Mi-8 Flight Around Villages

Mi-8 Flight Around Villages

A photographer, Marina, takes a ride on a Russian military helicopter Mi-8 from Kubinka, 60 kilometers from Moscow, and flew around. What was she able to see? Other military helicopters taking off and landing, rusty abandoned helicopters standing in the field, huts and houses, sawmills and hundred year old wooden structures, also the Victory Day infantry parade preparation and some more. All from above, all shot from the Mi-8 helicopter. Want to see it all? Then don’t hesitate and proceed inside.

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Volunteers Fix Planes in Monino Museum

Volunteers Fix Planes in Monino Museum

As spring goes on, the Russian aviation museum in Monino decided to open its doors for volunteers.  The museum hosts more than 580 items: planes, helicopters etc stationed on 98 acres of land. This size of territory attracts many of “black” visitors – groups of people penetrating the place from outside to make bootleg photos and sometimes get a piece of the memorabilia from the planes. Partly due to this some of the planes are in need of restoration and renovation. And here where the volunteering effort comes into play.

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Old Fashioned Gold Mining in Georgia

Old Fashioned Gold Mining in Georgia

During the Stalin’s period gold mining prospered in different corners of the USSR. The lack of this metal determined the gold finders to cherish. The Soviet state wasn’t considering the costs of such gold because again, of the great lack of this material. After Iosiv Stalin’s death such large-scale mining operations were stopped. Now, in Georgia some citizens are refreshing their grandfathers methods.

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How to become a Cossack

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The largest Russian rebels – Razin, Bolotnicov, Pugachev – were the Don Cossacks. Also other  people were among them, such as Ermak, Platov, Sholokhov. They brought glory to Russia of a different nature. Everything that Cossacks created, from literary works to bandit raids – all is bright, specifically, relish.

How does an orphans become cossacks in special school, where they live and study?

 

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