Underwater Trial

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Is that true that the roads in Russia are so bad, that people have to drive under water? Anyway, they successfully do it, using Lada Niva, just an ordinary Russian off road car for the middle class.

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102 thoughts on “Underwater Trial”

    • By examining the photos very carefully, and using this simple formula (a=b2+j*x) where x = excrement, I’ve discovered that that lake is actually sewer. Pic number 34 actually exceed the amount of excrement x water amount allowed by Geneva Convention, thus rendering all those people in wetsuits in the pics DEAD by now (due to serious bacteria infection).

      Funeral hasn’t been decided yet, but going on past experience should be sometime between Sunday and Wednesday.

  1. Goddamn, that’s just nuts. Underwater mods for cars are pretty cool though, we might need ’em if the major cities of the world start flooding over thanks to global warming.

  2. unless this is just a big hoax, can someone explain how the engine is able to continue working while completely submerged?

    • No wire protection was made exept the main processor unit. The pure water is dielectic (once again to prove that the lake was not urinated 🙂

  3. http://www.zr.ru/articles/53301/

    Although there is no much there – just video and pics. I guess the full story is in the print edition only (so far).

    • the truck’s a diesel AND military (specifically designed for snorkel operation). The Niva here is just a 1.6 petrol-engine civilian wagon with good off-road capabilities, fitted with two hoses.

      That’s why whether it operates underwater is TESTED by divers in the video. They clearly can afford a range of different cars. Still Niva fares very well (even rolling with water in its oil) and they are amused by it, nothing more.

      • Yes, there was a lot of talk about how revolutionary the Edsel was going tho be. We heard it was going to have a jet engine and a bubble canopy like the Firebird II. Boy were we disapointed. After that we called it the car with a lemon in it’s mouth.

  4. If I wasn’t so concerned about the environment, I would take that Russian hunk of junk and just park it at the bottom of that lake.

  5. “how much does niva like that (int pic one) cost & where can i buy it (in canada … eh?);”

    whats that all aboot, eh? Why dont you take off, you hoser!

    j/k…..

    the vehicle in the first picture does look pretty cool, I wish there were more pictures of that vehicle. It is pretty obvious that the junker driving under water is not the vehicle in the first picture….and if it is, it is the 10-20 year old version, not one of the current models.

    And FYI…..when talking about American cars and reliability….Ford is not the company to even begin to think about. A cripple in a wheel chair with blunt force trauma can operate better than most ford vehicles….with the exception of some of the heavy duty diesel trucks.

    • Actually, many Fords and GM’s are now equal in quality to that of the better Japanese cars.

      I believe these Niva’s once had dealerships established in California. However, extremely poor quality and other problems led this company to exit the US market.

        • http://www.jdpower.com/util/ratings/results.aspx?study_id=207&vertical=Autos&order=1&orderDir=1
          http://www.jdpower.com/util/ratings/results.aspx?study_id=214&vertical=Autos&order=1&orderDir=1

          I wouldn’t say it’s very good (it’s in the middle), but the quality has really improved lately. Now they have to work on fuel efficiency.

    • No it’s a recent version of a Niva, just a couple of years old. You haven’t seen the 20-year old version yet… I’ve been in both.

      • Why almost everybody from USA think that East European cars (Lada, Moskwitch, Zastava [including good old Yugo], Škoda…) ain’t quality or at least good cars?

  6. These guys are special forces, training for a special infiltration mission.

    I am not allowed to reveal the nature of the mission, or Putin will not allow me to keep the autographed photo of him bare-chested, riding bare-back, on horseback, in the Russian outback. I plan to trade it to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a vacation spot on the shores of the Persian gulf.

    • yes indeed, there is a Lada dealership in Canada.Its just outside Winnipeg.I own a 1996 Lada cossack-great little 4×4.Parts are not as hard to find as some believe.There is also a dealership in Quebec somewhere, perhaps Montreal

      • So I’ve heard that there is a garage in Richmond Hill, ON and a dealer in Montreal. But I haven’t had any luck tracking them down. Do you have any details on places in Canada where I could find parts?

  7. Conflicting reports from the Kremlin. Now my sources say these photos are of a contract hit team, solicited by the Dept. of International Contract Killers to infiltrate, and set off an explosion inside, the Arctic Survey Service the next time they try to plant Russian flag under polar ice cap. The Canadian Underwater Neutralization Team may also be involved.

    International intrigue–it becomes too complicated for even Kasparov to figure it out.

  8. Which one of you guys knows something about the plot to pluck Putin in Tehran

    Please tell me, so I will have some good information to trade for favors inside the red brick walls (wink, wink. You know where I’m talking about). 😉

    Come on. . . .

  9. On behalf of my fellow brits, I apologise profusely for all those Lada jokes. And may I be the first to say… I WANT ONE!!

  10. An interesting EXERCISE in deed.My only concern is I have seen a Niva stall in a lot less water,but it was not prepared for swimming at all.Best Wishes to all involved with this exercise.BOBBY.

  11. It will be here http://www.zr.ru/articles/53509/ in few days. And I can notify that all members of expedition are OK and it was no urine in the lake (it’s – I cannot say it in English – some residus like in the many north lakes). I recommend also to see the video (the same link as above).
    Enjoy!

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