SA-11 "Buk" Missile System Catches Fire During Victory Day Parade

As Victory Day celebrations swept across Russia yesterday, in the city of Chita a SA-11 “Buk” surface-to-air missile system caught fire while parading through the city’s streets. Not exactly an ideal scenario in a tight urban area surrounded by other vehicles, people, and uh... possibly live missiles. » 5/10/15 1:41pm 5/10/15 1:41pm

How The New Cold War Is Improving Your Navigation

Ever contemplated going to war with America, but been thwarted when the Great Satan switched off your access to its navigation satellites? That’s potentially a real problem for China and Russia, but the real victor in this navigational arms race might be you; it’s improving the quality of location data on your phone… » 4/29/15 6:50pm 4/29/15 6:50pm

Watching this stunning kinetic chandelier move is like seeing magic


This is so cool. The Leningrad Center in St. Petersburg has this awesome kinetic chandelier hanging from its ceiling that can move and change the color of its 1089 lights to basically bend the concept of reality. It’s so fun to watch the lights work in concert to create mesmerizing patterns.
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Drone footage of Russia's Air Force Museum shows a heaven for planes

All these fighter jets and war planes and attack helicopters are on display at Russia's Central Air Force museum just outside of Moscow. They're advanced killing machines. And yet this drone footage makes them look so peaceful, resting and hibernating in the Russian winter snow. It's as if we've stumbled upon a… » 2/24/15 12:44am 2/24/15 12:44am

The Olympic Venues of the USSR, 35 Years Later

The 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow were controversial. While its war in Afghanistan had sparked a global boycott of the games, the USSR also wanted to showcase its capacity for opulence. To this day, the architecture of the Olympic Village lives on like an undying tribute to the Soviets' misplaced and ultimately… » 2/23/15 3:16pm 2/23/15 3:16pm

​First ever drone footage of the Soviet-era secret lightning machine

You have seen photos of the secret Soviet-era Tesla tower—capable of discharging as much energy as the entire USSR's power grid in 100 milliseconds—but you have never seen this like this, from a drone. Russia Today got permission to take this video of one of the most fascinating science facilities in the planet. » 2/17/15 9:39pm 2/17/15 9:39pm

No, Russia Did Not Detonate A Tactical Nuke In Ukraine 

The net (i.e. the Facebook newsfeed of your Uncle Louie) is abuzz with reports that a tactical nuclear weapon was detonated in war-torn Donetsk, Ukraine, with videos showing a bright flash followed by a rising mushroom cloud in the distant. The videos appear to be real, but they're not showing a nuclear reaction. » 2/09/15 2:44pm 2/09/15 2:44pm

Russia's Universal Combat Platform Is Based On This Shadowy Super Tank

As part of its military resurgence, Russia plans on rebuilding its mechanized forces around a single 'Universal Combat Platform' that will replace a whole slew of disparate tracked vehicles, some of which have been in service for many decades. At the center of this one-size-fits-all armored strategy is the shadwoy… » 1/03/15 4:05pm 1/03/15 4:05pm