122 Year Old Color Photos of Old Russia [photos]

In Spring 1896 during coronation of Nicholas II foreign fotographer made those color photos show life in Russia at end of 19th century. Here: He stay in Moscow, St.Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Not all of photos survived, just some. Bolshoi … R…

Swimming Costume PKT in Red Army

Red Army want to solve task transport soldier thru water individually. This costume was made. To cross rivers, “narrow and average breadth and for combat in flooded place”. Used by scouts, small groups of infantry, bridge builders, miners. …

Abandoned town in mountains

Most “young” Soviet ghost town. Youth of country went here to help build it. Never finished. This is road to reach it (above). Crossing 4,000m mountain. Can snow in summer too. Border is near, so FSB permission needed to visit, … Read…

Abandoned Japan Structures on Sakhalin Island [photos]

After Russia lost to Japan in Russia-Japan war part of Sakhalin island belong to Japan for forty years. They built things and Japan called it Karafuto Prefecture. Abandoned Karafuto Prefecture: Takaradai spiral line or “Devils bridge” is ra…

10 Firearms of Russia Special Force [photos]

In USSR special forces mainly used “tuned” army pistols and rifles. In late 1980s situation changed – special forces got “special” firearms. 1. “Vintorez” rifle (above) – first use – Chechen war. 50…

Russian Armed Vehicle BURAN [5 photo]

Armored truck BURAN based on GAZ-3308. Has 4.4 turbo diesel, not afraid landmines, can go 1,400 km no stop.   Can be made in few variations, because they go in module form to put on the chassis:   This is … Read more…

Man Dress Different Costumes for Over 10 Years [photos]

  Man from Kirov, Russia dress bright differently, became local point of interest – people take photos of him and with him, fame goes beyond his city. Does this for more than ten years, some photos:     You like? … Read more…