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  • Russian munitions plant blast kills three

    31 August 2018

    RT said on August 31 that an explosion at the Sverdlov munitions plant in Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod region, has killed at least three people and injured several more. Some may still be trapped under rubble at the plant, which is one of the biggest munitions factories in Russia. At least four people were injured in the accident, RT said, citing the local governor....

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  • Explosion in Georgia coal mine kills four, injures six

    17 July 2018

    An explosion in the Mindeli coal mine at Tkibuli in west-central Georgia left four miners dead and six severely injured, according to the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). The Ministry statement said a methane explosion caused a ceiling collapse in a mine tunnel....

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  • At least seven injured in explosion at refinery in western Siberia

    13 July 2018

    According to RIA Novosti, an explosion at the Surgutneftegas refining facility in Russia’s Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region on July 13 injured at least seven employees. Two of the injured were taken to hospital for trauma care, a local health official told the news agency. ...

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  • News extra: Fatal fires and incidents at Russian shopping malls raise questions over safety standards

    25 June 2018

    At least eight children were injured on June 1 after gas used in a science demonstration at a mall in Siberia ignited an explosion. The accident occurred at the KomsoMALL shopping centre in the city of Irkutsk during a Children’s Day show in a play area on the third floor of the mall, Komsomolskaya Pravda reported....

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  • Cisco warns of Russian cyber attack on Ukraine and other countries

    23 May 2018

    Cisco Systems warned on May 23 that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with sophisticated malicious software, which Ukraine said was preparation for a future Russian cyber attack. In an interview with Reuters, Cisco cyber unit Talos Outreach director Craig Williams attributed the hacking campaign to Russia....

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Russian shipyard blast kills one, injures nine 11 April 2018

One worker lost his life and nine others were injured in an explosion at the Russian Almaz shipbuilding yard on April 11, Sputnik reported, citing a statement from local authorities. According to the report, the explosion occurred inside a research ship which was undergoing repairs at the St. Petersburg-based yard....

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Scientist claims Siberian craters could be caused by natural gas exploitation 03 April 2018

Unexplained craters in Siberia that first appeared in 2014 were initially thought to be caused by natural underground methane eruptions in thawing permafrost. But now, Russia's leading authority on the phenomenon claims that many explosions may have been triggered by the large-scale exploitation of natural gas in the region....

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Ukraine to develop Chernobyl exclusion zone as massive solar park 08 December 2017

The first solar project at Chernobyl is expected to be commissioned this month, an initial move in ambitious plans by the developers to invest €100 million ($119 million) in solar energy-gathering infrastructure in the radioactive exclusion zone, abandoned since the meltdown of the No.4 reactor at the Ukrainian nuclear power station in 1986....

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Russian future combat suit accessories now include nuclear explosion-resistant wristwatch 19 October 2017

Back in June, a division of the Russian state corporation Rostec introduced its ‘Ratnik’ future combat suit complete with armoured digital helmet with information screen and face protection mask, bulletproof neck protector, light titanium exoskeleton, flexible body armour and protective footgear. In October it also introduced a mechanical watch designed to withstand the electronic pulses of a nuclear blast....

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Ukraine ammunition depot explosions cause mass evacuation 29 September 2017

A large fire at an ammunition depot in central Ukraine triggered a series of massive explosions on September 27, prompting the evacuation of about 30,000 people. The depot is situated near the town of Kalynivka in Vynnytsya Oblast, 200 km south west of the capital, Kiev. During the night, a military base near the ammunition dump caught fire, causing officials to shut off the facility’s electricity and gas supply....

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