Friday, May 20, 2005

Missing: one Russian lake. The Cold War continues?

ABC News writes:
A Russian village has been left baffled after its lake disappeared overnight.
[Dmitry Zaitsev, a local Emergencies Ministry official] says water in the lake might have been sucked into an underground water-course or cave system but some villagers have more sinister explanations.

One older woman has told NTV she believes the Americans have finally been able to hit them where it hurts.

'I am thinking, well, America has finally got to us,' she said as she sat on the ground outside her house."

I can't decide which part of this story is more peculiar: that an entire lake could possibly dissappear overnight, or that (some) Russian villagers haven't noticed that the Cold War ended a while back.