Auslander posted this sitrep in our comment section. I have reposted it here for all to read. (Webmaster)
The situation in Krimea and Sevastopol is serious.
The power coming to Krimea was actually Russian electric, ‘transshipped’ to Krimea via uke power system, at great cost I might add. Included in this formal agreement and written contract was Russia supplying the ukes with substantially more electric than was ‘shipped’ to Krimea. Part of the payment for the transport fees was the high quality coal found only in Donbas within ukeland. Uke heating and electric generating plants are designed for specifically this coal and nothing else. The coal was shipped from Novorossiya to Rostov, then shipped north and west where it entered ukeland.
At this time, roughly 20:00 25.22.2015, the ukes have yet to begin repairs to the electric service system. As a result of the termination of electric power to Krim Novorossiya has halted shipments of coal to the ukes. Russia has halted the shipment of natural gas to the ukes, supposedly on the grounds that the ukes have not done their monthy prepay deal.
The first part of the power supply system to Krimea from Krasnodar Krai, directly east of Kerch on the east coast of Krimea and across the straights, will go in operation on or about 20 December. This first line will supply roughly 300 megawatts of power, about 30% of the winter needs. Krimea electric production totals, including Sevastopol, approximately 300 megawatts. Obviously the peninsula will be short a substantial part of the required power. At this time massive gas turbine generators are being brought to Krim and the 6 in Sevastopol as part of the partially completed renovation of the power system are on line now.
Sevastopol is on serious electric rationing. The six power districts of the city proper are supposedly on a rotating and announced schedule for power daily. The actual times of supply have no correlation in regards to the announced times and the times are announced on TV by a scroll across the bottom of the screen every 15 minutes but only on Channel 1, a local channel. Now, it doesn’t take too much mental ability to understand that if you have no electric you can’t see the damned scroll.
At this time the weather is soft, yesterday’s high was an unseasonable 20. Today was a harbinger of things to come, a high of 10 with a damp and foggy air. No electric means no heat for many in this city, especially the numerous flats buildings which generally rely on one large heating plant for a good number of buildings, the heat being by radiator. No electric means no pumps to circulate the hot water.
The populace is generally calm so far. Food is plentiful. Petrol is available but two of the three stations on northside do not have the required by law generators to run the pumps in a power outage. One is closed for the duration, one is open only when electric is on, the third one has a generator and is mobbed. He is out of petrol as of early this morning but he does have diesel. He expects a delivery of petrol before dawn tomorrow.
Stores are open generally but with no electric for most of the work day everything is done with calculators or an abacus. Lighting for most of the stores on our side of the ditch is by candle when electric is off.
Internet is very spotty, generally off more than on. We have two servers, one as a backup for the other. You guessed it, when one is down the other is down. When this mess is over both will be minus at least one customer as we will find two servers who don’t, regardless of their protestations otherwise, use the same feed.
When I made mention of the populace being calm at the moment that was a generality. Bankomats do not work now and banks are on short hours, only open when power is on. Today we had to run out to get bread and wine and on the way back we passed a bank near the big ferry landing. There must have been 50 people lined up at the door or the outdoor bankomat and as we passed an altercation broke out in the line for the bankomat. I don’t know what started it or what the result was but it was violent.
We are fortunate. I bought a generator 10 years ago when we first started work on the shell of a house we bought and I am writing this post as the generator is working away. Our side of the harbor is completely dark at this time but one can see 2 other houses lit up on obvious generator power. Only two.
All hospitals either had generators, few, or the Navy has promptly installed their huge wheeled generators at the hospitals, the many. Schools and many government offices are closed. Police patrols have increased in light of the situation. Our Navy is gone, they are off the coast of Syria at this time and several of our specialist units are at Latakya Airbase for security. The Navy and Army are taking care of the families of their deployed servicemen. Water Service has generators, compliments again of the Navy, to keep water supplied. Natural gas is no problem, again the Navy comes through.
Bottom line, we will survive, it’s just another hardship to bear for many of the citizens. Krimea itself is in far worse condition than we are, many towns and villages have had no power since the lines were dropped on Sunday.
by Auslander Sevastopol Crimea, RF
Thanks for the news. I suspect the best one can hope for is that this will spur more resilience in the longer term.
What a bunch of subservient criminal idiots in Kiev!
Thank you so much for a look at life inside Crimea and Sevastopol. With so much focus on Syria right now, we don’t get much info about the changes and circumstances in Crimea since its independence from Ukraine. Best wishes for keeping warm:)
I wonder what effect this has on the opinions of the Crimeans.
1. I mean.. Are the Crimeans blaming Ukraine for this and thinking : “Good we left, we never want to be part of that third world country again!”
2. Or are the Crimeans blaming Russia for this and thinking : “We should not have left, we want to return to Ukraine”
3. Or are they thinking, we should never have left, but we don’t want to go back to Ukraine, but things were sure better before.
I have no doubt number one is the majority feeling. Number three a small group. And number two a very small group. Think about yourself,what would you be thinking about a country that did this to you. Would you want to be a part of a country that treated you that way.
what a ridiculous bunch of questions..do you think the Krimeans are total idiots ? Of course they know the real deal..they’re there !! Not like you and me..from afar..and we know the real deal
There is a fourth option related to Kiev.
There were reports that the right sector and “Crimean Tatar activists” prohibit reparation of the power lines. It was also said that the Crimean Tatar activists protest against the oppression of their minority in Crimea by the Russian authorities. I doubt these allegations. If people would take the Crimean Tatar origin of the “activists” and their claims seriously, the result would be a forced splitting of Crimea population into Tatar activist supporters and the rest.
I guess that is the intention: break Crimea from the inside.
1% of the strange idiots and the other 99% average citizens? It will be the best split of the century!
Can the russian emergency ministry or the army not deliver some power generators?
According to the OSCE report to 19.30 yesterday (http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/203861), poroshenko is doing NOTHING to have power restored to Crimea, and is, in fact, deliberately NOT doing so: ‘In Chonhar (161km south-east of Kherson), the SMM observed that the damaged pylons were in the same condition as the previous day. One of the activists who were guarding the pylons preventing their repair, a Crimean Tatar man, said no one had visited the site over the past 24 hours.’
Crimea must work at maximum speed toward eliminating any dependence on Ukraine.
Ukraine is in the control of fascists that are backed by a bigger fascist power that are at war with Crimea and Russia.
I am wondering whether the swimming nuclear reactors could help? Are they deployed for something else or not finished yet?
Russian floating nuclear power station
Thanks Auslander for the update !.
Since being part of the Russian Federation for a year +….questions must be asked:
The Ukrops never keep their word,never! therefore why are Crimeans reliant on Ukraine supplies for anything ?.
Someone needs to find new work….perhaps in a salt mine somewhere!
As emergencies minister for 19 years Sergei Shoigu would have fixed this,and if it is the responsibility of a Crimean official……boot s/he back to Ukraine.
BTW the coverage in the UK media even used the suggestion of Ukrops propaganda…….
“The wind must have blown them down” LOL.
I must place some blame on part of the Russian authorities. This was bound to happen, it was only a matter of time. It was Russia’s fault for thinking those Ukie freaks could ever act rationally and be bribed simply with cheap energy supplies, coals, loan extensions and everything else. There should been contingencies for this exact scenario.
They could not have built anything before the referendum. And it takes time to set up power lines….
What were the Russian leaders, those in Moscow, as well as those in the Crimea, Thinking???
Do they actually believe that they can rely on the Zio/Zmerican/Nazis to supply (or relay) water and electric power to the Crimea???
And the deals they made to secure the water & electricity are among the most stupid one-sided give aways I have ever seen.
The Russian leaders are supposedly working to establish direct water and power supply lines to the Russian citizens of the Crimea.
1. We hope that they intend to finish these secure connections ASAP.
2. We hope that they are not waiting (or even hoping) for the Zio/American/Nazis to re connect those power lines.
3. With winter coming, it is the right time for Russia to withhold all further fuel supplies of coal and natural gas to the Occupied Ukraine. They asked for it!!!
*There is no call for violence here! Just asking for some common sense defensive moves (on the part of the Russian leaders) to preserve the economic infrastructure and well being of the Russian citizens of Crimea. Surely the Russian leaders are more intelligent than the American political servants of the Zio/Nazi Wall Street Oligarchs??? Please tell me they are.
To use a boxing metaphor, “If you’re going to get hit, put up your guard.”
I agree with PJA — totally irresponsible for Russia to rely on neonazis for Crimea’s powersuppy. Nuts.
what !! Isn’t Russia got enough on her plate than take care more and more of Crimea ? Why isn’t Crimea to blame ? And anyway..why is everyone so into finding blame ?
I suspect the Russians were thinking that sooner or later, the current government in Kiev is going to fall if only because the country is falling apart. At that time, local propaganda will also fail and the public will quite likely turn violently against the side that brought them to this. Suddenly, nobody will admit to having been pro-Nazi and everyone will have been in the resistance. And when that happens, there is the potential for a radical reassessment–particularly if all that time, Russia has been better to ordinary Ukrainians than their own government ever was. If the Russians play their cards well, at that time they could get precisely what they want–a federated, but all pro-Russia, Ukraine.
But if Russia takes on the “heavy” role that the Nazi crazies are trying to assign to them, that window of opportunity will not open. So they’re doing their level best to avoid punishing the Ukrainian people for the sins of the Ukrainian government. This does have certain costs. It would have been better perhaps to operate in parallel–do the nice deals with Ukraine just like they did, but quietly get alternative systems up and ready to throw the last switch.
Russian government has the units under construction with the first to be finished in less than a month. What else are they to do? New power stations for 2 million people are not like portable housing units.
PJA: I think you need to adjust your thinking. Putin is NOT – I repeat – NOT out to punish/seek revenge/whatever on the Ukrainian people, because he understands that there are many Ukrainians who are NOT in favour of their fascist, murdering leaders, so why should they suffer some more? Besides, he wants normal relations with Ukraine – whatever’s left of it – and he knows the US dogs in kiev are not going to be there forever.
So he is more interested in getting them back than destroying them.
Also, Putin can’t do everything at once, he does not have unlimited perception powers.
In 18 months to build brand new infrastructure for the whole Crimean peninsula is a tall order. Consider, that most has to be delivered by air or via ferries.
Consider that in 23 years of the Ukrainian occupation nothing was done to update the civilian infrastructure. When the Russians came to Crimea after 23 years, people were shocked to see crumbling roads and rusty pipes made back in the 20 century in the USSR.
The lack of power will be solve after the service bridge across the bay is completed
Here are the videos:
The service bridge is to be completed mid December, before the New Year holidays.
A phrase comes to mind, a movie quote to be precise!.
“When did Noah build the Ark ?……..before the flood !”
Even in sleepy stoopid ol’ bwitain, people always keep candles,oil lamps,(I have three Aladdin oil lamps,plus spare wicks and chimneys) and other survival kit.
I am confident that if the people of the Donbass can survive Kiev’s onslaught,Crimeans can.
Those that can not, PO back to Ukieland !
To be honest, I’m surprised Crimea wasn’t yet more prepared for something like this. I mean a power cut-off from Ukr. wasn’t exactly the most unexpected scenario, and they had well over a year and a half now to prepare…
I would have thought that by now they would have already had both some power cables across the Kerch Strait and some local generation capacity installed to at least meet a large percentage of the peninsula’s needs.
I also have to do a face-palm when I read RT articles about the emergency which talk about how the Crimea has some wind and solar capacity…Obviously those aren’t reliable at keeping the lights on! And talking about them isn’t gonna win over any Russophobic liberals in the West.
I’m no electrical engineer, but I have read that it takes years to build a large electrical generating plant, and the massive iron cores needed for the transformers take the longest to make and install. Considering the treachery of the Ukies, Crimea should have started building their own power plants right away. Now there is a serious lag time before you can be self-sufficient. The Ukies seem as savage as ISIS (they’ve done much worse to Donbas), and all at the behest of my despicable American government run by a Nobel “Peace” Prize recipient. He and the previous POTUS deserve to be strung up from a lamp post. The next one too, based on the stated policies of all the candidates. Wishing you the best from the Evil Empire, and encouraging you to remain unified and to all pull together to create a better world for your children.
@AshamedAmerican – I’m not an electrical engineer either, but believe it depends on what sort of power plant you’re talking about. Small scale diesel generators, of the sorts that hospitals use, are mass-produced in factories and can be installed quite quickly. Then there are any number of levels between that and a “large power plant.” In a mature grid there’s a high degree of redundancy in generation capacity, such that if there’s unexpectedly high demand and/or a major source goes down then other sources can compensate. Typically the cheapest sources of power will produce more frequently, and then more expensive ones – e.g. oil plants or less efficient gas plants – will provide peek or emergency power. Of course the infrastructure was in crap shape when the Russians took over, but I’m pretty sure more could have been done in the past year and a half. In addition to deploying new power-plants, this should have been enough time to connect Crimea with the larger Russian grid via the Kerch Strait. Like you said, the Ukr regime is treacherous and should never be relied on. Live and learn I guess…
Sorry – the “Anonymous” reply to “AshamedAmerican” above was from me as well – just forgot to put the name in.
I am about 95% finished with a bit of an article for blog in regards to life here and the general situation of our City, it will be ready tomorrow my time.
Please do not fear for us, we are a pretty tough bunch in this berg. I’ll never forget last year at the end of February my wife and I were kind of accidentally caught up in a crowd in front of City Administration Building. Mr. Xherinovsky was there with his minions and we were not two meters from him, hemmed in by the crowd and trying very hard to be invisible. He was listening to the citizens when one of his minions turned to him and said ‘My God, these people are more Russian than we are!’. How correct he was, we have not forgotten what it is to be Russian, even this aging foreigner.
To reply to some of the comments on blog:
Liz. No one here wants anything to do with ukropovi. We well know what they are and we know very well what their plans were for us. Anyone who attacks this peninsula or this city will have to literally fight us, it matters not to us whether or not we have the Russian Army behind us. The attackers might win but they will have a victory that will make King Pyrrhus proud.
Any blame for the current events will get shoved squarely up our appointed by City Council mayor’s nether regions. We have repeatedly warned them for well over a year that ukops can not be trusted and they will cut off electric just as they cut off water last early summer. Not a one listened to us. The Energy Minister of Krimea, not Sevastopol but Krimea, was sacked last night for being unprepared.
Feanor. What floating nuclear reactors? Never heard of such a thing. Gas turbine generators are being sent from the mainland and every possible power generator is in use at this time in our little city and to the best of my knowledge in the peninsula.
Jack. General Shoigu is a prince. How could he possibly be responsible when his duties changed quite some time ago?
Peter J.Antonsen. Don’t worry, retribution is in effect as we speak but I am waiting for EU/US to complain. The delivery of high quality Donbas coal to ukropov has stopped. All the electric and heating plants in ukropland are designed to use this coal and only this coal, ergo shortly they will be a bit chilly since they work on the ‘one day reserve’ principal. As far as I’m concerned, could not happen to a nicer bunch. For answers to the rest of your comment, read what I wrote again plus what will be posted tomorrow.
Thanks, looking forward to your update.
Re: floating nuclear power plant
The first one (Akademik Lomonosov) is scheduled for delivery in September next year. Since the region receiving it is not ready for it yet it could probably be diverted to the Crimea if power needs are not totally met by then.
Thanks for the info. May things be back up and running, in one way or another as soon as possible. As for your neighbor, may they be cleansed of this ZioOligarch/US filth as soon as possible.
Many people are suffering due to those criminals, not just in Crimea.
I am curious what is up with the Tatar community – I thought the US might have given up on trying to use them as a wedge but now I read that some with Tartar roots were involved with the powerline sabotage.
Thanks for the updates Auslander. Keep them coming.
“As emergencies minister for 19 years Sergei Shoigu would have fixed this”
that is not saying he was responsible,it is suggesting that a person of his calibre would solve the problem.
“The Energy Minister of Krimea, not Sevastopol but Krimea, was sacked last night for being unprepared.”
I’m glad to hear that,please keep the updates coming even a long comment perhaps ?
All the best for all Crimea people from Poland!
Three more weeks without power seem like a lot but hopefully the weather will not be too harsh for you gus. The only reason for anxiety is potential for broken piping, this if serious cold sets in. We are looking at your struggle here in Poland with deep care. We solidarize with you, and with Novorossiya people as well. Please, do not take our adolescent politicians’ words for the attitude of normal people. We, normal people of Poland, having God in our hearts, wish you all good there is. And we wish we all live in peace. No political or religious or other division really matter for the people of good will.
Our country has been sold and is a servant to powers which have drastically different values than us. We kindly ask in our prayers to be set free alas, it does not seem this is going to happen soon. We are effectively under foreign occupation and even the new government, nominally Christian-oriented, is absolutely blind or helpless or both. Hope you won’t take me for a freak.
Keep your spirits high, you will overcome!
Wojtek… what lovely words.
Best wishes to you.
A timely moral tale for those persons or communities who do not fully trust in themselves.
“If you need somebody you can trust, trust yourself
Well, you’re on your own, you always were
In a land of wolves and thieves
Don’t put your hope in ungodly men
Or be a slave to what someone else believes”
“It’s not a pretty picture to be a broken fixture
When you can’t get out and you can’t get in
You’re stuck in the middle with no end in sight
You don’t know what’s wrong and it doesn’t feel right
If I don’t have trust, I build up a crust
If I don’t have the balls, I set up walls
If I cut my cord, I’m angry or bored
If I can’t get altitude, I settle for attitude
Trust no other but your lover
The one in two who is you”
The Crimea is now being subjected to medieval siege warfare from the Ukies. Starvation is the tactic de jour. This was to be entirely expected. But it beggars belief that Crimea is part of the Russian Federation and is still being treated as a separatist breakaway from Banderistan. What would the Russian leadership reaction be if the Ukies started this type of warfare on any other part of the RFR?
The lack of urgency on the part of the Russian authorities and the lack of any type of realisation that they are in a war situation doesn’t bode well for the future.
This is only going to encourage the Kiev Junta to push their luck even further, and they will, because the Americans will tell them to do so.
My Moscow relative went to Crimea right after the liberation for the first time in his life, and was shocked by overall poverty, and by the high spirit of the Crimean people. He said that talking to people there made him want to be a better person.
The second link that I posted above is wrong.
This one is better.
You can see what work on the Kerch Strait Bridge is being done
Thanks for the update Auslander.
Can I add my 2 cents worth of impressions?
My other half has several cousins who live in Sevastopol. We visited them in June 2013.
They are all Russian born and have been there since Sevastopol was a closed military city. Uncle (now dead) defended Sevastopol during WWII – we stayed with his wife in an old but spacious apartment block (German built to last).
Cousin lives in a Soviet built apartment – tiny and crappily built – you have to squeeze into the bathroom and the shower is over the toilet. (fun).
We found that people were always happy with what they have (humour a strong point). None of this western consumerism. They took us all around Krim – the Greek ruins, Panorama, Balaclava (submarine base built into the hill), Yalta, Simferopol etc. Loved every nook and village. The food was great – it was so cheap. Cherries $1.00 per kg – we would pay at least $15.00 per kg here. Bought the family a whole week of groceries – paid $12.00. Here $200 +. ( but then the grivna was very low).
However, I must say the roads scared me. Everyone drove at heart stopping speed (120+) on open roads – traffic weaved in and out, but it seemed like organised chaos. Slow cars pulled over to let the speed hogs pass. My spot in their old Lada didn’t have a seat belt – I hung on with white knuckles till finally I had to yell out ‘go slower’. And then they take the seat belt OFF when in the town.
Other cousins lived in Nikolayev, Ukraine and the contrast in living standards was acute. Houses run down, dirt roads in half the city and full of pot holes. This family (Baba, daughter and 30 yr old grandson – conscription fodder) have now fled to live in Sevastopol. They are having a very hard time as the Ukies made ‘mistakes’ on their paperwork which has hampered pension etc.
Due to power cuts we have not been able to Skype, so thanks Auslander as we now have a better picture of their current situation.
Ukraine’s horror show never ends. Orphans taken into sexual slavery.
Ukrainian officials put the children in the brothels of Eastern Europe (Yandex translation of Politikus.ru article)
Absolutely shocking article about the rampant pedophilia in the countries of Eastern Europe and Ukrainian officials who put orphans in brothels to service the perverted customers.
Translation of the article
According to UNICEF Asian States (Thailand, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, etc.) is a favorite destination of pedophiles. Recently, however, there has been a sharp increase in child prostitution and pedophilia in the countries of Eastern Europe. In particular, this business is booming in Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Poland and Bulgaria. In this case, the perverts, absolutely do not hesitate to call themselves”friends of children”. The worst thing that the authorities of these countries tolerant of disgusting crimes. The Catholic Church is too silent.
Financial crisis, high unemployment, extreme poverty, lack of any control and loyalty to prostitution – that the reasons for the flourishing of child prostitution in Eastern Europe. As for Ukraine, you can add here corruption of officials and a civil war with its catastrophic consequences. All this allows criminals to sell children abroad for sex with impunity. Ignorance of the language, lack of documentation and legal protection in the “importing countries” in the concealment of local gangs and reduce the chances to rescue children from sexual slavery to zero.
One of the main areas of sale of children is Hungary, where minors come across the border with the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine, where the channels of importation of various contraband from the end of the 90-ies are controlled by the clan’s Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Victor balogi. So, more recently, Hungarian media reported about another fact of child trafficking. Hungary and Europol to investigate trafficking of children The Hungarian police, together with Europol, is investigating the fact of trafficking of children and forcing them into prostitution. As previously reported, October 12, 2015 police officers of Budapest conducted raids at four places of entertainment of the city, where presumably the clients were provided services of a sexual nature without proper documents. In the RAID information about the illegal organization of prostitution has been confirmed.
Among those arrested were nine minors, undocumented, among them seven girls and two boys. The youngest of 8 children, and the oldest is 12. The police found that all the children were abducted in Ukraine. Parents of detained children were killed during the fighting. Children are told that the people presented by employees of bodies of guardianship and guardianship took them out of the Zakarpatye area, ostensibly to meet their new parents. However, instead of new families, the children came to the brothel where they became sex slaves. The head of the Hungarian police Karoly Papp (Papp Károly) in an interview said that the investigation found that the criminal networks involved in the trafficking of children involved in high-ranking Ukrainian officials. In particular, “according to the investigation, the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Viktor Baloga, oversees the illegal activity of the Transcarpathian criminal authorities that carried the abducted children abroad for subsequent sale to the owners of the brothels.” According to the chief of police, in addition to Hungary Ukrainian minors are sent to Moldova, Romania and Poland. Karoly Papp said that the people only “the tip of the iceberg”. “They have high-ranking accomplices and patrons in Kiev”. The investigation is ongoing in close cooperation with the police service of the European Union.
Sources: 24.hu, Globale Evolution, KOPP Nachrichten
In addition to direct deliveries to Hungary Balogh and his associates are selling “human commodity” in Romania, Moldova and Poland. In these countries, where corruption has no end, the laws selectively, especially against wealthy pedophiles and pedophiles-the foreigners. A good example is the arrest of “friend of children” from Holland. 23-year-old man worked as a volunteer in a religious non-governmental organizations in the Republic of Moldova. As part of the work he became acquainted with a minor and forced them to have sex. On one of hit the news in the local media case on this fact and not get.
In General, the situation with the lighting information of such crimes in the Eastern European media can be described in one word – suppression. Evidence of sexual slavery and child prostitution are corrected before publication or does not fall within the press. So, the Romanian press reported that the police uncovered a network of sex services. Among those detained were well-known TV presenters, singers and models – more than 30 celebritiesknown trade names. But no mention of the fact that prostitution also allowed under-age girls, said it was not!
The situation of child prostitution in Eastern Europe is shocking for its openness. The region literally turned into El Dorado for pedophiles. At least the interest of Executive authorities could contribute to the solution of the problem, but it is missing. Apparently, a major obstacle is the political elite of European countries, whose representatives are not averse to use the services of suppliers of “forbidden goods”. The proof is the recent expose in the UK.
1400 criminals in the UK alone! I shudder to think how many rapists of children are not included in this list if Mi-5 deliberately been covering up pedophiles among officials to avoid discrediting the authorities.
Child prostitution is a challenge to the civilized European community. What is the meaning of the UN Convention on the rights of the child, the Council of Europe Convention on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, if the countries of Eastern Europe that have ratified these documents, openly trampled the rights of children in the dirt?! All participants of the conventions, without exception, must abide by them, and the laws should be tougher. Violence against children should be punishable not only by imprisonment, and chemical castration. As for the Ukraine, neither of which membership in the EU cannot be and speeches, while Kiev will not block the channels on the sale of children and not punish the guilty. Rapists and perverts have no place in normal society!
Disregard for the problem of pedophilia will never stop child trafficking in Eastern Europe and the use of children as sex-slaves. On the contrary. And considering the immigration crisis, child prostitution may become a problem for other EU countries.
“In particular, this business is booming in Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Poland and Bulgaria. ”
But they all hate the Soviet Union, that made their children to go to schools and colleges and get one the best education in the world.
They hate Russia, but they love the US that makes them to sell their children to slavery. Go figure!
Russians are saying, like Buddy Holly – Don’t Come back Knockin
Hello, I’m a Russian Occupant. [Eng. Subtitles}
Pro-American regime in Ukraine wants together with Turkey to “kill” Russia.
“It will take an economic collapse or a military disaster to rein in the US War Party’s designs on ruling the planet.”
I thought I read a while ago that the bridge crossing the Kerch Strait would incorporate power lines, have you heard anything of this? I know it will be years before the bridge is completed, but I thought this was the long term plan to cure Krimea dependence on the bandera bum bandits?
Putin has to start walking the talk on Crimea very soon. What Ukraine is doing in shutting down the power is tantamount to collective punishment.
Something must be done on this issue.
Drone view of the Bridge to join Crimea to Russia.
The job at hand in Crimea is gigantic. It is not just the 23 years of neglect under the Ukraine, but also the neglect under the Ukrainian Socialist Republic.
The Ukies never had much love for Crimea, it was a cash cow for the authorities in Kiev. Tourism gave them plenty of easy money, the sun and the sea are free after all.
Situation with emergency services is under control. Main Hospital in Simferopol has taken over the load from the smaller clinics, thanks to the fact that it is well provided with emergency generators. Some people complain, but can see that those are the misguided Ukies that remain, they will be there always.
Russia has been doing a great job, Crimea needs to practically rebuild its whole infrastructure, from roads that help attract more tourism, to the electrical grid, to providing water to the whole peninsula, can’t forget that the Ukies have blockaded water delivery for over a year.
None of it is cheap, but Crimeans are resilient, and Yes, probably the most Russian of the Russians.
An invitation to visit Crimea, from Feodosya, sept. 2014.
Rome was not built in one day, and Russia today is trying to build a New, Fair World.
Patiernce, understanding and above all Solidarity and Support.
Crimea will be okay by Christmas. A bad few weeks ahead.
However, Crimea has been Ukrainian since the 50’s and in the last quarter century, like most of Ukraine, it has been subject to corruption, crime, neglect and Ukrainian incompetence.
Russia has put billions toward Crimea and will have to pump more into it. Eventually, with gas/oil offshore and more International tourism it will prosper greatly.
Keep perspective and know that it was run down and old infrastructure.
Ukraine has been a failing state for decades.
In a few years Crimea will be a major tourism destination.
Ukraine will be a beggar nation, a cesspool of crime and corruption, pitiable and pathetic.
Your report means a lot to me because I was in Sevastopol last May for a week. I was staying at a guest house off of Lenin St, near the Suvorov statue and Afghan memorial. It’s one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen.
And I worry about my friends living there. I hope to go back there next year. I would like to plant a community garden in the little area that goes up the steps behind the statue. My guest house host also thought it’s a good idea.
Thanks much, the moderator can give you my email address so that you can contact me. Perhaps we can meet when I return.
Also, I did a write up about my trip, you or anyone can go read it at
here’s a thought.
some civilian and military ships have quite good electric generating capabilities.
Hook up a few acquired ukr vessels or russian ships at the docks into the electric grid and send electricity that way, even if is is temporary for a few months over winter.
i doubt the fools in kiev will mount a winter campaign which could require russian ships at sevastopol to commence military activity.
Fellow Sakers, thank you for your kind thoughts and encouragement.
Today is another day of soft weather. It will not last but every day of this kind is a blessing.
Electric was on for almost two hours yesterday afternoon, then off until just an hour ago, roughly 24 hours without power. Internet is up and down, mainly down.
The local situation is not out of control but people, mostly our ‘visitors’ from up north, are getting worried. Food stores are doing a land office business. Our delivery of dog food Tuesday did not happen so they are now on a bit shorter rations than norma. Actually that is a good thing because several of them including my blue girl Sophia are getting what could be called ‘pleasingly plump’. Time for a diet for her anyway.
Food is not in short supply. Diesel is also to be had. Petrol is not to be had in either Inkerman or out side of the harbor. All 5 stations in both areas are out. Reports are the stations on southside are mobbed and have lines of 50 and more cars waiting fuel.
In the old days there was a system for the entire fleet to provide power to the city, all of it. That was when the harbor was shoulder to shoulder with Navy. Today that would be impossible, plus our fleet is not in harbor, it is standing off Syria at this moment.
I will write more later if possible and send the completed report to moderator.
I have probably read 50 or more articles on the situation. I learned more of what is really happening from this article than from any 20 other combined.
Thanks for the comments. It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the US. I’m repulsed by the tradition of Indian killing, turkey eating, football viewing and preparations for the biggest shopping day tomorrow. Makes me sick but still, I am grateful for many things, including the vineyard community.
I feel a kinship with the people in Krimea and Novorussia. Maybe it’s due to my Irish ancestry under the “bloody English,” who sold our food to foreigners while starving us. My grandfather was a refugee at age ten. “Hard times, come again no more.”
I am reading Tolstoy’s reports from Sevastopol in 1855 where he served in the army. Talk about hard times. Horrible, horrible, horrible. Like trench warfare in WWI. I think the bastions are still there.
I remember seeing Putin talking to the people of Krimea after the reunification with Russia. The question that kept arising from the military, business and commoners was: “what about our pensions?” I don’t blame them since I depend on my pension; in this top heavy world, unless I have savings or family I couldn’t survive without government help.
But reflecting on it now, I wonder about the level of awareness. Where are the questions about war itself, particularly its causes? I don’t hear much about peace movements anymore. That I don’t wonder about since peace-niks never did address the real causes of war in my opinion.
The discussion above on children sex slaves caught my attention. Again the deep causes are “missing in action.” War and sex are polar co-dependents. War is sex-starved compensation, acted out against women, children and gullible young men.
Sex today is little more than romantic fetishism, using bodies to stave off the terror within. We were given a template and operating instructions 100,000 years ago but it got turned into a temple of god-almighty war, starting with the killing of man-like animals and proceeding logically to what we have today.
But I wander from the topic of Krimea. On the map the Krimean peninsula hangs down like a limp penis or lone testicle. Fortunately there seems to be manhood returning which is good news for women and children; and perhaps if men can learn to think about causes, there is hope for the earth herself.
“Peace will return when the proper sexual order is restored. The Lover is first and foremost a Womam, appearing also has a male enhancer of her pleasure. It’s sexual magic of the highest order to be both sexes together and separately, one heart in twofold part.”
In SImferopol, electricity supply is very spotty and varies day to day. Up until yesterday, there was power very early in the morning for few hours (about 5-11), and then again very late at night (about 22-1). Today as I’m told, power was on for about 40 minuts this morning and again in the evening.
Food situation is similar – nothing serious at the moment. No power – no sales. Bread has to be chased early in the morning. Water is available but not hot water. Heating – exactly the same as Auslander explained, central heating uses gas to heat water but electric pumps to circulate it.
Internet works when there is power, but what he doesn’t mention is that mobile phones too only work if there is power to the mobile towers… 3 days ago a young man was unconscious on a bench at a bus stop in quite a cold weather, and people couldn’t even call the ambulance. Another young man ran to the hospital. Not sure of the result, but at least they tried.
I was also told today that people are “angry like dogs”. Power cut didn’t allow me to clarify, but from previous conversations, I am guesing they are angry at Ukraine which is not old news, but with a renewed intensity which is actually new. The peninsula was blockaded from the land side several months ago, so all supplies need to come over the ferry. Ferry capacity isn’t exactly enough during summer but it’s bearable, but during the winter the weather gets a bit wild and ferries can sit for 14 hours waiting to cross at times.
There is a talk of a temporary bridge which should be running within few months, and that will make any transport blockade completely meaningless. Running high-voltage cables over 1.2km stretch of water is not a small feat, I hope they actually manage to do it in the next 3 weeks or so.
I was joking that after the proper bridge is built with 3 vehicle lanes and railway line each way, power supply and gas supply are connected to the continental Russia, they might as well blow up those few kilometres of land connection to Ukraine and make Crimea a proper island. I wouldn’t bother counting on Ukraine honouring any deals for the next 50 years or so…
I was in Krim 10 years ago now – how time passes – and it seemed very agricultural to me, other than the costal cities. Semi-arid as well. I believe there were many summer camps for children there (costal region) and many people went to the coast for health during the warm months. Does that still occur?
I noticed in your commentary on the US the mention of single mothers here. It was my impression, both in Ukraine and Russia, that many, many children were raised by single mothers. (divorced mostly) . Is that your impression?
Russia must give the Ukros a very cold winter. Shut down the gas and provide only what they can pay for in advance.