11 A Sad Story of Yuri Gagarin Soviet Greatest Science Ship Beloved by Millions Betrayed by Ukraine

A Sad Story of Yuri Gagarin Soviet Greatest Science Ship Beloved by Millions Betrayed by Ukraine

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 do their work. It has 1250 rooms, including 86 science labs. It was built to be able to communicate via satellites with all top important things in Russia.  It had served variety of tasks. Most mind blowing is to come to Pacific and track Soviet missiles that were fired
from USSR to the middle of nowhere in Pacific. Also to support communication with Soviet space objects - MIR station, Soyuz spaceships etc., when the coverage from on ground stations is poor it could go to any place in ocean and stay there linking Earth with space. It has 75 antennas, including two huge 25 m sat dishes. It could support itself autonomously in ocean for over than 120 days. Main Ocean was the Atlantic Ocean. Let's see more:
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1 Moscow airport Sheremetyevo 1970-1980s

Moscow airport Sheremetyevo 1970-1980s

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:
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1 Unique Soviet Magnetic Levitation Train that Could Go 400 km/h [photos, video]

Unique Soviet Magnetic Levitation Train that Could Go 400 km/h [photos, video]

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 29 cities in the USSR with population over 1,000,000 people very soon. Soviet
engineering agencies started offering their solutions to fight commuting problems inside of this mega cities and between them. Besides improving existing transportation means, like subway or buses, the need for totally new way of transportation arisen. This project of maglev trains was the latest response to this task.
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4 BTS002 Russian airplane replica of Russian shuttle

BTS002 Russian airplane replica of Russian shuttle

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 who went to space and landed on its own without a crew involved). Let's see some more pics of this one:
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2 Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

Russian TU-144 supersonic passenger jet in Monino museum Moscow

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.
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2 Lightning hit a Car in Russia thru Antenna Went Thru the Whole Car into the Ground

Lightning hit a Car in Russia thru Antenna Went Thru the Whole Car into the Ground

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 it left on the car and on the road.
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4 Tupolev Legendary Aircrafts

Tupolev Legendary Aircrafts

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 and its modern replacement
Tu-204/214 became the most popular. 1. In the town of Zhukovsky there is a flight-test and a base PSC "Tupolev". There is an airfield "Ramenskoye" with Europe's largest runway 5500 meters long. Every two years the International Aviation and Space salon MAKS hosts in Zhukovsky.
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3 Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

Centrifuge that Costed Eleven Tons of Gold and Preparation for a Journey to the Stars in a Star City

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 1960. They strive to prepare them for all the dangers and possibilities of the space travel. Let's see how it goes.
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1 Photos of a Boeing 747 Crashed on a Village in Kirgizia Today Killing its Inhabitants

Photos of a Boeing 747 Crashed on a Village in Kirgizia Today Killing its Inhabitants

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.
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4 The Exercises of Engineering Troops

The Exercises of Engineering Troops

In 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 a photo report about how the Oka is crossed not only by the 40-ton tanks but also a 100-ton strategic missile system. The official name of the event was: "Special
tactical exercises with the military engineering units to fulfill the tasks of engineering support in fording water obstacles. Army and attack aircraft were involved to complete the task. The exercise included a crossing of training mobile ground missile complex "Yars" with a test weight using a pontoon bridge of double width PP-2005" Let us explain:
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