Soyuz Explained - A Detailed Look
Russia's workhorse capsule Soyuz is currently the only way to get humans to the ISS and back. Granted Elon Musk and SpaceX plan to change that very soon. Nonetheless, for the time being Soyuz is it. In light of it's proud 45-year history, and with NASA's recent retiring of the Shuttle program, in many ways the Soyuz can be seen as the "last man standing." Space.com have complied an infographic explaining the Soyuz system in detail.