An unusual wedding ceremony took place in the Russian city of St.Petersburg. A newly married couple, professional boxers Nikolay Kibkalo, 40, and Natalya Karpovich, 31, met in a wedding ring and had several rounds of sparring.
The bridegroom told the Nevsky Sport newspaper that he met the bride five years ago in a boxing society and both decided that a boxing ring must become the symbol of their conjugal ties.
An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building