Sad Russian Driver Can't Escape Kierkegaard's Parking Lot

This sad example of a driver in Russia just really tugs at the heartstrings. Try and try as they might, they just haven't got the foggiest clue how to exit an incredibly simple parking lot. And the entire time, the Benny Hill theme song mercilessly plays, over and over again, mocking their cruel parking fate. » 8/18/14 6:30pm Monday 6:30pm

Russia's Massive Mystery Convoy & A Phantom Battle Inside Ukraine

From Foxtrot Alpha: Putin's game in Ukraine has featured one set-piece after another, many of which seem to be used as decoys. This can also be said about the strange armada of white Russian trucks, said to be hauling 'aid' intended for Russian-speaking people living in the rebel-held city of Donetsk. » 8/16/14 11:11am 8/16/14 11:11am

The 2016 Chevy Niva Will Crush Your Puny Western Compact SUVs

GM operates in Russia as a joint venture with local outfit AvtoVAZ, selling the Chevrolet Niva based on the "classic"/archaic Lada Niva. For 2016 they're modernizing the design, and if this concept slated for the Moscow Auto Show is to be taken seriously, it's gonna be jacked up and ready to hit the snow. » 8/13/14 10:26am 8/13/14 10:26am

Russia's Fast And Elusive TOPOL-M Ballistic Missile Is Scary As Hell

The giant TOPOL-M road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile is one frightening creation of mankind. It can hide in cities, forests, or even nuclear-attack hardened bunkers. It'll travel at over 15,000 MPH while taking evasive action and pumping out decoys on the way to its target. » 8/09/14 4:27pm 8/09/14 4:27pm

American Spy Plane Makes Mad Dash For Sweden After Russian Intercept

An American spy plane, listening out for signals intelligence high above international waters in the Baltic Sea, was forced to hightail it to Sweden to avoid intercept by Russian fighter jets, according to the New York Times. This sort of thing has happened before, but this incident is definitely weird. » 8/04/14 5:55pm 8/04/14 5:55pm

Man On The Hood Of Car Is The Most Terrifying Dash Cam You'll Ever See

Every "driver's worst nightmare" scenario involves a child jumping out to chase a ball, or a truck careening into your path, or breaking down on a lonely road. But a clearly drug-addled man, riding the hood of your car, staring you in the face with dead eyes and clawing at your windshield is much worse. » 7/26/14 1:30pm 7/26/14 1:30pm

Two Ukrainian Attack Jets Reportedly Shot Down Over Rebel-Held Area

Two Ukrainian Su-25 attack jets were reportedly shot down over a rebel-controlled area in Eastern Ukraine early today, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. The jets were returning from a mission near the town of Dmytrivka when they were struck by anti-aircraft missiles. » 7/23/14 10:31am 7/23/14 10:31am

KAL 007: The Korea Airlines Flight Everyone Is Thinking About Today

The apparent missile shootdown of a Malaysian Airlines jet over Ukraine this morning will likely go down as one of the worst—and, if initial reports are true, most avoidable—disasters in air-travel history. But it's not unprecedented. A similar infamous incident happened 30 years ago, also involving Russian military… » 7/17/14 12:52pm 7/17/14 12:52pm

A Rare Tour of the Long-Secret Russian Town Where Cosmonauts Are Born

If you went looking for Zvezdny Gorodok, aka Star City, on a map in the 1960s, you'd have no luck. This small town outside of Moscow was long a state secret, and for good reason: It was the base where Cosmonauts came to train for—and recover from—space flight. And it's still cooking. » 7/09/14 3:25pm 7/09/14 3:25pm