What you see here is a TREKOL amphibious truck based on an UAZ-31514. It costs $26,500 worth of rubles, and the Russian space program uses it to find the stages falling off their Soyuz rockets, no matter how far in the woods they end up.
[Do I have an irrational desire to own a UAZ 469? Yes. Photo Credit: UAZ]
No doubt spurred by memories of endless columns of Red Army troops kicking those damn Nazis all the way back to Berlin during the Great Patriotic War, the Russian region of Ulyanovsk is giving big prizes to residents who help to jack up Russia's declining birthrate by participating in a reproductive frenzy. The deal…