1 Aviadarts-2016 Air Force Contest

Aviadarts-2016 Air Force Contest

Our best pilots have again conquered the Ryazan sky, and pulverized the spectators. On August 6, at the Dubrovichi Range, guests could see the most
spectacular action of the International Army Games, Aviadarts — Aviamix, the 2 hours of which included all stages of the Aviadarts show.
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0 Life in Tajikistan

Life in Tajikistan

We continue to translate the stories about life in ex Soviet republic Tajikistan. Ilya went there and  walked along the Tajikistan capital Dushanbe. Below is his impressions: I have already told you how fast this city
changes, and in a few years you will not recognize it. Old Soviet Dushanbe dissapears. The authorities look at Asia, with its skyscrapers and bustle, and this concept has nothing common with the Soviet capital.
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0 USSR: Photos of Last Five-Year Plans

USSR: Photos of Last Five-Year Plans

We decided not to sort these pictures from the Soviet Union of the 80s by cities for purpose – after all, it was our communal. We understand that for
some, these memories will cause nostalgia, but for some they will be a pill against it. After all, it did take place, and we lived there.
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2 Central Air Force Museum in Monino bird’s-eye view

Central Air Force Museum in Monino bird’s-eye view

1. Air Force Museum in Monino needs no introduction, many of you were there, there are a lot of photos and videos from this museum, but there are not
so many photos from such height. Russian blogger went there and decided to take his drone to make the breathtaking birds eye photos.
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1 Abandoned tropospheric station under the Anadyr

Abandoned tropospheric station under the Anadyr

  Not far from the Anadyr city, about 10 km, at the top of the hill of St. Michael there is a nodal tropospheric station called "Yukon" (8/104 (21/103) M/u - 74239), which is a part of the "North" communication system and a local civil telecentre. As a mobile and satellite communications are developing, the need of having such
an expensive object has gone, and in 2003 the station was finally closed. Telecentre was luckier and stood in a good condition for ten years more. There is no former luxury, but the remnants are still there, far away, attracting both local people and tourists. We also could not resist and went there.
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6 Photos from the Don River in USSR Occupied by Nazi in 1942

Photos from the Don River in USSR Occupied by Nazi in 1942

Tamas Konok Sr. is a Hungarian military correspondent who accompanied the Hungarian army moving towards Stalingrad in 1942. Obviously, he repeatedly got it in the neck from the authorities for his shots, in view of their discrepancies with the spirit of
combat propaganda. Tamas was more interested in the pictures of life of inhabitants of the occupied territories and Hungarian soldiers. His series "We fight against them" was banned for display at the exhibition in Budapest in 1943.
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0 The S-200 in the Victory Park at the Khvorostyanka village, the Samara region

The S-200 in the Victory Park at the Khvorostyanka village, the Samara region

The S-200 air defense missile weapon system in the Victory
Park at the Khvorostyanka village, the Samara region.
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1 Some Weirdly Awesome Examples of Russian Kitchen

Some Weirdly Awesome Examples of Russian Kitchen

Flowers and gifts are, of course, at your discretion, but what really can conquer and touch is a delicious meal cooked with the hands of your
beloved man. This collection includes the most stunning masterpieces, the authors of which really, really tried to please their loved ones!
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5 How the old WW2 “Kittyhawk” plane  was lifted  from a swamp (22 photos)

How the old WW2 “Kittyhawk” plane was lifted from a swamp (22 photos)

  In 1994, a North-West search group from St. Petersburg under the guidance of Ilia Durinskiy found the place of the the "Kittyhawk’s" crash in the swamp between Kolpino and Otradnoe towns. The remains of the pilot and his personal things were also founded there. This post will tell us about the lifting of the plane and the determining of the pilot’s identity. In August 28, 2006 the plane debris were completely removed from the swamp. The pilot’s body was found in the
cabin of the plane. There were also found some documents, including a party card for the Kostenko P.N name. According to the data of the Central Archive of the Russian Ministry of Defense the "Kittyhawk" plane with such an engine number belonged to the 196-th fighter regiment. The plane was piloted by Senior Lieutenant Kostenko P.N, who meant to be downed on February 23, 1943 in the area of "Ivanovo riffles", covering the attack planes Il-2.
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2 43 years in the pantry: new IZH Jupiter – 3, 1973 in a wooden box

43 years in the pantry: new IZH Jupiter – 3, 1973 in a wooden box

  About six months ago I told you about a unique "time capsule" - a completely new Soviet motorcycle IZH Jupiter - 3 made in 1976 year, which survived to this day in the original package. Then it seemed that it is unreal to find such a technique in the same preservation. However, just recently I
received an information that there is the same IZH Jupiter-3 in one of the villages near Kiev, and it is even an older model - 1973 and, what is the most important – it is in a similar condition, without a run in the USSR wooden box. I immediately decided to visit this rarity.
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