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What was the weather like in Moscow today?

Old 10th May 2022, 04:14
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Still photos are literally a snap-shot and do not necessarily expose the mood surrounding the moment.
But that looks like a rather despondent man with the weight of the world on his shoulders.
At least, it looks that way to me.
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Old 10th May 2022, 09:37
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Originally Posted by WingNut60 View Post
Still photos are literally a snap-shot and do not necessarily expose the mood surrounding the moment.
But that looks like a rather despondent man with the weight of the world on his shoulders.
At least, it looks that way to me.
A bit under the weather?
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Old 10th May 2022, 10:17
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Originally Posted by Octane View Post
Re airdisplay, perhaps they were scared a manpad was waiting
My thought too. Some specific threat of a 'spectacular' maybe?
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It's like they're pretending to look elsewhere, but all the time monitoring Putin, so that the moment his back is turned . . .




"spot the drone" was pretty funny though
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Old 10th May 2022, 15:55
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What was the weather like in Moscow today?

Not bad at all. Slightly chilly. Thanks for asking!
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Old 10th May 2022, 16:41
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Not bad at all. Slightly chilly. Thanks for asking!
Rug on knees weather then?
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"spot the drone" was pretty funny though
yes, made me chortle..... wonder if someone has put a sign on Vlad's back saying 'Stab here' ...
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Protection against bullets or knives?
It's not Vlad the Impaler, it's impale the Vlad 'ere
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The question is on Sergei Shoigu’s RollsRoycski ( the “General” who has never served a day in the military, but has collected an impressive range of medals ) what are the three lumps sticking up in the passengers side windscreen, are they the Russian equivalent of the GPS, radio and sat nav aerials, or something equally as bad?




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Old 10th May 2022, 23:21
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
The question is on Sergei Shoigu’s RollsRoycski ( the “General” who has never served a day in the military, but has collected an impressive range of medals ) , what are the three lumps sticking up in the passengers side windscreen,are the6 the Russian equivalent of the GPS, radio and satnave aerials, or something equally as bad?


The car badge looks like it says "AUKUS"
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Old 10th May 2022, 23:51
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what are the three lumps sticking up in the passengers side windscreen,are the6 the Russian equivalent of the GPS, radio and satnave aerials, or something equall
They are microphones with foam windsocks fitted
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Old 11th May 2022, 00:31
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Originally Posted by TWT View Post
They are microphones with foam windsocks fitted
Oh. My guess was multiple umbrellas considering both the expected weather and the reliability of Russian umbrellas.
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Old 11th May 2022, 04:57
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They are microphones with foam windsocks fitted
Pondering what noise they are collecting placed there.
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Old 11th May 2022, 06:14
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I must admit, I am really surprised that Ukraine didn't do anything disruptive on that day!

Maybe they did and Russia had a LOT of Anti whatever.

Or maybe there was some 'discussion' as to not - really - wake a sleeping lion with a stick...!
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Old 11th May 2022, 07:25
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The flight display got cancelled - possibly for a reason.
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Old 11th May 2022, 07:48
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Pondering what noise they are collecting placed there
They'll be for his speech somewhere when the car stops. Microphones in vehicles are popular with Xi Xinping and Kim Jong Un as well.
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Old 11th May 2022, 07:52
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He is reporting ready and ordering the parade to begin or similar.
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Old 11th May 2022, 15:09
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Already practicing for May Day 2023?


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Old 11th May 2022, 15:19
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I've heard there was a fire at the airport the air show would launch from. Hmmmmm.
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Old 12th May 2022, 19:41
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I think my favourite theory so far is the manpad threat…’cos it only needed to be a perceived threat to ruin the day.


And I believe that “Drone Spotting” is going to be a ‘thing’ on PPRuNe from now…
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