Tag Archive for Russia

This Poor Cat…Only In Eastern Europe. This Is Definitely Animal Cruelty!

Not to stereotype, but let’s be honest, there are a lot of crazy videos that come out of Eastern Europe. Granted, I’m sure an equal number of crazy videos are created in America and Western Europe. However, they don’t often get as much media traction as the ones from Russia and other former Soviet countries. Which is why when I came across the video below of a guy smoking cigarettes with his cat, I was hardly surprised…

How does he even get the cat to sit still for this?!

This is definitely a horrible case of animal cruelty. Animals can get lung cancer, too. And it’s not just from actually smoking themselves.

In fact, according to a study, cats who live in homes where someone smokes a pack of cigarettes or more every day are three times more likely to get cancer than cats in nonsmoking homes. Don’t ever subject your pets to this kind of cruelty.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/smoking-cat/

This Maniac Kept Slaves In A Bunker…And It Was Just 20 Years Ago

Slavery is illegal in most countries, and we often think of slaveholders as relics from the 1800s.

But there have been many examples in recent years of people who have been held captive against their will. Usually they are women kept in basements for the sexual pleasure of their abductors, and often, they don’t make it out alive. Few kidnappers, though, are as calculating as Russian serial killer Alexander Komin was.

The media named him the Maniac of the 20th Century because he kept women in a sophisticated, booby-trapped bunker to keep them inside and the police out. Though three women escaped his grasp, he ended four lives during his reign of terror.

Komin met an inmate in prison in the early 1990s who described kidnapping homeless people and controlling them with absolute power. Komin decided this was his goal upon release.

Komin and his accomplice Alexander Mikheyev decided their slaves would make clothes for their financial gain, and together they spent four years digging and outfitting a bunker with electricity and an elevator.

Komin poisoned and captured Vera Tolpayeva first, and then used her to lure two professional tailors to the bunker: Tatyana Melnikova and her boyfriend Nikolai Malykh.

Malykh was killed and his body was dumped nearby. When Tolpayeva became sick, Komin forced her to choose between drinking antifreeze or having it injected in her veins. She chose to drink the antifreeze and died.

Another woman, Tatyana Kozikova, believed she was accepting a job from Komin when she was captured. And yet another victim, Tatyana Nazimova, was forced to drink antifreeze after Komin discovered that she had leukemia and couldn’t work hard enough for him.

Komin hired Yevgeny Shishov to expand the bunker. After he completed the project, Komin decided to kill him because he knew too much. The bodies were piling up, but police believed that all the deaths were related to alcohol, so they didn’t investigate them.

When his last victim, Irina Ganushin, managed to escape, she went to the police and told them about the bunker, making sure to warn them of its booby-trapped electric ladder. They were able to rescue the two women who were still alive. Komin had tattooed the word “slave” on their foreheads.

Read More: Real-Life House Of Horrors Discovered In Germany Has A Whole Town On Edge

In the video below, you can see Komin as well as his bunker. The rescued women were hospitalized and slowly reintroduced to the sun, which they hadn’t seen in two years.

(via Bizarrepedia)

Komin faced just 20 years in prison after cooperating with authorities. He committed suicide shortly after being sentenced.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/slaves-bunker-russia/

Dashcam Captures The Really Scary Moment When A Tornado Hits Right Over A Parked Car.

This footage captured last week in the Russian Bashkiria region shows just how scary nature can be at times. The terrifying video was captured by a dashcam still rolling after the owner had abandoned the car. What it recorded? The amazing power of the natural world. Watch as a tornado approaches the abandoned car…


(Source: YouTube)

For those of us not living in an area where you might spot a tornado, you often hear about things like this and think to yourself “Yeah, I guess tornadoes can be pretty destructive.” But to actually see what it would be like with your own eyes? It changes things.

Now, try to imagine the sheer terror you’d feel in the middle of a storm like this. The things you hear and the things you see probably don’t even come close to doing justice to the actual experience.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/dashcam-tornado/

Man Launches Himself Into Traffic To Save Poor Kitten’s Life — What A Close Call!

Sometimes when animals are lost or scared, they don’t know what to do.

They might be frozen with fear, or they might run out into the middle of the road.

That’s just what happened to this tiny kitten in Russia. There’s no word on just how the kitten got there, but it wandered into a busy street with oncoming traffic and had an incredibly close call. One heroic man stopped his car and jumped out into the road to save the poor kitty — just in the nick of time.

What an amazing save! I’m sure that kitten is so grateful.

Read More: People Drove Right Past A Kitten On A Busy Highway — Then One Brave Man Stepped In

What a kind soul. I know I’d do the same if I saw that poor baby in danger. This close call has to be seen to be believed, so share it with your animal-loving friends!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/kitten-saved-russia/

This Moscow Bar Is Apparently Home To A Ghost With A Severe Anger Problem

What is it with ghosts haunting bars? It seems like half of the ghost stories I read about are set in bars and pubs. Perhaps it has something to do with bars being places of life, or maybe spirits are drawn to these haunts because of the sadness that drives people to barstools around the world.

While it’s a common paranormal trend, it’s always terrifying. Take the footage below, for example. The owners of this bar in Moscow became concerned when they kept finding broken glass and toppled furniture every morning when they arrived at work. After they found bizarre footage on their security cameras, they called in a team of paranormal investigators to help them get some answers.

That is one unhappy ghost.

(via The Paranormal Blog)

While there’s always the possibility that this footage is part of a hoax, I get the sense that it’s authentic. That being said, it’s up to you to decide what you believe.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/angry-ghost/

Don’t Try This At Home…I Don’t Even Know How He’s Still Alive

If someone says you shouldn’t try something at home, just listen, okay?

Some activities are born from terrible, terrible ideas. That being said, certain people get great joy out of ignoring those warnings.

Like this guy, who decided to light a cigarette with an electrical outlet, because who cares about personal safety? He would rather risk death by electrocution than go out and buy a new lighter. I’ll let you guess where he’s from.

Well, at the very least, I’m impressed that he was actually able to pull it off. Just don’t do this, okay? Please don’t.

I have no faith left in humanity.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/electrical-outlet/

Watch As This Guy Narrowly Escapes His House In A Devastating Tornado

It seemed gloomy outside when this man got into his car one day, but then again, every day is pretty gloomy when you live in Russia.

When the wind started picking up, however, he realized that a tornado was about to touch down in Bashkiria. Maybe leaving the house wasn’t such a great idea. Fortunately for us, the footage that he captured is worth watching.

As a guy who also drives a silver RAV4, it’s comforting to know that these cars can really take a beating.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/tornado-in-russia/

It Looks Like Ball Lightning Is A Real Thing After All…And They Got It On Tape

Ball lightning is one of the rarest atmospheric phenomena known to man. Throughout history, there have been stories of researchers and ordinary folk encountering ball-shaped lightning. However, we still don’t know how it happens, and despite years of research, scientists have been unable to recreate it in a controlled environment.

New footage from outside of Novosibirsk, Russia, is breathing new life into the ball lightning debate. The video was taken by Roman Tregubov, a graduate of the Novosibirsk State Technical University. This is the first time ball lightning has been captured on film with such clarity.

(via Unexplained Mysteries)

If I didn’t know better, I would say that was a UFO. Well, since we don’t actually know what causes ball lightning, it’s fair to say that UFOs might have something to do with it.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/ball-lightning/

If You Think Your Hidden Talent Is Cool, This Guy’s About To Make You Feel Bad

I get the distinct feeling that this guy never had trouble getting ready for talent shows back in the day.

When it comes to simple, entertaining performances, juggling is the old standby. There seems to be one person in every family who can round up some fruit in the kitchen and show off over breakfast (even if it doesn’t last long and an orange goes flying).

But this man’s affinity for juggling is next-level amazing.

Juggling three balls? No problem.

What about four? Easy.

He’s never one to back down from a challenge.

But if you thought that last trick was tough, you should check this out.

Well, I certainly feel less confident about my party tricks now. I wonder how long it took him to become a juggling master. If you need me, I’ll be trying to get on his level…and failing.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/incredible-juggler/

When An Underground Water Pipe Explodes, You’re Going To Be In For A Bad Time

When people say you need to be a vigilant driver, you really should take them seriously. While accidents aren’t a guarantee, anything that does go wrong while operating a large, moving piece of machinery is instantly 10 times more dangerous than it would be otherwise. Even a moment of distraction can lead to disaster.

Unfortunately, though, being a cautious driver can only get you so far. There are just some circumstances that are truly too random for you to predict. Case in point: what happened to the poor driver in the video below. They’re being careful and watching the road, but there is no way they ever expected this…

Just wait for it.

Oh man, I really hope they were up to date on their car insurance. Freak accidents like this scare the heck out of me.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/water-main/