18 Russian Federal Highway LENA

Russian Federal Highway LENA

A few years ago, we had this Russian road called "Federal Highway LENA" which runs for 1163 km. Some parts of it are paved, and some parts are a swamp
all of the time. In 2012, they decided to upgrade the road but from the photos of the place, it looks like it still isn't fixed. Let's see.
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5 Moscow Police Hires Ten Dogs to Fight Parking Violators

Moscow Police Hires Ten Dogs to Fight Parking Violators

We told you some stories of how drivers put different stuff on their plates in order to cover them from the parking enforcement cameras and workers, and avoid paying for parking and parking fines. Recently, Moscow police has hired ten dogs to run
after the parking enforcement cars and clean up the plates, removing the pieces of junk car owners place there. Here, a few of them have already started working and we have a report on how the dogs help parking enforcement:
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10 Church in Space

Church in Space

  The Soviet State, the USSR, was declared to be "religion free" and atheistic. Churches were demolished, the priests were hunted down (especially in the
beginning), and all the results of the development of the country were attributed to materialistic scientific research. Now things have changed. Let's see how.
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10 Awesome and Unique Russian Atomic Icebreaking Fleet

Awesome and Unique Russian Atomic Icebreaking Fleet

A photographer I like, Slava, has visited a breeding ground for the one and only atomic icebreaking fleet in Murmansk. He says that in the whole world, only the USSR and now Russia operate atomic
icebreaking ships, which make them one of a kind and unique and now thanks to Slava, we have a rare chance to take a peek inside their headquarters in Murmansk - a city in the Russian North.
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16 Abandoned Exploration Tools and Vehicles of Franz Josef Land

Abandoned Exploration Tools and Vehicles of Franz Josef Land

You probably remember that a few days ago there was a posting about the seasons changing in Franz Josef Land - one of the most Northern Russian islands, being on the latitude of Northern Greenland, and being
uninhabited. However, the fact that nobody lives there doesn't mean that there is no activity. In fact, there are tons of the old Soviet vehicles, tools, tractors, devices and you name it. Want to take a look?
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19 Zil Army Car

Zil Army Car

ZIL is a pretty old Russian car factory making trucks, etc. Now they have come up with something else. By
the special order of Russian army, they rolled out this creepmobile. Some more photos inside.
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9 Trip to a Fantastic Old Ships Graveyard

Trip to a Fantastic Old Ships Graveyard

  Just imagine an old Soviet place where ships - warships, regular ships, etc - which are cut in half or into pieces remain for years. Tons of stuff to explore and photograph. That's why Vladimir Malder has
gone all the way to the most Western part of Russia - Kaliningrad, to visit this secret abandoned place, which is of course forbidden to enter. Want to see what he saw there? Read on!
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0 Nizhnekamsk: Russian Oil Refining Capital

Nizhnekamsk: Russian Oil Refining Capital

Nizhnekamsk is an industrial city in Russia, the largest oil refinery and chemical plant in the whole of Europe. The city is in the Tatarstan region of Russia, which has huge oil reserves - they say there will be enough to produce the same
amounts of oil as they do now for at least thirty more years - the same volume each year. So one of our favorite photographers, Slava, has visited this place and we can see its huge chemical facilities from the air.  
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12 This Girl Has an Unusual Hobby

This Girl Has an Unusual Hobby

Maria, a mathematician from Novosibirsk "scientists city" as it was called in Soviet times, has a pretty unusual hobby. Can you guess what is she up to just by looking at the photo above? Probably the first thought
that comes to mind is that her hobby is flying planes. Well, not really. Maria is not flying planes, Maria has a large passenger jet to restore piece by piece, slowly. Want to know more? Read on:
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18 Sheglovski Val Military Factory

Sheglovski Val Military Factory

A "Sheglovski Val" military factory was having an open house (why are they doing this at all?) and some photographers visited, so here are a few photos from inside what were once the secret chambers of the place where modern
weapons are being produced. Like those two missile laden trucks you can see in top photo - they are painted in sand color which means they are going to be exported to some Southern countries with deserts, etc.
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