Trips to such places were utterly secret and impossible in Soviet times. In modern times things might be changed however Aslan, the blogger, says that the security service of this place was following him all around and even when
he just took a shot of peaceful workers who were standing there, the security guy asked why he needed such a photo? Anyways, he got into the large navy boat building plant and here are his photos and report on it.
We have had a few photo stories about this place before, as it is pretty popular among bloggers and pretty close to Moscow and has a rather impressive collection of planes. Now, with the advent flying cameras and
drones, we can get views of the same places from a new angle. This time Denis, with his flying camera, went to Monino and thanks to Denis we can enjoy the planes from above, inside of this post.
We have seen plenty of gas masks, filtering units and other means of protection here, and we understand that before serial production each of them should be tested, patented and approved. Thus, gas masks should be comfortable and harmless. This
very place was used for testing and approving them some time ago. It has many labs, warehouses and shops, a library, a medical room and even a movie hall. We are at the institute of safety equipment research. Come inside!
Probably, all of you guys have used public transport, right? It's an important part of city infrastructure, it provides transportation for its citizens and communication. In the Soviet times, the most popular means of transport were buses, mostly due to the fact that not many families had cars in the 80s. People were using buses daily. Pripyat was not an exception. In fact, a bus could become another symbol of the city - hundreds of buses, brought from various parts of the
Kiev region, provided transport for the evacuation of people on the 27th of April, 1986. Before the catastrophe, Pripyat had a functioning bus station with the same name "Pripyat" that was used as an important junction point on the way from the Kiev region to the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. That station, that has not been visited by public transport for more than twenty eight years, is the very place we are about to go to....
After the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi ended, not many world class events were going on there, however they say that in two months, in October, there will be the first Formula One race in Russia. There were no active F1 raceways in Russia before, however I've heard before that they
wanted to build one in Moscow, and probably even built it, but then a new race track was built in Sochi, very close to the place where the Olympics were held. Dmitry got a chance to get inside the almost finished project and took some photos there. Here they are.
In Moscow embassy of Vietnam a party for Russian army veterans was held. It seems to be an annual event when representatives of Vietnam invite Soviet soldiers to thank them for their help during the Vietnamese war. It's being held on fifth of
August, the day on which it is said that the first American plane was shot down in the Vietnam skies. Vitaliy, the blogger, has had a chance to get inside this event to see what was happening there. We have the photos inside.