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73GT-R owner finds going 200 mph on a public freeway is asking for trouble

We are going to start with the disclaimer: do not try this at home. Ever.

22Tornado Destroys Garage Moments After Driver Escapes In Vehicle

Russian dash cam captures close call

A driver in Russia barely escaped the path of a tornado as it tore through their garage and went on to damage 470 more homes.

66Volvo Trucks makes some pretty strong brakes

Often dashcam footage from Russia shows some of the worst driving imaginable, but this is an exception. The Volvo truck driver in this video definitely earned himself a drink or two at the end of the day after making it through this potentially horrific crash. As do the folks at Volvo that engineered those brakes.

58High-speed Russian car chase devolves into shovel vs. knife slap fight

There may not be tanks, jet fighters or meteors in this Russian dash cam video, but it does offer a high-speed chase, some car-to-car combat and Benny Hill-like hijinks, all while answering that age-old question: which is mightier in a fight, the knife or the shovel? There's even a bit of unintentional ghost riding thrown in for good measure.

26Underground Explosion Rips Apart Street

Car nearly disappears into chasm

If dashcams have proven anything, it's that driving in Russia is dangerous. It's not just con artists, out-of-control trucks, or dramatic car accidents drivers must avoid. The street itself can suddenly become a danger.

33Worst Driver Ever? Russian Driver Flips Car While Trying To Park

Man's getaway much worse then his crime

Russians use dash cams to protect themselves from fraud and to as evidence in case they have to go to court after a crash. This driver probably wishes there wasn't proof of this embarrassing drive.

2Car Crash Interrupts Dad's Lesson On How To Handle An Accident

Dash cam captures lesson on safety, ensuing crash

A Russian dash cam captures a father instructing his daughter on what to do during a car accident, a lesson immediately put into practice when a speeding motorcycle rear-ends another car right in front of them.

80Russian dash cam catches horrific high-flying accident

You just never know what your dash cam is going to capture on an average day in Russia. Take these drivers, who were motoring along in the Russian city of Dyatkovo, minding their own business, when out of nowhere, an Opel Zafira took off like a 747 leaving LaGuardia.

36Pedestrian fakes hilariously bad hit, foiled by Russian dash cam

After the Good-Samaritan-fest that was the last Russian dash cam video, it's back to our regularly scheduled program of scamming and madness. This time, it's a woman who attempts to pretend she's been hit by a car and rendered unconscious, the same tired con-job that happens to be one of the primary reasons that Russians probably perform more surveillance on themselves than the state does.

411Your Daily Russian Dashcam Story, Feel-Good Edition

In addition to accidents, cams also capture acts of human kindness

Russian dashcams have brought us footage of everything from giant meteors to phony car accidents.

151This Is Why Russians Have Dash Cams

Woman fakes being hit, but the driver has it all on camera

Have you ever wondered why every great dash cam video comes from Russia? Wonder no more. This dash cam footage found on autoevolution.com captures the kind of fraud Russian drivers deal with every day.

49Good things get captured by Russian dash cams too

The camera has no favorites, takes no sides - it captures whatever's in front of it, good or ill. We're used to seeing the ill side of Russian streets through the lenses of ubiquitous dash cams, but there's plenty of good to go with it if a video from YouTube user ArkadiYM93 is any indication.

45Geyser Erupts In Parking Lot

Russian cameras catch explosion

A huge geyser shooting straight out of the ground beneath a parking lot, tossing rocks and pavement high into the air while damaging cars in the process

32Why do Russian drivers have so many dash cams? [w/video]

These days, it seems like the internet runs on the fuel of Russian dash cam videos. From clips showing meteors falling from the sky to plane crashes and close calls, it almost seems as if every driver on Russian roads is filming at all times. As it turns out, that's nearly true. According to Wired, several factors have culminated in the current explosion of dashcam videos. Those include everything from shady traffic cops to insurance scammers to the design of the legal system itself. Combine tho

34Spectacular meteor strike captured in Russian dash cam footage

Chicken Little would have lost his cookies, yet the Russian driver in this video appears to have kept his wits about him despite the unannounced arrival of a massive fireball falling from the early morning sky – a spectacular event caught by an automotive dash cam – that injured nearly 1,000 people in Siberia.

51Russian trucks crash into each other, one driver nails the dismount

After an accident, most of us are left scratching our heads as to what we do next, but the guy pictured above is probably scratching his head wondering how he's still alive. Captured from the dashcam of this Russian driver, a massive collision between two big rigs shows that while seatbelts definitely save lives, sometimes it doesn't hurt to have luck (make that a lot of luck) on your side, too.

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