franco wrote:Full reservoirs: How Crimea's water problem was resolved in a few days
It looks like the "water" problem of the Crimea is being solved in a natural way. Due to the abundance of rainfall last week, local reservoirs quickly filled with water. On Wednesday and Thursday, the rains on the peninsula were so strong that the issue of water supply to the Crimeans was closed....
I have a feeling that God/Karma/Fate/Cosmos might hate the Ukraine
franco wrote:Full reservoirs: How Crimea's water problem was resolved in a few days
As of June, the situation with the provision of Crimean residents with water has noticeably improved in comparison with the previous year. Anatoly Kopachevsky, director of the research and production company "Water Technologies", suggested that by the end of this year the reservoirs feeding Simferopol will receive about 30 million cubic meters of water. In his opinion, there will be no problems with water supply on the peninsula in the coming years, which will allow making strategic decisions in this area.
One of the main reasons for water scarcity is its huge losses during transportation and preparation, reaching up to 80% (for comparison: on average in the Russian Federation, losses are 20-30%). The authorities, according to the federal target program, expect to solve the problem by 2025. It is planned to spend more than 18 billion rubles from the federal budget on measures to eliminate the deficit. In particular, it is planned to build desalination plants with a capacity of 20 thousand cubic meters of water per day by 2025. Earlier it was reported that the budget can allocate about 8 billion rubles for the construction of factories.
The desalination plants were a last resort. They were giving consideration to other measures earlier.
Strengthening of the temporary dam in Yalta by mobile detachments of the Russian Defense Ministry.
The servicemen cleared more than 52 thousand square meters of streets, private courtyards, residential buildings and social infrastructure, removed more than 370 tons of garbage, and delivered more than 264 cubic meters of drinking water to the civilian population.
About 21.5 thousand people and 1,367 units of automotive and special equipment were involved in helping the population of Crimea from the Russian Defense Ministry. Relief efforts involving military personnel have been deployed in 36 flood-affected localities.
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A new kindergarten for 260 children has been opened in Simferopol. The building is designed so that in the center there is a courtyard with a glass roof, which will eventually be turned into a winter garden. 67 jobs were created.
Russian_Patriot_ wrote:Bolshaya Morskaya (Eng: Large Sea) Street in Sevastopol, reconstructed in 2020.
Yes, but you see, you are not here and don't know the details. By widening the sidewalks etc they have eliminated 80% of the parking on Morskaya. Street used to be lined end to end with small, locally owned shops and eateries. Now almost all of them are gone, no place to park means no business. Locals fought 'them' tooth and claw but to no avail. Pity, Morskaya was a very pleasant street to walk and shop on. Our favorite restaurant, the old 'Flot Cafe', is gone now, in business for almost 60 years and the best food in town, all cooked in the kitchen including breads and sweets.
Not everything is milk and honey here.
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Thanks for the update. Looks like bureaucrats are still screwing up deliberately. These smarmy maggots probably are playing the game, to increase dissent, of doing "good deeds" that have bad impacts. A pretty street is worthless if it is a dead street. People in Crimea need to organize grass roots action and push back. At least in the current climate and current leadership (Putin) they will not be crushed. Don't let the maggots do what they want, they are only strong if people bend over. We can see what "moya hata s krayu" gets one in Ukraine.
kvs wrote:Thanks for the update. Looks like bureaucrats are still screwing up deliberately. These smarmy maggots probably are playing the game, to increase dissent, of doing "good deeds" that have bad impacts. A pretty street is worthless if it is a dead street. People in Crimea need to organize grass roots action and push back. At least in the current climate and current leadership (Putin) they will not be crushed. Don't let the maggots do what they want, they are only strong if people bend over. We can see what "moya hata s krayu" gets one in Ukraine.
No, it's a trend in many Russian cities
Gentrification, pushed by liberals, conversion of cities away from chaotic car park zones and towards more greenery, bicycle paths, rentable electric scooters, and wider pedestrian crossings. Along with better public transport systems
I think it makes sense, on balance. But the population and small businesses will take time to adjust. When people start moving away from cars and towards public transport, bikes and scooters, then you should see such streets coming to life again.
The underground museum in Balaklava in the Crimea after reconstruction. Initially, it was a huge submarine base, built in 1961 under Mount Tavros. Submarines could swim directly into the mountain, and the design of the bunker had to withstand a nuclear attack of 100 kt. In the 90s, the base was abandoned and looted, in 2003 a museum was opened here. Now it has been improved, renovated and beautifully illuminated, and the exhibits have been presented in a more interesting form.
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Events of 05 July 2008, Sevastopol. Shows the real Sevastopol and what they thought and think of the orcs. Reprint from open source local article posted today in Sevastopol.
"Historical events on Grafskaya - on video filming of the Sevastopol SBU.
What happened ten years ago on the Grafskaya pier became the eve of the Russian spring and for many years did not allow the Ukrainian authorities to sleep peacefully.
This event caused fierce resistance from the Sevastopol residents, which grew into an open confrontation with the Ukrainian military. The clash on Grafskaya in 2008 rightfully formed a series of historical events that preceded the Russian spring in the Crimea and Sevastopol.
On July 5, 2008, the command of the Ukrainian Naval Forces in Sevastopol, at the behest from Kiev, attempted to illegally, without the necessary approvals, install a commemorative plaque on the Grafskaya pier, allegedly in honor of the 90th anniversary of the raising of Ukrainian flags on the ships of the Black Sea Fleet.
A few days before July 5, pro-Ukrainian activists announced that "the plaque will be installed solemnly, in the presence of Sevastopol residents."
Despite this, they began to install the sign on the morning of July 5, cordoning off the Grafskaya pier with cordons of military personnel and not letting anyone into its territory under the pretext of cleaning the pier. “The presence of the Sevastopol people” was provided by the Sevastopol people themselves - without the consent of the military. The cordons were broken, and under the cries of "Sevastopol - Crimea - Russia" the plaque was torn from the wall and drowned at first near the coast, and then - in the very middle of the Sevastopol Bay. For a long time, this place was called "tabakin pond" among the people.
In memory of those events, ForPost publishes a video at the disposal of the editors, filmed that day by the security services of Ukraine. His footage shows how the security forces "fix" the most active participants in the action and try to capture all their actions with the aim of further persecution.
As you know, the trial of seven participants in the events at the Grafskaya Wharf - Alexander Karavaev, Anatoly Mareta, Dmitry Solovyov, Sergey Tolmachev, Tatyana Menshikova, Alexander Danilov and Vyacheslav Bebnev - in Sevastopol lasted almost six years - until the reunification of Crimea with Russia."
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Ukr "jurisprudence": witch hunting of dissidents. These were pure political persecutions. Throwing some "in your face" chauvinist plaque in the water is not a crime requiring six years of litigation. It is at worst a $17 fine.
Russian_Patriot_ wrote:The underground museum in Balaklava in the Crimea after reconstruction. Initially, it was a huge submarine base, built in 1961 under Mount Tavros. Submarines could swim directly into the mountain, and the design of the bunker had to withstand a nuclear attack of 100 kt. In the 90s, the base was abandoned and looted, in 2003 a museum was opened here. Now it has been improved, renovated and beautifully illuminated, and the exhibits have been presented in a more interesting form.
What's cool is, I think I remember from a bunch of years ago a youtube video where the museum director talked about structural damages to the complex and how some businessman from Moscow who ran a construction company that worked on the metro and underground crossings offered up a bunch of help to stabilize things. And it was already nice to see the guy relieved that at least a bunch of the leaking had been stopped. Now the MOD stepped in and it looks great!
Veselovsky: The water blockade turned out to be the most difficult
Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said that Crimea is provided with fresh water for the next two years.
Khusnullin is on a working trip to Crimea. The Deputy Prime Minister said that the republic has an additional volume of drinking water in underground horizons at the rate of 110 thousand cubic meters per day. The first batch of fresh water was received from a 100-meter well in the Sea of Azov. The water is now being tested for quality. The Deputy Prime Minister noted that one of the factors for improving water supply in the republic will be putting in order the pipeline networks.
Political scientist Sergei Veselovsky commented for Zhurnalisticheskaya Pravda whether the problem with fresh water in Crimea has been finally resolved.
“I would like to draw parallels: there were several types of blockades in Crimea - food, energy and transport. We solved these three problems quickly and efficiently. The water blockade was the most difficult.
People who discuss the thirst of the Crimean people do not understand the main thing: there is enough drinking water in Crimea for 10 million people, plus or minus tourists. The problem of the water blockade of Crimea hits the agricultural business . Our irrigation systems do not work. Artesian water is needed for fields. This is the main problem.
Ukrainians are shouting that they will drink from a bottle or a can of those who show a Ukrainian passport, but will not need it, we initially did not have a problem with drinking water. Fresh water is needed to irrigate lands. Perhaps, if desalination plants are installed now, and their cost is not very high, then the Azov and Black Sea water will be used for irrigation. The Israelis somehow get out, desalinate. The same can be with us.
Every normal Crimean in the depths of his soul flatters himself with the hope that the madmen will soon leave the territory of Little Russia, destroy the dam themselves, and the water will again go to Crimea. There is such a simple human hope.
Fresh water extracted from a well in the Sea of Azov appeared due to the fact that our scientists conducted research and prepared applied measures. Now fresh water is supplied to Crimea from the wells of the Sea of Azov. This is great! I don't know where exactly she will go, but multiply Khusnullin's joy by ten, and you will understand how happy I am. "
franco wrote:Veselovsky: The water blockade turned out to be the most difficult
The blockade of water to Crimea is a deeply criminal act, and the refusal of the US and EU to condemn it is an absolute confirmation of the perfidy and hypocrisy of these hegemonic enemy states.
Imagine the frenzied shitstorm that would result if the Syrian and Lebanese dammed the tributaries of the Jordan River and denied the Ziostanis free access to its waters, yet the "Free West" that so loudly champions "human rights" and "international law" will not raise a single objection to the Ukronazi persecution of Crimeans. , the whole lot them.