A family of four – two kids, a husband and a wife didn’t have any choice but to jump from their balcony when a fire started on their floor. They couldn’t go outside by stairs, so the only thing to do was to jump. A crowd of people was gathered below the apartment building and screaming “Jump!” to them. Eventually they did it. Happily, all four of them were caught by the people below and no one was hurt. The story is both crazy and amazing.
There is a rush on mammoth ivory in the wilderness of Siberia, Russia. And since it is sold for millions on the black market in China, a lot of people from the poorest villages of Siberia took the opportunity and made a lot of money. These “hunters” or as they are called – tuskers - use illegal new methods to extract mammoth remains while trying to avoid police patrols.
Foreign students share their experience of living in Moscow dorms. It is not the best experience as very often there is minimal comfort and huge hygienic problems. Students share their beds with bedbugs and cockroaches plus there are frequent problems with leaky ceilings. Of course, these accommodations are not the first choice of students, but because of a very expensive rent in Moscow, they don’t really have a choice.