MiG-105, the Soviet Space Fighter

Today, the Cold War is remembered for bringing the world to the brink of global war, often personified by an apocalyptic nuclear exchange or a massive conventional war over West Germany. Though NATO and Soviet forces maintained a readiness to fight on land, sea and air throughout the Cold War, it is largely unknown that […]

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Soviet Psychic: Nina Kulagina

There’s plenty of myths regarding the strange research carried out in the former Soviet Union. Space weaponry, psychotronics, the Ayaks aircraft, all are examples of rumors of strange super technology that was being hidden in ultra-secrecy behind the Iron Curtain. Of course, the lack of solid information only helps to drive people’s imaginations wild, but […]

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Mysteries of Lake Baikal

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 […]

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Mertvaya Ruka: Dead Hand

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 […]

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Russia’s New T-14 Armata

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 […]

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The Russian Woodpecker

As covered in a previous article about number stations, there are an untold number of oddities to be encountered over the airwaves. Sometimes it can be a nonsensical combination of numbers and names like the station UVB-76, or a continuous broadcast of strange noise like the Backwards Music Station. One station, known by several names […]

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