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  • Russia’s Arctic Brigade training on reindeer sleds in the Far North

    The Russian Defense Ministry published a few photos taken during the training of a recently-formed Arctic Brigade. The pictures show the military personnel of a reconnaissance company of the Arctic separate motorized rifle brigade mastering the tricky way of reindeer and dog sledding in the Far North. According to the Defense Ministry, the air temperature […] More

  • The American soldier who has served with both the US Army and the Soviet Army in World War II

    Memories of his son: “I once asked my father what he was thinking about when he was photographed. He said – ‘I was thinking if I would get a chance to kill the photographer while he was taking a picture of me…” Wikipedia lists Joseph R. Beyrle as the only American soldier to have served […] More

  • Video of Mi-28N Helicopter Crash in Central Russia

    In the Ryazan region of Russia, at the performance of aerobatics, helicopter Mi-28N crashed carrying Air Group “Berkut”. One of the two pilots died, and the other was hospitalized. The aerobatics show was part of the International Army Games, competitions involving troops from Russia and several other nations. More

  • The Making of a Kalashnikov Rifle

    Russia is the second largest conventional arms exporter after the United States. Russia’s iconic AK-47 is known all over the world. In order to see how Kalashnikov rifles are made, Russian photo blogger Ilya Varlamov traveled to the city of Izhevsk, where he visited Izhevsk Machinebuilding Plant. Formerly known in Russia as IZHMASH, a weapons […] More

  • New Armata tank stalls during V-Day rehearsal, provokes hilarious Internet reaction

    One of the new generation Armata tanks stalled during rehearsal of the Victory Day parade on the Red Square. The tank was standing motionless in front of Lenin’s Mausoleum till the end of the event. According to the organizers, this was planned to test “the towing procedure”. A tow vehicle was moved into the position […] More

  • Izhevsk Body Art Competition Raises Questions

    Izhevsk State Technical University held an annual body art competition. Timed to 70th anniversary of victory in Great Patriotic War, this year’s theme was “from cavalry to pilots and rocket artillery, types of military forces that operated during the Great Patriotic war (World War II).” Photos of the contest spread quickly through social media, where […] More

  • Cute Siberian Huskies To Protect the Russian Region of the Arctic

    As a part of a stronger military presence in the Arctic agenda, Russian army turned to the help of Siberian huskies. According to Eastern Military District‘s press release, “cadets are now being taught to breed and use sled dogs as part of training for military forces operating above the Arctic Circle. The academy is using […] More

  • Dembel Madness: Over-the-top Military Uniforms of Demobilized Servicemen

    Those who have not been in the Russian army, probably don’t know what “dembel” means. “Dembel” is the last few month of mandatory military service. In Russian army, word “dembel” is used by soldiers to describe a state of the mood of waiting for those sweet moments to see their relatives and girlfriends. As a […] More

  • Patriotism as Addiction Treatment at the Omsk Correctional Institution

    On February 19th, 20015, inmates of Omsk Correctional Institution for drug addicts and alcoholics spent their day making patriotic snow sculptures. As was requested by the facility administration, inmates had to take part in mandatory snow sculpture contest marking the Defender of the Fatherland Day, a holiday celebrated on February 23. First place went to […] More

  • Soviet war in Afghanistan through the soldiers’ eyes

    26 years ago, on February 15, 1989, Soviet troops pulled out of Afghanistan, nine years after they swept into the country. Part of the Cold War, it was fought between Soviet-led Afghan forces against multi-national insurgent groups called the Mujahideen. The total irrecoverable personnel losses of the Soviet Armed Forces, frontier, and internal security troops […] More

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