It's a pretty long video of six minutes, I think watching just a couple of minutes might be enough to get an idea of what sorts of pavement you might meet there. As they say it costs a few millions per mile to pave the road and
this is the quality they get in Ukhta, Russia. I am not sure, maybe this is pretty normal and they just panic for nothing, but still it looks cool when a paved road can be disassembled just with a one man power.
We added this video earlier today to the sidebar (by the way, this is a way to find all of the new videos - just look down the column on the right of the website - it says "Latest videos" and it has them appearing there, or subscribe to English Russia youtube channel). So what's so special about this particular video that it went from the sidebar to the main section is that this year the
Russian army parade on the Red Square had some GoPros (or similar) cameras installed on the vehicles - on tanks, APCs and so on. So this time we can get a view of what it looks like to go around the Red Square on a tank when others dance around or just watch. The best way to see this video is full screen as it's HD, you can get it full screen by clicking here.
As has been reported by Ukrainian media outlets, one more ship has been sunk near a Ukrainian naval base. According to the reports, it is already the fourth ship that has been sunk in the narrow straight which connects the lake where the naval base is located, and the Black sea. As
Ukrainian analysts report, this has been done to block the exit of Ukrainian ships out of their base. The ships used in this operation are said to be the old Russian navy ships that were part of the Black Sea Fleet. We have here a video of how it has reportedly happened.
When snow melts faster than drain systems can handle it, and the quantity of water goes over the normal levels, the snow plowing tractors get used as water plowing tractors to get rid of the excess water outside. At least one tractor has been used to plow water away and it was caught
on camera in Novosibirsk, Russia. Andrei Popov, a tractor driver, decided to use his tractor driving skills to create a wave of water to drive it away from the multi-storey residential complex. "Smile, tomorrow you'll be on Youtube" his colleague shouts to him.
Last week there were rumors circulating in the Russian and Ukrainian media and blogs about the health of Ukrainian president, Victor Yanukovich. According to the news published by some sources he had a heart attack and remained unconscious. Then later, a new press conference was announced and the Ukrainian president appeared alive and looking pretty normal. However the heart attack theory enthusiasts started analyzing his behavior and visual appearance, and said that they found staggering proof that this was not the real Yanukovich
but rather his twin. According to their opinion there is a whole list of flaws and discrepancies between the two people giving interviews ten days apart. They claim that the hair color, manners, eyes and even his voice don't match. Also, some say that a person from the latter press conference is not as tall as the "real" Yanukovich. One news agency has interviewed a representative of the "Regional Party" - the party that supported Yanukovich greatly while he was in power. And he said that:
As local Crimean and Ukrainian news sources reported, there were two American-made drones, presumably MQ-9 Reapers, shot down recently. There is no reliable report of which country those aircraft belonged to, or what their purpose in Crimea was, however a video has surfaced that is said to be recovered from one of the two hit drones showing a
close surveillance task being performed by an aircraft above the unidentified military forces using Russian-made military trucks. The soldiers later notice the aircraft and use something that looks like green lasers to probably blind the aircrafts camera. You can see the video yourself inside, it is just 90 seconds: