The German siege mortar Karl-Gerät, aka Thor firing on Warsaw in late summer 1944. It fired shells weighing 2,800lbs-4,800lbs.
Northern Alliance fighters atop a Russian made T-62 tank enter Kabul and drive past a destroyed bread factory, November 13, 2001. As reports from across the country pointed to a collapse of Taliban rule, civilians greeted opposition fighters and celebrated in the streets of Kabul.
(Photo by Yannis Behrakis)
One of the things that is really notable about Moscow and yet not many people outside Russia know about, is how gorgeous the Moscow metro is.
These photos? That’s what the metro stations look like.
They’re called the “People’s palaces of Moscow” or else “Underground palaces,” and they were built during the Soviet era on the Communist idea that art and beauty should belong to the people rather than only being available in the houses of nobles.
These photos show just some of the metro’s attractions. There are many more mosaics, statues, etc, placed throughout.
And the metro is always this clean.
In addition to being beautiful, it is incredibly functional. It gets you pretty much everywhere in Moscow, and the trains run at intervals of every three minutes or less. At peak times, they run every 90 seconds. You never have to worry about missing a train, because the next one will come almost immediately.
Not always of course. In the late evening or early morning hours, you may have to wait as long as five whole minutes for a train. They’re also super easy to navigate.
We Russians are pretty proud of our metro system.
Frozen hell: Russia, the only way to thaw the engine oil during the winter: fire!
Japanese soldiers man a trench during the Sha-ho Operation (5–17 October 1904).
The first British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland, August 1969: Soldiers and army vehicles in the Protestant Shankhill Road, Belfast, after a night of violence in which three people died, 12 October 1969.