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What You Should Hate / March 3, 2010

This footage–caught on camera–of a gnarly accident in Irkutsk, Russia, shows a Russian woman speeding out of nowhere and plowing into a couple of female pedestrians on the sidewalk like they were bowling pins. The most shocking thing is how no one gives a shit about the seriously-wounded pedestrians. Bystanders walk past the smashed pedestrians as if they’re sidewalk trash, and the driver doesn’t even check on the pedestrians lying a few feet away–the driver’s only worried about the damage to her fender. One of pedestrians was killed, and the other, the dead woman’s sister, has been left paralyzed. But no charges have been filed so far, cuz as it turns out, the driver of the fancy white car turned out to be the 27-year-old daughter of the regional election committee chairwoman.

But these days in Russia, the Internet still remains something of a safe haven for civil society. So thanks to an Internet campaign by outraged Russians, the driver who killed one and maimed another–Anna Shavenkova– is now, two months after hitting them, finally under investigation by local police for vehicular manslaughter.

All in all, a lovely story.

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  • 1. loco_gogol  |  March 3rd, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Anna Shavenkova, daughter of a Siberian election committee chairwoman is the driver.

  • 2. geo8rge  |  March 3rd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Tulsa Restaurant Patrons Step Over Shooting Victim To Reach Pick-up Window

    Video Shows Woman Dying on NY Hospital Floor

  • 3. jh  |  March 4th, 2010 at 11:42 am

    welcome to last month! (which was actually a welcome to december)

  • 4. Big Brother  |  March 5th, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Looks like U-Tube didnt like it either. Now they removed the video…..

    So much for the US internet being ” a safe haven for civil society “

  • 5. Michael  |  March 5th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    First saw it on Fishki.

    I’d like to think that it happened so quickly that the people nearby didn’t actually realise that two pedestrians got cleaned up.

    Can’t say that I wouldn’t have overlooked mangled bodies in that wreckage. If you’re into grainy death porn, judge for yourself.

  • 6. minna  |  March 6th, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Yay, a month old story. Global Voices even has the Barkov accident story translated into English. Why isnt it here, but this is?

  • 7. RecoverylessRecovery  |  March 16th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Well, fenders are actually very expensive parts to replace; whereas replacing your average Russian Человек is easily accomplished by just taking a short drive thru Forest Hills, NYC.

  • 8. T. Hallman  |  April 5th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

  • 9. burntoastman  |  May 1st, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I can’t believe that she was just upset about her car and never once looked or even attempted to help those people!!

    Where are we headed when we won’t even help the people around us.

    Are we all crabs in a bucket,climbing over each other in order to obtain that brass ring?

    Wow this world needs a good old fashion ass kicking to get our heads screwed on right again.

  • 10. Reb  |  July 25th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Some of you hypocrites are “shocked” at the cold hearted Russians?! Have you read some of these pathetic comments from your compassionate caring citizens?

    This type of attitude and disregard for human life is what is wrong with this entire world. Some of you would rather be clowns thinking youselves witty instead of being a part of a solution to hate and inhumane acts. You wouldn’t be trying to be so funny if this happened to you or someone you love, if there is such a person for you losers.

  • 11. Stranger Must  |  September 22nd, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Ходил по сети и как-то наткнулся на сайт про Чехию.
    Заинтересовало. Почитал.

    Фирма в Чехии создается очень быстро. Потом Вы получаете ВНЖ в Чехии, а затем можете сделать виза Чехия. Недвижимость Чехии ликвидная. Курс чешской кроны постоянно меняется. А консульство Чехии предоставит Вам самую полную информацию.

    Если кто найдет еще какую-либо интересную информацию – прошу рассказать.

  • 12. Ex_Zampolit  |  September 24th, 2010 at 7:08 am

    THIS is nothing new in Russia, which is why I don’t deal with Russians anymore.

  • 13. nignig  |  October 28th, 2010 at 3:24 am

    old news is the best news!

  • 14. pat b  |  January 25th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    “My Father is Li Gang”

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