Life in Belarus Village

Life in Belarus Village

Recently, the Belarus president has been mentioned in the news for supposedly wanting to restrict the villagers of Belarus from changing their place of residence and place of work, chaining them to their current locations. Later, he said the press didn’t get his words right, and he didn’t want to enslave the peasants but was, on the contrary, talking about the managers calling for them not to change workplaces and to stay where they are.

Anyway, these are the photos from AP about Belarus and life in its villages.

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Looters Raid a Hypermarket Store in Donetsk

 Looters Raid a Hypermarket Store in Donetsk

The “Metro” hypermarket was looted in Donetsk, Ukraine. They say the store was left unattended after the battle that took place nearby. For three days it remained without personnel and guards and this fact was abused by locals. The shop is around one kilometer away from the airport which is under the control of the local army and the area is targeted by snipers so the protesters avoid it, but locals don’t. See the inside of the store inside the post:

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Loading Ammo into Helicopters

Loading Ammo into Helicopters

If helicopter guns can shoot all their ammo stock in just a few seconds, loading the ammo into them might take much more time. Here Dmitry Chuchkin has visited the airfield “Baltimor” to see how the Mi-28 and Ka-52 Russian copters are prepared before going to the drill. The story is inside. Don’t forget to click on the photos you like – they expand to widescreen ones.

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A Passenger Hovercraft from the Soviet Times

A Passenger Hovercraft from the Soviet Times

Water resistance is the main problem to overcome to increase the maximum speed of a ship. That is why hydrofoils and hovercrafts have appeared. An unlimited navigation season and high speed are the main advantages of a hovercraft that can move in summer and in winter alike. But also it has one big disadvantage. That is a fuel consumption due to the necessity of powerful engines for pumping air into the air cushion .

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An Abandoned Mine from Ural Mountains

An Abandoned Mine from Ural Mountains

Mr. Mishainik has visited an abandoned Ural mountain mine and got this photo set and a story: During World War 2 most of Russian mining was moved to Ural. The mining volumes escalated tremendously – resources were in high demand by the army. This is a visit to one such mine, built and mining ore for the needs of the army at that time. Even though production stopped decades ago, the cars are still loaded with ore.

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