2012 was the year that the divide between the people and the powerful became dangerously wide. The tragedy is there"s still so much to be proud…

2012 was the year that the divide between the people and the powerful became dangerously wide. The tragedy is there’s still so much to be proud of in Britain..

Built from scrap, the primitive but deadly firearms Chechen rebels use to take on the might of Russia

Built from scrap, the primitive but deadly firearms Chechen rebels use to take on the might of Russia | UPDATED: 23:20 GMT, 21 December 2012 Since the fall of the USSR, Russia and Chechnya haven't exactly been best of friends. In the mid and late nineties both countries have squared off with each other through two wars and various insurgencies, all in the name of sovereignty in a post-Soviet world

Instant fog, Russian style: YouTube video shows man make a pot of boiling water disappear… by pouring it from his balcony

Instant fog, Russian style: YouTube video shows man make a pot of boiling water disappear… by pouring it from his balconyThe contents of the pot evaporates before it can even reach the groundWeather report shows outside temperatures at -41C | UPDATED: 12:54 GMT, 18 December 2012 An incredible video shows a Russian man making instant fog – by throwing a pot of boiling water from his balcony.

British father who fled Somerset after divorce left him suicidal reappears 20 years later… in -40C Siberia

British father who fled Somerset after divorce left him suicidal re-emerges in SIBERIA where he has lived for last 20 years His one sorrow is not knowing how to find his three children from his first marriage back in Exmoor Michael Ware married a local girl in a Russian village three time-zones east of Moscow, with a population of just 15They now have three children together and work on a farm that is inaccessible for most of the yearHe is now known as Mikhail and locals cannot tell he is English – aside from his Royal Mail woollen hat | UPDATED: 21:06 GMT, 11 December 2012 A British father who fled the country two decades ago after a bitter divorce left him suicidal has resurfaced – as a Siberian peasant.