All hydrotechnic facilities should be equipped in a proper way to preventterrorist attacks, a high-ranking official of the Russian Interior Ministrysaid at a briefing today. He was quoted as saying, there are currentlyaround 30,000 hydrotechnic facilities in Russia, and floodways and coastalbuildings of many of them need to be updated. The official also pointed outall specified facilities were reliably protected from explosions, while inthe event of water intoxication such water would be prohibited from flowinginto the plumbing system. In 1997 a commission of the Russian governmentmonitored by the Interior Ministry was established to improve the measuresaimed at protecting hydrotechnic facilities. This commission will develop anumber of measures aimed at seeking out financial funds for securing theprotection of hydrotechnic facilities in Russia before the end of August2002. .
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year