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Buses Collide in Pskov

Buses Collide in Pskov

On Sept 7, eight people died at the scene, and twelve others were injured in a head-on collision of two buses in Pskov at 04:30, 30 kilometres from Pustoshka. Eight died at the scene. Twelve others were injured. They were hospitalized. The Hyundai bus driver who is presumed responsible was sober. Three of the eight fatalities are [...]

Minivan Collision in Russia Kills Five, Injures Six

Minivan Collision in Russia Kills Five, Injures Six

A Mercedes semi carrying plastic utensils from Belgium to Kazakhstan pulled out to pass another vehicle and struck a "gazelle" minibus en route from Mari El to Nizhny in the oncoming lane on the Volga highway at Nizhny. The minibus full of tourists from Mari El in Diveevo was knocked into a ditch. Five people died at the scene. Six injured [...]

Gravel Truck Strikes Loaded Bus

Gravel Truck Strikes Loaded Bus

On July 13, a gravel truck struck a fully loaded bus in Oznobikhino, Russia, on the outskirt of Moscow. Eighteen people, including a child and her 38-year-old mother, died, and 61 were injured. Other vehicles were caught up in the accident. Retrieval of the victims is hampered by piles of rubble covering them. At least one passenger died in the [...]

Bashkortostan Crash Kills 1, injures 15

Bashkortostan Crash Kills 1, injures 15

Fifteen people were injured and one killed when a bus fell off of a mountain road down 33 feet into a stone quarry. The injured were hospitalized. The driver,who survived, said the bus brakes failed. The driver was not drunk. While driving down the mountain, the brakes failed and the driver lost control of the bus, and drove through the [...]

Russian Lightning Strike

Russian Lightning Strike

Russian senior official at the wheel of a land cruiser struck by lightning

Russian Refrigerator Ship Capsizes in Sea of Okhotsk, 8 fatalities

Russian Refrigerator Ship Capsizes in Sea of Okhotsk, 8 fatalities

What: PTR-WEST refrigerator ship Where: Okhotsk Sea When: Sept 23, 2012 1.15 p.m. Who: 10 aboard, 8 rescued Why: A refrigerator ship carrying 49 tons of fish sank in the Okhotsk Sea on Sunday eight km from land. Eight sailors were rescued from the Sea of Okhotsk. At 11:50 p.m., a Russian Federation Mi-8 helicopter set out from [...]

Toyota at 125 mph Mows Through Russian Bus Stop

Toyota at 125 mph Mows Through Russian Bus Stop

What: Bus Stop Where: Moscow When: Sept 22, 2012 Who: 7 fatalities, 3 injured Why: People waiting at a Moscow bus stop were mowed down by a drunk driver in a Toyota going 125 miles per hour. Seven people died before the ambulance arrived. The driver's license had been suspended in 2010 for drunk driving. The driver was detained by [...]

Gazprom’s Prirazlomnoye Oil Production Delayed Due to Environmental, Safety Concerns

Gazprom’s Prirazlomnoye Oil Production Delayed Due to Environmental, Safety Concerns

What: Gazprom's Prirazlomnoye field Where: Arctic offshore oil rig When: Start in September-October 2013 Why: Oil production at Gazprom's Prirazlomnoye field was expected to start in September but has been put off till -October 2013 due to safety and environmental concerns. Expenses uo to 4 and 5 billion, cost overruns and delays to the [...]

Children of the Caucasus Dancers Killed in Tragic Bus Crash

Children of the Caucasus Dancers Killed in Tragic Bus Crash

What: Schoolbus Where: Stavropol Krai When: May 13, 2012 12:20 Who: 4 fatalities, 5 injuries Why: A schoolbus en route to a musical festival passed a double decker passenger bus before the passenger bus rear-ended them in a construction area. Eighteen children and four adults were in the schoolbus traveling to a musical event where [...]

Towed Rig “Sakhalin” Sinks Overwhelmed by Wind, Weather, Waves

Towed Rig “Sakhalin” Sinks Overwhelmed by Wind, Weather, Waves

What: AMNGR Kolskaya drilling rig Where: far eastern island of Sakhalin, Russia When: Dec 18, 2011 Who: 67 crew, 14 recovered, the rest are lost. Why: The Russian "jack up" oil rig "Kolskaya" owned by Arktikmorneftegazrazvedka, a division of state-owned Zarubezhneft, was overwhelmed by wind and waves while it was being towed, causing [...]

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