Reading a report today saying the number "118" seems to be an unlucky number for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In August 2000, 118 Russian Soldiers died when the submarine "Kursk" sanked.
In August 2002, 118 soldiers were killed in the Chechnya when the rebels fired at their transport helicopters.
In October 2002, 118 died when the Special Russian Troops stormed the Moscow theatre when hostages taking took place.
These 3 incidents all occurred during Putin in power.