Something went horribly wrong at the Ulyanovsk arms depot last week. No, the ammunition exploded just fine. Instead, the improper disposal of ammunition was to blame for two deaths and a flurry of camera phone video on the web.
Sure, it's not as compelling as last year's depot explosion in Albania. However, with so many post-communist depot explosions from which to choose, we can afford to be picky. Come to think of it, we’re a little disappointed that the remaining stockpile in Transnistria hasn’t blown yet (without the loss of life, of course). Oxygen, fuel and a catalyst could finally do what the OSCE can't seem to accomplish.
Loads more camera phone video of the Ulyanovsk blast, if you're interested.