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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 [...]

Russian minibus Crash Kills 9

Russian minibus Crash Kills 9

What: Minibus in Chirichkasy Village Where: at the 690 km of the federal highway M7, Chuvashia Russia When: Sept 26, 2011 Who: 9 fatalities Why: The Sunday collision of a Volkswagen minibus and a Scania truck resulted in nine deaths (everyone aboard the minivan). The road was slippery at the time of the accident, leading the bus driver [...]

Nord Stream Pipeline Just Completed; Controversy Just Begun

Nord Stream Pipeline Just Completed; Controversy Just Begun

What: Nord Stream pipeline Where: Russia-Germany Who: 25 million users Why: Russia is in the last stages of the pipeline running from Vyborg in Russia to Greifswald in Germany, bypassing the Ukraine, and laying pipe under the sea. The idea is to provide gas for Europe. A second pipeline is underway. The pipeline is operated by Nord [...]

Russian Bus Hits Truck, 5 Fatalities, 17 injured

Russian Bus Hits Truck, 5 Fatalities, 17 injured

Update: The bus had at least 40 aboard according to Emergency Services. What: Passenger bus en route from Tomsk to Semipalatinsk Where: near Mashkovo in the Tambov, Russia When: July 17, 2011, 2 am Who: 5 dead, 17 hurt Why: A bus carrying from 35 to 38 people struck a truck. Six were in grave conditions, and ten in all were admitted to [...]

Bulgara Goes Down Amid Controversy and Mourning

Bulgara Goes Down Amid Controversy and Mourning

What: "The Bulgaria" Cruise ship en route from Bulgar to Kazan Where: Volga river, Russia When: July 10, 2011 Who: first numbers were 135 passengers, 37 crew Why: The Russian Cruise (circa 1950's)double decker boat sank with 228 aboard, 2 miles from the riverbank. Over 100 people drowned, including many children. Eighty people were [...]

Bus Flips in Russia, Killing 9, Injuring 33

Bus Flips in Russia, Killing 9, Injuring 33

What: Bus en route from Istanbul to the Black Sea province of Trabzon Where: Giresun's Görele district in the Black Sea province of Giresun, Turkey When: June 8, 2011 Who: 43 aboard, 29 injured, 9 killed Why: The bus was on the way to Trabzon when the driver apparently fell asleep or lost control, crashed into the center divide, [...]

Bus crash kills 7 in Dagestan

Bus crash kills 7 in Dagestan

What: Bus Where: Russia When: May 28, 2011 Who: 7 fatalities Why: A bus collision killed 7 and injured 22. The accident involved a car, a bus and a minibus in Dagestan at Makhatchkala, the Dagestan capital. A car collided head on with a bus travelling in the opposite direction. A minibus was also struck.

Bus Crash in Russia kills 10

Bus Crash in Russia kills 10

What: Hager Bus en route from Elista to Almetyevsk Where: 545th kilometre of the Volgograd-Saratov motorway, Saratov Russia When: December 3, 2010 5:35 am Who: 38 passengers aboard, 10 fatalities Why: At 5 am, the bus driver fell asleep at the wheel, wandered into oncoming traffic and struck a KAMAZ truck head on. Both vehicles were propelled [...]

Russia: Toyota Bus Crash injures 14

Russia: Toyota Bus Crash injures 14

What: Toyota bus Where: Baikal federal road, Usolye-Sibirskoye, Irkutsk When: 12.11.2010 Who: 14 injured Why: To avoid a collision, a small Toyota bus ran off the road and overturned. The injured were transported to the district hospital in Angarsk.

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