What is this thing? It's the USSR's version of the lunar module that -- as far as we know -- never made it to the moon.
It's not like no one knew what the LK Lander looked like, but the historic curiosity has been out of public sight for a while.
The somewhat translated explanation from the livejournal page: "Very original shot was due to secrecy. Much to show you I just can not, although that may be confidential in the engines, R-7, I do not understand, because in the internet and so this in bulk, but here at the Department of the R-7 - a secret unit. Okay, we are accustomed to all sorts of wonders and absurdities."
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It's "an engineering relic," ZMEScience says.