Voices from Russia

Friday, 22 May 2015

DNR MVD Presented Samples of New Auto Licence Plates

00 dnr. donetsk pr licence plates. 22.05.15

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Today, at a press conference in Donetsk, Colonel Vladimir Yefimov, the head of the DNR GAI* MVD, announced as he showed samples of new DNR license plates, “We’ll start issuing new license plates will start on 26 May. However, we’re not requiring mandatory replacement of Ukrainian license plates yet. To register a vehicle with a new state number, one must go to the DNR MREO, fill out an application, and pay the registration fee. After we make checks in our databases, we’d issue a DNR licence plate”. Regular DNR plates will be white with numbers and “DPR” in the Latin alphabet (in black), MChS vehicle plates will have black numbers only, MVD vehicles will have blue licence plates, and public transport vehicles will have plates with yellow numbers. As explained by Deputy Interior Minister Nikolai Kryuchenko, at first, new auto registrations would address issues with stolen cars. To date, agencies have some 1,500 reports of missing vehicles. Auto registrations in the DNR will cost 372 Grivnya (896 Roubles. 112 Renminbi. 1,140 INR. 18 USD. 22 CAD. 23 AUD. 16.30 Euros. 11.60 UK Pounds) or 744 Roubles (92 Renminbi. 945 INR. 15 USD. 18.25 CAD. 19 AUD. 13.50 Euros. 9.60 UK Pounds); new driving licences with exam will cost 103 Grivnya (248 Roubles. 31 Renminbi. 316 INR. 5 USD. 6 CAD. 6.50 AUD. 4.50 Euros. 3.20 UK Pounds) or 204 Roubles (25 Renminbi. 260 INR. 4 USD. 5 CAD. 5.25 AUD. 3.70 Euros. 2.60 UK Pounds).

  • GAI: traffic police agency

22 May 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/obschestvo/mvd-dnr-predstavilo-obrazcy-avtomobilnyx-gosnomerov-respubliki.html

Editor:

There is a 16 percent discount if one pays in Roubles rather than in Grivnya. This is a clever way to get people to use Roubles in place of “Ukrainian” funny money, wot?

BMD

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

DNR Mintrans Starts Rebuilding of Bridges Destroyed in the War

00 DNR Mintrans. Donetsk PR repairs 02. 15.04.15

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00 DNR Mintrans. Donetsk PR repairs 01. 15.04.15

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DNR Ministry of Transport (Mintrans) told us that they’ve begun to survey and repair overpasses and bridges destroyed during the fighting, saying, “The Mintrans ordered the priority repair of damaged sections of roadway after carrying out a visual inspection of six road bridges and overpasses out of 11 damaged or destroyed during the fighting”. As of today, the Mintrans has four preliminary reports on the survey from contractors. The Mintrans pointed up that the progress of repairs depends on having the necessary materials, noting, “Given the Ukrainian blockade, we have difficulties in getting materials such as propane, bottled oxygen, and oxygen hose”. In addition, engineers and technicians are repairing sections of the Donetsk Railway. The Mintrans doesn’t have a tentative completion date for the work underway.

15 April 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/ekonomika/mintrans-dnr-pristupil-k-vosstanovleniyu-razrushennyx-v-xode-boev-mostov.html

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Bus Carrying Pilgrims from Pskov Oblast Going to Pochaev Lavra Crashes in the Ukraine… 14 Dead, Mourning Declared in Pskov Oblast

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The Ministry of Emergency Situations (MChS) said that, early on Saturday, a bus carrying Russian pilgrims crashed on the road between Chernigov and Kiev, killing at least fourteen and injuring 22 people. The bus was carrying 45 passengers from Pskov Oblast to the Pochaev Lavra in the Ukraine. According to preliminary data, the driver lost control of the vehicle; it ran off the road and flipped over. First responders took the injured Russian pilgrims to hospital in Chernigov; three of them are in critical condition. Russia will send two planes to take the victims of the crash back home.

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The authorities in Pskov Oblast declared a three-day period of mourning starting on 9 July. This was after a bus carrying Russian pilgrims crashed in the Ukraine on Saturday, killing at least fourteen and injuring 22 people. In an official statement, a Pskov Oblast spokesman said, “We’ll lower flags to half-mast and cancel all entertainment events and light TV programmes for 9-11 July”.

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On Sunday, an official MChS spokesman said that two MChS aircraft brought 25 Russian pilgrims injured in a bus crash in the Ukraine on Saturday to Moscow. Fourteen people were killed after a bus carrying 43 pilgrims from Pskov Oblast to the Pochaev Lavra in the Ukraine swerved off the road, crashing into a ditch. The MChS spokesman said that one of the planes, an Il-76, brought 14 people, who suffered serious injuries. Twenty ambulances met the plane, which immediately took the injured to various Moscow hospitals. The other plane, a Yak-42, carried 11 people with less-severe injuries and the bodies of those killed in the crash. Three more passengers from the crashed bus remain in ICUs of Ukrainian hospitals, as doctors prohibited their transportation due to the risk to their lives. One more passenger also remains in the Ukraine, to aid in the investigation into the crash. According to an investigator’s preliminary reports, the accident took place as the driver had fallen asleep, eventually causing him to lose control of the vehicle.

 7/8 July 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20120707/174447995.html

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20120707/174452304.html

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20120708/174459832.html

8 July 2012. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words. And You Thought That YOU Had a Nasty Commute…

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Here’s the mountain road from Patiopoulo to Perdikaki in Greece, it rises to a final elevation of 1,160 metres (3,805 feet), rising some 460 metres (1,510 feet) from its original elevation. In addition to the winding road, which is quite bad enough, drivers deal with slippery gravel, potholes, and cattle, who completely ignore the traffic rules and cross the road where they damned well please. This terrain is so inhospitable that there has be a monastery around somewhere…

BMD

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