About 200 thousand without power, explosions in a support center and a school gym covered with snow: new disasters hit Russia
While Russian troops are bombarding Ukrainian towns and villages, causing destruction, killing and injuring civilians, new problems and troubles are falling on the territory of the Russian Federation one after another. In the last 24 hours alone, almost 200,000 Russians were left without electricity in the Rostov region, the roof of a school gym collapsed under the weight of snow in the Orenburg region, and a "client" of a psychiatric clinic in Kalmykia set off an explosion in a rehabilitation center.
The apocalyptic picture of Russian everyday life was complemented by fires that have already become traditional, which broke out in several regions of the Russian Federation. The media and the aggressor state's Telegram channels are reporting on new Russian troubles.
For example, according to Russian media reports, almost three hundred settlements in Rostov region have no electricity. Electricity began to disappear in the homes of Russians the day before, on February 10: first, 70,000 people were left without electricity, then 100,000 in the evening of the same day, and by the morning of February 11, 195,000 residents of 282 settlements in the region were without electricity.
According to official statements by the Russian Ministry of Energy, the blackout was caused by "icing of the wires" due to freezing rain and snow: the thickness of the ice on the wires is almost 4 cm.
"Under the weight of the ice, wires and lightning protection cables on the power lines break, which leads to technological disruptions. Even the reinforced concrete supports cannot withstand the icy load," the media quoted the Russian Ministry of Energy as saying.
And in the village of Donskoye, Orenburg region, the roof of a school gym collapsed under the weight of the falling snow.
And here, Russian propagandists even found a positive.
"Fortunately, no one was injured, and students have a day off today. Preliminarily, it was the weight of the snow," they report.
Now the "lucky" students will study remotely, the propagandists add.
The night before, there was also "fun" in Kalmykia. In the city of Elista, a patient of a psychoneurological dispensary set off an explosion in the Alternative Mediation and Psychological Assistance Center, located on the first floor of an apartment building.
"According to the investigation, a conflict arose between the man and an employee of the Alternative Psychological Assistance Center, which was located in a residential building. The man, who was registered at the dispensary, detonated an explosive device and died. An employee of the center and his relative were injured," a Russian publication reported.
The irony is that the staff of the mentioned center trained psychologists and taught them how to resolve disputes and conflicts.
Another publication adds that the wounded psychologist of the center and her husband were hospitalized in serious condition.
The Telegram channel "Cheka-OGPU" published details about the man who carried out the explosion.
"28-year-old Sergei Danilov is from Elista. He was engaged in one-time repairs of office equipment and setting up the Internet. He lived in a private house and led a reclusive lifestyle: he did not have any social media accounts, did not maintain friendships with anyone. It is known that Sergei Danilov was registered with the republican IPD with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, he had a split personality," the Russian publicist writes, adding that the bomber was going to his death: before going to the center, he put on a "shahid belt" and blew himself up after arriving at the target.
But the most interesting thing is that the "fun" in Elista did not stop with the bomber's death. After the explosion, security forces came to his house to search it, and apparently, they found something. Around 01:30 local time, another explosion occurred in the victim's house: this time, Russian guardsmen were injured.
"Initially, the soldiers said that a tripwire had been installed in the house, but experts rejected this version based on the nature of the injuries. The fact is that the injured security forces were wearing special ammunition, but despite this, one lost his legs, another lost his eyes, and the third received concussion and multiple shrapnel wounds. In addition, acetone was spilled on the floor and surfaces throughout the house and powder was scattered," writes the Cheka-OGPU.
According to the public, in the morning they found traces of an extremely dangerous and unstable explosive substance that is not used for military purposes - aciton triperoxide. The diagnosed bomber had placed "traps" with this substance throughout the house. So, the newspaper writes, the security forces may not be able to get to his computer, where, as they assume, the clue to the man's motives may be stored.
If the house is not cleared of mines, the Cheka-OGPU adds, it will simply be blown up.
A new day brought new fires in Russia.
In the city of Maysky in Kabardino-Balkaria, a clothing market was on fire in the morning. The fire area reached 2 thousand square meters.
The fire in the terminal of the airport in Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo region, which is currently under construction, was somewhat more modest in terms of the area of fire.
"A fire broke out in the terminal of the Novokuznetsk airport under construction in Kuzbass, the causes are being investigated," Russian media reported.
By 10 a.m., the Russian Emergencies Ministry said it had extinguished an open fire on an area of 300 square meters. They also assured that no one was injured: they said all the people in the building had been evacuated.
But in Togliatti, in the Samara region of the Russian Federation, the fire was much more "convincing." A hotel complex was on fire there.
"In addition to the rooms of the Zhara Beach Resort, the complex houses the Nebo nightclub. The area of the fire reached 800 square meters. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, two people were injured. The building was evacuated by 20 participants of the Zhigulevskaya Mile festival," Russian media reported.
As a reminder, on February 9, it became known about a severe fire at the Ilyich Oil Refinery in the Krasnodar Territory of the Russian Federation. Russians complained about UAVs and explosions.
The operational headquarters of the region admitted that a fire had occurred on the territory of the Ilyich Oil Refinery and issued a statement saying that "the open fire was promptly extinguished by the plant's services."
Later, it became known that two refineries in the Krasnodar Territory were hit that night. They were hit by drones during the SSU operation.