If you live in a house like this, and get bored a bit, you might try doing something like this too. No, just kidding, but nevertheless - take a look what this guy did in one of the courtyards of St. Petersburg in the middle of a
busy Friday. Would you dare? When I was kid they said a chute won't open if you jump from a house, no way you can do this. But he proves it works. And note the houses are not tall at all. Maybe sixteen floors in total.
Elena, the reporter says that this year forest fires started way to early and she contacted the authorities to hear their forecast on the possible situation with fires. They told her it won't be as in 2010 (the year when Moscow was covered with thick smog of forest fires and people were advised
to keep windows tightly shut, no matter its +35 C outside). To prove they really mean it - no huge fires this year - they showed her a few of the novelties Moscow firefighters are going to use, including this fire fighting tank which we now, thanks to Elena, can see too.
Here are a few photos of BTR-82, a vehicle that comes from the Soviet army but got over 1,000 changes over the past four years, so now instead of BTR-80 it is called BTR-82 and this is what changed, upgraded synthetic armor on the inside, anti-mine mats, the seats are placed on
suspension to counter explosion effects, improved stability and safety of the crew and vehicle, improved thermal and sound proofing of the inner part of the vehicle. Those vehicles now can reach up to 100 km/h on a highway or 9 km/h in waters (they are amphibious).