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The Russian and Soviet Armed Forces. Some interesting facts. The summary of used weapons and military potential.

Armata Tank T-14
The Armata tank T-14 is the world’s first combat vehicle of the fifth generation...
Russian Air Force
The Russian Air Force is one of the largest and the most effective military forces in the world. Nowadays the Russian Air Force gets annually up to 150 aircraft...
Red Beret: The Real or Nothing
One cannot simply get the red beret, he must fight for the right to wear it. The commandos of the Russian Special Forces (spetsnaz) who gain this right become l...
Typhoon Class Submarine
The Typhoon class submarine is the biggest submarine in the world. As the United States deployed the Ohio class submarines equipped with nuclear missiles, the S...
Dragunov sniper rifle and other legendary Dragunov rifles
Evgeniy Fedorovich Dragunov was a legendary person. Dragunov has become very well-known for his sniper rifle. The development of DSR (Dragunov sniper rifle) was...
Improving jet fighters of Mikoyan-Gurevich: MiG-17 FRESCO
Soviet jet fighter aircrafts – the first steps. Mega successful MiG-15 aircraft demanded further development. The improvements to the aircraft resulted in...
MiG-19 Farmer: First supersonic jet fighter by Mikoyan Gurevich
Soviet supersonic jet fighter aircrafts. The purpose of creating this aircraft was to increase the range of fighter aircrafts. Experienced test pilots couldn’...
First Russian jet fighters by Mikoyan-Gurevich: MiG-9 and MiG-15 Fagot
The beginning of jetliner era. First Soviet jet aircrafts During World War 2 the Soviet military command realized that piston-propplanes approached their techni...
Bomber aircrafts Tupolev: TU-95 and TU-160
They are the most famous representatives of Tupolev military aircrafts. Strategic bomber aircraft Tu-95 “Atomic Bear” Strategic (intercontinental) b...
Soviet Nuclear Weapons: Tsar Bomb
Americans invited Soviet observers to attend to test of a nuclear bomb so that Russians finally realized who holds a “Big Stick”, but a few years la...
Nuclear War in Miniature. Totskoe: Nuclear Experiment on Living People
In 1954a nuclear apocalypse began on the territory of, the USSR, which was dubbed by the military a “penetrating with an infantry corps of a trained tacti...
Totskoe: about Combat Application of Atomic Bomb
In 1954, in Totskoe were carried out military exercises, which were accompanied by an explosion of a real atomic bomb. Large-scale military exercises were desig...
Incredible Helicopter KA-50 “Black Shark”
By the end of the 1980s in Europe, America and Russia there were active secret developments of new helicopters, which were supposed to radically change the appr...
Kalashnikov Rifle – a Breakthrough or a “Widow Maker?”
Kalashnikov rifle is a gun familiar to almost any boy, youngster, man in the world. It is the most famous gun in the world. The History of the Kalashnikov Assau...
The Past and the Present of the Russian Army
Establishment and development of the Armed Forces is always related to the development of the state. In Russia, the history of the Armed Forces is as rich and i...
Russian Soldier: from Victory to Immortality
“It’s not enough to kill a Russian soldier – you have to strike him down to the ground.” This famous quote of Otto von Bismarck, the Chancellor of t...
Is “Caspian Sea Monster” Coming Back?
On a hot day in August of 1967, the CIA analysts were puzzled by a satellite picture, which showed a huge unknown object hovering over the waters of the Caspian...

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