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Thursday, 1 March 2018

1 March 2018. They All Had Faces… They All Had Names… No Hero is EVER Forgotten

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Mikhail Fomin and Aleksandr Draevsky were Moscow firemen. Today, at a fire in Moscow, they rescued four people but died themselves. The fire at a house on Bulvar Matrosa Zhelenyaka took place at night. Someone called the Fire Brigade. Mikhail and Aleksandr brought everyone in the affected unit out safely, an adult and three children. However, as they exited the building, a fireball burst out, killing both firemen instantly.

May these heroes receive the Kingdom of Heaven.

29 February 2018

Losinka Pravoslavnaya

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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Blackout in Crimea Caused by Power Transmission Towers Sabotage

00 power outage. 23.09.14

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On Saturday night, sabotage to transmission towers in Kherson Oblast of the Ukraine completely cut off power to the Crimean peninsula. MChS Rossii spokesman Vladimir Ivanov told us:

The Crimea lost all electric service on Saturday night, but utility crews partially restored power later in Simferopol. Besides this, Russian authorities introduced a state of emergency in the Crimea due to the complete stoppage of electrical supply to the Crimea from the Ukraine. Important infrastructural and social facilities, such as hospitals, activated their emergency power units. Locally generated electricity is also available in some areas of the Crimea.

On Saturday, someone damaged the power lines that supply Ukrainian electricity to the Crimea. Later, the MVDU stated that someone blew up the power lines. A Ukrainian police officer on the scene wrote on his Facebook page, “[Someone] just blew up the towers!!!!”. In September, Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Sheremet said that an energy blockade of the Crimea would trigger retaliatory measures against the Ukraine. Currently, Russia is building an energy bridge to the Crimea, due for completion before the end of the year.

http://sputniknews.com/world/20151122/1030522436/crimea-blackout.html

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On Sunday morning, the Crimea started to rely on reserve power generation after a mysterious accident in the Ukraine caused 1.9 million of the peninsula’s 2.3 million residents to lose power. Sevastopol began using its own power generation after what Ukrainian authorities have called an accident (sic) led 1.9 million people to lose power in Russia’s Crimean peninsula overnight on Sunday. The entire peninsula lost its electrical supply after a power-line accident (sic) on the Ukrainian side of the border, causing a blackout. The Crimea and Sevastopol were part of the Ukraine until 2014, when the two territories voted to rejoin Russia following an armed coup in the Ukraine. On Saturday, someone damaged one of the two power lines that supply Ukrainian energy to the Crimea, causing it to lose most of its power supply. Later, the MVDU said that someone blew up the power lines. The Sevastopol MChS office said, “Sevastopol partially restored power. The city completely changed over to its own energy sources, gas turbine stations and diesel generators”. The MChS Rossii stated that the Crimea has enough fuel on hand to last 29 days. The Ukrainian power utility Ukrenergo pledged to resume supplies within two days.

http://sputniknews.com/russia/20151122/1030525947/russia-crimea-power-outage-accident.html

22 November 2015

Sputnik International

Thursday, 29 October 2015

LNR First Responders Received Equipment from the RF to Test Special Rescue Gear

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LNR Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations and Disaster Relief Vitaly Dubrovsky announced that a Podolsk factory shipped special fire-technical equipment to the LNR MChS needed to test special rescue equipment:

We had a sticky situation… about 25 percent of our oxygen tanks were unusable. We contacted the Synkovsky PTS enterprise, which makes special fire-technical equipment, and received a favourable response. They shipped us Tsiklon -450 equipment to test pressure vessels, at no cost to us and to or specifications. We lost our own equipment for testing oxygen-breathing apparatus during the war. With the Tsiklon -450, we have the capability to test the integrity of pressure cylinders (from 1 to 150 litres) used in mountain rescue, fire rescue, diving rescue, and emergency services. The cylinder has to be in good order, that is, the person who puts it on has to be sure that it wouldn’t blow up. Therefore, we test it at-half reserve pressure; we hold it for a while in this state. In addition, this gear inspects for hairline cracks and does cylinder cleaning. At the same time that the plant produced this special equipment, four of our people received training in servicing this gear and received certification. Along with this new equipment, we received 100 emergency breathing apparatus masks, bunker suits, helmets, axes, and rescue belts as humanitarian aid.

PTS is the leading Russian manufacturer and supplier of compressed-air breathing apparatus, self-contained compressed oxygen breathing apparatus, special protective clothing, high-pressure compressors, metal composite and steel compressed-air cylinders, as well as other rescue and fire-technical equipment.

28 October 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre

http://lug-info.com/news/one/spasateli-lnr-poluchili-ot-podmoskovnogo-zavoda-oborudovanie-dlya-ispytaniya-spetssnaryazheniya-foto-7922

Saturday, 24 January 2015

MChS to Form Up 12th Humanitarian Aid Convoy for the Donbass

00 Humanitarian Aid Convoy to the Donbass. 24.01.15

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On Friday, the MChS said that it’s forming up the twelfth humanitarian aid convoy for the Donbass, saying, “We’re putting together another convoy to take humanitarian aid to the Donbass and finalising the dates now”. Part of the convoy will originate at the Noginsk MChS centre in Moscow Oblast; other echelons will come from other parts. Earlier, Emergencies Minister Lieutenant General V A Puchkov said that the twelfth convoy would leave as soon as it’s ready. He explained that the specific content of aid cargo in each convoy originates in requests from local governments; primarily, humanitarian aid includes food, medical supplies, and items needed to ensure continuous operation of energy facilities and vital social services. The majority of the cargo in the previous eleven humanitarian convoys consisted of food and medicines. So far, since August of 2014, Russia shipped over 14,800 tons of humanitarian aid to the Donbass.

23 January 2015

ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/en/world/772908

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