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It's one thing to read in the news, the other to see with my own eyes, how deep this ass deep.

Of course, in the news and saw about blekaut, and about the problems, and communiques officials "we are ready", "the situation is under control", "Sevastopol with honor cope with blackouts Ukraine." But I do not think that all this way. But November 26 was held for 4 days from the date of de-energization of the Crimea.

For the whole day before yesterday the electricity in my house have included little more than an hour. In this case, the neighboring houses were without electricity, some areas within sight also looked black hole in the November evening sky and only Shevchenko district to enjoy the present electric lights. The truth is too long, they turn off about 20 minutes after the light went out in my apartment.

And about Shelkino town in the east of the Crimea a few days ago I had learned even Putin. And all because residents Shelkino suddenly found themselves on the brink of survival because of the situation with the blackout of the Crimea and of them in the early days of simply ... forgotten! Ask how this is possible in the XXI century? Maybe.

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Once in the car, I decided to take a ride around the city. The impression that the city became extinct. Honestly, I never saw the streets of Sevastopol at 8pm so empty. I drove through the Gagarin district, Lenin, looked around at the other side of the bay Nakhimovskiy ... Everywhere darkness. Lit only hospital, the building of the police and the administration, the military and naval units, at home, who are lucky enough to be in line with them, as well as restaurants and some of the buildings that have their own generators. All. The rest of the city, except for a small housing estate at 8pm was dark!

Indeed, the situation is under control! Sevastopol, November 26, 2015:

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But the city guide published online schedule of guaranteed power supply, promising the presence of light in the homes of residents of three o'clock in six. That's only in this graph is observed only at least six hours without light. And with the light - as it will. Someone, and three, and someone metered less than an hour. Per day. Having read the comments of people on the Sevastopol city forum and news site "Outpost", I realized that this situation lasts for five days and blekauta fundamentally does not change: the schedule is, but it is absolutely not respected. Mess - people do not know when they will have a light, can not plan anything. I can imagine how difficult it is for those who have children, especially young children. And what about those who have home electric cookers? As they prepare at least eat?

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This empty Bolshaya Morskaya Street at 8 pm had never seen before.

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By the way, about a month before today's events and the Crimean leadership, management and Sevastopol cheerfully report that the Crimea is ready for possible outages and people almost do not notice it, they say their needs are fully covered own generation. Indeed, "we are ready!"

It is interesting that a year ago, at about this same time, there was a few times off the electricity supply to Ukraine in the Crimea peninsula 3-6 hours and even then plunged into darkness. As you can see, a year has passed, but all Crimea also in the dark. Neither the promised cable is not cast on the bottom of the Kerch Strait, nor a sufficient number of gas turbine power plants are not installed. Everything is as usual...

Sebastopol Center. Light is in Sailor's Club (by the way, lighting the tops of the towers are not disabled contrary to the requirement of the governor), illuminated showcases some shops and striking showcase of the restaurant "Russian balalaika". Surprisingly, it has been disconnected light boxes advertising. Despite the fact that all the houses but the streets are without light.

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The only light in the black tunnel of the street Suvorov - working snack Pizza Mom. One of the few employees of catering establishments.

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also did not cherish the light in the Baikal bank, contrary to the instruction to turn off all such lighting device to save electricity. In the background you can see the broken supermarket Novus.

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Now, about the depth of your ass without electricity:

- in electric transportation is not working, go only taxis and buses;

- in no street lights; in addition to the fact that all the houses are dark, impossible to walk without the flashlight; - practically do not work lights;

- the majority of ATMs did not work;

- hardly a supermarket (8-9 pm, traveled half the city, I found only one working a large supermarket);

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- do not operate kindergartens and some schools;

- does not work half the gas stations;

- no hot water supply and heating (well, with the supply of water and gas, at least until no failures, I have not noticed);

- Mobile Communications works with strong disruption and people through the media prepared for the fact that another week in this mode and it "lies" completely;

- does not operate the mobile Internet;

- Many firms, shops and businesses can not carry on business due to the lack of a clear timetable off and supply of electricity;

- in Sevastopol almost impossible to buy candles, diesel generators and lighting equipment on batteries.

Actually, the list is long. As you can see, the situation has touched all spheres of life and it is very difficult.

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By the way, in Simferopol, the situation is much better and a lot more traffic lights work, and mobile communications without interruption, and mobile internet (even LTE in the city center).

to As Shelkino survives without electricity and gas

This small town in the east of the Crimea a few days ago had learned even Putin. And all because residents Shelkino suddenly found themselves on the brink of survival because of the situation with the blackout of the Crimea and of them in the early days of simply ... forgotten!

Ironically, Shelkino had to supply electricity throughout Crimea, t. To. This city in 80 years, was built for the future work of the Crimean NPP. But nuclear power station and was not completed, and the city was on the map of Crimea. And so, in 2015, it has developed one of the most difficult situations on the entire peninsula of the Crimea at the time of power failure. The reason for this was several factors. Firstly, Shelkino is "detached", and in a complex system of distribution of scarce megawatts' worth "in line one of the last. Secondly, in the situation on the ground reporting, which served the leadership of the Crimea in the first day of an emergency, someone mistakenly mixed up the numbers "Electricity in the house is served 2:00" to "Electricity in the house is not supplied to 2:00" and all thought that Shelkino all good, in contrast to other regions of the Crimea. Thirdly, in this city of all high-rise buildings are equipped exclusively with electric stoves. That is why people find themselves in a situation where they just do not eat can not prepare, or even water to heat up to a cup of tea and a little warm in the cooled without heating homes. Stronger than all, of course, the situation struck by families with small children and the elderly.

As a result of people have to cook food and boil water in the courtyards of apartment buildings at the stake and wait as manna from heaven, when before their turn comes home two hours to get electricity ...

Seeing people with cameras and knew that we had come to talk about their problems, the locals rushed to vying to outline the current situation and the causes of the problems.

The two women at the entrance told us that half the entrances of their homes, electricity is supplied to the 1, 5-2 hours once a day, and in the second half of the entrances there is no electricity since Saturday.

"To phone the hotline Aksenov and Krymenergo impossible. I'm 100 times a day, trying to make it to at least some information to get what we expect. Perhaps it is easier to get through to Putin than our Simferopol ".

Meanwhile, someone from the citizens, apparently, still managed to get through to the Kremlin hotline, once Putin asked the Crimean leaders: "And what have you for a disaster in Shelkino if even reached me the information?" .

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After that, the Emergency Situations Ministry arrived Shelkino with field kitchen and deployed in the center point of care and heating, as well as constantly provide all comers with boiling water and hot tea. This allowed at least partially reduce the pile of inconvenience to people.

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At that time, when we were here, the food at these kitchens for people not prepared, but only provided them with boiling water and tea, even though people say that on Monday and provided them with hot meals. For hot water and tea are constantly there is a small place.

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So sit back and smoke MOE-nicks once, only manage to fill the tanks with water and put them on the fire to warm up.

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Shelkino is located in a rather windy place, so there is often at the same temperature is much colder than in the depths of the peninsula because of the wind and high humidity due to the proximity to the sea. Tea in these conditions, given the lack of heating and hot water in buildings becomes indispensable tool.

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These days, the central square in front of the only cinema in Shelkino become a place where concentrated the whole life of the town. Here and only permanently working TV with news and a message board with graphs of electricity supply, and field kitchen with tea, and all the rumors gossip from Simferopol.

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In the foyer of the cinema of the glass installed a large flat-panel, and the sound is brought to the column on the street.

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News watch everything - from small to large.

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And bask tea. By the way, among drunken people we have not seen on the square is always a few people in police uniforms, also at nightfall on the area staffed by volunteers from the local Cossacks.

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You can also charge the phone and the necessary equipment.

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The most important thing during various emergencies - the available information. Once people have no way to know it from the media and the Internet, it is placed on the stands there on the square near the theater.

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The most important thing at this stand - the schedule, when a house will light. Shelkino - a small town, no streets here, only the house numbers. And each of them is in this chart. However, people have complained that the schedule is executed poorly, often instead of the promised two hours to give the light a little time, and sometimes not at all at the time, which is listed on the sheet. For one day was a new schedule to alternate who serves electricity during the night, someone in the afternoon.

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While the adults learn the schedule, the children amuse themselves as they can. And at the same time and keep warm.

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Next to the theater office of the local internet service provider, some of which we see a lot of people.

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Coming closer, we find that there is a point with free Wi-Fi and young people read news and ribbons in their social networks.

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Next in several houses see a window with a burning light. Check with graphic pictures in their cells - the house number and time are the same ...

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Modern rock painting: "It is very boring to me without light" - wrote some child.

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Pensioners these days is not easy. For them, all the troubles with the cold in the apartments and difficulties with cooking adds another challenge to rise to his home, because the elevators do not work ...

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Without fail light in Shelkino served in the room administration, school and children's creative studio.

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But, despite the fact that the school has electricity, the children let go on vacation. The fact that the school is very cold and the learning process is impossible to carry out without the risk of disease.

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The closer to the evening, the more people come down to him to the courtyard ... to heat water and cook food.

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In a city where there is no gas pipeline and all electric, no other way to do it no stoves. Only the fire.

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Next to your kettle heats another family.

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Everything just like in a student dormitory in the kitchen - on one plate and a kettle, and a pot of soup and pan with potatoes.

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But they help adults: collecting firewood and sawing branches. I must say that despite the complexity of all the blame, the people did not lose heart. They are sensitive to the situation, realizing that he could not change it fundamentally. But complain about the failure to comply with the schedule and, in their view, poor performance of the local administration. Still hot water with tea and porridge on the third day they were ready to come MOE-ship rather than the utility of the city.

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At nightfall, most people are either sent to freeze in their apartments, or going all in the same place on the square to watch newscasts. And the crowd is walking murmur that speakers speak only of the downed Turkish SU-24, Syria and other issues, and almost not a word about energy blockade of the Crimea.

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