0 Abandoned airfield Stariy Amanak

Abandoned airfield Stariy Amanak

  After we finally arrived in the village Stariy Amanak of Pokhvistnevsky district of Samara region and visited an impressive war memorial with two anti-tank cannons and fighter aircraft
MiG-15, we got off to search for a long non-operational airfield Stariy Amanak located nearby. It was no trouble to find it: two hangars stand on the hill and can be seen from afar.
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3 The Soviet Union as viewed by foreigners: Herb Gouldon in Moscow of 1961

The Soviet Union as viewed by foreigners: Herb Gouldon in Moscow of 1961

Another foreigner who visited the Soviet Union and
was not too lazy to capture what he saw on film.
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0 How they raise the most famous bridge of St.Petersburg View from the inside

How they raise the most famous bridge of St.Petersburg View from the inside

Drawbridges are the main symbol of St. Petersburg, the main attraction and the main reason for stopping the traffic. Today we will go straight into the most
famous - the Palace Bridge, look at it from the inside and see "that very" button, clicking on which spreads the wings of the multi-ton bridge!
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0 Abandoned military Kraterniy settlement, the Kuriles

Abandoned military Kraterniy settlement, the Kuriles

Simushir is located in the middle group of the Big ridge of Kuril islands. The island is small - only about 60 kilometers long, with 13 km in diameter at the widest part, but there are three active volcanoes. The highest of them is Milne - 1539 meters. On
the northern end of Simushir there is a Broughton bay. In 1978 there was built a military camp - Kraterniy settlement for the needs of the Soviet Navy. As it is evidenced by a well-preserved monument of such a significant event.
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12 Man Unearthed Forgotten Nazi Hideout Which Stayed in the Ground for 70 Years

Man Unearthed Forgotten Nazi Hideout Which Stayed in the Ground for 70 Years

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2 Rare Transport Aircraft VM-T Atlant

Rare Transport Aircraft VM-T Atlant

With the advent of a space-rocket transport system Energy - Buran it became necessary to transport certain large components to the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The Ministry of Mechanical Engineering held a meeting on this issue. VM-T "Atlant" (3M-T) is a heavy transport aircraft Options such as building factories directly in Baikonur, or a special train (or car)
track, or building a navigable channel leading to Baikonur, or the creation of an airship, were not appropriate. It was assumed, for example, to carry components with two helicopters, however, the Aviation Agency said that the cargo could easily be dropped. It was decided to carry the load on the back of VM-T "Atlant" (3M-T).
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7 Submarine 667-A Navaga scale model

Submarine 667-A Navaga scale model

  The model is made in the scale of 50:1, with internally illuminated compartments, and breakdown view, like all previous submarine projects. Building the model took two years by 6 people, part by part (nose, aft), collection of information and photographs took about 4 months more. The model is very large, it is 2,700 mm long. It was
therefore decided to make it from two parts. Otherwise, it would be impossible neither to take it out of the room, nor to transport it. The body is made of laminated fiberglass. The materials used ranged from plastic and Plexiglas to metal, paper, and (new) sewer pipes. Next, you will find many photos and little text
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0 In Nenets Region They Have School Helicopter instead of School Bus

In Nenets Region They Have School Helicopter instead of School Bus

Over the entire school year, the children of the tundra have been living and studying at boarding schools. Now they are returning by helicopter to their nomadic parents, to
their families and tribal communities of Kaminskaya, Malozemelskaya and Bolshezemelskaya tundra, on Kolguev and Vaygach islands, for a short polar summer.
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2 Caucasus Black Sea coast in 1983

Caucasus Black Sea coast in 1983

  A set of cards released by the Ministry of Communications of the USSR in 1983 is dedicated to the region that used to have a generalized "resort" name at the time – the Caucasus Black Sea coast. Towns, villages and resorts from Anapa to Batumi administratively related to different areas, regions and republics, but for holidaymakers it was just the Black Sea coast. Visitors were both those who went "to the seaside" after getting a "whatever they had" ticket and those who traveled exclusively to the Caucasian coast. There were, of course, the adherents of the Crimea as well. These two regions replaced Turkey and
Egypt for Soviet citizens (unfortunately, there was no alternative to Thailand in the USSR, and our fellow citizens discovered the delights of winter beach holiday only in the 90th). Apart from vacations in the Crimea and the Caucasus, there was "the land of evergreen tomatoes" – Baltics with Jurmala. There will be more publications about the Crimea and the Baltic states, but now, to celebrate the beginning of summer, please welcome the postcards of the Caucasian Black Sea coast. Notes are original. Photos by V. Panov 1. View of the Cape Pitsunda (photo by R. Ozersky)
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0 How They Produce Helicopters in Kazan, Russia

How They Produce Helicopters in Kazan, Russia

Kazan Helicopter Plant is the world-renowned manufacturer of helicopters Mi-8 which are operated in more than 100 countries around the world. Modifications of these helicopters are available in a wide range,
such as transport, passenger, rescue, airborne transport and many other. Russian-made helicopters manufactured in Kazan in total have flown more than 50 million flight hours around the world.
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