3 An Abandoned Military Unit

An Abandoned Military Unit

Just several years ago this military unit was
operational and this is what it looks like now...
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9 More Sweat In Training, Less Bleeding In War

More Sweat In Training, Less Bleeding In War

A military examination took place in the largest training centre of the Vladimir region. All the servicemen here are contractors, and it means that all of them went to the army when they were mature men. In the so called "school
of sergeants" they teach specialists of motorized infantry and tank units, warlike equipment drivers, communications specialists and snipers. Right that day servicemen were passing the skill approval exams.
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1 A Bunker In The Center Of Moscow

A Bunker In The Center Of Moscow

This bunker is situated in the central part of Moscow, in Taganka. Years ago, it was the Reserve Aviation Command Post (GO-42). It was built in the 50s, in case the USA
performed a nuclear attack. This bunker is as big as 7000 square meters and is located 65 meters underground. Today, the bunker is a museum, so welcome!
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4 The Factory That Turns 100

The Factory That Turns 100

In 2016, the factory AMO ZIL will turn 100. But now it looks like no celebrations have been planned... Pictures
were taken in the first months of 2011. They show a forge shop, a heating main and other departments.
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10 A Secret Laboratory Of Metallography

A Secret Laboratory Of Metallography

The Soviet Union spent much money on outer space exploration building research laboratories which today turn out to be needless. This is a
laboratory of metallography (metallography is the study of the physical structure and components of metals). Let's go see what's inside!
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13 Ufa, The Muslim Center Of Russia

Ufa, The Muslim Center Of Russia

In the 18th century, Ufa became one of the centers of the Muslim culture in Russia. In 1998, they completed one of the most beautiful mosques called Lyalya
Tyulpan. It looks rather unusual from the outside. It’s modern on the one hand, but at the same time you’ll always know that it is a mosque.
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4 Works In the Moscow Underground

Works In the Moscow Underground

Moscow metro passengers were upset when they tried to use metro on the 19-20th of November. Despite the announcements people forgot about construction work at this line.  And they will be probaly surprised again on the 26-27 th of November. Moscow metro line between Belorusskaya
and Novokuznetskaya stations undergoes changes. Serious construction works are taking place there and in November, on 19-20 and 26-27  the traffic  will be stopped.  Stations Mayakovskaya, Tverskaya and Teatralnaya will be temporary closed for passengers.
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30 The Battle For Moscow: Retro Photos

The Battle For Moscow: Retro Photos

The Battle of Moscow is the name given by Soviet historians to two periods of strategically significant fighting on a 600 km sector of the Eastern Front during World War II. It took place between October 1941 and January
1942. The Soviet defensive effort frustrated Hitler's attack on Moscow. Moscow was one of the primary military and political objectives for Axis forces in their invasion of the Soviet Union. Check out the collection.
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4 Workhorse of Russian Aviation: An-26B

Workhorse of Russian Aviation: An-26B

This time we're going to tell you about the workhorse of the Russian aviation, the Antonov An-26B. Here you'll
find detailed photos of the aircraft, its characteristics, and more! In the picture: the An-26B.
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15 Odessa Of 1931 In Color

Odessa Of 1931 In Color

In the University of California, Santa Cruz, there is a large collection of photos (about 10 thousand!) of the Soviet Union, taken by photographer Branson DeCou who travelled around the country a lot. At that time they were able to take color photos but for some
reason the photographer preferred to take black-and-white ones and then colour them by himself. Taking into account the fact that it took him several hours to color just one slide, how much time then did it take him to color the whole collection?
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