BM-21 Grad seized by Ukrainian army

The rocket launcher BM-21 Grad was originally developed in 1960s in Soviet Union and during Cold war was exported to almost all countries of Warsaw Pact. In former Soviet states like Russia, Ukraine, Belarus or Georgia are these weapons still in service. This Grad was on June 13th,2014 seized by Ukrainian army in the Donetsk region. Due the Ukrainians, the vehicle contained Russian-made ammunition – this BM-21 belonged to Russian 18th Motorized Infantry Brigade attached to the 58th Southern District of the Armed Forces of Russian Federation based in Chechnya.  As a prove of Russian presence in eastern Ukraine is this vehicle today exhibited in Kiev war museum. As I visited the museum during January, the majority of exhibits were under the snow.DSCN1131DSCN1133DSCN1134DSCN1137DSCN1140dscn1138.jpg

Nuclear shelter 10-Z

Fear from nuclear attack was a reason for people from all around the world to build during Cold war different shelters which supposed to protect their lives in case of disaster. Shelter 10-Z was originally constructed in Brno by Nazis during ww2 against US and Soviet bombing. After the war, it was shortly closed and in 1959 rebuilt by Czechoslovak government to a nuclear shelter for communist eminent persons. In case of enemy attack, could in 10-Z survive 500 people for the duration of 3 days. The object was controlled by army until 1993.