On February 15, 2013, at approximately 9:20 am (local time) the residents of Chelyabinsk witnessed a massive explosion, accompanied by a flash of light and deafening thunder. It is believed to be the result of a meteorite fall.
The flamboyant Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky claims that Chelyabinsk meteor is not an astronomical event, but the new weapon tested by Americans.
Chelyabinsk Meteor already has its own Twitter page (in Russian)! In just 5 hours it has gained more than 1,000 followers.
There are people who try to sell the “pieces of the meteorite” on internet for 500 rubles [about 16.6 USD]
Contextual advertising on TV?
Breaking news about the Chelyabinsk meteor is reported on the background of some funerals company advertising its services…
Some residents of Chelyabinsk are reported to deliberately break the windows of their apartments in order to receive the compensations.
Russian scientists ask 58 billion rubles to repel the future threats from space.
Chelyabinsk Meteor memes
The Chelyabinsk Meteor and impact of its fall was recorded by tens (if not hundreds) of car dash cams, surveillance cameras and regular video recorders.
Here is a nice compilation made from different video clips.