6 Another Drill of a Russian Air Assault Brigade

Another Drill of a Russian Air Assault Brigade

Another interesting photo report from blogger smitsmitty: soldiers and officers of an air assault unit had extensive exercises in the Primorye
Territory in the end of March. More than 300 parachutists landed from Il-76 aircraft, took up their positions and prepared for fighting.
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1 The Nature Park of Ergaki

The Nature Park of Ergaki

These are some beautiful images of Ergaki - a mountain range in the Western Sayan Mountains - we have taken them from blogger deingel. A
trip to the nature park of Ergaki may leave you breathless and give you a lot of wonderful pictures and unforgettable impressions.
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1 The Unique Deep Space Radio Center

The Unique Deep Space Radio Center

Galyonki village in the Russian Far East is the location of a unique object - a self-contained command-and-measurement complex of the Russian aerospace defence forces provided with a system "Kvant-D" - its antenna P-2500 is one of the largest in Russia, and system
"Kvant-P" equipped with antenna P-30S. The system cooperates with the ISS. It was Galyonok that sent the signal for flooding the international space station "Mir". And in 1961 this very center was providing the flight of the first man to space.
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0 Air Rehearsal of the Victory Parade

Air Rehearsal of the Victory Parade

Just a short photo report covering the rehearsal of the parade on the occassion of the 70th anniversary of the victory in
the WWII. On the image above is Mi-28N "Night hunter". The images are taken from the blog of Sergey Kondratev.
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2 Easter Bells Are Ringing With Joy

Easter Bells Are Ringing With Joy

During the Bright Week everyone may go up to the belfry of St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow to listen to the melodies of the best Russian ringers, enjoy the panoramas opening from the height. Bell ringing is an old Easter tradition
just like a sacred procession, eggs painting, making Easter cakes and Easter greeting. Those who have mastered the art of bell ringing are allowed to try their skills on such a day at belfries of the country.
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0 Abandoned Barracks on Graham Bell Island

Abandoned Barracks on Graham Bell Island

Graham Bell island once, in the Soviet time, had an ice airfield and a settlement with a radio-locating company. This post is about the barracks the company used.
Officers and specialists lived there together with their families. We are going to join sevprostor blogger and spend some time in this curious place.
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0 Cold and Hopeless, But Still A Populated Place

Cold and Hopeless, But Still A Populated Place

The settlement we are going to show you is located in a cold Russian region of Chukotka and called "Snezhnoye" which means "Snowy". Blogger Eugeny Basov says it's not the place you'd wish to come back
to. Snezhnoye was founded in 1929 when Soviet activists opened the first state farm in Chukotka. Many professionals were sent to work there, the farm had over twenty thousand head of deer.
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0 The World Biggest Source of Amber

The World Biggest Source of Amber

Do you know where amber is taken from? Do you know that people have been extracting amber for fifty million years? It all began in the paleogene period with the extreme rise of temperature. Heat and high humidity turned the planet into a botanical garden full of amazing plants emitting resin through bark. Oxidizing bark
got hardened and became the part of the "amber forest". Today the "fruits" of "amber forests" are gathered in eleven places of the world. The biggest source of sunstone is located in Russia, in the Kaliningrad region. According to experts 90% of all global amber reserve is concentrated here.
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3 People Getting Ready for Easter

People Getting Ready for Easter

Blogger Marina Lystseva aka fotografersha has made a trip from Yaroslavl to Rybinsk, Russia, to witness
people's preparations for the religious holiday of Easter. Some of her photos are presented inside the post.
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5 Final Hours of Yuri Gagarin Before the First Flight to Space

Final Hours of Yuri Gagarin Before the First Flight to Space

The rocket was delivered to the launching site on April 11, at 5 a.m. They had previously done everything they had to according to the instructions. All
responsible persons put their signatures in the log under description of every operation and kept saying "not to speak too soon but I have no remarks".
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