Support The Moscow Times!

Now is the time to support independent reporting from Russia!

Contribute Today

High-Speed Moscow Car Accident Goes Viral (Video)

A video showing a driver reaching 180 kilometers per hour before crashing into a line of cars. Caution: Video contains Russian profanity.18+

A driver speeding on Moscow's  Leningradsky Prospekt and then crashing his Subaru into cars standing in a traffic jam  has gone viral online.

The speedometer shows the car speeding along at 180 kilometers per hour when the accident happened. Both the driver and his two male passengers can be heard swearing during the accident, which happened Friday. The video was uploaded onto YouTube on Monday and had clocked up about 600,000 views by midday Tuesday.

It was not clear whether the driver and his passengers, whose faces can be seen in the video, were detained by police.

Read more

Russia media is under attack.

At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

The Moscow Times needs your help more than ever as we cover this devastating invasion and its sweeping impacts on Russian society.