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Russian Oligarch: Let's Build A Superhighway From Russia To The US

Route 66. The Autobahn. The Trans-Eurasian Belt Development? The head of Russia’s railway system has proposed a superhighway through Siberia across the Bering Strait that would link Europe with the United States through Russia.


Things Are Not Going Well At Russia's New Spaceport

“I will not allow sabotage, I’ll simply rip heads off” is never something you want your boss to say. Russia is in the process of building its first new cosmodrome — or rocket launch site — since the fall of the USSR. And it’s a mess.


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 untimely ambition.


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.


Mad Russian Shoots His Friend In The Head To Test A Bulletproof Helmet

This insane video shows a Russian guy shooting a pistol to his friend’s head to test the quality of the K6-3 — a titanium helmet with bullet-proof glass used by Russian special forces. Some commenters think this could be fake. If that’s the case, these guys did a great job tricking me.


The New Cold War, And Australia's Role In It

Remember the Cold War? We basically spent half a century on the precipice of worldwide nuclear annihilation. Well, like it or not, the Cold War is back. In fact, it never really ended.


A Russian Company Wants To Build A Base On The Moon

A private Russian company has announced that it is capable of constructing a new exploration base on the moon, which will cost in the region of $US9.3 billion.


Russia Building World's Largest Collection Of DNA, Called 'Noah's Ark'

The New Cold War is about to live up to its name a bit more literally. Researchers in Russia want to build the world’s largest repository for DNA, storing the genetic material of every creature on Earth, both living and extinct.


Apple Halts Online Sales In Russia Due To Seesawing Rouble

The wildly fluctuating worth of the Russian rouble currency has lead iPhone makers Apple to halt online sales in the country, as the tech giant cannot set stable prices for its wares.


Close Encounters With Russian Warplanes As Tensions Rise In Europe

Things are not looking good over the Baltic Sea. Poland has announced that Russian naval and air force activity in the Baltic Sea region is “unprecedented”, with Sweden being the most affected country, which have resulted in numerous close encounters.