2 Huge Siberian Electrical Machinery Plant

Huge Siberian Electrical Machinery Plant

Blogger wizarden has visited "ELSIB", the big scientific and production association in Novosibirsk that designs and makes electric machines, turbo- and hydraulic turbine generators and provides contract supervision at
various objects. Its products are used for oil and gas, coal, chemical and other industries both in Russia and abroad. Today about 30% of Russian power plants have their energy provided by ELSIB generators.
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1 Underground Laboratory of Nuclear Research

Underground Laboratory of Nuclear Research

Abkhazia is not only the country with beautiful mountainous landscapes, endless beaches and classic architecture but also military research institutes including those for nuclear purposes. This post is about one of them. It was built in the mid 80s on
the territory of object "A" but never was finished due to the postwar crisis. Today the underground laboratory consisting of two big tunneled blocks is abandoned. Blogger samnamos visited the place to take some interesting images.
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1 One Day At Near Polar Ural: Helicopter Flight For Fishing

One Day At Near Polar Ural: Helicopter Flight For Fishing

Here is one day from the life of Usik Markosyan who lives in a village Saranpaul of the Khanty-Mansiysk region, a beautiful and interesting polar place. Usik tried to attract tourists there
many years ago but didn't succeed much. However he learned many things about the place and found a lot of friends. Well, let's go back to June 15, 2014 to spend it with Usik.
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1 Wartime Ship Disguise

Wartime Ship Disguise

Boris Smirnov was an artist who disguised ships during the siege of Leningrad. On the picture above you
see a battleship "October Revolution", look how it looked when the job of camoufleurs was done.
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7 Communal Services At Their Best

Communal Services At Their Best

Just some enjoyable images taken during the cleaning day in Kharkov, Ukraine. I am pretty sure you'd be happy to see such street
cleaners every day. The result of their work is not even of great importance. That's the communal services we deserve!
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0 Soviet Hydrogen Powered Minibuses

Soviet Hydrogen Powered Minibuses

These vehicles powered by hydrogen started to be designed since 1976 based on bus RAF-22034. At idle and low speed they worked on hydrogen, at higher speed some petrol was added and at the maximum speed the vehicle worked
on petrol only. The minibuses helped to save much fuel and were twenty three times less toxic than ordinary gasoline powered buses. Such minibuses were used during the XXII Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980.
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16 Recalling Tallinn of the 70s

Recalling Tallinn of the 70s

These are photos of galik-123 who shares the pictures he took in Tallinn, Estonia, back in the 70s. The city
had a unique architecture, all those tiled roofs and stone pavements made Tallinn a special place.
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3 Stripping And Assembly of AK 74 Gun For 22 Seconds!

Stripping And Assembly of AK 74 Gun For 22 Seconds!

The guy does in impressively well! In the competition "Russian
conscript" nobody could compare with him, not even close.

5 Upgraded Center of the Russian Pentagon

Upgraded Center of the Russian Pentagon

Here is a new cool place built in Moscow for public events of the Russian Pentagon or the National Defence
Control Center. What you see is actually a covered yard, it looks rather impressive once you are there.
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1 Final Destination of Supersonic Aircraft Tu 144

Final Destination of Supersonic Aircraft Tu 144

Tu-144 USSR-77110 you see on the image above landed thirty years ago at an airfield of Ulyanovsk-Barataevka. It was the final, 140th flight for the supersonic plane, its destination was the
museum in Ulyanovsk. The flight lasted 1 hour 30 minutes, since the beginning of its service it had logged 247 hours 1 minute (including 116 hours 27 minutes in a supersonic mode).
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