Ilya Varlamov aka blogger zyalt was one of those who decided to come to the Victory Parade on May 9 and take some nice photos, but everything didn't go as smooth as he had expected... Every journalist was provided with a vehicle - some of them simply
mounted a Go Pro cam on the armor, others put on military uniform and joined the crew sitting on the top of the moving vehicle. Ilya was provided with "Typhoon" based on "Ural" vehicle, three seats in the cabin, he sat in the middle.
Photographer Sergey Larenkov had been making these pictures for long six years. They depict cities ruined by WWII including those European hero-cities that were liberated from the fascism in bloody battles. There
are generally more than 1000 photos in the project, right now we are going to show you fifty of them. Well, let's travel back to 1941.. (in the image above are defenders of the Brest fortress).
Dry laws in Russia? Yes, they had some. Thirty years ago, on May 7, 1985 the authorities created a new law against drunkenness and moonshine making, the law turned out to be fateful... In 1914 they passed the dry law and .. the Russian
Empire collapsed... 1985 was the year of "the antialcoholic resolution" and the USSR fell down too. Stalin, by the way, looked back over earlier mistakes and never initiated dry laws. They do not work well in Russia.
Russian "Armata" T-14, T-15 tanks aroused much interest in the foreign press, being compared to American "Abrams", many experts say that the new Russian tank has better characteristics than its American competitor. Its weight is 48 tons, speed 50 mph. It is able to fire up to twelve RPM from a 125 mm gun at different types of
munitions including guided missiles. The tanks are equipped with a radar to detect incoming threats and destroy them with a rocket. The weight of American "Abrams" varies from 65 to 70 tons, its maximum speed is just more than 40 mph. Now you can have a closer look at "Armata" T-14, T-15 tanks.