What forms the real Siberian character? You will never know until you come to a place like this. It is formed by constant snowfalls, frost, -30C, neverending winds... And people do live here never even thinking about another,
more comfortable and warmer life... A Russian blogger Ilya Stepanov (fotomm) came to the settlement Priiskoviy of goldworkers just for a week and he would probably have no desire to stay there any longer...
Have you ever dreamt of your own armoured personal carrier? To drive in the countryside and scare locals away? Or maybe you'd prefer a cross-country vehicle to furrow frozen ground? If you are a radio ham you are twice lucky because you could find so much working material here! Blogger Anton (anton-petrus) has been there in spring - the
military unit belonging to the communications division of the Belorussian Mistry of Defence. This where they do real business! After the collapse of the USSR Belarus had a lot of equipment - most of it in an ideal condition. And they decided to sell it, places like this turned into a huge unique supermarket!
This Ukrainian grand dad was a KGB (and then Ukrainian Security Service) general. Even that he is pretty old he still has some skills and someone has got him on video so we decided to share this video with you. He says those are normal
AK-47 knives, "nothing special, just regular non-modified AK-47 bayonet knife". I am not sure exactly of his age, but this man is Konstantin Siry - was an Ukrainian anti-terrorist center officer. People call him "legendary".
We've seen pictures of the Russia Army on this site quite often. We've seen the Ukraine Army, too. The Belarus Army was captured in a few posts as well. But now something different. This is a training exercise of the Kazakhstani army in the field.
Kazakhstan is said to be the second most wealthy country amongst the ex-Soviet republics, so they probably get some nice spendings on the military and VoxPopuli team has visited them to take a look, so we now can see those too: