A few pics from an abandoned salt mine village in the Altai region of Russia. As Dmitriy, the blogger, says, In the 1970s this place had almost 2,000 inhabitants, most of them supported by working the salt mine in the village. In the
1990s the place went bankrupt, the salt from this village couldn't compete with cheaper salt from elsewhere. Lately people are again returned to the place but salt production can't be compared to the previous volumes.
A homeless dog found kittens in the trash hut, then started to protect and feed them. "Kids have found kittens in the scrap yard, and made a little hut for them. But then a stray dog appeared and started living
with the kitties. It doesn't eve eat the food that is for the kittens." - says Natalya, a nearby resident. The dog has reportedly stayed with the kittens inside the hut for more than three weeks.
In 1957, Leonud Kupriyanovich received a copyright certificate for "radiophone" - an automatic radio telephone with a direct line. Through an automatic telephone station this unit could be connected to any subscriber of a telephone network
within the coverage area of the "radiophone" transmitter. At that time it was the first valid set of radio telephony equipment, demonstrating the principle of the "radiophone". It was named after the inventor, LC-1 .
A few facts about the MI-28 Russian helicopter, from the photographer - Sergei: After the war of Afghanistan, it was clear that the Soviet army needed a new helicopter to replace the MI-24 that was used at time. In 1982 the Mile bureau introduced the new helicopter - the MI-28, which was equal to
the newly adopted "Apache" helicopters of USA and superseding the existing Soviet MI-24 copters. This was the most armored helicopter in the world. It couldn't be shot down from the ground with the use of just handheld fire arms. In 1984 the machine went into production.