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The Railways issued a Declaration with commitments on ecology and lake Baikal

Russian Railways has published on its website a Declaration obligations in terms of ecology and lake Baikal, which, in particular, provide for the construction of facilities in accordance with environmental protection legislation and special projects in support of biodiversity conservation of the unique ecosystem of the lake.

A document called the "Declaration concerning an integrated approach in solving problems of protection of lake Baikal in the implementation of investment projects to develop Eastern polygon". "Of JSC "Russian Railways" realizes that the location of the objects on the Baikal natural territory imposes a special responsibility on the company. Setting its primary objective the fulfillment of the mission for the safe transport of goods and passengers with minimal impact on the environment during implementation of investment projects for the development of the Eastern site, the company finds it necessary to participate in preserving the ecosystem of lake Baikal", - the document says.

Steven Seagal wants to do business with "far hectare" in Buryatia

Steven Seagal previously travelled to Buryatia, wants to develop their business project in the framework of the program "far Eastern hectare", to teach children martial arts, and to protect lake Baikal, the press service of the government of the Republic with reference to the actor.

Seagal arrived to Buryatia in the beginning of last week to visit the lake Baikal and the Ivolginsky datsan. He bowed to the imperishable body of pandido Hambo Lama Dashi-Dorzho Itigelov, released fingerlings into the lake, conducted the training with the athletes of the Republic and got acquainted with the culture of the region.

Khakassia took the first tourist flight from the European part of Russia

In Khakassia arrived first tourist flight, organized with the support of local authorities and of the Federal tourism Agency.

"The city of Abakan and Khakassia are ready to receive guests, - said the Minister of economic development of the Republic of Khakassia Nikolay Evdokimov. In the Republic while there are restrictive measures, but the hotels have already opened, have earned summer terraces of cafes and objects of tourism interest. Will be introduced and other measures, to open the cinemas, saunas".

On the lake eliminated the oil slick from hitting the jetty of a boat

Oil slick on the lake, which appeared after the ship during a storm, collided with a jetty, liquidated, reports the Baikal Interdistrict environmental Prosecutor's office.

Informed of the Baikal interregional environmental Prosecutor's office reported about the beginning of the inspection due to the oil spill from the banked during a storm the vessel. East-the Siberian investigatory management on transport SK the Russian Federation also conducts a review. According to investigators, the incident occurred at the pier in the village of Khuzhir, Irkutsk region on Thursday during a storm when moored the vessel collided with the pier. According to prosecutors, the water could get more than 100 liters of fuel.

In the waters of lake Baikal dropped a private plane

Light aircraft with passengers emergency landing on the water of lake Baikal in Olkhon district of the Irkutsk region, the press service of the Baikal search and rescue team.

"In Shybetska the Gulf of the Small sea Strait Olkhonsky district of Irkutsk region today an emergency landing on the water made a private Yak-12A. According to preliminary information, during aerialsurvey the plane had engine failure. On Board the airplane were four persons: the pilot and three passengers", - stated in the message.

Scientists estimated the possible consequences of a fuel spill on lake Baikal

Oil slick from a spill of 100 litres of fuel, as happened on the lake, can cover the waters area more than 30 thousand square meters and cause excessive concentrations thousands of times, told RIA Novosti doctor of geological-mineralogical Sciences, Director of the Limnological Institute of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrei Fedotov.

Previously, the Supervisory authority has informed about the beginning of the inspection due to the oil spill from the banked in a storm the vessel on lake Baikal. The incident occurred at the pier in the village of Khuzhir. Presumably, more than a hundred liters of fuel could fall into lake Baikal, the owner of the vessel claims that resulted in just a few liters.

Named tourist places in Russia, competing with foreign

The major sites of the Russian Federation for a summer vacation, able to compete with destinations abroad, the Russians think Sochi, Crimea and Saint Petersburg, according to a study of the Bank "Otkrytie", which is available to RIA Novosti.

Competitive places of summer holidays in Russia 13% of respondents also believe lake Baikal, 11% of respondents called the Altai, and another 9 per cent - Kazan and Moscow.

On lake Baikal appeared the ship, able to purify water from petroleum products

The first eco-tanker-the tug "hero of the Soviet Union Georgiy Moskalev", able to purify water from petroleum products, I pulled the trigger Sunday on lake Baikal in Buryatia, the press service of the President.

According to her, the ceremony was held in the village of Turka Baikal area. Environmental the ship is able to fuel and oil boats, make for the disposal of both liquid and solid wastes as well as sewage and petroleum products from other vessels. And most importantly - to recycle and clean the oil sludge and waste water to flush is clean water in lake Baikal.

The Prosecutor's office is not allowed to build on lake Baikal plant for bottling water

The court in Ulan-Ude invalidated the right of ownership of the company, "the Well of the earth," founders are Chinese businessmen, land land on the Bank of lake Baikal, where it was planned to build a plant for bottling water, according to the Baikal interregional environmental Prosecutor's office.

"The issue of construction of factories for bottling of Baikal water appeared in the beginning of 2019 and gained a wide public resonance. As a result of the Prosecutor's office measures, industrial facilities, planned for construction in violation of law, not construction", - said the Prosecutor.

Rosturizm called the price of package tours to Russia in summer

Federal Agency for tourism took an active part in the formation of a new available package tours to Russia, where an integrated value of travel starts from 10 thousand rubles for week package per person, said in an Internet address, the Minister of sarin doguzova.

Commenting on the results of the meeting Prime Minister Mikhail mishustina, dedicated to the development of tourism, she noted that one of the key objectives of the Federal tourism Agency this summer remains the launch of new routes and destinations for Russian citizens, in addition to traditional southern Russia.