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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0 Lugansk 2016: Around the War Torn City

Lugansk 2016: Around the War Torn City

As we examined LPR capital in the past four parts, now we will go through the far outskirts of distant suburbs and immediate surroundings. There are also a quite traditional attractions like Slavyanoserbskaya manor in Aleksandrovskoe or memorial on the sharp tomb, there is an Aviation Museum under the open sky, that impresses not only with
exhibits but with many signs of war on them, and there is finally a lot of traces of town abortive siege by Ukrainian army in the summer of 2014, whether it is a destroyed airport or abandoned positions near from the unattainable happiness. This post is quite grim - but it is the last about traces of the war in this series.
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6 Donetsk. The ruined Airport

Donetsk. The ruined Airport

Here is the place in Donetsk  where only the war remains. It is a ruined Donetsk Airport. A traveller went there and see his pictures and words about this place: I must say right away that though we aren't hippies, there were five of us who went to the airport. Three of us were Russian
citizens, and two of us were the citizens of the NATO countries - Poland and Latvia; two of us (myself and the Pole) had accreditations of "civilian" journalists without the right to visit the combat zone, and only one person from our team was not a guest in the DPR.
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2 Ukrainian Orchestra Playing Game of Thrones Theme inside of a Steel Mill

Ukrainian Orchestra Playing Game of Thrones Theme inside of a Steel Mill

In Mariupol, Ukraine an interesting concert has taken place. A musician collective known as  Lening Chamber Orchestra has played a composition of their choice inside one of the huge rooms of Mariupol Steel Production Plant. The piece they
played was the theme from "Game of Thrones". It looked pretty interesting with flames of fire of real steel being produced bursting in the background and lighting their faces as they played. You can see it yourself on this video.

6 Ukrainian “anti-terrorist operation” museum in Dnepropetrovsk

Ukrainian “anti-terrorist operation” museum in Dnepropetrovsk

Ukrainian city Dnepropetrovsk hosts a "museum for counter terrorist operation" - by this name in Ukraine goes the recent war they were
having in 2014-2015. Officially, the war is not over yet, however museum is intact already. Take a look on some photos here.
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27 Weird Ukrainian tanks and armored vehicles

Weird Ukrainian tanks and armored vehicles

Please take a look at a selection of totally unique tanks and armored vehicles of Ukrainian army. During  the latest conflict that took place
recently there, the army of this country started getting those weird vehicles for some reason. Take a look pretty unique and cool.
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6 Military Parade in Donetsk, 2016

Military Parade in Donetsk, 2016

Speaking about parades, here is
military parade from Donetsk-2016.
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15 Russian Photographer Goes inside Chernobyl Reactor in 1990

Russian Photographer Goes inside Chernobyl Reactor in 1990

These days some in the media are commemorating the Chernobyl incident, or as they call it in Russia, "The Chernobyl Catastrophe". The reason is because it happened exactly thirty years ago, in April 1986. So we decided to post something too. We posted the best spooky
shots we could get our hands on. The story is as follows. Just four years after the incident, in the year 1990, a Russian photographer went right inside the destroyed reactor building, the most dangerous place in Chernobyl, and took those photos. Scary.
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8 Peaceful Sights of Spring in Ukrainian City Rakhov

Peaceful Sights of Spring in Ukrainian City Rakhov

Just a dose of peacefulness. Ukrainian small town Rakhov is an example of slow life in rural setting.
Spring adds overall charm. Enjoy relaxed atmosphere of those pics, especially if you stressed.
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14 Vogue Photographer Took Photos of Ukraine When He Was Nazi Soldier

Vogue Photographer Took Photos of Ukraine When He Was Nazi Soldier

A successful German photographer Herber List was known to work with top notch editions all over the world, including such names as Vogue, Harper's Bazar and many more. But not many know that before his successful career in fashion photography he
was enlisted into Nazi army and went to conquer USSR under German command. There he also was making photos on his personal camera. And here is the result of his "trip" to Ukraine. Art photography meets land under Nazi occupation.
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