Saturday, January 10, 2004

Russians in the dark

"Thieves" have stolen power equipment and left a major Russian naval yard without electricity:

Thieves have left a northern Russian military naval yard and nearby village without electricity after stealing equipment from the local power station, officials quoted by Interfax said Saturday.

The Murmansk yard which has ships and nuclear submarines and the neighbouring village have been without power since Friday, the regional electricity company said.

Back-up power systems are out of order and with temperatures below zero, the heating station for the village could breakdown if the equipment freezes, an official said.

I hope their nukes are safer than their power equipment...


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