Snows back again

You have to learn to love winter when you live in Russia. We get it in a big way, in fact last year we hit -35C. We’ve just had the first snowfall of 2006, so any day now we’ll be 3 foot deep in the stuff.

It seemed to catch a few car drivers off guard though with their summer tires…

To bring this back on-topic again – you’ll notice that this video comes from Mail.ru, one of the search engines over here. We have some cracking social network and video sharing sites in Runet now, but more on this very shortly.

Nick Wilsdon is the Head of Content and Media at iProspect UK, part of the Densu Aegis Network. He manages online campaigns for the UK's leading telecom, finance and FMCG brands.

Comments

  1. Brian Turner says

    Ouch!

    I’d laugh, but I’ve been in a similar situation myself on the Isle of Man a couple of years ago, driving my sisters car. Luckily we did a 180 degree spin but just missed the other cars. :)

  2. Nick says

    Heh yes Anna did the same thing on our way back from Moscow last week, trying to avoid a pothole. Scared the hell out of us as we came to a stop right in the middle of the road, complete snow storm, pitch black and zero visibility. Luckily all the trucks stopped in time!

    We saw an accident on the way up as well, they lost it and went spinning off into the snow drifts – all ok though, and a bit surprised that an English guy was running over to help them. Russians are remarkably calm about this kind of thing, especially considering none of them wear seat belts.

    We have a large frozen-over car park here, where everyone practices controlling skids. I’ve booked Anna in for a few lessons! :)

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