In this frame grab made Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013, taken from APTN video provided by Yekaterina Achkasova, as her husband Denis Burakov and another man are seen inside a large plastic ball called a zorb, on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, while other man push it, at a winter sports venue at Dombai in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia. What was supposed to be a thrilling ride down a ski slope inside a giant inflatable ball has ended in tragedy when the zorb veered off course and sailed over a cliff, killing Denis Burakov and leaving the other man badly injured.
In this frame grab made Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013, taken from APTN video provided by Yekaterina Achkasova, as her husband Denis Burakov and another man are seen inside a large plastic ball called a zorb, on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, while other man push it, at a winter sports venue at Dombai in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia. What was supposed to be a thrilling ride down a ski slope inside a giant inflatable ball has ended in tragedy when the zorb veered off course and sailed over a cliff, killing Denis Burakov and leaving the other man badly injured.
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published Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
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MOSCOW — It was supposed to be a thrilling ride down a ski slope inside a giant inflatable ball that is to be one of the symbols of next year's Winter Olympics; it ended in tragedy for the two Russian men inside.

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