Air communication of Russia does not limit to the modern air gates of Moscow and Saint Petersburg. It’s also dozens of tiny airports in remote towns. Those airports are still accomodated by small wooden buildings, and they have no terminals in the usual sense, no passenger flow. They serve to the needs of small aircrafts, many of them are closing but some still operate.
Unusual transport in Yakutsk city. Just man gets to his destination. No electric scooters or other stuff – more eco transport being used:
A Russian thief woman has six times put her hands into Japanese tourist’s backpack and pockets until she found a wallet. 145 000 Yen has been stolen.
Today a pilot was rescued from mountains in Yakutia, Russia. He had to spend five days in a wrecked helicopter waiting until the weather became better. Right after he crashed he sent an SOS signal but the rescue teams couldn’t reach him because of bad visibility.
People admire the rise of electric cars these days. The Tesla Model S is said to be revolutionary and to have changed the way electric cars are marketed and accepted in the world. Every brand is trying to come up with its own electric car. However, LADA had one back in 1980s.
Basically, an atomic icebreaker is a steamship. The atomic reactor heats up the water, then steam is created and rotates turbines which activate electric generators which produce electricity for electric engines which rotate three huge propellers.
During the Soviet era, scientists were all the time coming up with a lot of weird ideas, which though weird, baffled everyone with their functionality. Some of those went into series production, some, sadly, were never produced en masse. Some of the ambitious things can probably surprise even modern day people. Here are some of those, starting with a legendary Soviet snowmobile.
An exclusive Moskvich pickup is on sale for $100,000. It is restored and sort of rare – just 100 of these cars were produced.
This is full wheel drive WW2 era mass rocket launching truck. First truck base built in 1939. Was a first Soviet 4×4 truck. But started series product only in 1948. Now restored and photos from Russian magazine:
Russian people potato harvesting using “robots” – self driving, self harvesting mini tractors, to mechanize their small land plots, two videos are here: