1 Cosmonauts Getting Ready for a Flight

Cosmonauts Getting Ready for a Flight

Space suit blowdown is carried out prior to each flight several hours before the launch. Journalists and relatives come to
see how space suits of cosmonauts are proofed for impermeability. Then they have some time to talk to their families.
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1 Saving Soldier’s Life: How They Do It Today

Saving Soldier’s Life: How They Do It Today

The best military doctors of the western military district of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, demostrated their skills and exchanged details of their experience. They say that military medicine
is getting to a new level, and now it does not differ much from innovative civil medical practice. Blogger Yaroslav Gunin was lucky to be there and see what they've got.
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4 New Russian Oceanarium Promises to Be One of the World Best

New Russian Oceanarium Promises to Be One of the World Best

This year a new oceanarium will open on the island Russkiy in Primorye of the Russian Far East. It's going to welcome the first visitors in May. The Primorsky oceanarium promises to be in TOP 10 best oceanariums of the world, Russia itself has no other oceanariums to compare with this one. The main building whose area is 35
thousand square meters will accomodate 500 aquariums for eighteen thousand kinds of fish and mammals. This oceanarium is not only an entertainment object, but a scientific base as well. Hundreds of scientists are going to work there. Blogger smit-smitty has visited the place for a photo report.
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44 Tank Apocalypse in Donbass

Tank Apocalypse in Donbass

The armed forces of Ukraine lost almost 200 tanks in less than a year in Donbass. We have a huge
collection of tank apocalypse pictures from there. Try to evaluate the scale of the loss.
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3 Neptune: Super Secret Submarine

Neptune: Super Secret Submarine

In 1991 they launched a very unusual submarine in the Severodvinsk dockyard in Russia - many illuminators on its sides and bright yellow color. No torpedo launchers and missile compartments, of course! Western secret service would go crazy if it had
a chance to see it! "What is this? Any Soviet secret weapon? Why so many illuminators? Underwater intelligence apparatus? They build large nuclear missile carriers and this thing is so small... Small but utterly dangerous??"
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2 Bathhouse For Ice Swimmers on the State Line

Bathhouse For Ice Swimmers on the State Line

Blagoveschensk is a small Russian city bordering China. It is separated from the neighboring country with the Amur river. Locals began to practise ice swimming more than ten years ago. But they
had no place to warm after all. They they do. This bathhouse is only one in Russia located at the frontier. Blogger smit-smitty has visited the place and took interesting photos..
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2 Faces of Soviet Young Rail Road Students

Faces of Soviet Young Rail Road Students

Just an old album of photos devoted to Soviet kids who studied in the rail road college. Many of them were already working in post WW2 Soviet
Russia on positions connected with rail road: conductors, station duty officers etc. Just take a look at the faces of long gone time.
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7 First Rockets Arrive to Russian New Spaceport “Kosmodrom Vostochny”

First Rockets Arrive to Russian New Spaceport “Kosmodrom Vostochny”

First rockets arrived at Russian new spaceport - "Cosmodrome Vostochny". Thanks to Marina, the only blogger who got there yet, we can see what's going on there these
days! She has saw the newest Russian Soyuz-2.1a rockets, and saw how the last inspections were made before the actual launch. Let's see what she found!
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0 Historical Photos of Assassination of Russian Minister of the Interior

Historical Photos of Assassination of Russian Minister of the Interior

Vyacheslav Konstantinovich von Plehve was the director of Imperial Russia's police and later Minister of the Interior. He was killed by a socialist-revolutionary, student Yegor Sazonov, who threw a bomb into his carriage. The reason was Jew
bashing in Kishinev in April 1903. Those events were used by all revolutionary parties of Russia who put all the blame on Plehve as he was resisting them through the entire period of his rule in the Ministry of the Interior.
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8 Abandoned Northern Land

Abandoned Northern Land

This time - about abandoned lands of the country that used to be great, the USSR. They were never occupied with military bases and finally were assumed to be an unneccessary burden. These photos are a part of project "Far Lands" of Andrey Shapran, who since 2005 has travelled to the Southern Kuril Islands, Yakutia, Yamal, Krasnoyarsk region, Chukotka and Kamchatka. In fact these images don't need to be commented, just take time to look at them silently.
The territories are closed for people since the Soviet time. It's still hard to reach, but now the reason is different, it's hard to do technically. North Cape - this is how the territory was named by James Cook himself, he was there in 1778. It was the northernmost place he ever reached. The Russian throne belonged to Catherine II then, and these lands only started to emerge on maps from white spots.
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