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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Russian Lake Disappears

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian village was left baffled Thursday after its lake disappeared overnight.

NTV television showed pictures of a giant muddy hole bathed in summer sun, while fishermen from the village of Bolotnikovo looked on disconsolately.

'It is very dangerous. If a person had been in this disaster, he would have had almost no chance of survival. The trees flew downwards, under the ground,' said Dmitry Zaitsev, a local Emergencies Ministry official interviewed by the channel.

Officials in Nizhegorodskaya region, on the Volga river east of Moscow, said water in the lake might have been sucked down into an underground water-course or cave system, but some villagers had more sinister explanations.

'I am thinking, well, America has finally got to us,' said one old woman, as she sat on the ground outside her house."

Ominous! Apparently, the lake only appeared during the reign of Ivan the Terrible
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Anonymous Moni said...

~Reign~ of Ivan the Terrible? Hehe A pun. :)

8:39 PM  
Blogger McFox said...

heh. I thought it was funny too. :)

11:48 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

That old lady was right. It was us Americans. Or rather, it was me and my dog. We got thirsty.
Sorry Russians.

1:33 AM  

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