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August 24, 2013 16:58

A giant hovercraft made a Hollywood-style landing at a beach in the west of Russia, causing a stir among vacationers.

The 550-ton air-cushioned Zubr-class military ship, the world’s largest hovercraft, stormed the shore as part of a regular drill, a defense ministry spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Surprised beachgoers stood open-mouthed, watching paratroopers rushed out on the sandy strip of land near the village of Mechnikovo.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

A Russian military choir surged to stardom after performing a cover on ‘Skyfall’, a theme song of the 2012 James Bond film performed by English singer Adele.

The record was made as part of a morning show on one of the Russian TV channels.

Robots may soon replace baton-wielding guards in Moscow parks.

The four-wheel 120kg machine designed and produced by Skolkovo-based SPM Robotics is expected to debut in Sokolniki Park in the capital’s north-east.

It can travel at a speed of 5-7 km per hour and is able to move across unpaved roads.


Author: Mikhail Vesely

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