2 Abandoned Country: Photos of Abandoned Objects and Vehicles of USSR

Abandoned Country: Photos of Abandoned Objects and Vehicles of USSR

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 of the big sad picture. Starting with a "DUGA" radio radar station in Pripyat Ukraine, that was finished in 1985 just one year before Chernobyl accident. It was used for early detection of ballistic missile launches.
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15 Never Seen Before Photos of Interiors of Newest Russian ARMATA Tank

Never Seen Before Photos of Interiors of Newest Russian ARMATA Tank

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 material!
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2 All Cosmonauts of USSR: Their Photos and Little Stories

All Cosmonauts of USSR: Their Photos and Little Stories

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.
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9 Ruins of Cosmic Civilization: Fully Intact Abandoned Little Known Soviet Space Shuttles on Baikonur Launch Site

Ruins of Cosmic Civilization: Fully Intact Abandoned Little Known Soviet Space Shuttles on Baikonur Launch Site

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 Russia which is pretty much sad and shows that the progress of space exploration in Russia doesn't advance now. Baikonur is a huge space launching
site. It was built and used by USSR but now is left in Kazakhstan. On it's territory there is a huge hangar where two artefacts of Soviet space legacy remains. They stay here for over twenty years behind the close doors and are covered with thick layer of dust. Russian blogger Ralph went there and now we have the pictures here, let's see:
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1 Two trains collided in Russia tonight

Two trains collided in Russia tonight

Two 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 some photos and videos from the accident scene:
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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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6 Russian aerobatics group Russkie Vityazi got new SU jets

Russian aerobatics group Russkie Vityazi got new SU jets

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 airshow that will take place March 21-25 this year. Let's see their new birds.
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7 Russian armored vehicle “Typhoon” serving in Russian army

Russian armored vehicle “Typhoon” serving in Russian army

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 some from different parts of Russia. Also a video inside.
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6 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

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

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 slows down and sucks 12 tons of water inside. Simply stunning seeing it in action, there is a video below that
shows how this happens. For this unique properties those planes being sent by Russian forces to help fight fires across the world. It was used in Canada for example last year and in Portugal in 2016. And here is a unique photos by Gelio from a production line where those jets being assembled. Let's see?
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