Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Video: Something uplifting to start your weekend

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!

Video: How not to parallel park

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.

Irate Russian teacher kills friend for views on literature

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 Siberian men tie at arm wrestling, cut off own ears

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.

Watch: Drunk driver climbs out through burning car’s windshield

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.

Nadya and Maria Alyokhina, AKA ‘Pussy Riot,’ will be freed from Russian prison

Two members of the band Pussy Riot will likely be freed from Russian prison

Watch: Russian performance artist nails his nuts to the ground in Red Square

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.

Russia sends ‘Pussy Riot’ member to Siberia

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.

Russian shepherd, 80, survives fight with bear, gets tossed off cliff

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.

VIDEO: Flesh-Eating Drug ‘Krocodil’ Makes its Debut in U.S.

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.

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