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Chelyabinsk meteorite is lesson for mankind -- Medvedev

February 22, 2013, 11:37 UTC+3
The human civilization is self-assured. We believe that we make wonderful machines, create beautiful buildings, produce weapons
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MOSCOW, February 22 (Itar-Tass) - The meteorite that fell near Chelyabinsk is a lesson to all the mankind. It is necessary to look together for ways to withstand the forces of nature, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in his interview published in the Brazilian newspaper O Globe on Friday.

"The human civilization is self-assured. We believe that we make wonderful machines, create beautiful buildings, produce weapons. On the whole, the human civilization is developing. And at the same time, it turns out that we are quite vulnerable. And fantastic stories often offered by Hollywood blockbusters are not just fantasy. We really live in space, and various unexpected things can come from space," the premier said.

"It is a lesson," he believes. "We are very glad that nobody died, though the explosion of the fireball was of immense power. It took place at an altitude, but fragments flew to us. It could have ended much worse. So, it is such a lesson for the mankind and one more reminder that only together we can cope with some threats to the mankind. Most likely, there is no effective protection at present, but we must think over this. What we can present against the forces of nature. It will take money and our joint work," the Russian prime minister noted.

 

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