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.
In this dash cam video a woman in Russia is seen crossing a busy road. She is definitely crossing hurriedly outside the cross walk, and though she seems to look, is nearly run over by an oncoming car. Clearly neither saw the other until it was almost too late, perhaps because of the car filming the scene? You decide.
Russian’s most prolific serial killer, responsible for the deaths of at least 52 people during a six-year rampage, died in a Zhitomir prison of natural causes at age 54. Read the whole story of the half-mad Onoprienko, who roamed Ukriane killing groups of people at a time believing that God told him to.
A Russian surgeon was recently summoned by police in the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk to remove drugs from the stomach of a captured drug mule. This in itself is not so unusual given the creative ways that drug mules have taken to stashing their contraband. What is unusual, is that in this case the doctor seems to have taken some of the drugs for himself.
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!
A woman in Lipetsk, Russia, surprised neighbors and rescue workers alike when she was found on the stairwell of her apartment building buck naked with her head stuck between the stair rails.