The Last Massive Exploding Meteor Hit Earth in 1908, Leveling 800 Square Miles of Forest
In 1908, a meteor exploding in mid-air released the energy equivalent to "185 Hiroshima bombs"
Tunguska event - Video
At 7:17 AM on the morning of June 30, 1908, a mysterious explosion occurred in the skies over Siberia. It was caused by the impact and breakup of a large met...
Grigory Grabovoy
Grigory Petrovich Grabovoy (Russian: Григо́рий Петро́вич Грабово́й) (born November 14, 1963 in Kazakhstan) is a Russian self-proclaimed faith healer and a sect leader. He attracted a large amount...
2010 Russian wildfires
The 2010 Russian wildfires were several hundred wildfires that broke out across Russia, primarily in the west in summer 2010. They started burning in late July and lasted until early September 2010. T...
2010 Russian wildfires - Wikipedia
Fire of Moscow (1812)
The 1812 Fire of Moscow broke out on September 14, 1812 in Moscow on the day when Russian troops and most residents abandoned the city and Napoleon's vanguard troops entered the city following the Bat...
Fire of Moscow (1812) - Wikipedia
Podsosenka train disaster
The Podsosenka train disaster happened on March 3, 1992 at 5:15 (local time) near Nelidovo, Tver Oblast in Russia.Passenger train 004 en route from Riga to Moscow failed to stop at restrictive signal,...
Podsosenka train disaster - Wikipedia
The Last Massive Exploding Meteor Hit Earth in 1908, Leveling 800 Square Miles of Forest
In 1908, a meteor exploding in mid-air released the energy equivalent to "185 Hiroshima bombs"
2003 Peoples' Friendship University of Russia fire
The 2003 Peoples' Friendship University of Russia fire was a fire that occurred about 2:30 a.m. on November 24, in a hostel that stood among other dormitories on the campus of Peoples' Friendship...
2003 Peoples' Friendship University of Russia fire - Wikipedia
Rossiya Hotel
The Rossiya Hotel (Russian: Гостиница «Россия»), also known as Russia Hotel, was a large five-star international hotel built in Moscow from 1964 until 1967 at the order of the Soviet government. C...
Rossiya Hotel - Wikipedia
Ruslan Khuchbarov
Ruslan Tagirovich Khuchbarov (November 12, 1972 – September 3, 2004), was an Ingush man presumed to be the Islamic militant nicknamed "Polkovnik" (the Russian for Colonel) notorious for his lead...
Tunguska event
101°57′E / 60.917°N 101.950°E / 60.917; 101.950The Tunguska event was a large explosion, caused by an asteroid or comet, which occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in...
Tunguska event - Wikipedia
1917 Kazan Gunpowder Plant fire
The 1917 Kazan Gunpowder Plant fire began on 14 August 1917 in the city of Kazan, which was then center of governorate within the Russian Empire, destroying the plant and spreading panic in the city ...
Lake Cheko
Lake Cheko (Russian: Чеко) is a small freshwater lake in Siberia, near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River, in what is now the Evenkiysky District of the Krasnoyarsk Krai. It is a small bowl-shaped lake, ...
Fire in the Winter Palace
The fire in the Winter Palace of Saint Petersburg, then the official residence of the Tsars of the Russian Empire, occurred on December 17, 1837 and was caused by soot inflammation. The Palace burned...
Fire in the Winter Palace - Wikipedia
Voice of Beslan
Voice of Beslan (Russian: Голос Беслана) is a grassroots non-governmental organization created in the aftermath of the 2004 North Ossetian Beslan school hostage crisis, as a splinter group of more...
Great Fire of Tartu
The Great Fire of Tartu took place in 1775 and destroyed most of the city of Tartu in what is now Estonia. The fire destroyed the centre of the city.
Tartu had lost most of its major stone buildin...
Great Fire of Tartu - Wikipedia
Fire of Moscow (1571)
The Fire of Moscow (1571) occurred in May of that year when the forces of the Crimean khan Devlet I Giray raided the city Moscow during the Russo–Crimean Wars. The khan set the suburbs on fire on 24 ...
Fire of Moscow (1547)
The great fire of Moscow in 1547 destroyed sections of Moscow which had been built almost entirely of wood. The fire swept into the Kremlin and blew up the powder stores in several of the Kremlin's to...
Fire of Moscow (1547) - Wikipedia
Russian government censorship of Chechnya coverage
Since the start of the Second Chechen War in 1999, Russian federal authorities are alleged to have implemented a plan to use legal and extralegal methods to limit media access to the conflict region.<...
Russian government censorship of Chechnya coverage - Wikipedia
Kursha-2
40°33′28″E / 54.9372°N 40.5578°E / 54.9372; 40.5578Kursha-2 (Russian: Ку́рша-2) was an industrial community in the Central Meshchyora, Ryazan Oblast. It was built soon aft...
1921 Mari wildfires
Wildfires in the Mari Autonomous Oblast, in the east of European Russia, occurred in the summer of 1921. Damage included 2,660 square kilometres of pine forest burned off, with serious repercussions f...
Antimatter comet
Antimatter comets (and antimatter meteoroids) are theoretical comets (meteoroids) composed solely of antimatter instead of ordinary matter. Although never actually observed, and unlikely to exist anyw...
Krasnoyarsk Cheremshanka Airport
Krasnoyarsk Cheremshanka Airport (Russian: Красноярский аэропорт Черемшанка) is a domestic airport in the Krasnoyarsk Krai, situated 23 km northwest of Krasnoyarsk. Since 1982 it is also the base ...
Krasnoyarsk Cheremshanka Airport - Wikipedia
Shamil Basayev
Shamil Salmanovich Basayev (Chechen: Шамиль Басаев, Russian: Шамиль Салманович Басаев; 14 January 1965 – 10 July 2006) was a Chechen militant Islamist and a leader of the Chechen movement.Sta...
Shamil Basayev - Wikipedia
Beslan school hostage crisis
The Beslan school hostage crisis (also referred to as the Beslan school siege or Beslan massacre) started on 1 September 2004, lasted three days and involved the capture of over 1,100 people as hostag...
Beslan school hostage crisis - Wikipedia
Alpha Group
Spetsgruppa "A", also known as Alpha Group (a popular English name), or Alfa, whose official name is Directorate "A" of the FSB Special Purpose Center (TsSN FSB), is an elite, stand-alone sub-unit of ...
Alpha Group - Wikipedia