In Siberia, Russia, there is a lake that has become known worldwide both for its immense size and its impact on the local culture. Lake Baikal as it is known, is hugely important for scientists because of its wildlife and climate, but like other important areas has its share of strange and paranormal history. There […]Read more "Mysteries of Lake Baikal"
The end of the Cold War brought to many an end to the fears that a nuclear war could erupt at any moment between the United States and the Soviet Union. And while that fear has by and large subsided, there is a relic of the Cold War that could have enacted a nuclear exchange […]Read more "Mertvaya Ruka: Dead Hand"
If there’s one thing that’s been made abundantly clear in recent years, it’s that the military of the Russian Federation is looking to modernize in order to compete with the United States and NATO. This can be seen in the development of the AK-12 assault rifle to the PAK FA stealth fighter, and now the […]Read more "Russia’s New T-14 Armata"
The technological superiority of the United States of America was a major factor in the defeat of communism and ending the Cold War. Developments such as spy planes which photographed otherwise unreachable areas, stealth aircraft, etc. While there are numerous rumors of American aircraft developments such as the Aurora (covered in a previous article) that […]Read more "What Is The Russian Ayaks Aircraft?"
With the recent Fukushima nuclear disaster, many are remembering the meltdown that occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in 1986. While the Chernobyl disaster is widely remembered as the worst nuclear accident in history, there is actually a place much more radioactive than Chernobyl. That place is known by many names, although it is […]Read more "Chelyabinsk-65, the Soviet Nuclear Facility"
As covered in a previous article, numbers stations are utilized by governments or groups to broadcast a series of names or numbers over the radio waves. The reason why numbers stations are still used today in an age of computers and text messaging is because while the radio station making the broadcast may be found, […]Read more "The Russian Numbers Station UVB-76"
During World War I, there was a unit of soldiers comprised of Czechs and Slovaks (although the majority of troops were Czechs) that fought for the Russian Empire. This unit, called the “Czechoslovak Legion,” fought believing that it would lead to the creation of an independent Czechoslovakia. However, the Legion eventually found itself fighting to […]Read more "The Inspiring Story of the Czechoslovak Legion"