USSR's Moon Lander: A New Look At A Space Race Oddity
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 on public display, but a student got a tour of the storage facility in Russia and posted pictures to his livejournal page, the website ZMEScience reports.
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."
It's "an engineering relic," ZMEScience says.