Abandoned missile base in Russia 1

33 Abandoned Base, Again

Abandoned Base, Again

Before it was a place that had been secured as a baby by former Soviet power and was
never allowed to stay that deserted. Now it is something different.

31 Blockade of Leningrad

Blockade of Leningrad

70 years ago the city of Saint-Petersburg was called Leningrad and when the Second World War was triggered off, Leningrad was forced to withstand the fascist terror and 3 years long enemy’s push. Germans decided to stab second country’s most
populated city which as well had been the country’s weapon broker. But they didn’t choose any aggressive tactics and made a blockade that lasted more than 850 days and led to starvation and constant disorders within the city.
Russian submarine Ukraine

32 Submarine Goes Dock

Submarine Goes Dock

When this leading pearl of Ukrainian fleet was taken to dock many experienced aged mechanics wondered how come it
reached the dock at all. "It's just great that Ukraine has refused to have nuclear weapons.", note some.

15 Tow Trucks Cemetery

Tow Trucks Cemetery

In one of its inside courts, Minsk Wheeled Tractors plant has housed so-to-say “Jurassic park” where thousands of iron giants made back in the times of the Cold War dwell there thus far. Standing out in the open there gradually
peeling off and rusting they look quite sadly. It is hardly imaginable that a few decades back these rocket-o-saurs were taking aback anyone who saw them with their hugeness, roar of engines and impressive flotation.

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.)
Museum of Long-Range Aviation
21 Museum of Long-Range Aviation

Museum of Long-Range Aviation

Dyagilevo is an air base in Ryazanskaya region, located 11 km to the west from Ryazan. There is the Distant Aviation Museum on the base where we will travel today. Let’s start our excursion
from TU-95, the soviet strategic missile bomber, one of the fastest planes that became a symbol of the Cold War. Russian Bear was made to attack anytime of a day, at any weather.
Russian abandoned military object

20 Abandoned Military Object

Abandoned Military Object

Previously this was an object from the chain of military air defence stations. Then when USSR went down many objects went down too. Lack of funding, new military
doctrines and concepts, then international disarmament initiatives - all this lead to thousand of those being left to stay in condition like this.
Hundred year old Mark V tanks refurbished

43 The Refurbished Tanks

The Refurbished Tanks

Militarism can be a nice hobby to join together people after the work in such place like a railroad department repair factory. Now, instead of indulging in something after the job's done they can go instead and work on the refurbishing of a few Mark-V hundred year old tanks. Those tanks Russian army had during the World War I and then after the Russian army has split in two parts as a result of Communists takeover in 1917 some of the tanks were left
with the units opposing communists regime, but not for very long - the Red Army captured back the moving monsters and used them for a while. Then after World War 2 they were left rusting in some villages while some enthusiasts paid attention on those amazing pieces of early twentieth century engineering genius and decided to repair them and then install as an attraction on the city's street for general public view.
Russian playwar

19 The Night Battle

The Night Battle

Ever wondered how do the battle looks like for real at night? I mean, not as seen by Hollywood movie but a real battle with real combat units, tanks and commanders? People say
that sometimes it is even more picturesque than in the movies, and here is the report from the Russian army playwar maneuveres that took place recently.
Russian soldier in Afghanistan draws pictures

39 Ballpoint Afghanistan

Ballpoint Afghanistan

This Russian soldier, he was on a few wars, in Afghanistan in Tajikistan and then in Chechnya. He got in real battles and lost many of his friends in action, that's a true story true soldier.
Everywhere he went he took one thing with him that helped him to cope with all that. It was a simple ballpoint pen that he used to draw the most touching memories on the paper.

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