2 Kazan Optical and Mechanical Plant

Kazan Optical and Mechanical Plant

The Kazan Optical and Mechanical Plant has been working since 1940, in the war time it was one of the main suppliers of binoculars, camera lenses, mortar and tank
sights, sights for dive-bombers, simulators etc. The plant is located under Kazan, Tatarstan. Some modern images from the plant are inside the post.
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12 The Story of Legendary Aircraft Tu 160

The Story of Legendary Aircraft Tu 160

Tu-160 aircraft has a thirty year lasting history throughout which it was repeatedly modified and redesigned, but the upcoming modifications seem to be the most
significant. The legendary missile carrier will get new avionics soon. This post covers the most important flights and modifications of this powerful aircraft Tu-160.
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31 Stalin Monuments Appear In Russian Cities

Stalin Monuments Appear In Russian Cities

Many people didn't expect that monuments to Stalin would really be established in Russian cities, but it's turned out to be true.
This one is among the first, it has appeared in Lipetsk just recently. How long will it stand here, what do you think?
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1 Touching Pictures of the War

Touching Pictures of the War

It's more than just photos.   Each of them may evoke deep emotions, you start unintentionally imagining how terrible it was to be there, in the war past. Here we compiled the most touching photographs
of that time, they portray people who remained humane and caring in the hardest days of their lives. In the photo above are sleeping soldiers of the Red Army with a dog in between.
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4 Mirny City: Diamond Capital of Russia

Mirny City: Diamond Capital of Russia

Diamonds appeared more than 300 billion years ago. First they were found in Kimberley, South Africa. The rich deposits of diamonds were opened in Yakutia in the mid 1950s, in general 1500 diamond pipes have been found in this region. 99% of all diamonds of Russia
and more than 1/4 of the all world diamonds are mined in Yakutia. Right now we are going to join blogger aslan and visit the city called Mirny - the diamond capital of Yakutia. The diamond pipe found there in 1955 became a city forming one.
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5 Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

Control Center of the Novovoronezh NPP

This post is full of interesting pictures from the fifth power unit of the Novovoronezh NPP, Russia, from its control center, to
be more precise. After his visit to this place blogger vmulder assures that the atom can be both peaceful and safe.
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13 Liberation of Prague

Liberation of Prague

Seventy years ago exactly, from May 6 to 11, 1945 was held the Prague operation - the final strategic operation of the Red Army in WWII that resulted in liberation of Prague, Czechoslovakia. The photos compiled here are devoted to this very
event. They were published in the album "For eternal memory" ("Na vecne casy") in 1965 for the 20th anniversary of the Prague liberation. The pictures themselves were made by citizens of Czechoslovakia in those May days of 1945.
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3 Air Parade Over Moscow: the Main Rehearsal

Air Parade Over Moscow: the Main Rehearsal

The main air rehearsal of the Victory Parade attracted many bloggers and photographers who took their cameras and prepared to make cool pictures. The best ones from
bloggers zyalt, fotogragersha, riverpilgrim are united in this post. Mi-26, Mi-8, Mi-35, Ka-52 - simply enjoy the wonderful steel birds in the Moscow sky!
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28 Look, They Have New Passports!

Look, They Have New Passports!

Those who turn sixteen years old in Lugansk (Ukraine) receive new passports that have nothing to do with Ukraine. The
cover of the document reads "Lugansk People's Republic". The owners of new passports look rather satisfied.
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10 Aircraft Carrying Heavy Soviet Cruiser Kiev

Aircraft Carrying Heavy Soviet Cruiser Kiev

Just some interesting images of an aircraft-carrying heavy Soviet cruiser "Kiev" having its military campaign somewhere in the
Atlantic waters. It is cool to see what equipment it had aboard and other curious details. The pictures are dated 1987.
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