Patrushev in Novosibirsk to discuss issues of counter-terrorism and prevention of emergency situations in Siberia

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in fotosexogratis of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev. Archival photoPatrushev in Novosibirsk to discuss issues of counter-terrorism and prevention of emergency situations in Siberia© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The issues of improving the effectiveness of anti-terrorist protection of objects and territories in the Siberian Federal district, as well as additional measures for protection of population in case of threats of emergency situations of natural and technogenic character will be the themes of the upcoming Wednesday in Novosibirsk the exit meeting with participation of the Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev.

As reported by the press service of the RA security Council, participation in the meeting will be attended by the Plenipotentiary representative of the RF President in the Siberian Federal district, heads of regions included in the Siberian Federal district, representatives of Federal authorities, members of the staff of the security Council of the Russian Federation.

Topics from previous meeting

Traditionally, each to be held under the auspices of the security Council summarizing the implementation of the measures taken after the same event a year earlier. The main topics of a similar meeting, held on October 24, 2017 in Barnaul, there were additional measures for the prevention of crime, adopted by bodies of state power of subjects of the Russian Federation and bodies of local self-government and the issues of environmental safety in waste treatment consumption and decriminalization of the sphere in SFO.

Then Patrushev called the high crime rate in the County. The growth of crimes was noted in the Tuva Republic and Zabaykalsky Krai, according to Secretary SB. According to him, remained high in the SFO level of recidivism by 62%. Patrushev pointed out the flaws in the financing of special programs, poor monitoring, shortcomings in the organization of preventive work with juveniles and their families.

«Not at the proper level is the work on creation of specialized centers of social adaptation and rehabilitation of persons who have served a criminal sentence, as well as to expand the network of state centers for the treatment and rehabilitation of persons suffering from drug addiction and alcoholism,» stated Secretary of the security Council.

Separately Patrushev pointed to the growth of extremist crimes in the Siberian Federal district. From the beginning of 2017 such offences, the SFO revealed almost 14% more than the year before, said Patrushev. However, the Secretary of the Russian security Council noted the intensification of work to identify extremist materials in the Internet and libraries.

To enhance public safety on the streets Patrushev then demanded to pay special attention to the implementation of the system of intelligent video surveillance and increased use of the auto-commit offences in the field of traffic.

With regard to the issues of environmental security, it was said Patrushev at last year’s meeting on the Siberian Federal district revealed more than four thousand unauthorized dumps with a total area of 10 thousand hectares, resulting in significant environmental pollution and criminalization of the sphere of waste management.

The environmental situation in the area remains difficult, noted Patrushev. In the whole of the Siberian Federal district in January-October of 2017, there were more than 4 thousand of environmental crime, the financial losses which exceeded 12 billion rubles. Produced in the region annually about 460 million tons of waste consumption, and the economic turnover involved no more than 15% of the waste, said Patrushev.

As highlighted by the Secretary of the security Council, in the complete absence of SFO waste treatment facilities in areas of waste disposal generally indicates pollution. According to Patrushev, the most critical situation was observed in the republics of Tuva, Buryatia, Altai Krai, Kemerovo and Omsk regions. In the Irkutsk region the municipal solid waste in violation of the law located in the immediate vicinity of the Baikal lake coast, in the borders of the Central ecological zone, indicated Patrushev.

He stressed that these violations contribute to the criminalization of the sphere of waste management, form a threat to ecological security of the region, lead to the deterioration of the environment and sanitary-epidemiological situation, increase of social tension and reduce the tourism potential of the district.

Counter-terrorism

During the current year the FSB in the subjects of the Russian Federation included in the Siberian Federal district, reported on the suppression of the activities of the criminals are associated with terrorists and their supporters.

So, in March a press-service UFSB across Krasnoyarsk region has informed on detention of organizers and participants of the cell «Krasnoyarsk Jamaat» linked to international terrorist organizations.

In June in Krasnoyarsk have detained 11 members of a religious cell, which was engaged in recruitment of local residents into the ranks of the militants and organized channel for their transfer to terrorist groups in Syria and Afghanistan. Criminals in places of public accommodation and food promoted terrorism with the use of videos of one of the Islamic religious preachers.

The FSB, together with other police in July detained in Tomsk supporter of radical Islam from Kazakhstan, which promoted the idea of terrorism. According to intelligence agencies, this 22-year-old foreigner, while in Tomsk under fictitious identifying information, distributing materials with a positive assessment the most high-profile terrorist attacks that occurred on the territory of Russia, and publicly justify the actions of perpetrators of terrorists.

In September in Khakassia was detained recruiters of the banned international terrorist organization «JAMA’at al-Tauhid Val-Jihad»* participating in the fighting in Syria against members of the regular army and an official of the SAR government. In regional UFSB then said that the leader of this cell persuaded the inhabitants of Khakassia to the exit from Russia and participate in the activities of the terrorist organization in Syria. At the same time he expressed the intention to commit unlawful acts of a terrorist nature in Khakassia, including against law enforcement officers.

And in October of the cell members of the same «JAMA’at al-Tauhid Val-Jihad»* was detained in the Tomsk region. It was found that the leader cells in the oral interviews and through email correspondence in the Telegram messenger bowed their faces from their environment to participate in terrorist activities in Syria. Thus formed group of individuals could be used to commit terrorist crimes in Russia, have informed in UFSB.

Intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies, the SFO and suppress the financing of terrorists. For example, in August the FSB in the Tomsk region detained the citizen of one of the Asian countries on suspicion of financing the banned international terrorist organization «Islamic state.»* «The perpetrator was aware that he mentioned the money will be used to commit terrorist crimes, including in Russia,» — said the regional FSB.

And two residents of Transbaikalia received terms for the financing of terrorist organizations. In August, the far-Eastern district military court recognised the inhabitant of this region, a native of Kyrgyzstan, which sent money to the terrorist organization «dzhebhat an-Nusra»* guilty of funding terrorism in Syria and sentenced him to 4 years and 6 months colony. Being a supporter of radical religious views, this person was interested in the activities of terrorist organizations fighting in Syria. In 2017-2018, he regularly sent personal funds to Finance «dzhebhat an-Nusra»* knowing that the money will be used to prepare and commit terrorist attacks.

In mid-October, another inhabitant of the TRANS-Baikal region has received 3.5 years for the financing of terrorism. As reported by the regional UFSB, criminal in June 2016 transfer the money into e-wallet that was used to raise funds for the operation of the «Islamic state»*.

Security officers jointly with internal Affairs agencies continue to struggle with illegal production and arms transfers. For example, in February employees of FSB management across the Tomsk region detained a resident of Tomsk, which withdrew the elements of an improvised explosive device. And in early June there, in the Tomsk region, field investigators of FSB have blocked the large channel of illicit arms trafficking, seized more than a dozen pistols and machine guns.

Record flooding

A number of regions of the Siberian Federal district this year has suffered from revelry of water elements. Flash floods occurred in Zabaykalsky Krai. In Chita it was the strongest flooding since the beginning of the history of observation — 1936. Only in Transbaikalia was flooded 38 settlements, 776 homes, 2030 household plots, 2749 suburban areas, 28 adjoining areas of apartment buildings. Damage from the first wave of floods was estimated at more than a billion rubles. In the region due to the floods acted in a state of emergency was set up operational headquarters for emergency response.

The head EMERCOM of Russia Evgeny Senichev in early August said that during the flood in Transbaikalia received from the public complaints that they are not pre-alerted about possible flooding. According to him, the emergencies Ministry gave the forecast for the week, but the authorities did not use information agencies and the «notified is not always right.»

In the TRANS-Baikal territory government then confirmed that the standard notification scheme of the population via SMS messages and information through mass media was insufficient. While the former Governor of the region Natalia Zhdanova instructed to modify the system alert, and active use of alternative means of alerting and informing residents of possible emergencies.

Forest fires

Patrushev in Novosibirsk to discuss issues of counter-terrorism and prevention of emergency situations in Siberia© RIA Novosti / Michael Miroiterie in photobacteria scientists have developed an effective method of extinguishing forest pourover because of its natural features are located in the areas most affected by forest fires. This year from them, the most affected Krasnoyarsk Krai, it was necessary to introduce the state of emergency. In the summer, at the peak of the fires, the total area of fires has reached almost 900 thousand hectares. As noted by experts, the cause of 20% of the fires was the human factor — how careless handling of fire, and economic activities.

Despite the onset of autumn, increased risk of forest fires is saved in Tuva and Khakassia about this earlier in October, said the MOE.

Senichev pointed out that forest fires are of particular concern for rescuers. These incident occur very frequently due to the late, preventive measures, said the Minister.

However, in early September, RIA Novosti reported in the Siberian regional emergency center, a preventive action «Clean forest — territory without fire» will now begin in the fall, rescuers are already preparing for the spring fire season 2019. It was reported that interagency groups will be removed in September-October, rubbish, dry vegetation and combustible waste. They will also check systems and methods of alerting, communication facilities, as sources of fire water supply and water supplies for fire suppression in horticultural organizations.

Kemerovo tragedy

Patrushev in Novosibirsk to discuss issues of counter-terrorism and prevention of emergency situations in Siberia© RIA Novosti / Alexander Patrinorama in the image Bank»b» called the cause of the fire in the Mall «Winter cherry» in the March Kemerovo Russia was shocked by the tragedy that occurred in Kemerovo. The fire in the local shopping centre, «Winter cherry» killed 60 people, most of them children.

Then in SFO in a few weeks have tested several thousand objects with mass stay of people, 80% of them revealed various violations, said in may the Plenipotentiary of the President in district Sergey meniailo. As noted by the IMF, in addition to formal observations, inspectors found cases where the targets were not the fire exits, alarms, as well as found objects, which still have not been eliminated violations identified during similar inspections in previous years.

According to the report about the fire state of objects with mass stay of people in Siberia, 43% of them had violations of fire requirements, and to 182 facilities, the inspectors identified serious violations at the end of July, reported RIA Novosti in the press service of the Siberian regional center of EMERCOM of the Russian Federation.

As noted in a press-service, has been tested 12290 facilities, 43% of which was violation of fire requirements. In this 182 the objects identified serious violations that pose a threat to people. Administrative was punished 3855 owners and tenants. Materials inspectors have been directed to the courts, but decisions are made only in respect of 65 properties, representing 36%.

At the same time, in all regions of the SFD was revised training security companies in case of fire. It was reported that conducted more than 3.5 thousand training on evacuation for the objects of trade and leisure.

Warnings from the emergencies Ministry

Patrushev in Novosibirsk to discuss issues of counter-terrorism and prevention of emergency situations in Siberia© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Hinakura in fotobanka MOE called for a shift from reaction to prevention Susanaisky center of monitoring and forecasting emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature (WCMC) of EMERCOM of Russia – Center «Antistikhia» released in the spring forecast of the emergence in Russia of emergency situations of technogenic character for 2018.

In Siberia the highest probability of emergencies associated with fires on social sites around the clock stay of people are expected at the territory of Krasnoyarsk, Transbaikalian edges, republics of Buryatia, Tuva, Irkutsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk regions.

With regard to the greatest risk of explosions of household gas, according to experts «Antistikhia», they have been more exposed and Krasnoyarsk and Altai territories, Irkutsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk region.

The collapse of buildings most likely would occur in the Krasnoyarsk region, the Kemerovo and Novosibirsk regions, believed in «Antistikhia». The main reasons for emergencies of this kind was called a defective execution of construction works, errors in design, snow loads on roofs, dilapidated buildings, repair work and dismantling, the physical fatigue of structures. The center’s experts pointed out that the largest share of dilapidated housing in Siberia is celebrated on the territory of Tuva.

Risk of accidents in utility systems, regional and higher levels are subjected to TRANS-Baikal and Krasnoyarsk Krai, and Novosibirsk oblast, pointed the specialists of «Antistikhia».

*Terrorist organizations, banned in Russia

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