It’s been a long week filled with crime and horror. Admit it, sometimes this stuff starts to wear on you. So to celebrate weekends, spring and happy hearts, here’s a video filled with good people doing good things. Of course, in the spirit of the gritty, grainy footage you expect to see on a crime site, it’s a compilation of Russian dash cam videos. Enjoy!
Please note, even though this parking job was not performed by a professional stunt driver on a closed course, do not try this at home.
In case anyone was wondering, Russians are still very serious about their literature. A recent case in point is that of a teacher, who was debating poetry vs. prose with a friend, and became so outraged at that friend’s dismissal of poetry that he pulled out a knife and stabbed him to death.
Two men in Kuzbass, Siberia, were celebrating Orthodox Christmas on January 7, 2014, when they came up with an unorthodox idea for a party game. They agreed to an arm wrestling match in which the loser was to cut off his own ear, and yes, alcohol was involved.
A grim reminder that drinking and driving, driving while intoxicated, drunk, buzzed, or whatever you want to call it, can end badly. Just how badly is shown in this video taken in Perm, Russia, on May 10, 2009. The survivor, driver Sergei Druzhinin, is shown pulling himself from the flaming wreck through the windshield.
Two members of the band Pussy Riot will likely be freed from Russian prison
Performance are can be so inaccessible, but thanks to Pyotr Pavlensky, who was kind enough to explain his bizarre protest for the rest of us, we now know what he was trying to say, though not why he chose to express himself in that manner.
Pussy Riot rocker Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is getting the cold war treatment in the Russian prison system. Her husband hasn’t heard from her and believes she is being transferred into a harsh Siberian prison camp.
Do bears play with their food? Unknown, but Russian bear experts are saying the the scrappy shepherd who says he survived a bear attack last week, was merely the object of a wild bear’s attempts at play.
The first cases of side effects from using krocodil, aka desomorphine, have surfaced in the U.S. The drug is so caustic that it causes the skin and flesh at the injection site to turn green and scaly — like a crocodile’s — and become infected and necrotic. A krocodil user’s life expectancy is 2-4 years at best.