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#3541 Roman Alymov

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 1752 PM

 

 

 

Congratulations to Captain Yusupov for a text book emergency landing.

Yes, that man deserves a LOT of medals.

 

https://www.rt.com/r...ts-hero-russia/

Heroes of Russia: Putin awards pilots with country’s highest honor for saving 233 lives

 

there were reports in finnish media how the flock of seagulls that the plane reportedly met were from the  illegal landfills around the area and it was a known problem that the same  seagulls liked to stay on the airfield tarmac to warm themselves up. 

 

Taking into account Moscow is city with population about 10 times bigger than entire population of Estonia, with energy consumption bigger then all Ukraine with all its heavy industry etc - it is not surprising the city is surrounded with scrap yards (both legal and illegal) population and industry produce, and lot of warm places for birds. May be it is strange for you in small country, but for us here it is part of lifestyle. Rus Gov is trying to solve the problem by building new processing plants, sorting garbage and transporting it to other regions, but it is long and complex process.


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#3542 MiloMorai

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 1912 PM

This kind of landfill Roman.

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 1913 PM

Russians protest over 'toxic' landfill near Moscow

The crisis of rubbish landfill in the Moscow region has led the authorities in one town to declare “high alert” and hand out gas masks and respirators to local people.

The Russian capital has no recycling programme and its expanding rubbish landfills are causing health problems to residents of many towns.


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#3544 Roman Alymov

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 0033 AM

This kind of landfill Roman.

 

Thank you, i think i know what landfill is :) Your photo is failing to present real scale of the problem as this "landfills" are now mountains, and there are plans to convert them into ski resorts as there are no natural mountains in Moscow region

 

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 0945 AM

repurposing old landfills as ski mountains (well hills really) sounds like a reasonable idea.


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 1212 PM

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Captain Yusupov for a text book emergency landing.

Yes, that man deserves a LOT of medals.

 

https://www.rt.com/r...ts-hero-russia/

Heroes of Russia: Putin awards pilots with country’s highest honor for saving 233 lives

 

there were reports in finnish media how the flock of seagulls that the plane reportedly met were from the  illegal landfills around the area and it was a known problem that the same  seagulls liked to stay on the airfield tarmac to warm themselves up. 

 

Taking into account Moscow is city with population about 10 times bigger than entire population of Estonia, with energy consumption bigger then all Ukraine with all its heavy industry etc - it is not surprising the city is surrounded with scrap yards (both legal and illegal) population and industry produce, and lot of warm places for birds. May be it is strange for you in small country, but for us here it is part of lifestyle. Rus Gov is trying to solve the problem by building new processing plants, sorting garbage and transporting it to other regions, but it is long and complex process.

 

constant waste managment  problem that is rapidly turning into hazard to civil aviation? part of life? maybe, but then why all the hurrah to the brilliant pilot , who after all just faced a common mishap, all part of lifestyle  :)

 

or it´s just that after such streak of disasters - nuclear explosions, forest fires, protests , sinkings  the russian´s masters  needed a positive spin, a hero?


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 1248 PM

Crashlanding an airplane full of passengers with no casualties is always cause for celebration.
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Posted 19 August 2019 - 1248 PM

DP

Edited by Tim Sielbeck, 19 August 2019 - 1249 PM.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 1348 PM

true. yet some experts have warned that it is unusual of authorities to give such very clear explanations of what happened on the first day. other strange thing was that at the first leaked videos there was no recordings of flight crew adressing the PA system etc. (this however was in an interview 3 days ago, maybe there is something new). expert also said that ´currently there is one narrative, however there are many unanswered questions - how was the plane maintained, how the pilots acted etc. russia´s current version is one of possible versions, but other versions cannot be excluded. in russia , things are bit different there. but yes, main thing is that all went well and pilots probably are heroes.´


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#3550 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 0212 AM

Russian couple may lose child after being filmed at protest.

https://www.bbc.co.u...y-lose-children


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 0841 AM

Landfill management is not easy. You need to deal with instability issues, but also outgassing, typically methane, and toxic leachates polluting groundwater.

All of the reasoning behind the stupid local council policies regarding attempts to punish people for using their bins is based on the huge through-life costs of landfill.
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Posted 21 August 2019 - 0906 AM

i am apologising for my comment above - unless the pilot made the mistake that caused the airplane to crash, he is a hero from any angle one looks at it. 

 

sorry


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#3553 Roman Alymov

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Posted Yesterday, 03:38 AM

Yuri Gagarin (Cosmonaut#1) and Alexey Leontev (#2) as Poseidon and his aid during new cosmonaut trainees party, 1965

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Posted Yesterday, 04:37 PM

Why did they dress up as Poseidon and his aide?  They did not cross the equator, now did they?

 

  

 

 

in other news a biological laboratory in Russia has had an explosion. In the lab HIV, Ebola and other nice virusses are being kept for research.

 

https://www.rt.com/r...irus-lab-blast/

Blast & fire hits major virus lab in Russia, where HIV, Ebola & anthrax strains are stored
Published time: 16 Sep, 2019 14:01
 

 

One of the world’s largest virus research centers, located in Siberia, was reportedly engulfed in flames after a sudden explosion rocked the secretive compound, known for its stores of Ebola, HIV, anthrax and other strains.

Firefighters and rescue services were scrambled on Monday to respond to a fire that broke out in Koltsovo, a scientific hub several kilometers from Novosibirsk. The situation was quickly upgraded from an ordinary emergency to a major incident as the explosion and fire affected Russia’s research center of virology and biotechnology, often referred to as the Vector Institute.
 
The laboratory is known for having developed vaccines for Ebola and hepatitis, as well as for studying epidemics and genera issues surrounding immunology. During the Cold War, it was thought to be part of now-defunct Soviet biological weapons program, meaning that some of the most dangerous strains – including that of smallpox, Ebola, anthrax and certain plagues – are still being kept inside the Institute’s building.
 
With that in mind, a local branch of the Emergencies Ministry swiftly responded to the call, sending in 13 fire engines and 38 firefighters, who entered the six-story building minutes after arrival.
 
The fire was located and quickly extinguished on the fourth floor where some “construction works” were being carried out. 
 
Reports by local authorities were conspicuously light on detail, with various sources suggesting it was a gas blast that had triggered a fire at the construction site. One construction worker suffered burns to his legs and was taken to hospital for trauma care.
 
The mayor of Koltsovo, for his part, assured the public that there was no release of hazardous substances in the area. Still, the cause of the blast remains unknown and an investigation has been launched. 

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Posted Yesterday, 06:00 PM

 

Why did they dress up as Poseidon and his aide?  They did not cross the equator, now did they?

 

Well, technically Gagarin did...

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#3556 Roman Alymov

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Posted Today, 02:53 AM

 

Why did they dress up as Poseidon and his aide?  They did not cross the equator, now did they?

 

In USSR this tradition spread far beyond “celebrating crossing the equator” to almost any activity related with water –be it children’s summer camp, boat trip or just picnic  on nearby river\lake. So not surprising cosmonauts, as group of young males spending much of their time training in pool (to simulate weightless conditions in space) and banned from “normal” entertainments of their age, found it to be nice way to entertain themselves in their routine.

    
Below is rare amateur video of “Poseidon’s holiday” in USSR, for the workers of paper plant in the middle of Karelia (200 km from Finland border)  in 1979. I was about 4yo at that time, so to some extent it is video from my childhood :)


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#3557 MiloMorai

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Posted Today, 09:01 AM

A virus research center in Russia — one of two places in the world that houses the smallpox virus — exploded on Monday, officials said.

https://www.foxnews....llpox-explosion

 

The latest explosion follows two incidents which happened in Russia last month. Massive explosions were first recorded at a military ammunition depot near the city of Achinsk in eastern Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region.

 

That was followed by a deadly explosion at a military weapons testing range in Nyonoksa, in the far northern Arkhangelsk region left at least five people dead. Officials said the explosion occurred while engineers were testing "a nuclear isotope power source" for a rocket and were thrown into the sea by the explosion.


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#3558 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted Today, 09:07 AM

Good God, I didnt know Vector was still open. IIRC, they had a smallpox or anthrax leak back in 1979, killed several dozen people.


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Posted Today, 11:43 AM

Good God, I didnt know Vector was still open. IIRC, they had a smallpox or anthrax leak back in 1979, killed several dozen people.

See RT report kindly posted here by Panzermann yesterday – it was explosion during paintwork during reconstruction of one of the buildings, no biohazard. Strange you expect one of the leading Russian scientific centers closed – as in fact they are quite successful, including participation in international virus research programs.

https://en.wikipedia...chnology_VECTOR


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#3560 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted Today, 11:59 AM

You DO know what it was built for Roman? It wasn't for curing diseases.

I hope they got out that business, but after Salisbury I've no confidence.
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