Samara is a city in southwestern Russia, framed by the Volga and Samara rivers. The Samara city gives its name to the Samara culture, a Neolithic culture of the 5th millennium BC, and the Kurgan hypothesis associates the region with the original homeland.
A restaurant in samara, took an unplanned trip down the Volga river after ice-streams untethered the eatery from the shoreline and pushed it downstream. It was filmed being towed back to shore, with no injuries reported.
Videos posted to YouTube and social media by eyewitnesses show the ‘Old Wharf’ restaurant, in Samara’s historic city center, being carried down the Volga River by a giant sheet of ice. The restaurant was occupied at the time of the accident, according to local media reports.
Luckily, there were no casualties in the April 16 incident, and the runaway restaurant was quickly towed back to shore. Authorities say the vessel that houses the restaurant was in violation of safety regulations and was improperly anchored.