Trips To Russia Are Always A Blast

This may surprise you, but during a lovely summer day, the city of Achinsk in Siberia set off a belated Independence Day fireworks display… which caused the evacuation of nearly 6,000 people.

Massive explosions at a Russian military ammunition depot in Siberia injured at least eight people and prompted the evacuation of thousands Monday.

Russia’s Defense Ministry said a fire triggered the explosions at a storage facility for gunpowder charges near the city of Achinsk in Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk region.

Authorities declared a state of emergency in the region and ordered the evacuation of residents of several districts in Achinsk, as well as towns and villages within 12.4 miles of the depot.

In fairness, it’s been fifteen months since the last ammo dump explosion in Russia, but only ten months since the last one in Ukraine. There is video at the link, and it’s rather, um, explosive.

7 thoughts on “Trips To Russia Are Always A Blast

  1. Reminds me of the beginning of Star Trek VI, The Undiscovered Country, where Praxis detonated. I just hope the State Department offers the Russians foreign aid to rebuild their ammo plant.


  2. Ronni – I’m sure it had nothing to do with anti-Putin factions…

    TXNick – I wouldn’t pull a Captain Kirk and say “Let them die,” but I will definitely giggle at the explosion.


  3. Lord, I wish she would. I believe in freedom of the press, but liberty in NOT license! : ( These clowns have gotten completely out of hand. Here in Cincinnati there is a TV station motto: “Give light and the people shall find their own way.” Wish to goodness all the news media would follow that.


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