Malaysia Airlines MH17 crashes in Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashes in Ukraine, near Russian border, on Thursday, killing all 298 people aboard, mostly Dutch. It’s widely believed that the plane was shot down by pro-Russian separatist.

My condolences to the families and relatives. Like many people around the world, I’m shocked and saddened by the news. Can’t comprehend the reason behind the attack, and can’t understand how it was deemed safe to fly over the region.

This is the second disaster involving Malaysia Airlines this year. The flight MH370, which gone missing in March, has yet to be found.

Maria Sharapova ultimate racquet test (HD)

Behind the scene photos of Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova’s 2013 HEAD Tennis commercial (video further below) in which she tested the brand’s Graphene™ racquets in some odd situations. From Head Tennis’s Google+.

Maria Sharapova Head Tennis Graphene racquets

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First McDonald’s in Moscow in 1990

Old video showing the long queue on the opening day (Jan 31, 1990) of the first – and back then the world’s largest – McDonald’s restaurant in former Soviet Union.

The restaurant was operated by McDonald’s Canada instead of the American HQ, probably to avoid sensitivity issue as the Cold War has just ended.

McDonald’s also opened its first outlet in mainland China in October the same year.

Djokovic vs. Sharapova: Power Golf

Russian tennis darling Maria Sharapova and Serbian ace Novak Djokovic doing a bit of tennis+golf game in this Head Tennis video.

Maria Sharapova Harper’s Bazaar Russia

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is featured in August 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine in her homeland.

Maria Sharapova Russian Harpers Bazaar Magazine

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