Desperate Times

Stranded Moscow Travelers Riot

This may trumps all the complaints coming from the Northeast: Moscow travelers at the city’s two major airports rioted Tuesday after a massive storm caused four days of delays. The RIA Novosti news agency said Aeroflot attendants and officials were attacked at Sheremetyevo International Airport, and Agence France-Presse reported hundreds of people attempting to break past passport control at Domodedovo Airport. President Dmitry Medvedev has called for an investigation into airport operations after the ice storm that stranded 20,000 travelers at the two airports. Some passengers at Sheremetyevo said they bribed personnel to retrieve luggage and others said they planned to sue for holiday pain and suffering.