On December, 22nd, Chiryurtskaya Hydropower Plant-1 on the Sulak River is turning 50. In this article, we want to tell you about it, show some file footages and museum exhibits showing organization of the plant. Soviet scientists have always known about Dagestan’ potential in water power (mostly due to its Sulak River) and
began building first hydropower plans before WWII. When the war began, they had to freeze construction works and were able to resume it only in 1948. Modern Chiryurtskaya Hydropower Complex consists of three power stations: Chiryurtskaya Hydropower Plant-1 and 2 and Gelbakhskaya Hydropower Plant-3.
It's hard to believe but a lot of cars in the Soviet Union were produced for export. Thus, the Moskvich-412 was rather popular in East Europe including England and Germany. There was no point in advertising automobiles for the Soviet people because
there were serious deficiencies in them in the country. That is why most of the advertisements were aimed at the foreign buyer. Check out the photo collection and note that many of the inscriptions are made in the Roman alphabet.
'The Dmitrievskogo aerosledge.' After The Civil War, the country was left in ruins. Industry, system of education were almost completely destroyed. So, Vladimir Lenin announced the beginning of the New Economic Policy (NEP) which
was supposed to restore the Russian economics. Among those which participated in NEP, were various defence-sports and technical associations which played an important role in cross-country vehicle development.
This collection of boringly looking tomes was published in 1956-1961. They were intended for sales workers to learn about peculiarities of this and that product. There, you could find information almost about
anything, from ingredients of the 'Doctorskaya' boiled sausage to kinds of diamond cuts. So, looking at these tomes, you might come to think that in the USSR they had no food deficit at all.