A resident of Chita, Alexander Shestakov, who froze his two young nephews and one niece to death during New Year holidays, was sent to jail for 22 years.
The story that shocked the whole country took place on January 2, 2013. Shestakov, in a state of alcoholic intoxication, decided to punish three children that he had to look after.
The man locked the children in the unheated bath house when it was -25 Centigrade outside. The children spent seven hours there. Two boys died from hypothermia, their sister survived, but her legs had to be amputated.
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea