Tatiana Savitskaya (right) won the competition. Photos by Yaroslav Debely / [Korrespondent.net](http://gallery.korr.ru/showbiz/1621).
Miss Wet T-Shirt contest took place in Kiev on July 25. Tatiana Savitskaya (17), a student of the Kiev Institute of International Relations, won the competition. She got a trip to Turkey and the opportunity to get on the cover of one of the men’s magazines.
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A natural gas pipeline [exploded](http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/1010/42/377036.htm) in western Moscow early Sunday, sending flames up to 200 meters into the air in what a top city official called the largest fire in the capital since World War II.
The spectacular fire drew a large crowd of onlookers, including a person who showed up wearing a Spider-Man suit but abstained from any attempts at heroics. “Mayor himself called me! — Spider-Man announced to everyone. — He asked me to save Moscow from fire!”
[More photos of fire](http://q-u-a-t-t-r-o.livejournal.com/191332.html?mode=reply) and it’s [consequences](http://1beer.livejournal.com/33508.html?mode=reply).
“100 Years to Lenin”, made 1970, Siberia.
Collection of [giant soviet signs](http://www.strangeharvest.com/2009/02/giant-soviet-signs-cut-into-fo.php) cut into forests.
Photo: [Alexey Sazonov](http://blogs.wsj.com/photojournal/2009/03/12/pictures-of-the-day-132/)/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.
An opposition activist held a flare in Moscow Thursday. Hundreds of people marched against the Kremlin, shouting “We need a different Russia” and “Russia without Putin”.
First Russian President Boris Yeltsin on Time covers.
September 1991 и March 1993.
July 1996 и September 1998.