Antonov or AN-225 was not the only Soviet cargo jet used for the Soviet Space Program. VM-T Atlant (the picture above) also coped with a task of carrying ultra-heavy and oversize freight, such as rocket boosters or the space shuttle, and it might be a real alternative for AN-225. But this project was closed because of some disadvantages. Nevertheless the shots of Atlant in action
with the hydrogenous cistern for the rocket booster look quite enchanting. Even more, some people joked that this plane was used for transportation of Pepsi Cola from the USA to Russia during the "perestroika" times. See also: Buran, The First Russian Shuttle More About Buran Antonov. The World’s Heaviest and Largest Jet Where is Buran Now?
There are appeared a lot of social advertising recently, the banners made in one style with one guy standing, this is either a special forces masked guy or a doctor or a guy that digs graves at cemeteries or the car repairman near the wrecked car and
on every banner there is only one phrase: "Drugs? I wait for you!". Their appearance was found somehow funny by most of Russian Internet bloggers and many photoshopped versions started to appear in Russian Internet segment.