Jan 11, 2007

St. Petersburg Floods...again.

Flooding in St. Petersburg is not new. The city is a swamp. But flooding in January? The really terrifying part of this picture is that there is no snow.

Also, the annual chess match between London and Moscow, using huge pieces carved from ice, ended when the pieces melting so quickly they were almost indistinguishable. As the BBC notes, "on the London board Russia's 'king,' which was crafted in the shape of a Kremlin tower, had lost its Soviet star before the game even began."

Ok, Algore. You win.

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