Author: Dmitry Paranyushkin (on 20 Jul 2015)

#glonass – the global navigational system implemented by Russia is the only functional satellite positioning system apart from GPS. It’s one of the very few technological achievements of the recent decades. In order to make the system popular, Russian authorities banned the sale of any positioning devices that do not have a GLONASS chip, so now even an iPhone has it. 

1:1  Copy of a GLONASS satellite at CeBIT 2011 photo by Patrick G -
You might also be interested in 
1) Sputnik - the first Russian satellite
2) Also read about "Dead Handî" system of retaliation (page 72 of our book) to shed more light on the latest achievements 
3) check Cosmonautics Museum in Moscow (page 350 of our book).

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