was serving in USA embassy in Moscow in the beginning of 1950s. He was later deported from USSR under spy accusations. He was
a photographer and was constantly photographing Moscow. We already had first part of his photographs and here is another one:
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1 Early Spring Caused Hundreds of Garages with Cars Being Flooded in Moscow

Early Spring Caused Hundreds of Garages with Cars Being Flooded in Moscow

Due to early spring and some construction fails a whole district of parking garages, often with cars being flooded.
Over 150 garages being flooded. At some places water level exceeds 150 cm (5 feet). See some pics here:
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21 How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

How Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapse: Tremendous Photos

A nice photo story on how Russia looked during first ten years after USSR collapsed. All Russia experienced in 1990s you can see on those photos and read those
captions. Rich and poor. New and Old. Yeltsin and Putin. War in Chechnya and poor elders on Moscow streets - all of this in this photo story.
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2 A concept of Russian KAMAZ truck

A concept of Russian KAMAZ truck

A new Russian KAMAZ truck concept gallery was published. Not
sure if they gonna build one of those for real or not.
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0 24 year old Russian girl serves as a mayor of 1700 people town

24 year old Russian girl serves as a mayor of 1700 people town

This is Ksenia. She is only 24 years old but already got elected as a mayor in her local small town. After one year being in office she already solved many local problems:
repaired a hospital, found doctors who are willing to serve far from big cities, built a few children playgrounds, eliminated illegal dump sites and more.
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