Meanwhile in Russia … a bear swiped a mobile phone out of a pedestrian’s hand who was attempting to film it. The wild beast was spotted dashing through the central city of Yaroslavl.
Some speculated whether it was the very same elusive bear that is on Yaroslavl’s coat of arms wielding a battle axe (thankfully there was no axe this time). Only after a taxi-driver reversed toward the bear and flashed his lights did it flee the scene. The victim suffered a laceration to the thigh, while Russia’s attempts to combat national stereotypes took a severe body blow.
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