These rats defy stereotypes: they’re friendly & cute, but most importantly they save human lives. Thanks to their sharp sense of smell, the African giant rats are used to detect explosives. Trained in Tanzania, these clever rodents are sent to countries where landmines left over from war threaten local populations.
We go to Chelyabinsk, where a flaming meteorite streaked across the sky damaging dozens of buildings and injuring people in February 2013. We talk to the witnesses and scientists to find out whether the country should get ready for more such terrifying events.
It was the start of the new season for the KHL. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl was expected to claim victory over Dynamo Minsk team. But the fans' excitement was suddenly overrun by a tragic event: on the way to Minsk, the whole team perished in a plane crash.
Twenty-six years have passed since the Chernobyl disaster, but people still remember the tragedy, especially those who lived in the nearby city of Pripyat. RT’s correspondent Aleksey Yaroshevsky has visited the ghost town. Watch his special documentary on RTDoc.