3 Airfield of MiG Fighters

Airfield of MiG Fighters

Blogger rukabaa has visited an airfield Sormovo belonging to the aircraft construction plant "Sokol" in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The airfield has an air strip 2987 meters long and
70 meters wide, three airsides along the air strip for equipment parking and hangars.  Here we show you one of these airsides and get into a combat fighter MiG-31.
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10 The Story of the Furry Soldier

The Story of the Furry Soldier

A hundred years ago they were forming the Russian task group for the special brigade going to help France in WWI, one of its officially included members was ... a
bear cub caught in Ural. The Russian troops saved France from occupation and the bear, that accompanied Russian soldiers, created a real sensation.
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2 Exciting Flight Over the Ancient Russian City

Exciting Flight Over the Ancient Russian City

Pereslavl-Zalesskiy is one of the oldest Russian cities (founded in 1152) and is a popular tourist destination. It is located 140 km from Moscow and still has wonderful architectural monuments and interesting historic sites.
Blogger andreyphoto used a trike to take cool photos of the city from the height of its flight. It is amazing how differently the sun-drenched place looks from above, even when terrains are absolutely flat.
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12 Russian Soldiers Rehearse For The Victory Parade

Russian Soldiers Rehearse For The Victory Parade

These are pictures of the Russian soldiers who participated in the rehearsal of the military parade dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in WWII,
according to blogger i-korotchenko the show was very impressive. The military parade to be held on May 9, 2015 will have sixteen thousand participants.
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3 The City You Dont Want to Live In

The City You Dont Want to Live In

Karabash was founded in 1822 as a mining city. It's main industry was mining copper as the place had large deposits of copper ore. It was mainly populated by miners and their families, in the late 1930s 50 thousand people lived in Karabash. As the  mines were closing, the population began decreasing. Ecological issues have always been acute for Karabash.
In the late 1980s vegetation almost disappeared from the city, staying there became dangerous for people, the population decreased to fifteen thousand. In 1998 they resumed copper smelting production in Karabash, the city which is called one of the dirtiest in the world, as per 2014 it was populated by twelve thousand people.
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0 Life Saving Medals

Life Saving Medals

These medals given to Soviet heroes of WWII, protectors of their motherhood, are wrecked by bullets and shell fragments, they were found during excavations
or reburials of soldiers. Some of them miraculously saved lives of their owners. Today they are kept as precious heirlooms or museum exhibits.
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6 Final Residents of the Buried Village

Final Residents of the Buried Village

This couple managed to "survive" the war, the Chernobyl radiation and Stalin. They are the keepers of the final compound in the resettled village. Nikolay is making
bird houses and hanging them everywhere, he knows which birds will come soon and which ones never returned after the explosion at the Chernobyl NPP.
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2 1943:  The Year of Relief For Moscow

1943: The Year of Relief For Moscow

1941 and 1942 were the hardest years for Moscow. The following year of 1943 gave relief to the capital and its life started to bloom again. The Stalingrad battle was won on February 2 and Moscow citizens believed they could defeat the enemy. People began to entertain themselves, celebrate holiday, watch movies and go to theaters and exhibitions. New subway
stations were opened in 1943, the Museum of Musical Culture named after M. Glinka and an Institute of crystollography were founded in Moscow. Relations of the Soviet government and the church were getting better, they chose a patriarch, new cathedrals were opened for believers... That was the year of hope, time to lift in spirits.
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2 Russian North: Abandoned Military And Construction Plant

Russian North: Abandoned Military And Construction Plant

We have already shown you the northernmost place of Russia - Tiksi, this time we want to focus on the installation that was left by
people like many others in the settlement. It's going to be a military-construction unit or a kingdom of rusty stuff.
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0 A Trip to Beautiful Svaneti

A Trip to Beautiful Svaneti

Blogger mg5642 has shared the best pictures of a trip to beautiful Svaneti, the mountainous paradise of Georgia. The main places he visited were Adishi and Ushguli villages full of
interesting architecture. You can imagine how nice it is to be there, on a green valley neighbouring huge glaciers, how clean that air is, what a wonderful silence embraces you...
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