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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:09 am

I like how the French spelling is "Poutine".
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:59 am

↑ And Russians pronounce Trump like tramp. :mrgreen:

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:32 am

Putin's Voice wrote:Divine intervention: Quadcopter & Virgin Mary deployed to end village’s crime spike

The village of Prilimanskoe in Ukraine’s Odessa Region was seeing “somebody robbed or beaten up every month,” local business woman Natalya told the Dumskaya website. “Every day I pray for God’s grace to touch our village.”

Sometimes, however, even prayer needs a helping hand – and that’s where a top-of-the-range quadcopter came in handy. Residents literally and metaphorically looked to the heavens for salvation in the face of a crime spike and “inaction from the police.”

Natalya hired a drone to fly the Orthodox icon of the Virgin Mary above the village, which is home to 4,000 people. The sacred image was chosen because it’s believed to provide help in the most dire of circumstances.
https://www.rt.com/news/409118-drone-ic ... ine-crime/

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:15 am

A fitting use for drone technology. :)
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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:22 am

Vintage Soviet sexy stewardess photo. :)
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Re: Russia

Post by gnome » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:00 pm

Witness wrote:
Putin's Voice wrote:Divine intervention: Quadcopter & Virgin Mary deployed to end village’s crime spike

The village of Prilimanskoe in Ukraine’s Odessa Region was seeing “somebody robbed or beaten up every month,” local business woman Natalya told the Dumskaya website. “Every day I pray for God’s grace to touch our village.”

Sometimes, however, even prayer needs a helping hand – and that’s where a top-of-the-range quadcopter came in handy. Residents literally and metaphorically looked to the heavens for salvation in the face of a crime spike and “inaction from the police.”

Natalya hired a drone to fly the Orthodox icon of the Virgin Mary above the village, which is home to 4,000 people. The sacred image was chosen because it’s believed to provide help in the most dire of circumstances.
https://www.rt.com/news/409118-drone-ic ... ine-crime/
You know, when I think of Russia using drones to fight crime, that isn't what I had in mind.
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:31 pm

gnome wrote:that isn't what I had in mind.
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:02 am

The Guardian wrote:Nuclear accident sends 'harmless' radioactive cloud over Europe

A cloud of radioactive pollution over Europe in recent weeks indicates that an accident happened in a nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan in the last week of September, the French nuclear safety institute IRSN has said.

The IRSN on Thursday ruled out an accident in a nuclear reactor, saying it was likely to be in a nuclear fuel treatment site or centre for radioactive medicine. There has been no impact on human health or the environment in Europe, it said.

IRSN, the technical arm of French nuclear regulator ASN, said in a statement it could not pinpoint the location of the release of radioactive material but that based on weather patterns, the most plausible zone lay south of the Ural mountains, between the Urals and the Volga river.

This could indicate Russia or possibly Kazakhstan, an IRSN official said.

“Russian authorities have said they are not aware of an accident on their territory,” IRSN director Jean-Marc Peres told Reuters. He added that the institute had not yet been in contact with Kazakh authorities.
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Peres said that in recent weeks IRSN and several other nuclear safety institutes in Europe had measured high levels of ruthenium-106, a radioactive nuclide that is the product of splitting atoms in a reactor and does not occur naturally.

IRSN estimates a significant quantity of ruthenium-106 was released, between 100 and 300 terabecquerels, and that if an accident of this magnitude had happened in France it would have required the evacuation or sheltering of people in a radius of several kilometres around the accident site.

The ruthenium-106 was probably released in a nuclear fuel treatment site or centre for radioactive medicine, Peres said. Because of its short half-life of about a year, ruthenium-106 is used in nuclear medicine – for example in cancer therapy for eye tumours – but can also be released when nuclear fuel is reprocessed.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... ver-europe

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:41 pm

I had to check the date to make sure this wasn't Teh Gruniad's initial report of Chernobyl. :|
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Re: Russia

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:05 pm

Witness wrote:
The Guardian wrote:Nuclear accident sends 'harmless' radioactive cloud over Europe

A cloud of radioactive pollution over Europe in recent weeks indicates that an accident happened in a nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan in the last week of September, the French nuclear safety institute IRSN has said.

The IRSN on Thursday ruled out an accident in a nuclear reactor, saying it was likely to be in a nuclear fuel treatment site or centre for radioactive medicine. There has been no impact on human health or the environment in Europe, it said.

IRSN, the technical arm of French nuclear regulator ASN, said in a statement it could not pinpoint the location of the release of radioactive material but that based on weather patterns, the most plausible zone lay south of the Ural mountains, between the Urals and the Volga river.

This could indicate Russia or possibly Kazakhstan, an IRSN official said.

“Russian authorities have said they are not aware of an accident on their territory,” IRSN director Jean-Marc Peres told Reuters. He added that the institute had not yet been in contact with Kazakh authorities.
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Peres said that in recent weeks IRSN and several other nuclear safety institutes in Europe had measured high levels of ruthenium-106, a radioactive nuclide that is the product of splitting atoms in a reactor and does not occur naturally.

IRSN estimates a significant quantity of ruthenium-106 was released, between 100 and 300 terabecquerels, and that if an accident of this magnitude had happened in France it would have required the evacuation or sheltering of people in a radius of several kilometres around the accident site.

The ruthenium-106 was probably released in a nuclear fuel treatment site or centre for radioactive medicine, Peres said. Because of its short half-life of about a year, ruthenium-106 is used in nuclear medicine – for example in cancer therapy for eye tumours – but can also be released when nuclear fuel is reprocessed.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... ver-europe

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That Biggest red dot looks to be very close to Ozyorsk, Russia.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ozers ... 60.7009592
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It has a nasty nuclear history and currently the home of the largest Nuclear Reprocessing plant in Russia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozyorsk,_ ... nsk_Oblast

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Re: Russia

Post by Bruce » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:02 pm

Free cancer treatment for an entire region. Putin considers it a gift to his people, no doubt.
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:01 am

Nice place for vacations…
Radioactive contamination and the 1957 disaster

Kyshtym disaster

Ozyorsk and the surrounding countryside have been heavily contaminated by industrial pollution from the Mayak plutonium plant since the late 1940s. The Mayak plant was one of the largest producers of weapons-grade plutonium for the Soviet Union during much of the Cold War, particularly during the Soviet atomic bomb program. Built and operated with great haste and disregard for safety, between 1945 and 1957 the plant dumped and released large amounts of solid, liquid and gaseous radioactive material into the area immediately around the plant. Over time, the sum of radionuclide contamination is estimated to 2-3 times the release from the explosions from the Chernobyl accident.

In 1957, the Mayak plant was the site of a major disaster, among all the other such accidents, releasing more radioactive contamination than Chernobyl, again. An improperly stored underground tank of high-level liquid nuclear waste exploded, contaminating thousands of square kilometres of territory, now known as the Eastern Ural Radioactive Trace (EURT). The matter was quietly and secretly covered up, and few either inside or outside Russia were aware of the full scope of the disaster until 1980.

Before the 1957 accident, much of the waste was dumped into the Techa River, which it severely contaminated as well as residents of dozens of riverside villages such as Muslyumovo, who relied on the river as their sole source of drinking, washing and bathing water. After the 1957 accident, dumping in the Techa River officially ceased, but the waste material was dumped in convenient shallow lakes near the plant instead, of which 7 have been officially identified. Of particular concern is Lake Karachay, the closest lake to the plant (now notorious as the most contaminated place on Earth[10]) where roughly 4.4 exabecquerels of high-level liquid waste (75-90% of the total radioactivity released by Chernobyl) was dumped and concentrated in the shallow 45-hectare (110-acre) lake over several decades.
https://howlingpixel.com/wiki/Ozyorsk,_ ... nsk_Oblast

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Post by Witness » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:13 pm

↑ Just a cool breeze.

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Re: Russia

Post by WildCat » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:50 pm

In Mother Russia they have the right to arm bears!

Beware: Brown bear armed with two guns on the loose in Siberian region
Wild beast steals weapons from frightened hunter before vanishing into the remote taiga.

The brown bear brazenly walked into a remote forest cabin, and helped itself to the man's bag plus two guns, say police.

The animal turned the tables on the 57 year old hunter when he went to a nearby river to get water deep in Irkutsk region.

'On November 16 he was hunting miles away from the nearest village and decided to stay at a forest cabin,' said a statement from the local interior ministry.

'He left his belongings in the cabin and went to get some water. On his return, he heard some suspicious sounds and spotted a bear.

'To avoid an encounter with the animal, the hunter scurried off into the woods where he hid for several hours.'

When he returned to the remote cabin, his bag and two guns were missing.

The hunter went to look for his weapons in the taiga for several days but returned empty-handed.

This then prompted him to contact the police.

The beast is in possession of a Vepr carbine and IZH shotgun, pictured here, according to police.

Crime scene pictures show the bear left its tooth marks on a bucket and scratched some logs.

It is unclear if the man was hunting bears but the season is still open until 30 November.

By now, many bears are hibernating for the winter.

Other animals that can be hunted in Irkutsk region are moose, deer, boar, ducks, hare, fox, wolf, sable, and mink.
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