23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation

Tekhnika Molodezhi, or "Technology for the Youth," is a Soviet and Russian monthly science magazine that's been published since 1933. Like its U.S. and French counterparts, Popular Mechanics or the Le Petite Journal, the magazine is famous for its spectacular covers—often depicting fantastic scenes from the possible… » 4/24/14 9:00am 4/24/14 9:00am

The Tragic Story of a Russian Cosmonaut Who Was Sent into Space Knowing…

Vladimir Komarov, a cosmonaut, knew he was going to die when he left Earth for space on the Soyuz 1. His friend Yuri Gagarin, the first human to reach outer space, knew Komarov would too. But Leonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union, wanted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Communist Revolution with a… » 3/20/11 8:00pm 3/20/11 8:00pm

Steampunk Soviet Gas Mask Looks Like That Nazi From Hellboy 1

This specially-created one-off steampunk gas mask was made from leather, brass, and a Soviet-era gas mask. What's special about this isn't that it looks incredibly creepy and incredibly cool, it's that it looks kinda similar to that Nazi villain from the first Hellboy movie. Maybe it's just us and our excitement for … » 7/08/08 3:00pm 7/08/08 3:00pm

Soviet T-72 Tank vs Incrudo USB Flash Drive

Incrudo makes water-proof, shock-proof, scratch-proof, and apparently T-72B tank-proof USB flash drives out of pure titanium. And to prove it, the crazy Ivans pitted the key—which also has a special metal-ceramics composite on the front and back panels, as well as a real ruby that illuminates from the inside—against… » 5/15/08 10:00am 5/15/08 10:00am

Buran Space Shuttle Floats Along the Rhine

The Buran space shuttle was once the apple of the Soviet space fleet's eye. Unfortunately, it has now been reduced to floating peacefully down the river Rhine, where it will eventually come to rest at the Technik Museum Speyer in Mannheim, Germany. The great shuttle took to the skies only once during an unmanned test… » 4/12/08 9:30pm 4/12/08 9:30pm