Russian athletes must be trained for Olympics under certain geographic conditions — PutinSport May 23, 19:38
Final charges brought against Russian ex-economy minister UlyukayevBusiness & Economy May 23, 18:59
WADA delegation to visit Moscow this week to help with membership reinstatementSport May 23, 18:48
US President Donald Trump's first trip abroadWorld May 23, 18:41
Russian scientists master stimulating neurons with infrared irradiationScience & Space May 23, 18:37
Global research team cracks bacteria transmission codes to combat drug-resistant strainsScience & Space May 23, 17:44
Ukrainian politician warns imposing TV language quotas may deepen rift in societyWorld May 23, 17:06
Russia to host 2017, 2018 FIFA Cups at highest possible level — Putin to InfantinoSport May 23, 16:32
Russian rotocraft producer and Gazprom to modify helicopters for offshore deposit projectsBusiness & Economy May 23, 16:21
MOSCOW, May 12. /TASS/. The Russian army’s logistics units have completed laying a system of trunk pipelines designed to provide the Crimean peninsula with fresh water, Deputy Defense Minister, Army General Dmitry Bulgakov said on Tuesday.
"Overall, pipeline-laying units of the Western and Eastern Military Districts have assembled 48 lines of the pipeline with the total length of 412.4 km [256 miles]," the deputy defense minister said.
Pipeline-laying battalions of separate logistics brigades from the Western and Eastern Military Districts involving about 500 servicemen and 200 pieces of equipment worked in Crimea, the deputy defense minister said.
"By today, over 0.5 million cubic meters of fresh water have been delivered," the general said.
From May to November last year, units of the logistics brigade from the Western Military District supplied over 700,000 cubic meters of drinking water from artesian wells to dozens of Crimean communities via pipelines, the deputy defense minister said.
At that time, Russian army logistics units laid field water trunk pipelines more than 125 km (78 miles) long, he said.