6 Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

Soviet Traffic Controllers on the Streets of Europe

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 road signs all over the Europe and conquered part of Russia, now this time the road signs were in Russian. Let's see how it was.
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0 Russian Strategic Bombers Tu-22m3 on a March

Russian Strategic Bombers Tu-22m3 on a March

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 march from Novosibirsk, Russia to Tajikistan where they were invited in Russia-Tajikistan drill near the Afghanistan border. Let's see them up close, thanks to Svetlana:
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18 The Mysterious Story of Russian Rogue Typhoon Submarine Aircraft Carrier

The Mysterious Story of Russian Rogue Typhoon Submarine Aircraft Carrier

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 patriots of the Soviet state that they decided not to become the officers of the new Russian Federation. They thought it was a temporary state and USSR would return soon. So what they did they acquired billions
of dollars partly from old Soviet reserves and then thru the new economic reality invested it and blackmailed new Russian oligarchs. With all those funds they created something really weird - on the base of the biggest nuclear submarine in the world - Russian project Typhoon submarine they turned it into an.. underwater aircraft carrier which they called "Soviet Union". Let's read on:
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6 Russian Governmental Motorcade Transport History

Russian Governmental Motorcade Transport History

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 the years with all restored exhibits. Evge Chesnakov a blogger went there and made those awesome photos together with captions and we tell his story here too! Let's see how did they roll!
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6 Russian Military Jet Factory has an Open House

Russian Military Jet Factory has an Open House

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 event including Alexey L. who went there and made those cool photos. Let's see what he got!
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6 Lada Tarzan: Russian Lada All Road Car from 1990s

Lada Tarzan: Russian Lada All Road Car from 1990s

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 limited quantities and here is the one such "miracle car" - LADA TARZAN - a Russian take on combining an SUV base with a regular passenger car.
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25 Awesome Soviet Ekranoplan Aircraft Carrier Project

Awesome Soviet Ekranoplan Aircraft Carrier Project

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, not many of
them survived and they didn't go into mass production. However, here is one more interesting project - a researcher tried to re-invent a Soviet idea - a giant Ekranoplan that could carry.. other aircraft, like the aircraft carrying ships of present. Let's take a look!
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1 Awesome Russian River Cruise Down Volga River this Fall

Awesome Russian River Cruise Down Volga River this Fall

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 years - you just board a ship, and then eat sleep repeat while it goes down the river and
you can go off the boat to see the most famous Russian cities. Very popular among the foreigners and travelers too. So here, thanks to Russian blogger Russos we can see how it goes this September - when nature is already changing its colors before the winter and the air is often freezing especially in the mornings.
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7 Russian Bikers Store Their Bikes in Apartments Over Winter

Russian Bikers Store Their Bikes in Apartments Over Winter

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 almost no personal storage rooms available. So what
to do with bikes? You won't believe but they store them right in their apartments! Here you would see examples of tens of Russian bikers who have to live long winter months, often in just one bedroom apartments together with their iron horses. Just imagine!
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36 The First Bridge to Crimea is Completed

The First Bridge to Crimea is Completed

          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 from Russian coast. They have found the narrowest path in the Kerch Straight and started
building a bridge to connect Russia to Crimea. Now it's done. It's a technical bridge yet, not open for a general public, however trucks are already able to cross the sea and go to Crimea. Also it carries electric cables to feed electricity to the peninsula. A few details on the bridge and how it is built are inside.  
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