Soviet magazine “Ogonyok” or “little fire” was pretty much the “Times” of the Soviet epoch and featured some of the best Soviet photography of the time. So here are a few photos from the “Ogonyok” archives showing Soviet people either preparing or celebrating New Year.
That’s how Russian police says “Happy New Year” this year. It’s an official video published on official Russian Police youtube channel (wow this phrase itself sounds bit strange!). They took … Read more
This day, December 31st, but forty six years ago in 1968 the first supersonic passemger jet in the world, the TU-144 took its first flight. Today we are going to remember it with pictures from that event and a story. See inside:
The 2nd part of our Silk Road Adventure was from the Pamir (Sary Tash) to Georgia. If I could, I would come back again. My dream was fulfilled and I could have not imagined a better trip!
I’d suggest to any adventure rider to visit those countries. All those countries are simply… great! Great nature, great people… everything! Exit the comfort zone and go there!
Under the thick layer of ice, two of the biggest Russian submarines arrive at the Gajievo, Murmansk Navy base. They were assembled and serviced in Severodvinsk, and now came to Gajievo where their future home will be. Oleg, the photographer, has watched their arrival this Saturday and taken some cool photos:
These TU-128 planes are pretty rare. In the 1970s, only ten planes were produced and this is probably the only one that survived. It was found at the plane repair plant in Rzhevsk, Russia. They were used to train Soviet border guard interceptor pilots, and what made them particularly unique is that the instructor pilot’s cockpit is on top of the plane.
Some Russian TV watchers have noticed that a new top-level weekend news program promo looks similar to something. After doing some research they came out with this Robocop intro. They … Read more
That’s the way how they make proposals these day in Moscow. It’s sort of popular to propose in a original, uncanny way. Do you like this particular idea?
Do you remember a group of guys who sneaked into the St. Petersburg international airport “Pulkovo”? The same group that illegally passed inside the Nuclear Power Plant? It looks like they have a name now and they call themselves “The Intrusion” and they took the selfies inside one of the most expensive and best guarded trains in the world – the Russian “Sapsan” speed trains. Let’s see more inside, there is a video of them sneaking in too:
Some Russian kids playgrounds look just like this. It’s a “lightly armored, self-propelled, radar guided anti-aircraft weapon system (SPAAG)”, standing right in the middle of the children’s playground in Tomsk, Russia.
Inside we have over ten more Russian playgrounds with tanks and other armored vehicles right in the middle of them.