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The Many Monuments to Russia's Beloved MiG

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The MiG-15 dominated the skies when made its debut in the Korean war. One of the USSR's first successful swept-wing aircraft it has since become the most-built jet of all time. Our friends at Oobject have assembled the most soaring monuments to the Soviet's favorite fighter.

Did the Russians Just Find a Massive Fragment of a Real Life UFO?

By Sam Gibbs on at

What is that object above? It was apparently found near a remote village in the middle of Siberia, and no one knows how it got there or what it is. It’s presumed to have fallen from space, but the 200kg “fragment” isn’t anything related to human space technology, according to Russian space agency officials. Did a chunk of ET’s ship really just crash-land on Earth?

Russia's Designing a Deadlier AK-47

By Andrew Tarantola on at

The AK-47 has been one of the most widely-used weapons in the world since its inception in 1940. However, as the battlefield of the 21st century demands ever-greater degrees of accuracy, the Kalashnikov's 350m range is no longer effective. That's why Russia is giving the "world's most dangerous weapon" a deadly new makeover.

The Russian Computer That Ran On Water

By Jamie Condliffe on at

In the days before Intel, Apple and Google, computing was a much more traditional affair. We're talking levers, gears, and other mechanisms that could all automate counting in some way or other. Russian scientist Vladimir Lukyanov, however, built one that ran on water.