четверг, 3 апреля 2008 г.

Something about Russian spring.

We have a proverb that Vladivostok is situated on "latitude of Crimea and longitude of Colimia" (it's Magadan - coldest part of Russia). So sometimes we have +40 degrees in the summer and the sea gets iced there in the winter. Ok, not whole the surface - only one bay (there are three bays - on the left, on the right and inside). Notice: we are not in the artic circle!) There is a spring view from my office window. Ice starts to crush suddenly. And one day I've seen bright stripe of the water!

Every spring a lot of idiots (mostly consist of firshermen and children) are trying to sink in the cold water. Even whole cars are sink. Fishermen just want to fish till the last moment. Children like to play on the ice floes.
This is 12 years old boy on the ice. We've seen him through the window and called rescuers (they are ready to go every moment, because they know it happens time and again).

The boy was floating for 40 minutes. Piece of ice was getting smaller and smaller.
Snow was starting. Getting colder.

And when it seemed he was staying right on the water the boat with rescuers was coming and saved him.
The boy didn't want to tell his name. His mom was thinking he was at school)

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