Lavrov warns against partition of SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 23, 0:00
Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
SOCHI, February 19. /ITAR-TASS/. One of two soothsaying otters at the Sochi aquarium predicted the victory for the Russian national ice hockey squad over Finland in their quarterfinals match of the 2014 Winter Olympics, a deputy director of the aquarium said on Wednesday.
Otters Ashley and Harry are putting up a show in Sochi, similar to the one with Paul the Octopus, a marine soothsayer who predicted the outcome of all matches at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
She also said that during the Olympics all staff members at the aquarium cheer not only for Russian athletes, but for the otters as well so that they make correct predictions.
“We make the otter skip its meal for each incorrect prediction, particularly when Harry’s wrong prediction involves the Russian team,” Zazina said adding that everyone worried after Harry wrongly predicted Russia’s hockey loss to Norway on Tuesday.
She also said that since the Olympics in Sochi started on February 7, Harry made 13 correct predictions out of two dozen attempts.
The staff also hopes that their otters will beat the record of Paul the Octopus. Paul became an international celebrity after he made only two mistaken predictions at the 2008 Euro Cup and none at the 2010 World Cup.