Olga Petrova, the creator and builder of the truck
Who woulda thunk it? The creator of this massive monster truck was… a woman! Mirabile dictu! What’ll that do to all those guys who hang those goofy “balls” on their trucks?
This truck can carry 1.5 tonnes payload in its body and a similar amount in a trailer cross-country. To speak roughly, it can carry twice that amount on a modern metalled (“paved”) road. Thus, it can carry more than a HMMVW… and is far more capable of handling extreme terrain and conditions. Do recall the story about the silver flea and the humble Russian smith…
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On Friday, Deputy Defence Minister Nikolai Pankov said that more women should serve as long-service personnel in the Russian forces, telling a meeting of Siberian university students, “My personal opinion is that we should see more women in the ranks serving as officers, generals, sergeants, and privates”. He added that such service would be voluntary. Pankov said that 200 women were cadets at various military education establishments in Russia last year; he expects that number to grow in 2014, noting, “We’ve opened admission [for women] even to the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School… and the number of applications is enormous. This goes to show that women want to enter the military profession, so, we shouldn’t ignore it”. According to statistics, 11,000 women are now on military duty, down from 30,000 five years ago due to staff cuts under present military reforms. They serve as officers and NCOs, mainly in staff positions, as specialists in medical and financial services, or in communications units.
31 January 2014
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A group of 102 Russian female skydivers from the Zhemchuzhiny Rossii (Pearls of Russia) team trained on the ground before trying to create a tricolour formation in midair. To watch this 71-second RIA-Novosti video in English showing them preparing for the stunt, click here. On 26 July, Russian parachuting enthusiasts mark their unofficial holiday, Parachutist‘s Day. Badass mamas, all the way around…
12 July 2013
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