WW-II Trophy tank 14 September 2000, a Komatsu D375A-2 pulled an abandoned tank from its archival tomb under the bottom of a lake near Johvi, Estonia. The Soviet-built T34/76A tank had been resting at the bottom of the lake for 56 years. According to its specifications, it's a 27-tonne machine with a top speed of 53km/h. From February to September 1944, heavy battles were fought in the narrow, 50 km-wide, Narva front in the northeastern part of Estonia. Over 100,000 men were
killed and 300,000 men were wounded there. During battles in the summer of 1944, the tank was captured from the Soviet army and used by the German army. (This is the reason that there are German markings painted on the tank's exterior.) On 19 September 1944, German troops began an organised retreat along the Narva front. It is suspected that the tank was then purposefully driven into the lake, abandoning it when its captors left the area.
Did you know that there was a space shuttle built in Russia, which has made a few successful flights but then the research project was closed due to lack of funding after the collapse of Soviet Union? The BURAN orbiter was the first reusable manned space vehicle in Russia. The BURAN orbiter is the space airplane which may descent from an orbit and land to an airdrome. The BURAN was Russian first vehicle capable not only to put pay-loads into Space, but also to provide their orbit maintenance and
repair as well as return to the Earth. The BURAN predecessors could execute only separate roles: VOSTOK and SOYUS vehicles were intended only for crew flights, PROGRESS - for cargo delivery onto the orbital station. Put into the orbit by a rocket carrier of the average size they had modest transport potentials. Whereas the cargo flow on the Earth-orbit line increased and the development of a reusable vehicles of large carrying capacity has become inevitable.
This is the video of how the floodlight tower was blown up on the stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was devastated on purpose, as a step on the way to removing the old
stadium before the new one would be built. Still it’s impressive how a huge construction is falling down right on the stadium field, slowly and gracefully.
A Russian Animal Rights Activists group "Animal Liberation Front" or "ALF" have made an extreme action in St. Petersburg region. They liberated 30,000 minks from the cages whom were held on the territory of the farm. They got inside the farm, crushed the fences and opened cages where 30 thousand minks were held. The animals ran away, only a small fraction of them were captured next day. The damaged caused by the ALF actions was estimated at $300,000.
The owners of the farm had to suspend all the workers of the farm, thus a whole village was left without a job. In a few days another group of "ALF" tried to penetrate to another farm of the same owners. They came to the farm on two light trucks and a few passenger cars, but the security service of the farm was able to repulse an attack. Here is the video made by "ALF" while their visit to the first farm:
I knew that there happen to be some factories in countries like India or China which make fake soft drinks, I knew that there are in Russia such factories also, I knew that they ship their ready made production to
shops and sell like legit one, but what was a surprise for me is when a lady makes fake mineral water (puts on labels) right in the middle of the big shopping mall in Ukraine (former USSR). Take a look:
This is a story of Choomuhzeek (Chumazik, means "dirty guy" in Russian), it was a true hit in 2005 across Russian part of Internet. Thousands of pictures
appeared with him and populated all the forums, blogs and etc. The "Choomuhzeekh" is not the front guy, but a guy on the background.
After watching this video it is more easy to understand what was the Soviet Union. Different nations were united under one flag and one goal - achieving of the world reign of communism. All those nations studied Russian in school as the main language, in fact all the lesssons were in Russian only. All the govermental system was the same everywhere, in European regions where people look and live like in Western countries and in distant Eastern and Southern regions where people are got used to live like in Afghanistan or Turkey.
But this was all a one country with one people and one language and one capital - Moscow city. This video shows how Western culture can penetrate some not Western by geolocation regions of Russia. Actually this is Kazakhstan already, but former it was a part of USSR, and in modern Russian Federation there are some other regions looking like this. And by the way this video is 100% serious and was used for TV broadcasting across that region. I hope you enjoyed the video
This is a video of guy driving
110 mph across Moscow city
Short amateur feature clip depicting the humiliation on a road patrol police guy. In Russia road patrols are very easy to bribe, a person might never in his all life
pay the road tickets in the bank - all the "situations" are resolved right on site with the help of a few bills. Probably this is a reason for such videos.
The aim of these experiments was to see if they could sustain life within an organism while they separated various organs and parts of the animals from the animal as a whole. They even go so far as to prove that a dogs head
could be sustained separated from the body - so long as they pumped blood through the head. Gruesome stuff. NO wonder some people protest against animal testing. This is pretty awful to watch - but fascinating.