In early 2014, over 100 of the newest armoured troop-carriers were supplied to the army in Samara, Russia. Fire power of the new BTR-82A exceeds that of its predecessors more than twice over. Instead of a machine-gun turret, the new vehicle has a
combat module, with a 30mm automatic cannon, the 2A72, coupled with a PKTM gun. Besides this, the vehicle is equipped with an electric drive for the traversing and elevation mechanisms, and a digital di-plane weapons stabilizer.
As has been reported by Ukrainian media outlets, one more ship has been sunk near a Ukrainian naval base. According to the reports, it is already the fourth ship that has been sunk in the narrow straight which connects the lake where the naval base is located, and the Black sea. As
Ukrainian analysts report, this has been done to block the exit of Ukrainian ships out of their base. The ships used in this operation are said to be the old Russian navy ships that were part of the Black Sea Fleet. We have here a video of how it has reportedly happened.
Eleven thousand security cameras. Fifty thousand police officers. The safety systems of the Sochi Olympics are really strict. Police squads have come from different regions of Russia to protect the sports venues and hotel complexes for sportsmen, journalists and spectators. Those who want to enter the Olympic park should first undergo a thorough check similar to the way it's done at an airport. Visitors have to take their hats and coats off, show what they have inside their bags, and take all metal items out. They are not allowed to bring in liquids, food and some other stuff, and once they get into the precinct, they are
watched by eleven thousand surveillance cameras. No other Olympic Games have ever had so many of them before. Transport and energy infrastructure are under strict control, too. Special attention is paid to the airport, station, railway and road tunnels. The water area is protected by combat boats. Counter-terrorism boat. Olympic Games started with football... This is where they are based! Boring! No violators at all! Lines for Olympic transport. Something secret? Foot patrol. These machines are used for scanning vehicles. via dervishv
When snow melts faster than drain systems can handle it, and the quantity of water goes over the normal levels, the snow plowing tractors get used as water plowing tractors to get rid of the excess water outside. At least one tractor has been used to plow water away and it was caught
on camera in Novosibirsk, Russia. Andrei Popov, a tractor driver, decided to use his tractor driving skills to create a wave of water to drive it away from the multi-storey residential complex. "Smile, tomorrow you'll be on Youtube" his colleague shouts to him.