The famous sequel of the not less famous "Alice in Wonderland" called "Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There" by Lewis Carroll has a very detailed description of a chess game with unique pieces which are rather
to be called separate characters. One Ukrainian ivorycutting master was inspired to create a special table and a set of chess pieces for this particular game by his daughter's interest to Carroll's tales.
Falling construction cranes are not rare in Russia, we had them a few times. This one is bit more special because of two things. First, there was a video of some traffic cams that caught it falling down, you can find it below: And
the second reason as you can see it has felt not somewhere where no much people around but right on the busy city avenue. Despite it looks so bad they say there are not much casualties except the crane operator.
Decision on construction of hydroelectric complexes in upper stream of the Volga River was taken in 1935. A special construction and mounting board was created for implementation of this decision and control over it.
Construction works at the Uglich Hydropower plant were carried out under the supervision of the Commissariat for Internal Affairs (the forerunner of the famous KGB) with intensive use of the prisoners' labor.