Summary of 11 January 2018


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 11.01.2018

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Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 312 fires, including 232 of them in residential areas. 70 people have been affected, 49 of them have been saved.

Supervision bodies of the Emergencies Ministry Directorates for constituent territories of the Russian Federation are taking preventive measures to reduce the number of man-caused fires.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 33 explosive devices.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 222 times to respond totraffic accidents.

305 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 184 of them have been saved (extricated or saved from dangerous situations in other ways).

Situation at the facilities controlled by Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions

There have been no accidents at the facilities controlled by Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions. Paramedics of Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions have been dispatched to the facilities once.

Emergency psychological aid

Specialists of the Emergency Ministry psychological service have been involved in rendering emergency psychological aid to people affected by emergencies 8 times. Psychological has been provided on 25 occasions.

Additional information

Delay of metro trains in Saint Petersburg

A metro train with passengers inside halted from 6:10 PM to 6:34 PM on 10 January 2018, between Chernaya Rechka and Pionerskaya stations of Moscow-Petrograd line in Primorsky District of Saint Petersburg due to faultiness of the train. Trains going between Petrogradskaya and Parnas stations (dead-end line) went with an interval of up to 5 minutes.  Passengers and population are kept informed via OKSION terminals. The metro has been operating normally since 7:30 PM on 10 January 2018.

Monitoring of air in Moscow and Moscow Region

Residents of the city of Moscow and towns in Moscow Region have been complaining about the smell of hydrogen sulfide since 8 December 2017.

Tests show that the source of the pollution is the Kuchino refuse dump (the town of Balashikha, Moscow Region) which is now being degassed. 55 wells have been drilled for that purpose.

56 stations of Mosecomonitoring, as well as task forces and mobile laboratories of the Emergency Ministry and Rospotrebnadzor (federal consumer rights protection authority) are monitoring the air. No excesses of maximum permissible levels of pollutants were registered during the past 24 hours.

On 10 January, 45 complaints were received from residents of the city of Moscow and Moscow Region, each of which were attended to. The mobile labs ran some additional tests and found no excess of maximum permissible levels of pollutants.

A Mosecomonitoring’s station reported some minor excesses of maximum permissible levels of hydrogen sulfide near the Kuchino refuse dump.

According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Forecasting and Monitoring Center Antistikhia, the weather will not have negative effect on environmental situation on 11 January.

The situation is under control.

The Emergency Ministry advises: If there is an unpleasant smell, one should avoid staying outside and limit the time of outdoor physical activity, try to not open windows, to do the cleaning with water at homes and offices, to use air conditioners and cleaners. People suffering from chronic lung problems should have medicines at hand. Children and pregnant women should avoid long walks especially along motorways. If one feels unwell, they should see a doctor.

If there is a strange smell, please call the help line of the Emergency Ministry’s Moscow Directorate 8(495) 637-22-22 or Moscow Region Directorate 8(498) 505-41-70.

Situation on ferry crossing in Sakhalin Region

Ferry crossing between Vanino and Kholmsk in the Strait of Tartary was closed since 11 PM on 8 January 2018 as a precaution due to bad weather (all the ferries were in the port of Vanino). There are lines of vehicles. The ferry crossing has been open since 1 AM on 11 January 2018.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities

Over the past 24 hours, there were power outages in the city of Kaliningrad, a disruption in cold water supply in the town of Voronezh and a disruption in heat supply in the town of Kirov.

The disruptions were addressed to without delay, normal functioning of the society was not disturbed.

Humanitarian assistance


Pursuant to the order of the RF Government of 15 November 2017, the Russian Emergency Ministry is delivering more than 495 tons of relief supplies (food and saw timber) to the Philippines.

Commonwealth of Dominica

Pursuant to the order of the RF Government of 23 November 2017, the Russian Emergency Ministry is delivering more than 235 tons of relief supplies (food, construction materials, power stations and tents) to the Commonwealth of Dominica hit by a hurricane.