Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
Russian frigate Admiral Essen returns to Crimea after mission in MediterraneanMilitary & Defense September 22, 16:24
MOSCOW, December 15 (Itar-Tass) —— More than 14,000 people who got in traffic accidents have been rescued by Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) specialists in Russia this year, Deputy Emergencies Minister Alexander Chupriyan told Itar-Tass.
The number of those who were blocked in wrecked cars and could not escape themselves and were recovered by rescuers with special equipment has exceeded 14,000, he said.
The deputy minister noted that the Emergencies Ministry was an active participant in the implementation of the Road Traffic Safety federal program. There were no complaints from the Interior Ministry against the rescue service in the program implementation, he added.
EMERCOM specialists came to traffic accident sites for more than 110,000 times in the past nine months, 29 percent more than last year. The number of responses also increased by a third in 2010, according to Chupriyan.
Rescuers come to half of all the traffic accident sites, the deputy minister said.