Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

DNR OK for Winter Heat… The Uniate Junta Not So Hot

00 coal. 20.09.14

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At a meeting with Russian journalists, DNR Chairman of the Government A V Zakharchenko stated that there’d be no problems during the winter heating season as the DNR had adequate coal reserves, saying, “We’re in the 15th day of the heating season. Currently, the frost hasn’t hit yet, so, everything’s on standby. We’ve tested all the pipes… the only problems are with those in the combat zone. Obviously, we couldn’t carry out repairs on them. It isn’t that we lack the materials… it’s just impossible to do anything under constant bombardment. I think that people will slowly settle into a winter routine, we’ll get along, it’ll be difficult, but we’ll survive. We have enough coal, so, we can face winter confidently. As long as we have coal, we can heat our homes. That’s really the easiest part”.

On 20 October, junta strongman P A Poroshenko issued instructions to start the heating season throughout the country in all homes “without exception” at the end of the week. At a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Regional Development, Construction, and Housing V В Groisman, he said, “Every Ukrainian home should be warm by no later than Friday”. Meanwhile, Russia and the Ukraine failed to sign an interim agreement in Brussels on gas supplies. EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said, in comments on the tripartite EU/Russian/Ukrainian negotiations, also involving RF Energy Minister A V Novak and Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Yu V Prodan, the main obstacle is that the Ukraine refused to pay its debts for gas already delivered. Novak noted that the European Commission hasn’t yet decided how it’s going to pay the Ukrainian gas bill.

21 October 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/1523271

Editor:

The heating in Ukrainian homes will only be at 16 degrees (61 Fahrenheit) AT BEST, instead of the normal 20 degrees (68 Fahrenheit)… in Kiev, where the foreign media congregates. That means that provincial centres will be at a lower level. The Ukraine REFUSES to pay its back bills. This is how the arrogant Uniate nationalist nutters have been since 1991. Russia put up with them for 23 years. Today… it doesn’t have to. The Crimea has rejoined the Motherland and the main industrial regions either are under patriot control or shut down. To put it bluntly, the junta has to pony up or go cold. That’s the way it is…

BMD

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Friday, 5 July 2013

5 July 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. The Heat Will NOT Pass!

00 Sergei Yolkin. The Heat Will NOT Pass!. 2013

The Heat Will NOT Pass!

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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Yolkin’s using hyperbole here. At Verdun, the French rallying cry was, “Ils ne passeront pas!” (They shall not pass!). In other words, we’ll get through it, as we do every summer… there’s no need to get overly dramatic about it. Do you catch the whiff of King Canute and the tide that I do? Great minds DO think alike…

BMD

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June temperatures in European Russia are expected to be average, or slightly above, and in Siberia and the Urals will be hotter than usual . Sergei Yolkin gives us some advice on how to deal with it.

27 June 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130627/946091294.html

Sunday, 30 June 2013

30 June 2013. RIA-Novosti Infographics. How to Beat the Heat with Ease

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. How to Beat the Heat with Ease. 2013

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On Thursday, Moscow again expects abnormally hot weather and thunderstorms… according to the weatherman, the temp in the capital will reach a red-hot 32 degrees (90 degrees Fahrenheit). You’ll find tips on how to survive the heat, and what you should pay attention to, and, conversely, hints on what you should avoid to beat the heat in this RIA-Novosti infographic. According to the Phobos Meteorology Centre, the last week of June in Moscow will hit record highs for heat… the temp will warm up to 34+ degrees (93+ degrees Fahrenheit), whilst the weather will be cloudy with brief showers and gusty winds. Doctors advise residents of big cities with public transport that individual units are often not equipped with air conditioning or fans, so, don’t use buses and trolley buses at peak times, if you can avoid it. Wipe a wet handkerchief over exposed areas of the body; wear loose clothes and shoes made ​​of natural materials, and drink water or tea every 15 minutes. If your office isn’t air conditioned, or this unit works so poorly that the space is still muggy, it’s very helpful to read a legal document entitled Hygienic Requirements for the Microclimate of Production Facilities (Гигиенические требования к микроклимату производственных помещений). This lays out the allowable level of temperature in the room, every half a degree higher than the legal limit shortens the workday by an average of one hour.

Read more on the topic >>

Watch a video: Cold soup that helps beat the heat >>

Tips on how to survive overheated public transport >>

More about the forecast for the week >>

27 June 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/infografika/20130627/946109489.html

http://en.ria.ru/infographics/20130630/181936260/Coping-With-Summer-Heat.html

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Serbs Pray For Rain Amidst Raging Fires

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Several hundred people answered a call by a Serbian Orthodox bishop to pray for rain as wildfires rage in the Balkan country, and forecasts indicate their prayers may be answered. The church prayers in the town of Valjevo in central Serbia were held Sunday after months of record-setting temperatures and unprecedented drought that triggered fires, destroyed crops, and dried out rivers. Emergency measures have been introduced in parts of central Serbia as two Russian firefighting planes tried to extinguish blazes that destroyed hundreds of hectares of forests and threatened some villages. The Serbian government, which asked for Russian help and deployed army troops to fight the fires, held an emergency session Sunday to deal with the disaster. Weather forecasters predict showers for Serbia overnight.

26 August 2012

Associated Press

As quoted in NewsWest9.com

http://www.kwes.com/story/19378425/serbs-pray-for-rain-amid-raging-fires

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