Freak Russian blizzard: Mad Snow Storm Swallows Cars, Streets, Buildings In Far East – 4 December 2014

Screenshot from YouTube user Евгений Шибин
Screenshot from YouTube user Евгений Шибин

Winter has come with a vengeance: Russia’s snow-and-ice-bound Far East regions have declared states of emergency. Traffic chaos is rife, with cars stuck or sliding uncontrollably. Residents are trying to push cars, and also stop them with their bodies.

The cold and snowy season began in Russia’s Far East – including the cities of Vladivostok and Khabarovsk – on Dec. 1, the first day of winter proper according to the calendar. Yet municipal services were not ready to deal with weather conditions, people on social networks complained.

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