Ukraine’s security service blocks state register of voters in Donetsk region
Interim authorities in Kiev use false statistics for ideological standoff — Ukrainian MP
Pension allowances paid to people in Crimea 25% up "Ukrainian" payments
Russia surprised by distorted interpretation of Geneva statement by Kiev
EU diplomatic service consults with member states on economic sanctions vs. Russia — Mann
Russia surprised by distorted interpretation of Geneva statement by KievRussia April 23, 19:46
Interim authorities in Kiev use false statistics for ideological standoff — Ukrainian MPWorld April 23, 19:40
Germany, France ready to contribute to de-escalation in UkraineWorld April 23, 19:29
Proton-M rocket with two satellites to be taken to BaikonurNon-political April 23, 19:13
Ukraine’s security service blocks state register of voters in Donetsk regionWorld April 23, 19:02
China investigates Norinco’s alleged implication in chloride canisters found in SyriaWorld April 23, 18:48
About 3 million Russians are expected to spend their summer vacation in Crimea this yearEconomy April 23, 18:16
Russian minister invites EU commissioner to discuss Ukrainian gas issue April 28Economy April 23, 18:03
Russia insists on immediate de-escalation in Ukraine’s southeastRussia April 23, 17:53
April 23, 19:50
MOSCOW, January 27. /ITAR-TASS/. The security system in the Black Sea resort of Sochi that will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games next month conforms to world standards, Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov has said.
“I can say with certainty that the vital activity security level in Sochi is fully in line with the global standards,” Puchkov said in an interview with the Rossiiskaya Gazeta government daily to be published Tuesday.
“The Olympics are a large-scale global-level event that defines our country’s prestige,” the minister said. “Ensuring the safety of the Olympic Games is the most important task for us. Russian Emergencies Ministry specialists are getting ready for the Olympic Games just as athletes are.”
“We have deployed a large grouping of forces and means - more than 23,000 people and 500 units of equipment to ensure security,” Puchkov said.
He said a firefighting and rescue unit, a modern horse and dog specialist center and other facilities have been commissioned ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics, which will run February 7-23.
“Training exercises, drills and checks are held constantly,” Puchkov said. “Fire safety and emergency response training has been organized for volunteers.”
The emergencies minister said his ministry has the experience of ensuring the safety of sports facilities during large-scale international competitions. During the 2013 Summer Universiade in the city of Kazan in the Russian republic of Tatarstan, 20,000 people and 285 units of equipment were used. Rescuers and firefighters were on duty at sports facilities round the clock.
"The task for the Russian Emergencies Ministry to ensure the safety of the youth competitions was fulfilled in full," Puchkov said.