[EDITORS NOTE- Time stamp on image above taken from the 1st video below shows 2013, but both the RT and Daily Mail links below say this latest incident happened in March 2015]
For the second time in less than six months experts are baffled by mysterious flashes, caught on dashcams, lighting up the night sky in Russia. The first occurrence was in November 2014, where the flash was described as "The sky suddenly turns orange-red at 17.39 local time (though the dashcam records it as 18.39). For the next 11 seconds an orange light with yellow and white in the middle engulfs the entire sky. 'For a few moments night turned into dazzling day, then everything went dark again,' said one witness."
According to Astro Watch one expert speculated that it "Looks like a falling bolide," while another contradicted that theory saying the color of the flash does not support the asteroid speculation, while "neither meteorologists nor scientists can explain the strange phenomenon."
The Daily Mail reported at the time that due to the government's refusal to comment, speculation ranged from missile tests to UFO theories.
On Monday, March 16, 2015 another mysterious flash lit the night sky up, once again caught on camera, only this time witnesses claim the strange glow caused street lights to go out, sparking even more speculation in the comment section of the RT report with one commenter stating "could be some type of emp weapon being developed or tested."
The Daily Mail reports that weather experts are saying the flash cannot be natural and "the source of the mysterious light was most likely at ground level."
Since 2007 there has been much talk of Russia's "Father of All Bombs," described in the following manner by Wiki:
...nicknamed "Father of All Bombs" (FOAB) (Отец всех бомб), is a Russian-made air-delivered/land-activated thermobaric weapon. In describing the bomb's destructive power, Russian deputy chief of the general staff Alexander Rukshin was quoted as saying, "all that is alive merely evaporates." The bomb is reportedly four times as powerful as the US military's GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb (whose official military acronym "MOAB" is often colloquially called the "Mother of All Bombs" as a backronym). This Russian device would therefore be the most powerful conventional (non-nuclear) weapon in the world. The veracity of Russia's claims concerning the weapon's size and power have been questioned by US defense analysts.
The bomb was successfully field-tested in the late evening of September 11, 2007.The new weapon is to replace several smaller types of nuclear bombs in its arsenal."
In August of 2014, the Wall Street Journal spoke of "The Growing Threat From An EMP Attack," where they acknowledge that both Russia and China have the capability of launching such an attack against the US, stating "Recent declassification of EMP studies by the U.S. government has begun to draw attention to this dire threat. Rogue nations such as North Korea (and possibly Iran) will soon match Russia and China and have the primary ingredients for an EMP attack: simple ballistic missiles such as Scuds that could be launched from a freighter near our shores; space-launch vehicles able to loft low-earth-orbit satellites; and simple low-yield nuclear weapons that can generate gamma rays and fireballs."
These mysterious flashes could very well be the testing of a "new" weapon in Russia as they have a long history of testing such weapons, evidenced by a FutureScience report indicating that in 1962 Russia conducted Nuclear EMP tests over Kazakhstan.
The first short video is the mysterious flash lighting the sky on March 16, 2015 and the second video is the November incident.