The stomach-turning SkyBridge, near Sochi in south-western Russia, stretches for almost one kilometer and can take 30,000 people at a time. And extreme sports fans who have not had enough highs for one day can speed along a zip wire more than 500ft above the valley floor. Known as the Trollwire – riders are strapped to a zip wire horizontally side by side – it reaches speeds of 70mph as it swoops through the air.
These animals seem to have the PURR-fect life living just like their human owners. The cute critters – dogs, cats and even hamsters – have seemingly decided to try out things usually only reserved for humans.
Using her adorable style of photographer Svetlana Valyiskaya poses up common pets in everyday situations – from a hamster going to the gym to a cat ordering a meal. Her well-behaved subjects can be seen in this colorful collection of pictures she has been putting together for past six years in her native Russia.
In her spare time from her job as a commercial photographer Svetlana loves nothing more than creating these hilarious environments. Making all the costumes and designing the scenes herself, the photographers work has become a sensation in her native Russia. (Caters News)
Wreckage is seen at the site of a Boeing 737-500 crash at Kazan airport November 17, 2013 in this handout photograph provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry. A Boeing 737-500 airliner crashed on landing in the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday, killing all 50 on board and highlighting the poor safety record of Russian airlines that ply internal routes across the world’s largest nation. Best quality from source. REUTERS/Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout (RUSSIA – Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on Sunday at Kazan, Russia killing all 50 passengers on board.
Flight U363 took off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport at 6:25 pm (1425 GMT) and crashed just over an hour later, emergency officials said.
It is said that the plane was 23 years old.
Reuters reported that, flights to and from the airport were halted until midday on Monday.
The son of Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, Irek, was among those killed in the crash.