Thanks to ugly_joe, BlacKHeaDSg1 and Erik for this one :)
driving in Russia is dangerous business – apart from the usual things, you have to watch out for tanks falling from trailers as well. On 10.9.2014, near Omsk, a truck driver was transporting a T-72B tank for repairs. He went too fast into a curve, shaking his haul off the trailer. The tank ended on its roof with its barrel buried in dirt near the road. The driver recieved a 500 ruble (cca 10 Euro) fine for not carrying proper license to haul such heavy objects.
A couple of pictures of the event:
And meanwhile, in south-western Russia… people are building tracked vehicles from Lada parts and scrap :)
This “beast” has the engine and transmission from Lada 2108. You can read about it more here :)
And of course, to complete your fill of Russian “awesomeness” today, Putin wants to disconnect Russia from the internet. Russia will make its own stronk internet, with blackjack and hookers! Of course, “emeregency cases only”, for example a military invasion. Whether the case of Russian troops invading someone else counts as well, Putin failed to specify.
Jokes aside, it’s clear Putin is pushing for more and more control over the Russian internet. After recent Russian censorship laws and effective ban of free wifi, such outrageous plans do not suddenly seem all that impossible.