Weird news / Firefighter sentenced for growing marijuana at firestation Firefighter sentenced for growing marijuana at firestation

27 Jul, 01:00 PM 209 comments

A Moscow firefighter has lost his job after police discovered he had been growing marijuana at his firestation for 4 months.

Russia in the World / Russia has fastest hotel construction rate in Europe, report says Russia has fastest hotel construction rate in Europe, report says

27 Jul, 12:42 PM 113 comments

Russia is the king of hotel development in Europe, according to the June 2009 Smith Travel Research Global Construction Pipeline Report.

Sports / Blackburn boss Allardyce arrives in St Petersburg to take Zenit’s striker Pogrebnyak Blackburn boss Allardyce arrives in St Petersburg to take Zenit’s striker Pogrebnyak

27 Jul, 12:27 PM 142 comments

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce is trying to take Zenit St Petersburg striker Pavel Pogrebnyak to Blackburn as a replacement for Roque Santa Cruz.

Weird news / Russian dwarf gets extra 26 cm after surgery Russian dwarf gets extra 26 cm after surgery

27 Jul, 12:22 PM 189 comments

Russian surgeons from the city of Leninsk-Kuznetsk, western Siberia, have performed a unique bone lengthening operation on a 120 centimeter man. Now, the 22 year-old patient is 146 centimeters in height and feels like a real giant.

Russia in the World / Adoptions from Russia losing popularity in the US – official Adoptions from Russia losing popularity in the US – official

27 Jul, 12:12 PM 149 comments

Americans are adopting fewer Russian orphans than they used to, a US official has said.

Weird news / Suicide airplane passenger cuts wrists during flight Suicide airplane passenger cuts wrists during flight

27 Jul, 12:03 PM 187 comments

An airplane passenger attempted to commit suicide during an international flight from Novosibirsk, Russia, to Yerevan, Armenia.

Russia in the World / Japanese nationalist rams Russian embassy in Tokyo Japanese nationalist rams Russian embassy in Tokyo

27 Jul, 11:47 PM 111 comments

A member of a Japanese ultra-right organization drove his car into the police barriers of the Russian Embassy in Tokyo, demanding that Russia return to Japan the island archipelago which both states lay claim to.



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