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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:28:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Unusual Passengers of Russian Subways 3 http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/02/unusual-passengers-of-russian-subways-3/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/02/unusual-passengers-of-russian-subways-3/#comments Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:24:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=169213 Another collection of photos made in Moscow and other subways spotting people that look something stranely than normal.  ]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/10/02/unusual-passengers-of-russian-subways-3/feed/ 4 Russian Anti Riot Vehicle Schit http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/russian-anti-riot-vehicle-schit/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/russian-anti-riot-vehicle-schit/#comments Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:22:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168939 “Schit” means “Schield” in Russian, it’s also the name of the new anti-riot truck the Russian “Kalashnikov” company developed. This word can easily be an exclamation that protesting people can make when they see this thing approaching them. The truck has a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/24/russian-anti-riot-vehicle-schit/feed/ 13 Post-apocalyptic Lada http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/post-apocalyptic-lada/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/post-apocalyptic-lada/#comments Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:55:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168731 If you like post-apocalytpic movies with zombies, or you are a fan of Mad Max franchise then you should appreciate this modified Lada 2102. It was artificially aged to look like very rusty car (in fact this is a special … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/06/post-apocalyptic-lada/feed/ 1 Rare Soviet LADA 2109 Time Capsule http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/rare-soviet-lada-2109-time-capsule/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/rare-soviet-lada-2109-time-capsule/#comments Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:29:48 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168723 Man has got inherited an absolutely new Soviet LADA Sputnik 2109 car. It has only 49 km on it, still in factory packaging on the seats, was stored in a garage. Looks like his grandfather has never used it. And … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/04/rare-soviet-lada-2109-time-capsule/feed/ 7 Why Did Soviet Most Nice Looking Van Fail http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/why-did-soviet-most-nice-looking-van-fail/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/why-did-soviet-most-nice-looking-van-fail/#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:46:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168720 IMG_7934_rThis Russian car, the passenger van, was enchanting many Russian people when it appeared in a cult Soviet movie about Shurik. Soviet people were arguing if its Soviet creation or an imported luxury. Some even thought this was a self-made … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/why-did-soviet-most-nice-looking-van-fail/feed/ 7 How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/how-the-airplane-that-spent-72-years-on-lake-bottom-looks-like/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/how-the-airplane-that-spent-72-years-on-lake-bottom-looks-like/#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:21:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168716 Last month Russian Navy divers lifted an American Bell P-39 Airacobra plane from the bottom of the lake on Kola Peninsula, Russia. This is how it looks like. It was staying 45 meter deep on the lake bottom. They used … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/03/how-the-airplane-that-spent-72-years-on-lake-bottom-looks-like/feed/ 2 Vintage Soviet Firefighter Motorcycle URAL http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/02/vintage-soviet-firefighter-motorcycle-ural/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/02/vintage-soviet-firefighter-motorcycle-ural/#comments Wed, 02 Aug 2017 12:48:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168707 Sometime ago there were motorcycles used at Soviet firefighters crews. Especially the sidecar URAL motorcycles were popular. They were placing a pump in a sidecar and here you go. This one is now being placed in front of stadium in … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/08/02/vintage-soviet-firefighter-motorcycle-ural/feed/ 0 This Van Has a Jet Airplane Engine Installed in It http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/this-van-has-a-jet-airplane-installed-in-it/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/this-van-has-a-jet-airplane-installed-in-it/#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:58:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168692 0_bc027_8ea9a8f2_orig_fullWhat will happen if you install a jet plane engine into a small Soviet (Russian) van? You probably would picture a race car that make a speed record somewhere on a salt sea. However it is not also this. Look … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/this-van-has-a-jet-airplane-installed-in-it/feed/ 2 Man Was Making Moonshine for Sale Deep in Woods in Belarus http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/man-was-making-moonshine-for-sale-deep-in-woods-in-belarus/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/man-was-making-moonshine-for-sale-deep-in-woods-in-belarus/#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:20:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168690 When police arrived they found out that the man had a truck parked deep in woods. In the back of that truck he had a whole vodka production factory going on at fool scale with over 300 liters of ready … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/31/man-was-making-moonshine-for-sale-deep-in-woods-in-belarus/feed/ 2 Russian Air Show Maks 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/russian-air-show-maks-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/russian-air-show-maks-2017/#comments Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:06:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168661 Russian blogger Deletant went to the last day of the MAKS-2017 Russian air show. This would be the last MAKS airshow as they stop doing it. In 2019 they play to have something similar but it won’t be MAKS he … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/27/russian-air-show-maks-2017/feed/ 2 Russian Ussuriysk Siberian Railroad in 1897 http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/26/russian-ussuriysk-siberian-railroad-in-1897/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/26/russian-ussuriysk-siberian-railroad-in-1897/#comments Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:54:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168653 Those are old photographs from Ussuriysk Siberian railway, in 1897. Sadly most of the photos have no captions. However this one on top is Vladivostok railway station and its square in 1897. And this is Vladivostok sea port. “Sedanka” station. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/26/russian-ussuriysk-siberian-railroad-in-1897/feed/ 2 8 Most Unusual Soviet MAZ Trucks That You Could Never Imagine http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/8-most-unusual-soviet-maz-trucks-that-you-could-never-imagine/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/8-most-unusual-soviet-maz-trucks-that-you-could-never-imagine/#comments Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:09:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168631 MAZ – abbreviated from Minsk Auto Zavod (Minsk Auto Factory) was founded in Minsk, Belarussia, USSR in 1954. It’s known for its normal trucks, but besides the regular trucks it was making some of the most interesting and weirdest trucks in … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/8-most-unusual-soviet-maz-trucks-that-you-could-never-imagine/feed/ 7 This Day in History: July 22, 1951, First Live Animals Fly to Space http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/this-day-in-history-july-22-1951-first-live-animals-fly-to-space/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/this-day-in-history-july-22-1951-first-live-animals-fly-to-space/#comments Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:59:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168629 On yesterday’s date, 22 July 1951, first recorded live animals from the Earth has gone to space. Sixty-six years ago two Russian dogs – Dezik (Daisy) and Tsigan (Gypsie) has landed a rocket and were fired into space. Those were … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/23/this-day-in-history-july-22-1951-first-live-animals-fly-to-space/feed/ 0 Someone Setting Metal Spike Traps on Russian Roads http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/18/some-setting-metal-spike-traps-on-russian-roads/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/18/some-setting-metal-spike-traps-on-russian-roads/#comments Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:50:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168600 Police of Altai region in Russia warned drivers that someone is setting up metal spikes screwed to the road surface which can damage tires of any car passing by. At first photos appeared in social media, warning drivers that someone … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/18/some-setting-metal-spike-traps-on-russian-roads/feed/ 5 A Journey to Russian Arctics on a Car: No Roads, Polar Bears, Atomic Icebreakers and more http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/14/a-journey-to-russian-arctics-on-the-car-to-see-no-roads-polar-bears-atomic-icebreakers-and-more/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/14/a-journey-to-russian-arctics-on-the-car-to-see-no-roads-polar-bears-atomic-icebreakers-and-more/#comments Fri, 14 Jul 2017 21:53:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168562 North of Russia is a wild place. No roads, you can’t travel on the car just planes or helicopters. But in winter things change – there an opportunity appears to go on the “winter roads” – roads made of hard … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/14/a-journey-to-russian-arctics-on-the-car-to-see-no-roads-polar-bears-atomic-icebreakers-and-more/feed/ 2 Who Will Win: Caterpillar Bulldozer or a Russian One? http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/who-will-win-caterpillar-bulldozer-or-a-russian-one/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/who-will-win-caterpillar-bulldozer-or-a-russian-one/#comments Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:22:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168540 fd8ead60286a23b56547a3bcd071a799-2Someone came with an idea to test head-to-head which country makes better bulldozers – USA or Russia? So they took one Russian B14 CHTZ tractor-bulldozer and an American  Caterpillar D7R2 and made them push each other. The result is on … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/11/who-will-win-caterpillar-bulldozer-or-a-russian-one/feed/ 3 Russian KAMAZ Dentist Trucks to Reach for Faraway Villages http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/09/russian-kamaz-dentist-trucks-to-reach-for-faraway-villages/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/09/russian-kamaz-dentist-trucks-to-reach-for-faraway-villages/#comments Sun, 09 Jul 2017 11:25:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168512 There are many villages in Russia that are far away from reach of professional dentist care. For this cases there are special mobile dentist offices exist in Russia, like this one based on KAMAZ truck. The truck has all necessary … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/09/russian-kamaz-dentist-trucks-to-reach-for-faraway-villages/feed/ 2 Huge Russian Custom SUV Made out of GAZ-66 Truck http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/03/huge-russian-custom-suv-made-out-of-gaz-66-truck/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/03/huge-russian-custom-suv-made-out-of-gaz-66-truck/#comments Mon, 03 Jul 2017 17:53:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168481 Those monstrous SUVs are result of taking Soviet all-road all wheel driven army GAZ-66 truck and turning it into an oversized off-road passenger vehicle. As a result the new car can go off-road almost everywhere. Small streams, small lakes – … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/07/03/huge-russian-custom-suv-made-out-of-gaz-66-truck/feed/ 2 Man turns his LADA into a all-terrain vehicle http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/25/man-turns-his-lada-into-a-all-terrain-vehicle/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/25/man-turns-his-lada-into-a-all-terrain-vehicle/#comments Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:50:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168433 How to make regular street LADA look brutal. This is how: At first you can’t believe that this is a regular LADA 2112 car. But it is it for sure. It got mated to a serious off-road platform. But inside it … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/25/man-turns-his-lada-into-a-all-terrain-vehicle/feed/ 1 Nine Most Expensive Russian Cars http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/14/nine-most-expensive-russian-cars/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/14/nine-most-expensive-russian-cars/#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:38:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168404 Nine most expensive Russian cars you can buy now or were on sale recently starting with the “Marussia”  SUV. The SUV has a 3.5liter engine and 340 horse power. The design is sort of weird and The price tag was … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/14/nine-most-expensive-russian-cars/feed/ 5 Six Examples of Russian Crosswalks That Are Only in Russia http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/01/six-examples-of-russian-crosswalks-that-are-only-in-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/01/six-examples-of-russian-crosswalks-that-are-only-in-russia/#comments Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:13:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168329 This is a collection of six styles of Russian crosswalks that can puzzle a foreigner. Some of them in Russia only.   1. Crosswalks that are very inviting and good done but then they have an obstacle right in the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/06/01/six-examples-of-russian-crosswalks-that-are-only-in-russia/feed/ 2 Russian ZIL Batmobile Cars Arrive to Crimea http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/26/russian-zil-batmobile-cars-arrive-to-crimea/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/26/russian-zil-batmobile-cars-arrive-to-crimea/#comments Fri, 26 May 2017 09:24:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168255 zk1.1Those cars were christened as “Batmobile” by youtube viewers as soon as they first appeared some time ago. Their official name was first chosen as a “Chastener” but later renamed to “Falkatus”. A few of those Batmobiles arrived to Crimea … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/26/russian-zil-batmobile-cars-arrive-to-crimea/feed/ 2 Belarussian Company Started to Make Wooden Bicycles http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/16/belarussian-company-started-to-make-wooden-bicycles/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/16/belarussian-company-started-to-make-wooden-bicycles/#comments Tue, 16 May 2017 10:08:34 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168159 9728163Wooden sunglasses, wooden phone cases, looks like demand for everything wooden rose these days. And now this Belarus company started making wooden bicycles. Let’s see what those are about and how they look like.     Those bicycles are made … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/05/16/belarussian-company-started-to-make-wooden-bicycles/feed/ 3 Most Expensive Yachts of Russian Billionaires http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/most-expensive-yachts-of-russian-billionaires/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/most-expensive-yachts-of-russian-billionaires/#comments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:43:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168065 Here is a collection of most expensive yachts of Russian billionaires. And first of all here is the most expensive among Russian yachts – “Eclipse”. It belongs to Roman Abramovitch. This thing is very expensive and huge. It’s 162.5 meter … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/most-expensive-yachts-of-russian-billionaires/feed/ 3 Russian Gaz-21 Volga Time Capsule http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/russian-gaz-21-volga-time-capsule/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/russian-gaz-21-volga-time-capsule/#comments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:21:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168063 Gaz-21 Volga car was a symbol of luxury in 1950-1960s in USSR. Very expensive, hard to get, the car that was used by part officials and rich farmers of Georgia alike was attracting sights on the streets. Pity but not … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/russian-gaz-21-volga-time-capsule/feed/ 1 Russian latest ice-breaker Novorossiysk http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/russian-latest-ice-breaker-novorossiysk/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/russian-latest-ice-breaker-novorossiysk/#comments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:41:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168059 This is the Russian latest Arctic ice breaker “Novorossiysk”. It was exhibited during last Arctic Forum Expo in Russia and Oleg, the photographer, got chance to visit it and made some photos inside and outside. Let’s take a look. This … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/28/russian-latest-ice-breaker-novorossiysk/feed/ 7 Victory Day Air Show Rehearsal 2017 http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/25/victory-day-air-show-rehearsal-2017/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/25/victory-day-air-show-rehearsal-2017/#comments Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:12:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168048 On May 9th, 2017 there would be an annual “Victory Day” parade in Moscow and the air show is big part of it. Here Russian blogger Marina went to see how they rehearse for the event. A chance to see … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/25/victory-day-air-show-rehearsal-2017/feed/ 2 Abandoned Country: Photos of Abandoned Objects and Vehicles of USSR http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/23/abandoned-country-photos-of-abandoned-objects-and-vehicles-of-ussr/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/23/abandoned-country-photos-of-abandoned-objects-and-vehicles-of-ussr/#comments Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:23:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168030 The heritage of the Soviet Union, results of USSR collapse or just some criminal neglect. Abandoned factories, military regiments, and even space ships. Country that doesn’t exist anymore, objects frozen in time. Just a few photos to get an idea … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/23/abandoned-country-photos-of-abandoned-objects-and-vehicles-of-ussr/feed/ 2 Never Seen Before Photos of Interiors of Newest Russian ARMATA Tank http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/20/never-seen-before-photos-of-interiors-of-newest-russian-armata-tank/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/20/never-seen-before-photos-of-interiors-of-newest-russian-armata-tank/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:08:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=168021 Russian ARMATA tank is the newest Russian tank. Only exterior photos were published before. But now, thanks to a journalist effort, we’ve got to see what it looks from inside. Just a little time ago this was a very classified … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/20/never-seen-before-photos-of-interiors-of-newest-russian-armata-tank/feed/ 15 All Cosmonauts of USSR: Their Photos and Little Stories http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/12/all-cosmonauts-of-ussr-their-photos-and-little-stories/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/12/all-cosmonauts-of-ussr-their-photos-and-little-stories/#comments Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:49:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167957 Since we are doing “Cosmonautics Day” today, here is another posting. Here is a set of Soviet postcards showing all Soviet cosmonauts. Each postcard has a photo of a cosmonaut and his small story. Let’s see, nice set. Of course … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/12/all-cosmonauts-of-ussr-their-photos-and-little-stories/feed/ 2 Ruins of Cosmic Civilization: Fully Intact Abandoned Little Known Soviet Space Shuttles on Baikonur Launch Site http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/12/ruins-of-cosmic-civilization-fully-intact-abandoned-little-known-soviet-space-shuttles-on-baikonur-launch-site/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/12/ruins-of-cosmic-civilization-fully-intact-abandoned-little-known-soviet-space-shuttles-on-baikonur-launch-site/#comments Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:04:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167953 Today Russia celebrates the official “Cosmonautics Day” – space topic is all over screens today and even president Putin went to see new Russian movie about a space exploration. However, there is a page of history of USSR and now … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/12/ruins-of-cosmic-civilization-fully-intact-abandoned-little-known-soviet-space-shuttles-on-baikonur-launch-site/feed/ 5 Two trains collided in Russia tonight http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/09/two-trains-collided-in-russia-tonight/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/09/two-trains-collided-in-russia-tonight/#comments Sun, 09 Apr 2017 10:17:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167907 Пассажирский поезд и электричка столкнулись на западе МосквыTwo trains have collided tonight near Moscow. Twenty-eight people were wounded. Luckily everyone is alive. It all happened around one o’clock in the morning. Still not clear what caused this – neglect or terror activity or some other causes. Let’s see … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/09/two-trains-collided-in-russia-tonight/feed/ 1 Training flights on Brand New Yak-130 Training Jets in Russian Air Force Academy http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/06/training-flights-on-brand-new-yak-130-training-jets-in-russian-air-force-academy/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/06/training-flights-on-brand-new-yak-130-training-jets-in-russian-air-force-academy/#comments Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:55:12 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167891 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/04/06/training-flights-on-brand-new-yak-130-training-jets-in-russian-air-force-academy/feed/ 2 A Tram Converted to a Floating House http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/30/a-tram-converted-to-a-floating-house/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/30/a-tram-converted-to-a-floating-house/#comments Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:40:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167881 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. It was a cool idea and he used it for some time. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/30/a-tram-converted-to-a-floating-house/feed/ 0 Russian aerobatics group Russkie Vityazi got new SU jets http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/14/russian-aerobatics-group-russkie-vityazi-got-new-su-jets/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/14/russian-aerobatics-group-russkie-vityazi-got-new-su-jets/#comments Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:32:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167838 The “Russkie Vityazi (Russian Knights)” aerobatics crew is the most famous crew in Russia. Participated in hundreds of different airshows nationally and abroad. Now they finally got brand new SU-30SM jets and were training to take part in a Malaysian … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/14/russian-aerobatics-group-russkie-vityazi-got-new-su-jets/feed/ 6 Russian armored vehicle “Typhoon” serving in Russian army http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/12/russian-armored-vehicle-typhoon-serving-in-russian-army/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/12/russian-armored-vehicle-typhoon-serving-in-russian-army/#comments Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:20:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167826 This armored vehicle is made on a base of KAMAZ truck. It’s a pretty recent addition to Russian army – first units started arriving into regiments only in 2014. So not much photos of it still exist and here are … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/12/russian-armored-vehicle-typhoon-serving-in-russian-army/feed/ 7 Production of unique BE-200 Russian Planes That Can Suck In 12 Tons of Water from a Lake in 18 Seconds Gliding Above its Surface http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/07/production-of-unique-be-200-russian-planes/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/07/production-of-unique-be-200-russian-planes/#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:07:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167802 BE-200s are unique Russian firefighting jet planes that drop water on the fires from air. What make them unique is that this jet can refill its water tanks without landing. It simply descends above a river or a lake and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/03/07/production-of-unique-be-200-russian-planes/feed/ 6 Mi-8 the Hardworking Norther Helper Helicopter http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/27/mi-8-the-hardworking-norther-helper-helicopter/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/27/mi-8-the-hardworking-norther-helper-helicopter/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:13:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167732 Mi-8 is the most widespread and used helicopter in Russian Northern areas. Thousands people would suffer from hunger and cold if those steel machines won’t be coming to them each day to deliver foods, medicines, gas and transport people. Some … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/27/mi-8-the-hardworking-norther-helper-helicopter/feed/ 1 A Sad Story of Yuri Gagarin Soviet Greatest Science Ship Beloved by Millions Betrayed by Ukraine http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/a-sad-story-of-yuri-gagarin-soviet-greatest-science-ship-beloved-by-millions-betrayed-by-ukraine/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/a-sad-story-of-yuri-gagarin-soviet-greatest-science-ship-beloved-by-millions-betrayed-by-ukraine/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:34:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167712 Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet science flagship. Was built in Leningrad in 1971. It’s 231 m long, and 32 m wide. Main engine has 14 000 kWt power. The crew is 136 people and also 220 scientists can travel and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/24/a-sad-story-of-yuri-gagarin-soviet-greatest-science-ship-beloved-by-millions-betrayed-by-ukraine/feed/ 11 Moscow airport Sheremetyevo 1970-1980s http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/23/moscow-airport-sheremetyevo-1970-1980s/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/23/moscow-airport-sheremetyevo-1970-1980s/#comments Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:15:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167678 Sheremetjevo is a Moscow airport, probably most famous one out of a few it has. Here is how it looked in 1970s-1980s when the glorious TU-144s still were a frequent guest there. See those nice pics inside: Hope you liked … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/23/moscow-airport-sheremetyevo-1970-1980s/feed/ 1 Unique Soviet Magnetic Levitation Train that Could Go 400 km/h [photos, video] http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/unique-soviet-magnetic-levitation-train-that-could-go-400-kmh-photos-video/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/unique-soviet-magnetic-levitation-train-that-could-go-400-kmh-photos-video/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:56:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167641 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/unique-soviet-magnetic-levitation-train-that-could-go-400-kmh-photos-video/feed/ 1 BTS002 Russian airplane replica of Russian shuttle http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/bts002-russian-airplane-replica-of-russian-shuttle/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/bts002-russian-airplane-replica-of-russian-shuttle/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:53:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167623 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/21/bts002-russian-airplane-replica-of-russian-shuttle/feed/ 4 Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/19/russian-tu-144-supersonic-passenger-jet-in-monino-museum-moscow/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/19/russian-tu-144-supersonic-passenger-jet-in-monino-museum-moscow/#comments Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:31:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167609 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. Sign says “exhibit is being rebuilt” Here is its tail. Despite same time French … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/19/russian-tu-144-supersonic-passenger-jet-in-monino-museum-moscow/feed/ 2 Lightning hit a Car in Russia thru Antenna Went Thru the Whole Car into the Ground http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/13/lightning-hit-a-car-in-russia-thru-antenna-went-thru-the-whole-car-into-the-ground/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/13/lightning-hit-a-car-in-russia-thru-antenna-went-thru-the-whole-car-into-the-ground/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:06:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167548 This man’s car was hit by a lightning while he was travelling on the highway. It hit the car thru the antenna, passed thru the whole car and exited into the ground thru the tire. Let’s see all the traces … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/13/lightning-hit-a-car-in-russia-thru-antenna-went-thru-the-whole-car-into-the-ground/feed/ 2 Tupolev Legendary Aircrafts http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/01/tupolev-legendary-aircrafts/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/01/tupolev-legendary-aircrafts/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:03:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167470 Tupolev Experimental Design Bureau has developed more than 300 aircrafts for 95 years of work. About 50 of them went into mass production. Strategic bombers Tu-160 and TU-95, the legend of civil aviation – Tu-144, the massive Soviet  passenger jet Tu-154 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/02/01/tupolev-legendary-aircrafts/feed/ 3 Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/19/centrifuge-that-costed-eleven-tons-of-gold-and-preparation-for-a-journey-to-the-stars-in-a-star-city/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/19/centrifuge-that-costed-eleven-tons-of-gold-and-preparation-for-a-journey-to-the-stars-in-a-star-city/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:56:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167412 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/19/centrifuge-that-costed-eleven-tons-of-gold-and-preparation-for-a-journey-to-the-stars-in-a-star-city/feed/ 3 Photos of a Boeing 747 Crashed on a Village in Kirgizia Today Killing its Inhabitants http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/16/photos-of-a-boeing-747-crashed-on-a-village-in-kirgizia-today-killing-its-inhabitants/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/16/photos-of-a-boeing-747-crashed-on-a-village-in-kirgizia-today-killing-its-inhabitants/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:27:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167399 Here are the first photos of a Boeing 747 plane crashing into a village in Kirgizia today, January 16 in the morning. Over 32 people living in this village died as a result of this crash. via]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/16/photos-of-a-boeing-747-crashed-on-a-village-in-kirgizia-today-killing-its-inhabitants/feed/ 1 The Exercises of Engineering Troops http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/04/the-exercises-of-engineering-troops/ http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/04/the-exercises-of-engineering-troops/#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:34:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167322 uchenija_inzhenernykh_voysk_Murom_112In late May 2015, engineering troop exercises took place in the city of Murom, in the Vladimir region. A 250-meter wide river named Oka was forded as part of the exercises – quite a spectacular event, and we present here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2017/01/04/the-exercises-of-engineering-troops/feed/ 4 About Real All-Terrain Vehicles in Chukotka. http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/30/about-real-all-terrain-vehicles-in-chukotka/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/30/about-real-all-terrain-vehicles-in-chukotka/#comments Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:19:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167373 Hello, I’ll tell you not about Gelenvagen, but about the real hard workers who have to carry geologists across the expanses of Chukotka, where there is no civilization, and about my personal experiences and the all-terrain vehicles that I worked … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/30/about-real-all-terrain-vehicles-in-chukotka/feed/ 2 Experimental Soviet Tank Carrier http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/20/experimental-soviet-tank-carrier/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/20/experimental-soviet-tank-carrier/#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:21:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167345 Experimental tractor MAZ / KZKT-545 In the late 60’s there was a need to create a wheeled tractor to replace the old MAZ-537 tractor. There were strict requirements from the USSR Ministry of Defense for the characteristics of the tractor, in particular for the capacity and … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/20/experimental-soviet-tank-carrier/feed/ 1 How Do they Build Wooden Ships in Karelia http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/20/how-do-they-build-wooden-ships-in-karelia/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/20/how-do-they-build-wooden-ships-in-karelia/#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:13:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167201 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/20/how-do-they-build-wooden-ships-in-karelia/feed/ 0 In Moscow They Restored the Soviet Unique All-terrain Vehicle http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/16/in-moscow-they-restored-the-soviet-unique-all-terrain-vehicle/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/16/in-moscow-they-restored-the-soviet-unique-all-terrain-vehicle/#comments Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:50:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=167313 One of the copies of the car “Blue Bird”, developed for searching for landed astronauts, has been fully restored. The SUV in the photo is a legendary “Blue Bird”, a unique tri-axle floating SUV, designed for search and evacuation of landed spacecraft crews. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/12/16/in-moscow-they-restored-the-soviet-unique-all-terrain-vehicle/feed/ 4 Journey to Wrangel Island http://englishrussia.com/2016/09/26/journey-to-wrangel-island/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/09/26/journey-to-wrangel-island/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:15:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=166692 Russian bloger Sergey went to this island and here is his story below: People often ask me: “Are there places where you haven’t been, but really want to get there?” of course, such places exist, and one of them is Wrangel Island in the … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/09/26/journey-to-wrangel-island/feed/ 1 The Most Northern Railway http://englishrussia.com/2016/09/02/the-most-northern-railway/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/09/02/the-most-northern-railway/#comments Sat, 03 Sep 2016 03:27:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=166386 0_150d89_c6e58008_XXLNorilsk railway – this is one of the most northern railway of the world, certainly in Russia. Moreover, it is the largest isolated railway network of broad gauge (1,520 mm) in the territory of the former USSR. The nearest network … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/09/02/the-most-northern-railway/feed/ 7 Moscow International Automobile Salon http://englishrussia.com/2016/08/29/moscow-international-automobile-salon/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/08/29/moscow-international-automobile-salon/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:08:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=166228 A homepage of the Moscow International Automobile Salon stipulates that it’s The most long-awaited and spectacular event for manufacturers, professionals and fans of the cars. Well, let’s check! Within the first day of the motor show, there were held a several presentations … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/08/29/moscow-international-automobile-salon/feed/ 10 Omsk Plant of Civil Aviation http://englishrussia.com/2016/08/29/omsk-plant-of-civil-aviation-2/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/08/29/omsk-plant-of-civil-aviation-2/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:31:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=166238 In early July, the plant’s leadership went to meet the leadership of our Omsk Spotting Club, and an they organized a photoshoot for us. MI-8 meets us on a pedestal near the plant entrance checkpoint. 2.RA-22217 3. 4. 5. 6. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/08/29/omsk-plant-of-civil-aviation-2/feed/ 0 How a Tu-104 was moved across Moscow http://englishrussia.com/2016/08/02/how-a-tu-104-was-moved-across-moscow/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/08/02/how-a-tu-104-was-moved-across-moscow/#comments Tue, 02 Aug 2016 08:10:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165742 Let me re-post an interesting article about how a Tu-104 was moved across Moscow from the Chkalovsky airfield. It was interesting for me, since the same people moved another Tu-104 last year in Tomsk. Well, if you have a non-moving … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/08/02/how-a-tu-104-was-moved-across-moscow/feed/ 2 Omsk Plant of Civil Aviation http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/28/omsk-plant-of-civil-aviation/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/28/omsk-plant-of-civil-aviation/#comments Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:16:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165784 Omsk*The second Life of helicopters: Blog Tour at Omsk Plant of Civil Aviation* 1. On February 5, 1945, based on production of aircraft repair base no. 406 capacity in Aktyubinsk town (Kazakhstan) there was created “Omsk aircraft repair workshops no. 41 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/28/omsk-plant-of-civil-aviation/feed/ 0 Rare Transport Aircraft VM-T Atlant http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/13/rare-transport-aircraft-vm-t-atlant/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/13/rare-transport-aircraft-vm-t-atlant/#comments Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:14:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=165030 With the advent of a space-rocket transport system Energy – Buran it became necessary to transport certain large components to the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The Ministry of Mechanical Engineering held a meeting on this issue. VM-T “Atlant” (3M-T) is a heavy transport aircraft Options … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/13/rare-transport-aircraft-vm-t-atlant/feed/ 2 How They Produce Helicopters in Kazan, Russia http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/11/how-they-produce-helicopters-in-kazan-russia/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/11/how-they-produce-helicopters-in-kazan-russia/#comments Tue, 12 Jul 2016 06:19:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164950 Kazan Helicopter Plant is the world-renowned manufacturer of helicopters Mi-8 which are operated in more than 100 countries around the world. Modifications of these helicopters are available in a wide range, such as transport, passenger, rescue, airborne transport and many … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/07/11/how-they-produce-helicopters-in-kazan-russia/feed/ 0 Russian Mi-8 helicopter production pictures http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/22/russian-mi-8-helicopter-production-pictures/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/22/russian-mi-8-helicopter-production-pictures/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:15:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164872 Russian blogger Zzhitel went to the once top secret military facility where legendary Soviet and now Russian MI-8 helicopters are produced. It is one of the most widely used helicopters in the world. Over 100 countries have them. This factory is 75 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/06/22/russian-mi-8-helicopter-production-pictures/feed/ 20 Afghan Landing Was a Trick Invented by Soviet Pilots to Land 200 Ton Planes Very Quick to Avoid Being Hit by Missiles http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/22/afghan-landing-was-a-trick-made-by-soviet-pilots-to-land-200-ton-planes-very-quick-to-avoid-being-hit-by-missiles/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/22/afghan-landing-was-a-trick-made-by-soviet-pilots-to-land-200-ton-planes-very-quick-to-avoid-being-hit-by-missiles/#comments Sun, 22 May 2016 22:05:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164740 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/22/afghan-landing-was-a-trick-made-by-soviet-pilots-to-land-200-ton-planes-very-quick-to-avoid-being-hit-by-missiles/feed/ 4 Morning Before Parade http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/12/morning-before-parade/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/12/morning-before-parade/#comments Thu, 12 May 2016 18:39:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164648 Russian blogger and photographer Dmitri went to the place where no uauthorized people were allowed night before the 9th of May parade in Moscow. He saw how the columns of tanks were formed, how the last moment preparations were made … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/12/morning-before-parade/feed/ 3 Weird Ukrainian tanks and armored vehicles http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/11/weird-ukrainian-tanks-and-armored-vehicles/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/11/weird-ukrainian-tanks-and-armored-vehicles/#comments Wed, 11 May 2016 20:12:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164632 Please take a look at a selection of totally unique tanks and armored vehicles of Ukrainian army. During  the latest conflict that took place recently there, the army of this country started getting those weird vehicles for some reason. Take … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/05/11/weird-ukrainian-tanks-and-armored-vehicles/feed/ 27 Russian rocket launched from Cosmodrome Vostochny for the first time http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/28/russian-rocket-launched-from-cosmodrome-vostochny-for-the-first-time/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/28/russian-rocket-launched-from-cosmodrome-vostochny-for-the-first-time/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:18:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164538 Today the rocket was launched from newly built Russian spaceport “Cosmodrome Vostochny” for the first time. Russian airplane photographer Marina was there and made those photos. Thanks a lot to Marina for sharing the photos with all of us! Her … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/28/russian-rocket-launched-from-cosmodrome-vostochny-for-the-first-time/feed/ 12 Turning One Mercedes into Another http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/18/turning-one-mercedes-into-another/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/18/turning-one-mercedes-into-another/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:42:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164424 Company in Ukraine specializes in turning older Mercedes into newer ones. Like, many Mercedes owners want to upgrade their cars however can’t afford. Especially the more costlier cars like S-class can cost tens thousands dollars more expensive if to buy … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/18/turning-one-mercedes-into-another/feed/ 4 Russian Army Batmobile Spotted in Dagestan (photos) http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/15/russian-army-batmobile-spotted-in-dagestan-photos/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/15/russian-army-batmobile-spotted-in-dagestan-photos/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 20:28:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164346 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 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/15/russian-army-batmobile-spotted-in-dagestan-photos/feed/ 0 These Russian Giant Submarines Are Doomed to Be Scrapped http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/15/russian-giant-submarines-waiting-for-their-fate/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/15/russian-giant-submarines-waiting-for-their-fate/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:23:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164322 These huge giants are doomed. They are going to be dismantled very soon. Two of the  largest atomic submarines in the world “Arhangelsk” and “Severstal” (named after Russian corporation) would be torn apart and scraped for metal in the near … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/15/russian-giant-submarines-waiting-for-their-fate/feed/ 7 Camping in Chukotka, Russian Style http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/08/camping-in-chukotka-russian-style/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/08/camping-in-chukotka-russian-style/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:32:27 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164228 What is Chukotka? It is sort of Russian Alaska – separated from American one by a Bering Straight. Indigenious people of Chukotka don’t need visas to travel to Alaska and have had close ties in past. It’s like Alaska, very snowy … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/08/camping-in-chukotka-russian-style/feed/ 2 First Rockets Arrive to Russian New Spaceport “Kosmodrom Vostochny” http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/22/first-rockets-arrive-to-russian-new-spaceport-kosmodrom-vostochny/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/22/first-rockets-arrive-to-russian-new-spaceport-kosmodrom-vostochny/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 20:40:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=164010 First rockets arrived at Russian new spaceport – “Cosmodrome Vostochny”. Thanks to Marina, the only blogger who got there yet, we can see what’s going on there these days! She has saw the newest Russian Soyuz-2.1a rockets, and saw how … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/22/first-rockets-arrive-to-russian-new-spaceport-kosmodrom-vostochny/feed/ 7 Su-27 Plane on Exhibition in Moscow http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/15/su-27-plane-on-exhibition-in-vdnh-exhibition-moscow/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/15/su-27-plane-on-exhibition-in-vdnh-exhibition-moscow/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:49:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=163854 Last year they have put a SU-27 on display near VDNH Exhibition in Moscow city. Next time you be in Moscow you might want to take a look in person, it’s a very nice looking army-themed monument. Here are few … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/15/su-27-plane-on-exhibition-in-vdnh-exhibition-moscow/feed/ 12 Old Soviet Civil Defense Book http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/14/old-soviet-civil-defense-book/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/14/old-soviet-civil-defense-book/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2016 21:43:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=163844 Here is an old Soviet civil defense book. Books like this were used to raise awareness of sudden attack performed on Soviet Union in masses. Like, what to do if nuclear bomb drops.   “Mass Destruction Weapons” “Weapons of mass … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/14/old-soviet-civil-defense-book/feed/ 5 Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/14/soviet-traffic-controllers-on-the-streets-of-europe/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/14/soviet-traffic-controllers-on-the-streets-of-europe/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2016 18:47:36 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=163840 After Russian army entered Europe in 1944-45 they have started putting their traffic controllers on the crossroads of the main European cities. Same thing was done by Nazi commanders a few years before – they have installed the German language … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/14/soviet-traffic-controllers-on-the-streets-of-europe/feed/ 6 Russian Strategic Bombers Tu-22m3 on a March http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/13/russian-strategic-bombers-tu-22m3-on-a-march/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/13/russian-strategic-bombers-tu-22m3-on-a-march/#comments Sun, 13 Mar 2016 15:00:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=163698 These machines are rare target for the airplane spotters and it was a big luck, says Svetlana, the author of the photos, that they got them. One of the most nice looking Russian planes, the strategic TU-22M3s were on a … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/13/russian-strategic-bombers-tu-22m3-on-a-march/feed/ 0 The Mysterious Story of Russian Rogue Typhoon Submarine Aircraft Carrier http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/09/the-mysterious-story-of-russian-rogue-typhoon-submarine-aircraft-carrier/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/09/the-mysterious-story-of-russian-rogue-typhoon-submarine-aircraft-carrier/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2016 21:55:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=163476 Ok here is the story, raw translated, nothing added. You decide if you believe it or not. Basically the story is about that on the brink of collapse of USSR a group of high KGB authorities have been too much … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/09/the-mysterious-story-of-russian-rogue-typhoon-submarine-aircraft-carrier/feed/ 18 Russian Governmental Motorcade Transport History http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/09/russian-governmental-motorcade-transport-history/ http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/09/russian-governmental-motorcade-transport-history/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:58:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=163464 These days if you are in Moscow you can see an interesting exhibition. It tells the story of Russian motorcades used by top authorities – presidents, top Communist party officials and even the motor car of Russian Emperor Nicholas II thru … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2016/03/09/russian-governmental-motorcade-transport-history/feed/ 6 Russian Military Jet Factory has an Open House http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/05/russian-military-jet-factory-got-an-open-house/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/05/russian-military-jet-factory-got-an-open-house/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 02:31:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=162104 Recently an aircraft factory in Novosibirsk got an open house inviting anyone wanting to see what’s inside, take photos and enjoy watching how the most modern Russian aircraft are being produced. Some of the bloggers of course couldn’t miss such an … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/05/russian-military-jet-factory-got-an-open-house/feed/ 6 Lada Tarzan: Russian Lada All Road Car from 1990s http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/05/lada-tarzan-russian-lada-all-road-car-from-1990s/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/05/lada-tarzan-russian-lada-all-road-car-from-1990s/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 02:07:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=162100 In the 1990s, after the USSR had already collapsed and while the new Russian state was just forming, there were some great projects popping up from old Soviet industrial giants which had been privatized. Some of them were only produced in … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/11/05/lada-tarzan-russian-lada-all-road-car-from-1990s/feed/ 6 Awesome Soviet Ekranoplan Aircraft Carrier Project http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/23/awesome-soviet-ekranoplan-aircraft-carrier-project/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/23/awesome-soviet-ekranoplan-aircraft-carrier-project/#comments Sat, 24 Oct 2015 05:17:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161692 If you are a constant visitor to this site, I believe you already know about Ekranoplans – unique Soviet semi-boats semi-jets which could glide at very low altitudes above the sea and very quickly move troops or equipment or passengers this way. Sadly, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/23/awesome-soviet-ekranoplan-aircraft-carrier-project/feed/ 25 Awesome Russian River Cruise Down Volga River this Fall http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/19/awesome-russian-river-cruises-in-fall/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/19/awesome-russian-river-cruises-in-fall/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2015 17:19:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161624 In Russia there is one type of leisure that remains unchanged since 19th century. I am speaking about Russian river cruises. Especially the cruises down the Volga River, Russia’s most famous river. The routine activity of such cruises stays unchanged for … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/19/awesome-russian-river-cruises-in-fall/feed/ 1 Russian Bikers Store Their Bikes in Apartments Over Winter http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/06/russian-bikers-store-their-bikes-in-apartments-over-winter/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/06/russian-bikers-store-their-bikes-in-apartments-over-winter/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 03:50:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161374 Winter is coming to Russia, and winter is considered no biking season – roads are slippery and its cold outside. So many bikers have to store their bikes over winter somewhere. However in big cities like Moscow there are still … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/06/russian-bikers-store-their-bikes-in-apartments-over-winter/feed/ 7 The First Bridge to Crimea is Completed http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/01/first-bridge-to-crimea-is-completed/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/01/first-bridge-to-crimea-is-completed/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 21:06:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161244 1429206904_30133          According to Russian media the first bridge connecting continental Russia and Crimea peninsula has been completed.  Previously Crimea had no direct roads to Russia, you could get there either thru Ukrainian mainland or thru ferries … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/10/01/first-bridge-to-crimea-is-completed/feed/ 36 When One Lada is not Enough http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/30/when-one-lada-is-not-enough/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/30/when-one-lada-is-not-enough/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 03:33:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161224 When you like your LADA that much that it seems not enough to just drive one, then you build probably something like this. A LADA and then a piece of some more LADA to tow behind. Meet LADA + 1/2 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/30/when-one-lada-is-not-enough/feed/ 4 Russian Combat Helicopters KA-52s Being Prepared http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/30/russian-combat-helicopters-ka-52s-got-prepared/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/30/russian-combat-helicopters-ka-52s-got-prepared/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 03:16:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161220 As soon as the Russian air force began its strikes in Syria and there is the possibility of more military weapons and personnel arriving to the Middle Eastern country soon, we want to show you what is being prepared for combat. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/30/russian-combat-helicopters-ka-52s-got-prepared/feed/ 3 Russian SU-25SM Attack Bombers in Syria http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/29/russian-su-25sm-attack-bombers-in-syria/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/29/russian-su-25sm-attack-bombers-in-syria/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 22:39:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161194 1960198_900If you track the Middle East news recently, there is a lot of talk about Russian SU-25SM attack bombers spotted in Syria, both in satellite photos of foreign intelligence and also in the recent French video some French tourist took … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/29/russian-su-25sm-attack-bombers-in-syria/feed/ 8 Day on the Russian Strategic Airbase DOMNA http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/28/day-of-life-on-russian-strategic-airbase-domna/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/28/day-of-life-on-russian-strategic-airbase-domna/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 03:33:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161170 Thanks to awesome Russian blogger calling himself su_30m, we are able to see what is supposed to be top secret, especially back in Soviet era – day on the strategic Russian Far Eastern airbase Domna. It covers a 2000 km … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/28/day-of-life-on-russian-strategic-airbase-domna/feed/ 0 Russian Self Driving Truck KAMAZ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/23/russian-self-driving-truck-kamaz/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/23/russian-self-driving-truck-kamaz/#comments Wed, 23 Sep 2015 20:07:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161108 While the whole world engages in self-driving car mania – with Google self driving cars cruising the streets of San Francisco, Apple self driving cars are rumored to appear in the year 2017 and Audi sport cars go driverless around … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/23/russian-self-driving-truck-kamaz/feed/ 5 An Abandoned Orbita http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/22/an-abandoned-orbita/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/22/an-abandoned-orbita/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 23:58:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161096 Another installation remains abandoned in Chukotka – a Russian region close to Alaska – an abandoned complex called “Orbita” or “An Orbit”. It was pretty well preserved and locked for years but now it’s all totally open and anyone can walk in. … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/22/an-abandoned-orbita/feed/ 5 Production of Russian SU-34 Fullback Twin Engine Strike Fighters http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/21/production-of-russian-su-34-fullback-twin-engine-strike-fighters/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/21/production-of-russian-su-34-fullback-twin-engine-strike-fighters/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 20:52:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=161018 The Sukhoi SU-34s are Russian twin-engine, twin-seat strike fighters, intended to replace the older Sukhoi Su-24s. Not many of those are deployed yet. The first jets were received into the Air Force in 2008 – and as of July 2015, only around 70 … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/21/production-of-russian-su-34-fullback-twin-engine-strike-fighters/feed/ 7 22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/20/22-russian-warships-on-their-course-to-syria/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/20/22-russian-warships-on-their-course-to-syria/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:17:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160980 A As is being reported in Russian media, there are currently over twenty Russian warships and battleships in the Mediterranean Sea. Most of these have already relocated to the Eastern end – close to where Syria is, and probably heading to that country. Here … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/20/22-russian-warships-on-their-course-to-syria/feed/ 7 Russian Two-Barrel Submarine http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/17/russian-two-barrel-submarine/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/17/russian-two-barrel-submarine/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:52:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160918 A Russian submarine with two torpedo tubes, with two HUGE torpedo tubes, was produced in the 1950s by Russian Navy engineers. A truly weird creation of Soviet engineering thought – partly beautiful, partly awkward and in many senses unique. It could … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/17/russian-two-barrel-submarine/feed/ 4 Inside the Factory Producing Russian Passenger SU Jets Sukhoi Superjets http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/15/inside-of-the-factory-producing-russian-passenger-su-jets-sukhoi-superjets/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/15/inside-of-the-factory-producing-russian-passenger-su-jets-sukhoi-superjets/#comments Wed, 16 Sep 2015 01:23:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160774 Another post for today regarding aircraft production. Now this time, it is much more detailed than the previous one about the MI-8, and with full captions. Thanks to Said who has visited this place we can now look deeply into … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/15/inside-of-the-factory-producing-russian-passenger-su-jets-sukhoi-superjets/feed/ 3 Russian Diorama of Exploding Truck http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/15/russian-diorama-of-exploding-truck/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/15/russian-diorama-of-exploding-truck/#comments Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:55:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160770 A Russian guy has built a diorama of a Russian truck exploding on a mine or hit by an artillery shell during the famous Siege of Leningrad, when the huge Russian city was blocked by Nazis for years and people were starving, … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/15/russian-diorama-of-exploding-truck/feed/ 4 Russian Newest Jet T-50 or PAK FA http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/14/russian-newest-jet-t-50-or-pak-fa/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/14/russian-newest-jet-t-50-or-pak-fa/#comments Mon, 14 Sep 2015 21:44:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160716 This Russian jet is the newest and most advanced jet Russian engineers have ever produced. There are not too many photos of it on the Internet yet, due to previous security and secrecy and also because not many of them have … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/14/russian-newest-jet-t-50-or-pak-fa/feed/ 5 Russian Robot Tanks Attack Targets http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/14/russian-robot-tanks-attack-targets/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/14/russian-robot-tanks-attack-targets/#comments Mon, 14 Sep 2015 20:50:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160712 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/14/russian-robot-tanks-attack-targets/feed/ 2 Ukraine American Military Drill September 2015 http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/11/ukraine-american-military-drill-september-2015/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/11/ukraine-american-military-drill-september-2015/#comments Fri, 11 Sep 2015 19:05:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160630 These days in Ukraine they say there is a military drill taking place. It’s a joint forces drill of the Ukraine and American armies, conducted according to NATO standards. Ships, tanks, HUMVEEs etc are there. Take a look, it’s a short … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/11/ukraine-american-military-drill-september-2015/feed/ 6 Newest Russian Weapons in Action in Weapons Expo 2015 http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/10/newest-russian-weapons-in-action-in-weapons-expo-2015/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/10/newest-russian-weapons-in-action-in-weapons-expo-2015/#comments Fri, 11 Sep 2015 01:31:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160602 Recently in Nizhny Tagil there was the Arms Expo 2015. The most advanced and the newest Russian weapons are taken there for display and to gain interest from foreign buyers who visit this expo each year, and this year is not an exception! … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/10/newest-russian-weapons-in-action-in-weapons-expo-2015/feed/ 9 Guy Builds a Tank from a Bicycle http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/10/guy-builds-a-tank-from-a-bicycle/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/10/guy-builds-a-tank-from-a-bicycle/#comments Thu, 10 Sep 2015 20:51:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160594 Do you see a tank? It looks like the real thing, huh? But in reality it is not! It is made out of paper and two bicycles! Let’s see what it looks like up close, see how it has been built … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/10/guy-builds-a-tank-from-a-bicycle/feed/ 1 Russian Armata Tank Firing Rounds http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/09/russian-armata-tank-firing-rounds/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/09/russian-armata-tank-firing-rounds/#comments Wed, 09 Sep 2015 19:05:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160522 Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/09/russian-armata-tank-firing-rounds/feed/ 5 Inside of Russian Space Shuttle Buran http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/08/inside-of-russian-shuttle-buran/ http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/08/inside-of-russian-shuttle-buran/#comments Tue, 08 Sep 2015 16:01:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=160438 Russian blogger Alexander has visited a Moscow exhibition where they, probably for the first time, allowed people to go inside a Soviet legend – the Russian space shuttle “Buran”. For this they took one of the surviving Buran shuttles – only … Read more...]]> http://englishrussia.com/2015/09/08/inside-of-russian-shuttle-buran/feed/ 9