Posts tagged “russian

Russian tricks – Inflatable army of tanks and planes

The Russian army is blowing up everything in sight – from rocket launchers to radar stations, fighter jets and arms factories.

But those fearful of a new world war need not worry as the Red Army has simply developed a fetish for rubber – with a new military arsenal stocked full of inflatable weapons.

Defence bosses are toying with the flexible firearms in a bid to bamboozle satellites and surveillance aircraft into thinking its forces are more powerful than they actually are :))

Russia’s new fighting force includes tanks, complete with gun barrels, an S-300 missile launching truck, MiG fighter jets and entire radar stations.

Manufacturer Rusbal has been dealing with defence bosses since 1995 but refused to say how many air-filled models have been made, sold and deployed

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St. Basil’s Cathedral – Google doodle

Russian Orthodox church erected by Ivan IV in Moscow’s Red Square in 1555–61,  Built on the order of Ivan IV of Russia to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan, it marks the geometric center of the city and the hub of its growth since the 14th century. Google doodle celebrates 450 years since it was build.


I could have been German

The Soviet Victory Day[1] or 9 May marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War (also known as the Great Patriotic War in the Soviet Union and some post-Soviet states).

Preparations for Victory Day celebrations on May 9, 2011

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Burg crono 2.0

Really now… Is being Dmitry Medvedev‘s bodyguard such a dirty job?

Members of the president’s security detail in Russia, placed an order for a Burg Crono 2.0 mineral-cast luxury bathtub, price: 9000 euro .

As Russia is dealing with a scandal concerning over free-spending bureaucrats, this doesn’t look good as the bathtub is costing more than the country’s average annual wage.


Cosmonauts..50 years later

As 50 years have past from the first human space flight, I’m sure you all remember Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, the Soviet  cosmonaut that was to be remembered as the first man in outer space. After launching the Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.

1961 video

 

In order to celebrate and remember the historical landmark, on the 5th of April 2011….inside

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Grandfather’s Iskra Pocket Watch

As you can see in my previous post on the subject, just 2 days ago i realized what i had in my possession. As the watch isn’t working yet, I made same photos for a watchmaker who was kind enough  to help me with some details about it, now I’m waiting on his reply about the condition based on the photos.

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From the ”Russian Empire” to the ”Soviet Union”

I always knew.. from the moment when me and my brother developed the annoying habit of saying “For mother Russia” with a Bolshevik accent..so to say

My grandfather was for a couple of years an elected member of the ”Great National Assembly”, a.k.a the legislature  of the Romanian People’s Republic and the Socialist Republic Romania( in fact it had almost nothing to do with the definition, cause a dictator can make sure of that). As he passed away a few years ago me and my brother took the memorabilia from those days, including a pocket watch i knew nothing about.

Back to present times – today i was browsing on eBay, looking at some old Russian watches when i remembered about the pocket watch!. After retrieving the watch, saw it had only one name written on it and of course it was in Cyrillic alphabet…after the internet proofed useless, my mom remembered she is somewhat  ”familiar” with the former language of the  CCCP.

Iskra Pocket Watch

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