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Viral Video Puts Russian Post Office On The Back Foot

A new video has put the Russian Post Office's delivery practices under scrutiny. (file photo)

A new video has put the Russian Post Office's delivery practices under scrutiny. (file photo)

Dash-cam videos of traffic accidents recorded in Russia have become something of a YouTube sensation.

A new video from Russia, however, features an incident of a different kind. The footage shows what appears to be an employee not so gracefully throwing boxes of mail packages outside of a train car at the Novosibirsk main railway station.

Recorded by a phone camera and uploaded on June 17, the video has garnered more than 46,000 views in just two days.

WATCH: Parcels are unceremoniously unloaded at Novosibirsk railway station

The recording has even elicited a statement from the Russian Post Office, which apparently has a YouTube account.

In a comment posted below the video, it says it will look into the matter to determine the date of the footage and the train’s destination, as well as the owner and number of the railway car which does not carry the Russian Post Office's logo.

The comment also says the Russian Post Office needs to determine whether the boxes are indeed postal packages or cargo owned by a third-party company.

The Novosibirsk railway station is one of the largest in Russia and an important stop along the Trans-Siberian Railway.

There are more videos of this kind online. Videos such as this one (note the color of the truck indicating that it is an official Russian Post Office truck) vary compared to official promo videos by the company, which come with a sentimental soundtrack and voice-over.

Life News recently reported that a pile of parcels and letters had been found in a ditch near a village in the Lipetsk region.

According to an official representative from the Russian Post Office, it was not negligence that led to that unfortunate incident, but rather a robbery by unknown assailants who targeted the post-office train car.

-- Deana Kjuka and Pavel Butorin

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