Building Baikal-Amur Mainline in USSR

Building Baikal-Amur Mainline in USSR

BAM or Baikal Amur Mainline is a Soviet (now Russian) railway of over 4,000 km length. It runs north and in parallel to Trans-Siberian Railway in Siberia. The BAM cost estimated was $14 Billion but a lot of volunteers came there to help participate in “construction site of the century”. The special much more durable tracks were used due to the permafrost. Let’s see a photo report from Soviet photographers on how it was constructed.

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Interesting Story About MIR Space Station It’s Accidents, How It Was Almost Turned into a Sex Tourism Center and More

Interesting Story About MIR Space Station It's Accidents, How It Was Almost Turned into a Sex Tourism Center and More

USSR rejected the idea of manned flight to the moon but instead concentrated its space focused efforts on building a long term space home. The MIR station stayed over fifteen years on the Earth orbit instead of three as initially was planned. Over ninety people visited this place. It was called “great achievement of Russians”. Let’s see some more details on the famous space station. At one point it time it was even almost turned into a Sex Tourism center because male genitals work best in zero gravity. But let’s start from beginning..

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Two Million People Formed a Live Chain 600 Km Long to Protest Against USSR in 1989

 

 

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“Baltic way” was a political phenomena in USSR. It happened in 1989 when two million people, residents of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia lined up holding hands. The length of their “living chain” was 600 km. They connected with living chain three capitals of Baltic countries – Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. Let’s see how it was:

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