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15 Wedding Hummer

Wedding Hummer

Just a wedding hummer from Moscow roads, followed by a Rolls Royce. The
cute thing on the Hummer is a wedding-favour-bow mounted on it.
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30 Russian “Ecranoplanes”

Russian “Ecranoplanes”

An "ekranoplan" literally "screen plane" is a vehicle resembling an aircraft, but operating solely on the principle of ground effect. Ground effect vehicles (GEV) fly above any flat surface, with the height above ground dependent upon the size of the vehicle. During the Cold War, ekranoplans were sighted for years on the Caspian Sea as huge, fast-moving objects. The name Caspian Sea Monster was given by U.S. intelligence operatives who had discovered the huge vehicle, which looked like an airplane with the outer halves of the wings removed. After the end of the Cold War, the "monster" was revealed to be one of several Russian military designs meant to fly only a few meters above water, saving energy and staying below enemy radar. The KM, as the Caspian Sea Monster was known in the top secret Soviet military development program, was over 100 m long (330 ft), weighed 540 tonnes fully loaded, and could travel over 400 km/h (250 mi/h), mere meters above the surface of the water. The important design principle is that wing lift is reduced as operating altitude of the ekranoplan is increased (see ground effect). Thus it is
dynamically stable in the vertical dimension. Once moving at speed, the ekranoplan was no longer in contact with the water, and could move over ice, snow, or level land with equal ease. These craft were originally developed by the Soviet Union as very high-speed (several hundred km/hour) military transports, and were mostly based on the shores of the Caspian Sea and Black Sea. The largest could transport over 100 tonnes of cargo. The development of ekranoplans was supported by Dmitri Ustinov, Minister of Defence of USSR. About 120 ekranoplans (A-90 Orlyonok class) were initially planned to enter military service in the Soviet Navy. The figure was later reduced to less than thirty vehicles, planned to be deployed mainly for the Black and the Baltic Soviet navies. Marshal Ustinov died in 1985, and the new Minister of Defence Marshal Sokolov effectively ceased the funding for the program. The only three operational A-90 Orlyonok ekranoplans built (with renewed hull design) and one Lun-class ekranoplan remained at a naval base near Kaspiysk.
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22 Russian Scary Books for Naughty Kids

Russian Scary Books for Naughty Kids

In early 90s you could buy special children books for misbehaving kids in Russia. This is an example of such a book. Kid, who is reading this book, is being promised many scary things to encounter if he doesn't obey to
mother or father. Here are some translations: "You'll fall deep inside a hole if you don't obey to your mom" "If you plan not to listen to father wild black cats would scratch your brother"
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15 Russian Rich Guy’s Boat

Russian Rich Guy’s Boat

Some Russian rich guys exercise in luxury, some in ingenuity of their luxury. Like this shark-boat in St. Petersburg. It stayed
for a few days parked near one of the city river banks then floated away driven by some another New Russian Rich Man.
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39 Another Tank from the Lake

Another Tank from the Lake

Yet another tank was recently extracted from one of the lakes near St. Petersburg. There are plenty of tanks left since WW2, each year a few of them are being pulled out by different enthusiasts. This one is particular by it's model "BT" which was translated as "Quick Moving Tank".
It had very narrow tracks so it had to move only on good roads, and the tracks could be completely removed so that it could roll on the rubber coated inner wheels on the good surfaces when army had to relocate quickly and there were good roads available.
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22 Planes and Houses

Planes and Houses

These are photos of old Russian planes that stand in the city and surrounded
now with construction sites and already built multi-stored houses.
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5 Tractors Russian Style

Tractors Russian Style

What can be more dull than regular yellow tractor. So they paint
them with Russian style patterns to look it more national.
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42 Russian Border Guards Protect USA

Russian Border Guards Protect USA

This picture above is the photo of the ad for recruiting to Russian Border Guards service. It looks OK from the first sight, but if to make a
deeper analysis of what is depicted on it then strange fact can be known - the picture of the mountain and the lake on the background is...
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15 Truck Without Front Wheel

Truck Without Front Wheel

Yes, we had already photos of trucks missing one wheel on Russian roads, but they were without rear wheels. Now meet the Russian truck
without a front wheel moving across a public road in the left lane. It seems that one wheel is enough to move, how about to turn?
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10 Fragile Houses

Fragile Houses

Some street artists in the city of Izhevsk in Russia paint "Handle With Care" signs on the walls of multi-stored apartment houses. You can meet "Handle With Care" "Don't Turn Over" or "Don't Get It Wet" signs on
the house walls up to 100 feet (35 m) high. They claim that those signs act as guard sign against bad things for the inhabitants of those houses. Who knows, but still it's pretty cool sight.
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