Source Pravda.Ru

Flowers laid to memorial to radiation disaster victims in Kursk

Russia's Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu on Friday laid flowers to a memorial to victims of radiation accidents and disasters in Kursk, a regional centre in southern Russia. At a rally dedicated to the 16th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, Shoigu recalled that in Russia there were now more than 200,000 former clean-up workers, with 36,000 of them disabled. "We want less said and more done for these people" who "stopped the spread of this misfortune to other territories of this country and Europe," the minister said. Replying to a question by journalists after the ceremony, Shoigu recalled that the Emergencies Ministry has been tasked with coordinating work to eliminate the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster and rendering help to victims. "We give real help," he emphasised. As part of a number of special federal programmes Russia has built in the past few years scores of hospitals, provided clean-up workers with housing, and continued to construct preventive treatment centres. The disaster contaminated 1,200 square kilometres of the Kursk region. There are 118,500 people living on this area now. The Kursk region has 3,000 former clean-up workers, with more than 300 of them disabled. Shoigu discussed with the regional administration a number of programmes to help Chernobyl victims, in particular build hospitals and put into operation an infectious diseases centre.

Comments
Africa's heart bleeds, who is to blame?
Woman sucks her men dry in bed like female spider
China wages trade war against US, remains largest investor in US debt
Russia mourns victims of Ilyushin Il-20 shootdown
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
Russia mourns victims of Ilyushin Il-20 shootdown
NATO's 5,000 warplanes ready to bomb Russia, Chinese media say
Ukraine's Poroshenko signs decree to terminate Treaty of Friendship with Russia
Ukraine's Poroshenko signs decree to terminate Treaty of Friendship with Russia
Putin speaks about God and warns Ukraine
Putin speaks about God and warns Ukraine
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
Russia obediently sells RD-180 rocket engines to USA if and when requested
Russia obediently sells RD-180 rocket engines to USA if and when requested
Russia mourns victims of Ilyushin Il-20 shootdown
53 million Russians may lose their jobs within a few years
How Russia can respond to Israel following Ilyushin Il20 shootdown
MiG-31 supersonic fighter jet crashes in Central Russia, pilots eject
MiG-31 supersonic fighter jet crashes in Central Russia, pilots eject
MiG-31 supersonic fighter jet crashes in Central Russia, pilots eject