The ‘Nauka’ module was planned for launch 14 years ago, but it had a complicated fate. So, the launch was, without exaggeration, an epic event. Here’s why it’s so important and why the Russians opted for the launch, despite the entire ISS awaiting decommission.
Small - and not so small - Russian towns you will pass along the motorway as you head south to the sea are worth sacrificing a couple of days on the beach for. At least, such is the opinion of our observer, who went on a holiday to the south of the country by car.
His Majesty's soldiers battled the Red Army in northern and southern Russia, in Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Far East. Clashes also took place at Tsaritsyn, which a couple of decades later would become known to the world as Stalingrad.