3 T 90 aka Vladimir: Once a World Top-Selling Battle Tank

T 90 aka Vladimir: Once a World Top-Selling Battle Tank

November 5th was a birthday of this powerful Russian machine, T-90 "Vladimir" tank, that was put into operation in 1992. It was created in the late 1980s
or early 1990s as a deep modernization of the T-72B tank. The combat vehicle was named after Vladimir Ivanivich Potkin, the chief engineer of the tank.
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2 On Top of the Pyramid

On Top of the Pyramid

Russian blogger Sergey Dolya has had another interesting trip and came up with a new cool story. This time he tested his physical abilities in Spitsbergen, in a Soviet village named Pyramid, to be more
exact. That village, in its turn, was named after a mountain whose top resembles a pyramid. Sergey joined a team of enthusiasts to climb the mountain and have a close look at its top. 
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10 Family of Russian Old Believers

Family of Russian Old Believers

Dersu is a small village on the Russian Pacific coast. It consists mainly of Russian old believers. They are people of strict religious beliefs which prohibits them from
using modern day technologies, wearing modern clothes and so on. Let's see how they live there - thanks to an awesome blogger Alex H. who published these photos!
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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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8 Almost abandoned Russian city – Sinegorye near Magadan Russia

Almost abandoned Russian city – Sinegorye near Magadan Russia

This town in the Magadan region of Russia is called "Sinegorye" or "Blue Mountains". A very nice name for a town, but in reality this is an almost completely abandoned place, and is now the size of a village. Its population has fallen by 70% since the collapse of the USSR and so almost 3/4 of its buildings remain empty
and abandoned, including many huge apartment complexes like the one in the a picture above. Sergey, the awesome Russian blogger we so like to post here, has visited this place and says it's very easy to say which buildings are abandoned - in the abandoned buildings all of the window glass is broken.
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10 Russian Depressing and Creepy Kids Playgrounds

Russian Depressing and Creepy Kids Playgrounds

Some time before we published from time to time some of the creepiest images taken at Russian kids playgrounds. For some reason many cities have plenty of those - maybe because the playgrounds are maintained by enthusiasts who are not very aesthetically sound and just do their best to support what they have. But this doesn't make this
things installed on the playgrounds look less creepy and strange. Just I am sure you would be shocked on how strange Russian playgrounds can look. In many instances you won't be able to identify what the authors have tried to achieve, and be swept away by the materials they used. Really depressing scenery inside!
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7 The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

The Unique Huge Coal Mining Complex

Nazarovskiy open-pit coal mine is situated in the Krasnoyarsk region, in the 1970s it became a ground to test the innovative coal mining technologies. This is where a unique rotor
complex SRs(K)-4000 by TARKAF is used, it is the biggest and the most efficient stripping complex in Russia. Let's visit the place together with blogger "gelio".
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3 Welcome to the Minefield!

Welcome to the Minefield!

It is not quiet in the Lyskovskoy district of the Nizhny Novgorod region - loud explosions and growling of military equipment are heard continiously. It is neither a war, not a drill - it's future engineer
corps passing their exams. They show their knowledge in mine laying and firing, making antitank ditches, dealing with dobies, driving position plotters, multipurpose road machines and diggers.
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25 Russian Army In European Capitals Throughout the History

Russian Army In European Capitals Throughout the History

Throughout the history of Russia its troops have reached the majority of European capitals. Thus, 255 years ago, on the early morning of the 28th of September, 1760, the troops of General Zakhar Chernyshov entered Berlin. The favourite of the Russian Tsarina Elizabeth, Count Shuvalov, dropped a phrase that shook all
of Europe: "It is impossible to get to Petersburg from Berlin, but quite possible - from Petersburg to Berlin". And, as history shows, the Count was right. There are few European capitals that were never reached by Russian soldiers. Moreover, some capitals were visited more than once.
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