1 Communication Station Called Dragon

Communication Station Called Dragon

There is an interesting place in Magadan, Russia, which continuously attracts bored youngsters. Enourmously huge red-white mattresses standing on top
of the hill. They appeared in the end of the 60s to become a part of the complex of tropospheric radio-relay communication called "North".
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8 Soviet Foodstuff Catalogue

Soviet Foodstuff Catalogue

These are some images of the Soviet foodstuff catalogue. But probably not so
many Soviet families could put such food on their tables every day...
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11 Date With Lena M

Date With Lena M

Back in the mid 1950s there was made a decision in the USSR to develop new radar stations not as mobile, but stationary ones. It allowed to create big antennas, not to save on equipment and its dimensions,
and to protect this equipment from frost and heat. One of such radar stations was named Lena M or P-70.  The station was built in 1960-68 for operation on the long frontiers of the country.
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1 The School of the Soviet Epoch

The School of the Soviet Epoch

Just some black and white pictures
of a Soviet school dated 1987.
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3 Soviet Photography 1917-1940

Soviet Photography 1917-1940

A set of interesting pictures
of the early Soviet times.
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2 Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Aircraft Command And Tracking Station SKIP 976

Il-976 SKIP is an aircraft command and tracking station. When ballistic and cruise missiles are tested it's necessary to fix performance of their systems. This task is complicated - if something goes wrong a missile cannot force-land like an aircraft and engineers have to inspect the wreckage trying to find the reason of the crash. For the same reason an airborne laboratory cannot be mounted on a missile -
if the missile explodes all recorded data would be lost. The only way out is to equip the missile with a transmitter and monitor operation of its systems by means of telemetry. Ground stations and special aircrafts are used to receive such data. Il-976 was designed in the 80s, it represents a hybrid of Il-7бMD and A-50. Some pictures of the aircraft are inside the post.
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4 Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

The Tupolev Tu-95 (NATO reporting name: Bear) is a large, four-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber and missile platform. First flown in 1952, the Tu-95 entered
service with the Soviet Union in 1956 and is expected to serve the Russian Air Force until at least 2040. Some pictures of the bomber are inside the post.
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1 The Book of English For Soviet Children

The Book of English For Soviet Children

This is a book of English for third-grade pupils published in 1953. There
are many interesting details in it which characterize that epoch.
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3 Soviet Attack Plane Il 102

Soviet Attack Plane Il 102

Il-102 was presented by the development design office of Ilyushin in summer 1991, it pretty much resembled Il-40 serially produced
since the 1950s. But it had another shape of fuselage nose, better surveillance, more powerful engines and weapons.
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3 Kindergarten of the Soviet 70s

Kindergarten of the Soviet 70s

Just some pictures of a Soviet
kindergarten taken in the 1970s.
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