34 Dragunov Sniper Rifle

Dragunov Sniper Rifle

This grave-looking thing is a sniper rifle and is designed for extermination of any emerging, open, masking and any other targets in motion. It is a
self-loading rifle and accurate fire is provided in single shots. The size of ammo is 7,62*54R (3 inches in length and 54mm in radius.)
Russian Modern Zamok
28 Posh Palace in the Moscow Region

Posh Palace in the Moscow Region

A posh palace is being built on the bank of Istrin water reservoir in the Moscow region. It's a mansion looking like a huge 18th century palace, which is already informally named "Istrin mansion". Its appearance, quick
development and approximate cost were recently debated in Russian blogs. But still having some guesses about who could own such a luxury, no one has an official confirmation on who the lucky man really is.

45 Popov – Champion, Marconi – Impostor

Popov – Champion, Marconi – Impostor

Over a hundred years there is an argument in the world concerning real radio inventor. But one needs to do a little research to make it clear that Marconi had simply read Popov’s papers. The first known evidence for Marconi to be the radio inventor appeared on June 2, 1896 with his patent application to the UK Patent Office for a discovery, 13 months after Popov had delivered his lecture on radio themes
before the Russian Physical and Chemical Society members in St. Petersburg on May 7, 1895. That secret patent application #12039, inspired as they say by the UK Patent Office’s Principal examiner William Preece, the Chief Electrical Engineer of the British Post Office, however contained no diagrams and charts performed by Marconi himself but his lyrical sketches only.
Wooden Chip Artist
11 Wooden Chip Artist

Wooden Chip Artist

The bird seems frozen. The wings are spread wide. Looking so alive, it seems almost unbelievable that it is made of cembra pine wood chips. Artist Sergey Bobkov spent half a year to produce this wonderful eagle, working with practically no days off, 10 to 12 (and sometimes even 14) hours a day.
No wonder! It took about 7 thousand feathers to make the plumage! But it is definitely worth it – the result does not differ much from its living prototype. Artist’s collection consists of all kinds of birds and animals: life-size sables, squirrels, owls and so on.

23 Worker and Kolkhoz Woman

Worker and Kolkhoz Woman

This monument called Worker and Kolkhoz Woman (Rabochiy i Kolkhoznitsa) was made for one of studios in VDNKH and first time displayed in Paris in 1937. There was hold a competition for the post of a chief architect and one of the
famous Soviet architects at that time, V. I. Mukhina, won the contest. The memorial of an impressive size was created. But while transporting the statue from France to Russia after the exhibition it was heavily damaged.

28 Fishing All the Secrets Out

Fishing All the Secrets Out

Who is this weird-looking man on the picture? Why he has such a funny beard and glasses? What is he doing in this article, on the very main page and how does it
connected with Russia? And more importantly, what’s wrong with this vest of his and why the hell he needs so many pockets on it? Fishing all the secrets out.
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20 Distilled Water Machine

Distilled Water Machine

Municipal journalists were preparing a report about a local constructor. He showed some of
his works and one of them was the machine for water purification. Let’s watch!

17 How these giants are being made

How these giants are being made

Cars are absolutely different. There are some very small cars like smart and also there are really big cars. Really goddamn
big cars like these BELAZ ones. They are made for above-ground means, and each of them is a real rock handler.
11 Old Russian Humor in Ogonek

Old Russian Humor in Ogonek

“Retro” is in fashion today, so we will look through the old issues and the new ones to see what was funny many years ago and pretty recently. It turned out that
that the jokes are like dresses- the older they are the less attractive they become, and we laugh now at something what was serious and important then.

16 USSR: Survival Kit

USSR: Survival Kit

It is a common belief that the USSR was a closed country from both inside and outside and authorities were keeping iron
curtain stay still during the whole existence of the country. But this insight here is to bring these delusions over.

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