6 Bicycle trip thru Caucasian Mountains

Bicycle trip thru Caucasian Mountains

One Russian man has taken his bike and gone on a 500 km trip over the highest mountains of Russia. Climbing as high as 7,000 feet and meeting different people, different lifestyles and beautiful
scenes of nature. Want to see what he saw? Welcome inside, because thanks to Ilya, that's his name, we have a rare chance to see those rarely visited parts of Russia and ex-USSR.
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4 New Ukrainian Fortifications near Mariupol city

New Ukrainian Fortifications near Mariupol city

The Ukrainian Defense Department has published photos of new fortification structures they are erecting these days near Mariupol city. This city was widely rumoured to be the scene of the next major battle last year after Donetsk and Lughansk, but it
turned out to be relatively peaceful except for one devastating shelling of the city suburbs and maybe a few other minor incidents. So they are building these structures - not from wood as might be seen here, but from metal boxes 
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3 Leningrad – Large Turbine Plant

Leningrad – Large Turbine Plant

Another blogger, Dmitri, has gone to a famous Leningrad factory - a place where the huge turbines and other parts for the nuclear power plants and other large
components of Russian and foreign electro power plants are manufactured. If you want to see in detail how they are made, have a look inside!
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If you think the Balalaika is to play old Russian national songs on, you are wrong! Frankly, I also considered it for a while to be an outdated instrument that has no place in modern music, however these guys from Astrahan, who call themselves "Villagers", play a  Read more...
2 Modern Hits on Balalaikas

Modern Hits on Balalaikas

If you think the Balalaika is to play old Russian national songs on, you are wrong! Frankly, I also considered it for a while to be an
outdated instrument that has no place in modern music, however these guys from Astrahan, who call themselves "Villagers", play a 
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4 Belarus President Harvests Potatoes

Belarus President Harvests Potatoes

If the Russian president indulges in horse trips or diving down to the seabed looking for ancient amphorae, and the American president enjoys watching bears with Bear Grylls, then the Belarus president indulges
in something a little different. He, together with his son Kolya, went to help harvest potatoes on his local dacha farm. It was reported that they succeeded in gathering 70 large bags full of potatoes in one day.
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3 Inside the Factory Producing Russian Passenger SU Jets Sukhoi Superjets

Inside the Factory Producing Russian Passenger SU Jets Sukhoi Superjets

Another post for today regarding aircraft production. Now this time, it is much more detailed than the previous one about the MI-8, and with
full captions. Thanks to Said who has visited this place we can now look deeply into their workshops and see the planes inside.
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4 Russian Diorama of Exploding Truck

Russian Diorama of Exploding Truck

A Russian guy has built a diorama of a Russian truck exploding on a mine or hit by an artillery shell during the famous Siege of Leningrad, when the huge Russian city was blocked by Nazis for years and people were starving, especially in winter, with no
heating, nothing. And the only way to get supplies in was by trucks travelling on the ice road through the local great lake. They were constantly bombed by fascists and this is a sample of that moment, an explosion caught by an artist.
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3 Russian Arms Expo 2015 Continued

Russian Arms Expo 2015 Continued

IIlya continues to explore the Russian arms 2015 expo in Nizhny Tagil and posts more photos of what is being offered for sale or is on display. Previously he posted tanks and
other large scale armaments that were displayed and he has now moved on to indoor expositions. If you like such kinds of reports you might want to view this one too!
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2 Kazan Helicopter Factory

Kazan Helicopter Factory

Just a few photos from the Kazan helicopter factory. Russian blogger Mik25 has visited the place and shared what he saw. Just some rough uncut
pieces of Mi-8 bodies being made. We have probably had some reports on this place before, but thanks to MIK here are a few more photos!
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0 Russian City Voronezh in 1980s

Russian City Voronezh in 1980s

A few photos of the Russian city of Voronezh in the early 1980s. It's churches mainly. Looks like many objects were in a state of despair, though the whole feel which I get
from the photos is like the empire is still alive and people are not aware of what is going to come in the next ten or so years. Pretty much atmospheric photos!
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