The new Ukrainian army mask was presented to public. The model was named "Cyborg", and some bloggers around have been finding a similarity between this new mask and imperial troopers mask out of the movie Star Wars. However despite
the similarities the main purpose of the unit is to protect face and neck of a soldier from grenades fragments. It also can withstand a direct hand gun shot and a rifle shot of up to 20 caliber. More photos inside:
They say that these photos were made in 1931 but then lost for a long time, until recently they have surfaced in an archive, already in color. It's obvious they were not originally been made in color but was
colorized, however the timing of this is not known - they might be colorized at the time of making. Anyways a pretty stunning collection of everyday Russian people life in the capital back in 1931!
Tolmachevo is an airport in Novosibirsk - ex Soviet "Academic City" - the city of young scientists. Even now its considered to be a center point for all Russia offshore programming services market with thousands of people working in companies serving all the Western world in long distance programming. However,
besides the science part of the city there is a strategic meaning - as the city is in the middle of the country and so there are plenty of warfare placed around. Alexei, the blogger, has went to the Tolmachevo - cities main air gate and have made shots of some not so civil part of the facility.
An "Udaloy"-class Russian destroyer "Marshal Shaposhnikov" was laid down in 1985. It serves in Russian navy in the Pacific Fleet. This ship participated in a few operations in Arden bay - the home of Somali pirates. If you remember the
videos of Soviet sailors fighting pirates this is probably was shot from this ship. It's hard to get aboard as its in active Navy service however Russian blogger Alex S. has managed to do this and now we have the photos here: