Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Today's bizarre story

Whistleblower broke secret of Russian sub and 'saved men's lives':
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMTCHATSKI, Russia (AFP) - Without an anonymous phone call by a tearful woman to a local radio station, the world may have heard too late about the Russian submarine stranded in the Pacific to save its seven crew...
Lots of strange doings in the story, but how about this one?
When the worried family tried to find out from the navy what the chances were of seeing their loved one again, a military psychologist arrived. "This is Russia -- pray!" he told Miloshevsky's wife Yelena...
Aside from Breshnev spinning in his grave over the religious angle, it doesn't seem like things have changed much.