Monday, 21. April 2014
16. 12. 12. - 15:00
Fishermen lost for days during an expedition in frozen Siberia have confessed to eating one of their friends to stay alive.
Survivor Alexander Abdullaev, 37, has admitted that he and a friend ate their pal 44-year-old pal Andrei Kurochkin after he'd frozen to death in the minus 40 degree temperatures.
"He died by himself. He froze to death. Only after that did we start eating him," Abdullaev told Neryungri investigative department in the Sakha Republic.
Abdullaev says he and fellow survivor Alexei Gradulenko, 35, were kept alive for a week by eating their friend's body before they were rescued.
DNA tests are being carried out on human remains found by rescuers to establish their identity.
Another fisherman in the group Viktor Komarov, 47, has still not been found.
The party had been missing for nearly two months after their jeep sunk in a frozen river stranding the ice-fishing party in one of the most isolated spots in the world.
Forensic examinations of the recovered body are said to show that sections of flesh had been carefully slices away while joints had been butchered.
The hunters are said to have turned to cannibalism when all other food sources ran out.
"At one point they were surviving on moss and sawdust. They were desperate," said one official.
Pink Easter bunny helps Vienna art world pay tribute to Dürer
The Viennese art world has created its own version of the Easter Bunny – by making a giant sized sculpture of the famous Albrecht Dürer painting currently on display until 29 June as part of the exhibition "Dürer, Michelangelo, Rubens"
Pressure Group To Tackle Victims Of Austrian Officialdom
A group of businessmen fed up at the way companies are being squeezed not only by red tape but also by ever newer taxes have taken to the Internet to try and build up pressure for change.
First Hotel in Millstatt Celebrates 130th Anniversary on Summer 2014
Luxury hotel See-Villa in Millstatt, Carinthia opens its doors anew to welcome the 2014 summer season and celebrates its 130th founding anniversary in Austria's summer capital.
Austrian Teen Girls Become Pin Ups For Syrian Jihad
Interpol is searching for two Austrian teenage girls who they believe have been tricked into going to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels.
As seen at Haydn Kino: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Film review by Kostyantyn Steblovskyy
Schools Ordered To Save, But Also To Buy Expensive Scales
Austria's embattled finance ministry has been dragged into a new scandal after it emerged that at the same time as demanding schools save 57 Millionen Euros, they were also expected to find an additional 3 million to buy an approved set of weighing scales.
OAP Hunts Down THIS Hit And Run Cyclist
Does anyone recognise this cyclist? If so you can get yourself 200 euros, and do a good deed in the process.
Property price rise continues
The price of property in Vienna has now spiralled so much that every 4th apartment comes with a price tag of 500,000 or more. And every second flat costs 300,000 or more.
Free Staff For One Person Companies - But Only In NÖ
Since the beginning of the year one-man-companies, the so called "Ein-Personen-Unternehmen" in Lower Austria have been entitled to help in the form of a free assistant.
What is on at Burg Kino this week? (18 April - 24 April)
This week at the Burg Kino on the Opernring the following films are showing:
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