The stomach-turning SkyBridge, near Sochi in south-western Russia, stretches for almost one kilometer and can take 30,000 people at a time. And extreme sports fans who have not had enough highs for one day can speed along a zip wire more than 500ft above the valley floor. Known as the Trollwire – riders are strapped to a zip wire horizontally side by side – it reaches speeds of 70mph as it swoops through the air.
These animals seem to have the PURR-fect life living just like their human owners. The cute critters – dogs, cats and even hamsters – have seemingly decided to try out things usually only reserved for humans.
Using her adorable style of photographer Svetlana Valyiskaya poses up common pets in everyday situations – from a hamster going to the gym to a cat ordering a meal. Her well-behaved subjects can be seen in this colorful collection of pictures she has been putting together for past six years in her native Russia.
In her spare time from her job as a commercial photographer Svetlana loves nothing more than creating these hilarious environments. Making all the costumes and designing the scenes herself, the photographers work has become a sensation in her native Russia. (Caters News)
Wreckage is seen at the site of a Boeing 737-500 crash at Kazan airport November 17, 2013 in this handout photograph provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry. A Boeing 737-500 airliner crashed on landing in the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday, killing all 50 on board and highlighting the poor safety record of Russian airlines that ply internal routes across the world’s largest nation. Best quality from source. REUTERS/Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout (RUSSIA – Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on Sunday at Kazan, Russia killing all 50 passengers on board.
Flight U363 took off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport at 6:25 pm (1425 GMT) and crashed just over an hour later, emergency officials said.
It is said that the plane was 23 years old.
Reuters reported that, flights to and from the airport were halted until midday on Monday.
The son of Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, Irek, was among those killed in the crash.
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They all thought hard. “I know!” shouted Pete. “I think I know the person who cut down the trees in the woods. Henry! It should be him. It can’t be Ivan; because if Ivan cut down the trees, there won’t be any noise so we won’t be hearing the clattering sound. But first, we need to find out more information about Henry and Ivan. All lumberjacks in this country must be members of the Lumberjack Club and we can check their resumes at the club office,” continued Pete.
Safora and Mic volunteered to go to the Lumberjack Club to check if Henry and Ivan are members of the club. An hour later, they returned to Mic’s house with good news.
“Okay,” started Safora. “We have good news. They are both members of the Lumberjack Club and here is what we found out about them.” She took out her note-book and read, ” Henry is now 57 years old. He was born in Dillenburg, Netherlands. And Ivan is now 53 years old. He was born in the lands of Kolomenskoye, Russia.”
“And I have another good news,” said Mic excitedly. “Tomorrow my father is going to Russia and he is taking Reen and I along for a holiday. We’ll try to see if we can find more information about Ivan as our father will be meeting his old friend, a lumberjack named Akbar over there. Akbar was born in India but he now lives in Russia. Our father said that some of Akbar’s fingers had turned crooked or pointy, I can’t remember which; so he wants to visit him and see if he can help Akbar.”
“Where was Akbar born, Mic?” asked Pete.
“Agra, near the Taj Mahal. And I’ll try to ask him questions to find out if he came to Woodsland recently,” answered Mic.
The next day, Mic and Reen were very excited; they could hardly wait for the time to go to the airport. Their flight to Russia would be departing from the Woodsland International Airport or WIAIR at 12 o’clock noon and they were going to the airport two hours earlier. Mic and Reen said goodbye to Pete and Safora, and they promised to bring back something special from Russia for their friends.
“When will you be back from Russia?” asked Safora.
“We’ll be there for six days and we will be arriving back here at 7 o’clock in the morning on Monday,” answered Mic. “I have never been to Russia before and I hope that it is going to be fun over there,” continued Mic. Safora and Pete said goodbye to Mic, Reen and their parents as they departed for the airport.
Six days later at 7 o’clock in the morning, an AeroBratsk aeroplane landed on Woodsland International Airport’s runway from Russia. Fifteen minutes later, out came some Russians from the aeroplane. Then a boy with his little brother walked out from the aeroplane together with their parents, followed by an Indian man. It was Mic and Reen and their parents. They came back to Woodsland together with their friend Akbar.
Two hours later, Pete, Safora, Mic and Reen got together at Mic’s house. They were so happy to see each other again. Mic and Reen told Pete and Safora about their experiences in Russia and gave them some beautiful Russian Nesting Dolls, snow globes and some Russian postage stamps. Akbar saw the children talking excitedly to each other in the garden, so he walked towards them. Reen introduced Akbar to Pete and Safora and as Akbar decided to join them, they could not discuss about the mystery. Looking at each other, they wondered, who could be the lumberjack who cut down the trees in the woods ….