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Russian Meteor – Go Get It!

You’ve heard of this happening early this morning. 1200 injured or seeking medical attention. Yet here’s the main thing. Find the meterorite! It’s worth tons of cash. Did a piece really make that large hole in the ice? A few words: Wet suit, scuba gear. (RT – Meteor!) An old auction from 2006, shows a 355 pound meteorite at $93,000. (USA Today – Meteor!)

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Dosvidaniya, Vladimir.

One less iconic image for tourists to take pictures of when they visit Ulaanbaatar, with this statue removal. The reports say that this is the last Lenin statue in the city, but it’s certainly not the last one standing in Mongolia. Darkhan, north of Ulaanbaatar, has a few Lenins here and there, and a gallery in the Darkhan Museum is replete with  original paintings by Mongolian artists illustrating an imaginary visit to confer with Mongol leaders. Darkhan is closer to the Russian border, and Russian coverage of the removal of the last Lenin in UB isn’t terribly cheerful. I think our Lenins will be sticking around for a while. Video of the removal of the statue is included in the...

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North Korean Logging Camp in Siberia

This story from Vice about labor camps in Siberia. The story is simple and fun to watch since that’s what Vice does, but in this case, nothing really happens except they show North Koreans who live outside of North Korea legitimately. The bad, if there is one, is that it got to CNN, but in the end, the story is about the lead in to where they’re going, which is Nowhere, Russia. The main points is they talk to two people who don’t let them shoot, but they do show a little of the area when one wanders off with his own camera. It looks like a homeless camp. We’re not sure if this is really a labor camp, but...

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