NATO rejects media claims alliance unable of quick deploymentWorld October 21, 13:01
Russia has no doubts Iran observes JCPOA - deputy foreign ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 11:04
Monuments to Soviet troops in PolandWorld October 21, 10:57
Putin and Erdogan give positive assessment to joint efforts in Astana processWorld October 21, 3:03
Privileges to certain languages in Ukraine’s education law to worsen situation — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 21:46
International balance of forces in Syria after Raqqa’s liberation unclear yet — expertMilitary & Defense October 20, 21:05
Russia to resume import of aubergines, pomegranates from Turkey since October 30Business & Economy October 20, 20:18
International station to orbit Moon at 70,000 km distance from EarthScience & Space October 20, 20:09
US indulging in lies to have UN-OPCW mission’s mandate extended — Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 19:31
MOSCOW, February 20 (Itar-Tass) – Russia’s Interior Minister Vladimir Puchkov hopes that the emergency situation following the fall of a meteor in the Chelyabinsk Region will boost the creation of technologies of monitoring small bolides. Also, it would like experts and scientists to share their ideas how to minimize the effects of meteor rains on cities and communities.
“I believe that this emergency situation will push us towards generating new resources, approaches and ideas in tackling this serious problem,” Puchkov told Itar-Tass.
He explained that the system of monitoring the meteor threat today is being created in North America and in Europe, but it allows for tracking only large bolides.
“As far as smaller meteors are concerned, they are travelling at cosmic speeds and ways of their monitoring are technologies of the future humanity’s best brains are still to create,” Puchkov said.
He quoted statistics indicating that about a hundred meteorites fall on the Earth, but most of them sink into the Oceans and seas, the Antarctic, and unpopulated areas.
“In Chelyabinsk we saw effects on social infrastructures in cities and communities,” Puchkov said.
He recalled he had formed a working group of specialists from the Emergencies Ministry, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Emergencies Ministry Strategic Studies Center and members of the Emergencies Ministry council of experts.
“We shall specify plans for training the ministry’s units for addressing many of the tasks that had to be addressed in this specific situation,” Puchkov said. “Besides, we shall hear the opinions of experts and scientists as to how to minimize the effects of meteor rains and large celestial bodies on homes and social infrastructures and maintain the stability of all systems in such adverse conditions.