1 Journey to Wrangel Island

Journey to Wrangel Island

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 Chukchi Sea. The remoteness and the lack of any logistics make it almost
impossible to visit. The most convenient and comfortable way is to sit on the expedition ship Professor Khromov that commits several expeditions to the island each year. This is exactly what I did for the implementation of my dream and today I'll tell you the story about this amazing journey.
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7 The Most Northern Railway

The Most Northern Railway

Norilsk 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 Railways station is approximately in 700 kilometers. By the way, it is not included in the structure of Russian Railways, and has been a part of Norilsk Nickel. It passes a large part of cargos of the Polar Division. This year, it has a great holiday, February 12, it celebrated its 80th anniversary. Many in childhood,
surely dreamed of in-cab ride trains, ride this powerful iron horses, but I'm lucky to be here just now, in Norilsk town, and this is my story today. After the Government of the USSR in 1935 year decided to build in the Norilsk Iron and Steel Works, they also decided to build a the narrow-gauge railway next to it. Its construction began in the fall of 1935 year. The first locomotive was launched on February 12, 1936 year from Norilsk to Valek Airport (in Krasnoyarsk krai). 1945. Overhaul of the locomotive
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10 Moscow International Automobile Salon

Moscow International Automobile Salon

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 of new cars, in particular, LADA, Hyundai, Geely, DFM, Changan, the Larte Design and Ravon. In comparison with the previous auto shows, this year, under the impact of the crisis
on Russian market, the amount of panelists declined markedly, almost a third of the area was occupied by the Museum of retro technology and advertising. If two years ago for the motor show there was allocated about eight halls in two huge pavilions, now all people wishing to take part in the exhibition fit only in three rooms located next door. Despite the fact that one of them was fully occupied by Mercedes.
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0 Omsk Plant of Civil Aviation

Omsk Plant of Civil Aviation

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.
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2 How a Tu-104 was moved across Moscow

How a Tu-104 was moved across Moscow

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.
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0 Omsk Plant of Civil Aviation

Omsk Plant of Civil Aviation

*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 West Siberian management of civil aviation". From 1945 to 1956 years in the workshops there was overhauled 1235 aircrafts Po-2  and 2008 engines M-11.
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2 Rare Transport Aircraft VM-T Atlant

Rare Transport Aircraft VM-T Atlant

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 such as building factories directly in Baikonur, or a special train (or car)
track, or building a navigable channel leading to Baikonur, or the creation of an airship, were not appropriate. It was assumed, for example, to carry components with two helicopters, however, the Aviation Agency said that the cargo could easily be dropped. It was decided to carry the load on the back of VM-T "Atlant" (3M-T).
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0 How They Produce Helicopters in Kazan, Russia

How They Produce Helicopters in Kazan, Russia

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 other. Russian-made helicopters manufactured in Kazan in total have flown more than 50 million flight hours around the world.
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20 Russian Mi-8 helicopter production pictures

Russian Mi-8 helicopter production pictures

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 years old already. They do it all here - start with a project and then make final product - full production cycle.  Also later provide service for the machines. Thanks to Zzhitel we can see it from inside!
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4 Afghan Landing Was a Trick Invented by Soviet Pilots to Land 200 Ton Planes Very Quick to Avoid Being Hit by Missiles

Afghan Landing Was a Trick Invented by Soviet Pilots to Land 200 Ton Planes Very Quick to Avoid Being Hit by Missiles

While landing, planes are very vulnerable to missile attacks from the ground. Especially when they are landing in Afghanistan. Especially during war time. Especially if those planes are huge transport IL-76 planes. So over time, Soviet pilots have developed a unique method to land their 150 ton heavy planes. They call it "An
Afghan Landing". A huge IL-76 comes to the landing strip from the opposite side, then makes a very sharp turn and... lands! Just a crazy trick for such a huge plane. Take a look at an actual Afghan landing made in Kabul, Afghanistan airport in 1989. Also inside is one more video from outside:
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