Russian jets without canopy

70 Russian   Jet Cabrio Flight [updated]

Russian Jet Cabrio Flight [updated]

Those photos are real and were made during the filming of the Russian movie involving jet fighter stunts. In one episode they had to film the jet without a canopy, so rather to film it on the ground they decided to hire a high-class pilot to make a real flight without that glass thing. He had to take off a few times on such plane in order to film enough material to be included in the final footage. "The maximum speed I achieved on the jet plane without a canopy glass was around two times greater than speed of sound. While on this speed I even managed to pull out my fingers in glove for an inch or two outside - it became heated very fast because of immense friction force plane undergoes
with the air.", writes the pilot. "Usually such tests were conducted in winter time, so it was deadly cold without a canopy and I was pretty glad when this heating began, counting minutes before the plane would reach enough speed/velocity so that the air around becomes hot enough. But it wasn't the main problem for me. In my personal rating of the dangers connected with such tests one of the most bad sides was the extreme roar. Because of this extreme roaring you couldn't hear the radio so you were flying in deaf mode, you were afraid to pull throttle harder just because going faster was meaning going louder.", he continues.
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5 The top KGB operatives

The top KGB operatives

David Szalay’s book The Innocent is published next month by Jonathan Cape. Here’s his list of the Top 10 KBG operatives, as posted over on The Times’ Comment Central blog… Vyacheslav Konstantinovich von Plehve Vyacheslav Konstantinovich was head of the Okhrana, the Tsars'
state security outfit, from 1881 to 1904. Solzhenitsyn ironically mocks his soft-heartedness, his squeamishness about 'perlustration' (the ungentlemanly practice of opening other people's mail) and the pitifully small number of people he sent to Siberia.
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25 Helibridge

Helibridge

What we see here is a video popular in Russia lately of what
assumed to be a helicopter doing some tricky stuff...
Russian stealth plane

87 Russian Stealth Jet

Russian Stealth Jet

Now Russia has its own stealth jet bomber. They promise to have it here already this year and start producing it in series starting 2010. They tell that the design of
the plane is still kept secret and those sketches are the only clue that people have, but as it is known it would be a decent F-22 competitor.
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Russian tanks

39 The Expired Tanks

The Expired Tanks

We all get used to those small "best before" or "expiry" labels stamped on the items from the grocery stores, but it looks like some much bigger in size things like tanks can have an expiration date too. Here's what the Russian blogger, ex soldier writes: "Last summer I visited the army camp as a soldier, in the tanks unit. And that's what we've done there. Every soldier was given a crowbar, hammers, set of wrenches and unlimited free time to crush all you can crush with all those
tools. Dashboards, electronic fillings, plastic fittings etc. can be easily first crashed, then the next step is more challenging - with wrenches you need to loose all screws you can reach." All the tanks are new, just from the warehouse. The only reason why they should be destroyed is their expiration date. They come to this tank slaughter house by their own, not towed or dragged just to become a pile of scrap metal days later.
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Russian Terminator

37 Russian Terminator

Russian Terminator

Did you know that initially the terminator robot was built by Soviet soldiers during World War2. The construction operation was held on the secret army base, on
the wooden table between Russian tanks. Even back there he already looked like Arnie. Don't believe? We have photo report from back then.
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Break Dance in Russia

24 Young Break Dance

Young Break Dance

Looks like break dance is popular in Russia from the early age. Also according to this
video it was Russian army guys who started all this break dance thing:
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Russian Missile silo

22 Russian Nuclear Silo

Russian Nuclear Silo

An old Soviet Russian nuclear missile launching silo
in Ukraine, now turned into museum.
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Russian Mona Lisa

16 Russian Firefighter Mona Lisa

Russian Firefighter Mona Lisa

Now they have their own Firefighter Mona Lisa (also known as La Gioconda) dressed into Russian army uniform depicted on the front of fire dept of
Grodno city. She is surrounded by Russian firefighters and the look on her face gives out that she enjoys her new assignment.
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Russian soldiers

42 Mess with the Best…

Mess with the Best…

Yesterday in the news there was a story about Russian soldier who was beaten to death by other soldiers while on the exam to get accepted to Special Forces service. It comes out that they have a special tradition on those exams when the wannabe soldier have to face a few of Russian active service
special force desperados for a given amount of minutes, and should not get down. I don't know have the soldier in question got down or not, but he died as a result of the "exam". And here are some photos of those who were more fortunate than him and passed the exam.
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