The production of Google Earth "artefacts" - the bright spots on the dull satellite landscapes seems to be a popular task nowadays in Russia. We've had already a story about guys from Moscow who have written a curse word on the roof of one of the buildings which can be nicely see now at Google Earth. This time a whole crown of people in participated has been aware of the exact
timetable of the "QuickBird" satellite passing over the Chelyabinsk city and planned to make a big yellow smiley face of their bodies on one of the city squares in order to commemorate their city in Google Earth. You can see on these photos some part of this process, if it was successful or not we'll see after the next Google Earth update.
Old planes should be destroyed. Those planes were on the display in Moscow "All-Russian Exhibition Centre" since Soviet times, for over 30 years, but it seems they occupy too much space costs so much these days so they better be destroyed with excavators. As on of the locals locals commented: "there were rumors about the upcoming destruction but for all the calls
the management of the exhibition replied "No, that's nonsense! We won't ever remove or destroy them!". Well, they didn't want for people to come to protect those monuments that many knew since their childhood". As they comment now all the planes would be crushed and removed, the next in turn is that big rocket on the background.