Brad Pitt traffic cop controls traffic in Siberia
Cardboard cutouts of Brad Pitt dressed as a traffic cop controls the traffic in Siberia, as the Russian traffic police have placed his image by the side of the roads in the hopes that speeding motorists will slow down to take a look at him.
Around the most dangerous intersections in Omsk, Siberia, Brad Pitt's image is now the latest tool against speeding in what is the higgest traffic accident area in Europe.
It seems to be working as Omsk officials say the accident numbers are down as drivers are slowing down to get a better look at the heartthrob.
The paper, Argumenty i Fakty, quotes Dmitry Ziryanov, a local official who came up with the idea as saying Pitt is "kind of like a colleague for us."