“That moral decision to tell the public about spying that affects all of us has been costly, but it was the right thing to do and I have no regrets.”
Jaded Russians prove unimpressed by a 10-ton meteor exploding over the country with the force of an atomic bomb.
Video shows crash-landing of Russian airliner
A video posted by m24.ru shows the dramatic crash-landing of a Russian airliner in Moscow Saturday. The video taken from the dashboard of a passing car shows the plane sliding off the runway and crashing onto a nearby highway where it split into several pieces. At least 4 are dead.
More on the story from Reuters here.
Russian authorities are investigating what the cause was of this grisly wreck, which killed four of the eight crew members on board (mercifully, there were no other passengers aboard the plane at the time of the crash).
Masked protesters seen during a mass rally to protest against alleged vote rigging in Russia’s parliamentary elections in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. Russians angered by allegedly fraudulent parliamentary elections are protesting Saturday in cities from the freezing Pacific Coast to the southwest of Russia, eight time zones away, a striking show of indignation, challenging Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s hold on power. (Pavel Golovkin)
PhotoBlog: Russian Orthodox Christians believe that dipping into blessed waters during the holiday of Epiphany strengthens their spirit and body.
A modern interpretation of an old practice, “Cubs” by Moscow-based photographer Oleg Dou is a series of images that draw from the aesthetic and ambience of child funeral portraits. Utilizing a muted palette with a stark backdrop, the porcelain-like subjects are morphed to display discerning features of various animals, such as a set of slender antlers for “fawn” (above).
Moscow, Russia: Workers at Trading Invest watch the latest fall in share prices
(Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA - Guardian.co.uk)