News WTF of the Day: Russian Women Arrested for Twerking in Front of WWII Memorial WTF of the Day: Russian Women Arrested for Twerking in Front of WWII Memoria

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Russia’s war on twerking rages on, as yet another group of women find themselves in trouble with the law after shaking their booties.

In the music video above, six women are dancing at the Malaya Zemlya WWII memorial in Novorossiysk, and now several of them are dancing in jail.

“We condemn these women,” said a rep for the local education department. “Every inch of this land is covered in blood. It is inappropriate.”

Margarita Radetskaya, the 18-year-old leader of the dance group, was sentenced to 15 days of administrative arrest as punishment for “petty hooliganism,” according to The Guardian. Two of the other women will be jailed for 10-days while another two were fined.The sixth girl was underage, so her parents are being punished instead for “failing to take measures to facilitate children’s physical, intellectual, psychological, spiritual and moral growth.”

The twerking video was reportedly intended as a promotion for dancehall classes at a nearby studio called Art Dance, but it is unclear why they chose the WWII memorial as their backdrop.

“In the course of the inquiry, an assessment will be given to how the authorities complied with the laws on preservation of cultural heritage monuments, on education and moral upbringing of young people, and to how law enforcement authorities maintained public order,” said prosecutors, according to The Washington Post.

Another dance studio also recently came under fire after a video emerged of girls in bee costumers twerking on stage with a weird looking “Winnie-the-Pooh” holding a pot of honey.

May marks the 70th anniversary of Russia’s defeat of the Nazis, and the Victory Day festivities are not likely going to involve any sort of celebratory twerking.

Meanwhile in Russia of the Day: Passengers Push Frozen Plane

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In Russia, plane rides you.

A UTair flight froze to the ground at Igarka airport in Siberia on Tuesday, and passengers had to get out and push the 30-ton aircraft to get it moving again.

One of the men in the video is heard saying: "Real men can plant a tree, build a house, and push a plane," according to the Siberian Times.

The temperatures in the region above the Arctic Circle hit below 52C, and the brakes froze because they used the wrong kind of grease.

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Daredevil of the Day: Man Scales 920-Foot Chimney in Romania

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This video will make your palms sweat.

The latest insane person to climb something ridiculously high with GoPro camera for kicks, is this dude.

Flaviu Cernescu recently climbed up an abandoned 920-foot tall chimney in Romania without any safety equipment, and then walked around on the rusted beams and loose bricks at the top.

Why? To motivate others.

"My message is to inspire people to take on their dreams step by step. The goal is not to imitate or outdo somebody but to do what you love and love what you do," he said.

And maybe also try not to die.

Troll of the Day: British Embassy in Ukraine Helps Russia Find its Own Tanks

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The British Embassy in Kiev sassily tweeted out a helpful guide on Wednesday to help the Russians identify their tanks in Ukraine, which they claim aren't actually there.

The image includes a graphic showing some of the features of a T-72BM tank, as well as photos of them reportedly spotted in the area in the past few months.

At the G20 summit this past week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Russian President Vladimir Putin to "get out of the Ukraine."

Putin's response: "That's impossible because we are not there."

A Nearly 40,000 Year Old Baby Mammoth Goes on Display in Moscow

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The mammoth was found in 2010 in the Russian region of Yakutia. Thus, scientists called the carcass Yuka. The mammoth was between six and nine years old when it died.

Yuka's preserved body shows signs that humans hunted for mammoths during the Ice Age, according to researcher Albert Protopopov.

Weighing five tonnes and at a height of three metres, scientists say that Yuka has become the best preserved mammoth in palaeontology.

Only in Russia Does a Carjacking End Like This

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A Russian Beverage Company Buys Pabst Brewing!

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From the New York Times:

A Russian beverage company said on Thursday that it was acquiring the Pabst Brewing Company, which makes the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer popular with barflies and hipsters alike and other brands like Colt 45 and Old Milwaukee.

The company did not disclose terms of the transaction, but people briefed on the matter said the price was more than $700 million in cash.

The buyer is Oasis Beverages, a Russian brewer and beverages distributor. Backing Oasis is TSG Consumer Partners, an American private equity firm focused on consumer goods, which will take a minority stake.