Support The Moscow Times!

Dashcam Captures Russian Driver's Face-Off With Tornado (Video)

Russia's weather and driving conditions are rarely for the faint of heart, but the latest video posted online of an encounter between a Russian driver, his garage, and a tornado has blown viewers out of the water.

The video, captured by a dashboard camera and posted online this week, shows a driver backing out of a garage onto a dirt road — and straight into a roaring storm.

As the car backs out of the garage, the rain and gusts of wind seem to pick up strength, blowing over trees and picking up dirt and debris.

The driver wisely changes his mind about the timing of his outing, wanting to return to the garage he just left, but the storm hits the structure first, and tears it down.

Commenters said the driver was lucky to be left alive after the encounter with the storm.

Watch the dashcam video here:


Though the dashcam time stamp dates the footage as dating from 2012, British video sharing site LiveLeak wrote that it captured an Aug. 29 storm in the south-central Republic of Bashkiria, also known as Bashkortostan.

Another dashcam video of the tornado posted on YouTube shows the twister moving across a field in Bashkiria, as people watch it from a car passing along a road nearby.

Read more

The need for honest and objective information on Russia is more relevant now than ever before!

To keep our newsroom in Moscow running, we need your support.