"One of the big advantages of living in a country where everyone seems to have a camera pointing out the window of their car," Jalopnik notes, "is that when something truly bonkers happens, you have lots of footage for the world to watch and say 'holy shit' at." I can't deny that. But while Russians do seem to have a special penchant for dash cams, the rise of phone cams has meant something similar for other parts of the world.
Similar, but not identical. If those pieces of extraterrestrial rock had landed in London, most of the cameras would have been handheld and the footage much shakier. Some future historian is going to get a PhD thesis out of the ways these local differences in technology affect amateur cinematography.
One more bonus link: The inevitable conspiracy theories have begun.