Meanwhile, there is a big drill going on at the Russian Mulino range, the biggest tank range in Europe. Snow, cold weather, no matter what the weather is like, the drill goes on. Its name is “Suvorov’s Onslaught”. General Suvorov was a Russian army man who who never lost a battle, being undefeated in over 60 large battles. Suvorov fought decisively against Turkey and Poland in the days of the Russian Empire. And won. And this is what going on today under his name.
So this is a picture book published in New York in 1854 telling the story of an American traveller going to Russia and what he saw there. To make it more gloomy he called his book “A Knout and the Russians”. Knout is a whip, a thing which used to raise the horses etc and also used to punish people in Russia, in public. Interesting pictures and happily with embed English captions. Welcome inside:
“Aviastar-SP” is the largest aircraft maker in Russia. Based in Ulyanovsk, it produces a heavy transport craft, Il-76MD-90A, and the passenger plane, Tu-204. It used to make the biggest cargo planes An-124 “Ruslan” as well. Today it only provides their maintenance.
Currently “Aviastar-SP” participates in production of a new long-haul aircraft, the MS-21 – Sukhoi Superjet 100.
We are going to join blogger gelio and have a closer look at the working process of the company.
According to the title, this selection of photos should show you free and happy Soviet people. They named it this way, because it was first published somewhere in the middle 1960s in Russia, and a lot of people really were happy after their country was rebuilt after a devastating war, and they were also pretty free, at least financially, not having any house loans, or anything like this. However, it’s up to you decide if these are propaganda photos or true record of the life of the Soviet people of that time.
This is how people lived on Sakhalin Island around 100 years ago in Russia. Actually, Sakhalin is the biggest populated island in Russia, located in the Russian Pacific. The photos are very atmospheric and there are plenty of them. Enjoy!
Russian photographer and blogger, Mike S., decided to post his best shots of the previous year, and it turned out to be a pretty brilliant collection. Please enjoy these photos presented for your viewing pleasure. For example, the jet above is a SU-34 in the MAKS-2015 airshow in Russia. See more inside:
Here we have just over thirty nostalgic black and white photos of Soviet kids just, you know, being kids. Also, for those of you who expecting more often updates, just a friendly reminder that we also have an official English Russia twitter account. Subscribe, it updates at least once a day with some funny or historical or just interesting photo from ex-USSR space. Pass it on! And now, back to the Soviet kids:
The Russian space agency, Roskosmos, sometimes publishes pretty neat reality-style videos direct from orbit, talking about the casual moments of the Russian cosmonauts on the space station. Here is one such video for your viewing pleasure, showing Russian space explorers munching on New Year dinner treats. They speak Russian but it’s still worth checking it out!
The Russian city of Petrozavodsk was hit by cyclone Daniella today, which resulted in very heavy snowfalls. In a matter of just a few hours, the city was drowning in snow. Sometimes the snow drifts were as high as 1.5 meters tall. Petrozavodsk is a city with a population of 300,000, and is the capital of the Karelia region bordering Finland and Norway. It’s not a small city, so in an instant, the traffic got stuck. Huge city trolleybuses – electric powered buses – are not meant to go through thick layers of snow on the city streets so they began stopping and blocking the way for others. Let’s see how it was thanks to local photographer Igor P.:
The Russian “VITYAZI” group or ‘The Russian Knights’ is an aerobatic demonstration team of the Russian Air Force. It is considered to be the most elite squad of aerobatic pilots in Russia. Most of the major state events include their demo flights. Like, for example, if some city has a 300 year anniversary then this squad might be invited to give an aerobatic demonstration to the people of the city during the anniversary events. Besides this, it represents Russia in international aerobatic contests and airshows. For example, if you want to see them live – they would be performing in ten days (Jan 23, 2016) at the Bahrain Air Show. And here are some photos of this squad during training, thanks to Said A. the photographer. Let’s see: