1 A large exercises of the 5th Army of overcoming water obstacles in Primorye

A large exercises of the 5th Army of overcoming water obstacles in Primorye

A training for the personnel of the formations and units of the seaside union of forcing the water obstacles took place in Primorye, at Sergeevskiy range, under the command of commander of the 5th Army general-lieutenant Alexei Salmin . The trainings were held in several training locations in which more than 70 units of various techniques and about two thousand personnel were
involved. Practical exercises were the first part of the teaching in which they needed to overcome water barriers on several types of armored vehicles, also different emergency situations on the water and under water, during which the evacuation of people from conditionally defective combat vehicles and towing of equipment was held were simulated.
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0 Post World War Soviet Sports: Gymnastics

Post World War Soviet Sports: Gymnastics

It is hard to imagine, but in difficult post-war years, when half of the country lay in ruins, they found ways to give children not just school education. They did not only find the
way, but, apparently, also attributed considerable importance to physical education. Below are reports of a couple post-war years (1946-1948). Note the intensity of events.
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7 This Military Airfield is Raid by Birds, Hundreds of them are Here

This Military Airfield is Raid by Birds, Hundreds of them are Here

At the time when some planes were on a mission, and the others were
about to take the night shift, the airbase was raided from the air.
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3 How do Moscow Illegal Migrant Workers live

How do Moscow Illegal Migrant Workers live

Short introduction for those who are young and missed everything. In the perfect Soviet times there was such a thing as a registration. Now it exists too, but registration value then was much more important than it is now. There was even idiom "to get married because of the registration"! Registration was needed to live in a city, for example, in Moscow! Living in the city was much
better than in the countryside - more food, entertainment, and other benefits of civilization. For example, in the city you can buy sausage or boots! But you couldn’t move from Zazhopinsk to Moscow... - I thought I would be sent to Moscow, and I really want to see Comrade Lenin! - And Comrade Lenin really wants to see you in your own village!
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1 Sky predators Ka-52 at the Combined Air Base No. 50

Sky predators Ka-52 at the Combined Air Base No. 50

Since the 121 st Nonintegrated Red Banner Guards Sevastopol Heavy Bomber Wing left the Machulishchy Airfield (at the end of June 1994, the wing left for Engels in Russia), the deafening roar of the turbines breaks the silence here only during preparation for military parades. Dozens of planes and helicopters land on the airfield one
after another; on the eve of the air show all airplanes that will participate in the parade are moved here. This activity has been lasting on the airfield for a little longer than a week. Apart from that, only the 3,000 meters long runway for all types of aircraft still reminds of those harsh times of flying.
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6 Makhachkala – the garbage capital of Russia (47 photos)

Makhachkala – the garbage capital of Russia (47 photos)

One well-known blogger recently visited Makhachkala, said that the city has got a very acute problem with garbage disposal. The fact is that the town is like one big dump, where garbage
can be found at every step. Perhaps after this post, local authorities will pay attention to this problem and try to do something about it. Further, the author's words:
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0 Fireworks in the Science Town

Fireworks in the Science Town

Obninsk is the first Science Town of Russia, and these days it will celebrate its 60 years anniversary. On Saturday, there were fireworks in the city, and it was a great excuse to
get to Obninsk and take pictures of the fireworks. We use the MiG-29 monument for geotagging (I'll tell you about the monument itself later, stay tuned ;) ). Let's go? 
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1 Abandoned Soviet Chukotka

Abandoned Soviet Chukotka

  \ This village was not on the maps of the Soviet Union, it was kept secret because of the military units located here. It is not on the map of Russia even now, not only because of the presence of the military, but because people have left this place a few years ago. 1. The
village is situated on the banks of the Anadyr Bay of the Bering Sea in front of Anadyr and was founded in 1968. The population of the civil part of the village was engaged in mining of brown coal, and the military secures the eastern borders of the USSR.
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4 How accordions and bayans are made in Tula

How accordions and bayans are made in Tula

      The story of how we with a company of bloggers went on a fascinating tour to the Tula accordion factory. The factory itself is located on the outskirts of the city and occupies a
large area. Let's start with the inspection of the factory’s museum in which there are collected a lot of accordions which were issued previously and continue to be made to this day.
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0 Vintage Soviet Road Paving Photos from 1920-60s

Vintage Soviet Road Paving Photos from 1920-60s

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Multimedia Art Museum Moscow archive contains many photos about road works in the beginning and the middle of the last century. We have prepared a small selection of historical photos... Read more...

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