The Old-Russian-Norwegian offensive operation had been carried out by the troops of the Baltic Front from February 18th, 1944 till March 4th, 1944 liberating the Leningrad Region, the Novgorod Region and part of the Kaliningrad Region and entering
Estonia. Over 300 members of military-historic clubs from Kolomna, Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow and Saint Petersburg participated in its reconstruction held in Chernogolovka, the Moscow Region. Check out some photos of the event:
The first generation of the automatic telephone exchange used in Russia was a decade-step exchange. The decade-step exchange was replaced with a crossbar exchange which in its turn was followed by a quasi-electronic exchange and digital exchange. You are unlikely to find a decade-step exchange
today while there are plenty of crossbar exchanges in the country. So, let us take you to Kaliningrad to show you a crossbar exchange belonging to Rostelecom, Russia's leading long-distance telephony provider. There are two crossbar exchanges in the building on the right.