Voices from Russia

Saturday, 2 April 2016

South Ukrainian AES Shut Down… Crank Yank Fuel Rods to Blame

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Per the Ukrainian media, the junta had to shut down the South Ukrainian AES in Nikolayev Oblast due to crank fuel rods from Westinghouse in the USA. The staff onsite warned the junta that the Yank rods wouldn’t work, but the dunderhead Galician Uniate fascists wouldn’t listen (“You hit it wit’ hammer and it’ll work”). That means that 9 percent of electrical generating capacity is now offline for an unforeseen (and probably not short) period. The “Ukrainian” economy is shutting down bit-by-bit, and the Yank neoliberals can’t do a damn thing to stop it… all that their “aid” does is to prolong the death throes of the failed “Ukrainian” pseudo-state. Dear God, do cut the time of the evil Uniate/schismo junta short… the innocent people living in the failed “Ukraine” don’t deserve this. Here’s a titbit that my local contacts tell me… the draft dodging rate is HIGHEST amongst Galician Uniates! Methinks that rank n’ file Uniates don’t share the delusions of their “betters”… or… they may be merely “Uniates” because nationalists seized their parish, and they had nowhere else to go to… it’s a possibility, no?

BMD

Sunday, 24 March 2013

RIA-Novosti Interactive Video: A Day in the Life of a Submarine Crew

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The nuclear-powered strategic ballistic missile submarine K117 Bryansk (Project 667BDRM Delfin) is an important part of the Russian nuclear deterrent. Click here for a short video in English. By pushing the blue buttons on the player, you can watch a damage-control drill and an intercontinental ballistic missile launch.

22 March 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/video/20130322/180158600/Interactive-Video-A-Day-in-the-Life-of-a-Submarine-Crew.html

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Japan Remembers 2011 Tsunami Victims

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A statue in Miyagi Prefecture (Tōhoku Region. Honshu) JAPAN of Jizō Bosatsu, one of Buddha‘s disciples, who guides dead children to heaven. People leave offerings here nearly every day.

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Two years ago, a devastating earthquake and tsunami laid waste to the northeast coast of Japan, causing an accident at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. Memorial events commemorating victims of the disaster will be held throughout the country. Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō and his Cabinet members will attend the main ceremony in Tokyo. At 14.46 local time (09.46 MSK), there’ll be a moment of silence. That was the precise time of the first tremors of the quake. Recovery efforts continue in Japan, with officials estimating they might take anywhere from three to 15 years. Amongst the main problems are the slow rate of the reconstruction of destroyed infrastructure and the depopulation of the affected areas.

Almost two years after a destructive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on 11 March 2011, devastating the northeastern portion of the country, 300,000 Japanese remain in evacuation housing. Many of them have to live in spartan conditions. Some 80,000 former residents of the towns of Okuma and Futaba in the Futaba District of Fukushima Prefecture, evacuated because of quake damage at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, still don’t know when they’ll be able to return to their homes, due to radioactive contamination. The effort to repair the aftermath of the natural disaster in different parts of the country may take anything between 3 and 15 years. The tragedy of 11 March 2011 killed 15,881 people and 2,668 more are still missing.

Japan will need another five to ten years to rebuild and recover from the consequences of the 2011 earthquake. This follows from a poll conducted by the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun of 42 Mayors of the cities affected. The Mayors pointed up that some of the major problems were a large population outflow and the disposal of the debris from the quake and tsunami. The M 9 quake and the ensuing tsunami occurred off the northeastern coast of Honshu on 11 March 2011. The elements claimed almost 19,000 lives. The earthquake and tsunami destroyed entire cities and damaged the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, which resulted in widespread radioactive contamination.

11 March 2013

Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_03_11/Japan-remembers-quake-victims/

Monday, 10 December 2012

10 December 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. Nuclear Chain Reactions

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8 December 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20121208/177985581.html 

 

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