8 Russian SU-25SM Attack Bombers in Syria

Russian SU-25SM Attack Bombers in Syria

If you track the Middle East news recently, there is a lot of talk about Russian SU-25SM attack bombers spotted in Syria, both in satellite
photos of foreign intelligence and also in the recent French video some French tourist took in Latakia, Syria. Here is bit more about it.

2 Mining Gold in Russian Kolyma

Mining Gold in Russian Kolyma

Remember a recent posting where Sergey went to Kolyma and enjoyed beautiful views there? (If not you can see it here). So here is another report by this brilliant Russian blogger. While staying there - at Kolyma - which is famous
in Russia for its large volume gold mining industries - he visited some gold producing sites and made a report on how gold is actually being mined now there. Sergey even found some gold himself! Interesting stuff.

0 Day on the Russian Strategic Airbase DOMNA

Day on the Russian Strategic Airbase DOMNA

Thanks to awesome Russian blogger calling himself su_30m, we are able to see what is supposed to be top secret, especially back in Soviet era - day on the strategic Russian Far Eastern airbase Domna. It covers a 2000 km long area of Russian Far East and before it was practically impossible to see what they are up to. It was even more top secret before,
because this airbase is equipped with the new Russian Sukhoi jets - the SU-30SM You would see the day-to-day routines of the pilots being on real alert and also you can appreciate beauty of sunset flights and various things about life there, the planes, the people. Log in to your English Russia account and see all pictures on ONE PAGE!

2 Russian Empire in the Late 19th Century

Russian Empire in the Late 19th Century

If you, as many others here, like to see awesome old photos of the pre-communist Russian Empire in full color and of a large size, then you probably would be glad to know that a new series of photographs of  Russia has
been released by the Russian State Archive of Photo and Cinematic Documents. This depicts the Russian Empire on the verge of entering the 20th century, in full color and really huge posting for you to enjoy!

6 Inside of the Russian Great Kronshtadt Cathedral

Inside of the Russian Great Kronshtadt Cathedral

Nikolski Sobor or Nikolski Cathedral in Krondshtadt is the largest and latest Old Russian Navy Cathedral in Russia - largest in the set of cathedrals built by Old Tsar Russian Navy for sailors and officers. It's always crowded as many people from all parts of
Russia travel to St. Petersburg and often visit the cathedral thanks to the new road which has been built on a dam going around St. Petersburg on the Baltic Sea. Thanks to Yuri who visited it and tooks these awesome full screen photos.

1 Russian Wooden Lace from Tomsk

Russian Wooden Lace from Tomsk

Sometimes we publish these masterpieces - real lace, looking light and exquisitely crafted on wooden houses of the past. Not all of them are well preserved, many of them were destroyed either by natural causes or by human activities as often they don't get the protection and attention they deserve,
so instead of referring to modern photos there are only archive photos left. So today another masterpiece of late 19th century wooden architecture - some of the photos are modern, some from the Soviet period and the oldest ones are from a long time before. Hope you like it!

2 Russian Cosmonauts Training Center

Russian Cosmonauts Training Center

Thanks to the Russian blogger Evgeny, we are now about to see an awesome place - a Russian center where cosmonauts were trained to go into space. Evgeny says he was completely baffled how our ancestors were designing and creating all of these complex things without computers, printers and the Internet. Inside this posting you will see
some things that you have probably never seen or would not have a chance to see - a real copy of the Soviet Space Station MIR or a copy of the Russian modules of the ISS, you will learn what happens to a cosmonaut if he lands in America but has no American visa and much more cool stuff. Let's see what's inside!

7 Meanwhile in Donetsk

Meanwhile in Donetsk

The Ukrainian mass media has published these photos of people, who are supposedly combatants in Donetsk and
Lughansk, spending some spare time in a botanical exploration of what the local nature can offer farmers.

10 Abandoned Crimean Atomic Power Plant

Abandoned Crimean Atomic Power Plant

Crimea has experienced frequent electricity shortages for the last two years, with some parts of the peninsula getting their lights on only for a few hours a day. Russia is trying to build a technological bridge which would carry power cables to feed Crimea with electrical power
from continental Russia. In these unstable times, this might play a crucial role for the Crimean people had it not been abandoned and neglected in late Soviet times. Here are a few photos of the interior of this place, called Crimean Nuclear Power Plant.

5 Russian Self Driving Truck KAMAZ

Russian Self Driving Truck KAMAZ

While the whole world engages in self-driving car mania - with Google self driving cars cruising the streets of San Francisco, Apple self driving cars are rumored to appear in the year 2017 and Audi sport cars go driverless
around a track at high speeds, Russia also has something to offer to the self-driving car business: self driving military KAMAZ trucks made their debut last week. There are pictures and a video inside:

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