Belarus Parade

Belarus Parade

In Belarus they also have parades. Pavel, photographer, has visited the event to see the army of this country on parade. “This is murder!”, says Pavel, “a murder of the pavement of our city! Yes, we have a glorious past but why should we destroy roads paved with our tax money with those tanks?” Looks like this what people think about their parade. At least Pavel does. But here are some photos he took, so what does the Belarus army have in store? 

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The Yacht of Tsar

The Yacht of Tsar

“Pelorus” is a yacht that belonged to Abramovich, formerly Russia’s richest man. The biggest at the time, the most luxurious, etc. But what did the Russian elite use a hundred years ago? Here is the boat “Livadia” named after a resort in Crimea, which has been used by the Russian Tsar (what could be more elite at time?)

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Living on the Atomic Icebreaker

Living on the Atomic Icebreaker

What is it like to live on such a ship? Is it like living on a luxury cruise liner or is it more like staying in the cabin of a truck? We can find this out thanks to Sergei, who continues posting his photos from the trip he took on this large ship of the Russian fleet.

You might be surprised but there is even a room on this ship where the crew members can play volleyball!

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A Blonde Bus Driver in Belarus

A Blonde Bus Driver in Belarus

Setting aside all the fun jokes about blondes that can’t drive, people of a Belarus daily news portal published a story about a young blonde that can drive and actually drives a big MAZ bus through the suburbs of the Belarus capital.

“I have to renew my manicure more often and sometimes boys want to hook up with me while I am in my workplace – behind the wheel of this big bus”, says Yelena, the driver, having twelve years of experience driving and owning the license for passenger car, large bus and large truck.

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Sneaking to the Unknown Ekranoplan

Sneaking to the Unknown Ekranoplan

We’ve mentioned a few Ekranoplans on ER before. And frankly, I thought most of those vehicles that were built to fly very low above the surface of the Earth were discontinued and abandoned. However, it seems that there are a few, or at least one, that can be met deep in the warehouses of large factories that have never surfaced and never had a flight. Here is one of them – the Ekranoplan “Spasatel” or “The Rescuer”.

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Getting a WW2 Tank from the Bottom of a River

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If digging in the soil in the Western part of Russia can yield you Nazi memorabilia, coins or even guns and heavy machine guns, trawling the lake or river bottoms (there are thousands of lakes and rivers around, by the way) can yield you something more serious – WW2 tanks and planes for example. Here’s an example of the rescue operation of a WW2 era battle tank being raised from the local river by enthusiasts, sponsored by the video game company that makes games about the tanks.

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First TU-144 Body Transported thru Moscow

First TU-144 Body Transported thru Moscow

When the first ever version of the Tu-144 supersonic airliner was conceived, they didn’t build it all together in one factory. They built the fuselage in one place, inside Moscow city and then decided to move it to Zhukovski city where it could be supplemented with all other parts and systems. To move such a thing out of the Moscow research center through the city streets they had to build specially-built trolleys that could negotiate the streets, as back in 1968, they didn’t have a ready-made means of transportation for this task. These are a few photos of this event.

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