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Top tech executives found dead in Siberian wilderness

Two top executives of the Russian social media giant VK have died while traveling in a desolate part of northern Russia, the company confirmed on Tuesday. First Deputy Director General Vladimir Gabrielyan and Procurement Director Sergey Merzlyakov were killed in an accident in the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region, according to a …

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Siberian wildfires cause devastation and deaths (VIDEO)

At least seven people have died in massive wildfires which raged through parts of Siberia on Saturday, Russian media has reported, citing emergency services. At least 17 people were reportedly injured in the fires, and 14 have been hospitalized, according to TASS news agency. Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region was also buffeted …

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Seven dead, hundreds of homes destroyed in Siberian wildfires

At least seven people died in massive wildfires raging through parts of Siberia on Saturday, Russian media have reported, citing emergency services. At least 17 people were reportedly injured in the fires, and 14 have been hospitalized, according to TASS news agency. Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region was also buffeted by high winds …

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Big Ben behind bars: Siberian prison installs British-style red phone boxes to create ‘atmosphere of London’ for inmates

Authorities in Correctional Colony 8 also got the prison’s art students to draw an illustration of the Palace of Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower, known worldwide as Big Ben. According to the Federal Penitentiary Service, placing payphones inside red phonebooths helps to “maximize the atmosphere of London.” According to Russian law, inmates …

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