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09/28/2018 14:50Arctic Russia, US Rust Belt hope for change amid failed governance    ( One America News Network (press release) )
Arctic Russia, U.S. Rust Belt hope for change amid failed governance ... Aleksandr Golyanchuk, former miner and security guard in Vorkuta, Russia.
06/28/2018 13:15Russia's regions work on programs to improve Pechora River's ecology    ( TASS )
"The Usa River in coal-producing Vorkuta is the Pechora's main tributary, and there we see problems of mine waters, which flow into river basins; ...
06/18/2018 11:45Voices from Russia    ( The Hindu )
By the time he returned to Russia, in 1994, communist rule had collapsed, but he ... When Kapuściński arrived at Vorkuta, a place once used for “final ...
06/08/2018 11:45Juche in Russian    ( (press release) )
But on TV and on the radio is talking about other manufacturers Russian ... in mind the Vorkuta mines, and not the factory “Ford” or “Intel” in Russia.
05/19/2018 12:55Russia to send supersonic bombers to protect Arctic borders    (RT)
Russia expands supersonic bomber patrols to Arctic & beyond - RT
05/12/2018 04:35Viktor Vekselberg, the man at the center of the week's biggest Trump-Russia news, explained    ( Vox )
Viktor Vekselberg is a powerful Russian oligarch who is worth roughly $13 billion, ... nearly leaving 80,000 people in the city of Vorkuta without power.
04/18/2018 20:35The last town in Sovietland – in pictures    ( The Guardian )
Up above the Arctic Circle, 40 hours by train from Moscow, sits the Russian city of Vorkuta. It was built by gulag inmates but was given purpose by the coal industry that used to be the region's lifeblood. Now mining has disappeared, leaving many of its outposts abandoned. Tomeu Coll's 2009 photo ...
04/12/2018 20:30The 11-year wind power experiment in Vorkuta    ( The Independent Barents Observer )
The wind power station in the northern Komi town of Vorkuta consisted of six turbines and ended its days in 2006. ... According to the ex-mayor, Spiridonov commissioned the installation of windmills in Vorkuta to the Komienergo director Mikhail Kosolapov, and he bought Russian windmills, not foreign ...
04/07/2018 12:25VOA Connect (04/06/2018) In the Arctic    ( Voice of America )
((PKG)) RUSSIAN ARCTIC TOWN ((Banner: In The Arctic)). ((Reporter: Henry Ridgwell)). ((Camera: Ricardo Marquina Montana)) ((Adapted by: Zdenko Novacki)). ((Map: Russia / Sovetskiy / Vorkuta)) ((EDUARD PARSHIN, RESIDENT, SOVETSKIY, RUSSIA)) The area started to die off at the end of the ...
03/25/2018 19:20Pride, Loneliness in the Deep North: The Russians Who Refuse to Leave Dying Arctic City    (Voice of America)
Pride, Loneliness in the Deep North: Russians Who Refuse to Abandon Arctic City - Voice of America
03/09/2018 19:10About 120 Miners Evacuated in Northern Russia Due to Smoke Alarm - Source    ( Sputnik International )
About 120 Miners Evacuated in Northern Russia Due to Smoke Alarm - Source ... MOSCOW (Sputnik) - About 120 workers were evacuated from the Komsomolskaya coal mine in Vorkuta, located in Russia's the northwestern Komi Republic, after smoke was detected inside a tunnel, a source in local ...
03/09/2018 03:00Up to 120 evacuated from smoking mine in north-western Russia    ( RT )
An underground smoke alarm has prompted the evacuation of some 120 miners from the “Komsomolskaya” coal mine located outside Vorkuta, a city in Russia's Far North, local media reported. “Smoke having been detected inside a defunct tunnel at a depth of 705 meters, 118 miners are being lifted up ...
03/01/2018 16:20Vorkutaugol mines starts installation of advanced security system    ( SteelGuru )
In December 2017, components of the security system Strata, developed in Russia, Kazakhstan, the United States and South Africa, were delivered to the mines. A month later, representatives from Alpha-Safety, the general supplier of equipment, arrived in Vorkuta to put the systems in place with help ...
01/21/2018 22:10Prosecutors want life sentence for Ifa-Kozlov gang leader    ( )
Photo from archive of Russian Investigative Committee Office of Investigations in the Komi Republic. The gang ... The gang owned the Vorkuta central consumer services center and had its HQ on the sixth floor. ... Initially, the gang made the bulk of its profit extorting money from Vorkuta entrepreneurs.
01/05/2018 06:00Egemonia dell'Artico, conflitto sempre piĂš nel vivo tra Cina, Usa, Russia e anche l'Italia    ( Business Online )
Russia. Maxi progetto per il gas liquefatto. Sul piatto ci sono 27 miliardi di dollari. Mosca è pronta a rilanciare le rotte dal Mar Baltico alla calotta polare attraverso la Rosatom ovvero la ferrovia Vorkuta-Ustkara. Lo scopo neanche troppo velato è eludere le sanzioni degli Stati Uniti e diventare capofila ...
01/04/2018 14:05Russian Navy expanding Arctic air patrols    ( Asia Times )
The Russian Navy will significantly expand its Arctic air patrols in 2018, taking advantage of new or upgraded bases in this increasingly strategic part of the world. A press statement from ... a fleet of MiG-31s or Su-34s. Upgrades will also be made at Arctic airfield sites in Vorkuta, Tiksi, Anadyr and Alykel.
12/21/2017 13:103 trapped in coal mine collapse in Russia's Siberia    ( Xinhua )
Rescue workers walk into Severnaya mine in Komi republic's city of Vorkuta, Russia, on Feb. 26, 2016. (Xinhua/Sputnik). MOSCOW, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Three people were trapped underground in a coal mine in Russia's Kemerovo region located in southwestern Siberia after rocks collapsed in its ...
11/21/2017 12:25New monument to Stalin's victims unveiled after 27-year wait    ( The Calvert Journal )
... would be one in a series of three monuments unveiled across Russia. Additional sculptures were planned in the cities of Magadan and Vorkuta to ...
11/18/2017 04:20Russia's Karelia interested in attracting investments in republic's Arctic districts    ( TASS )
Authorities of Russia's Karelia Republic are interested in attracting ... Nenets, Vorkuta, Yamal-Nenets, Taimyr-Turukhan, North-Yakutia and Chukotka.
11/16/2017 04:00Leader Of Russia's Komi Region Suspends Cancellation Of Mandatory Komi-Language Classes    ( RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty )
The leader of Russia's northern Republic of Komi has suspended a ... the Arctic circle and includes the frigid former Soviet prison-camp city of Vorkuta.


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