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    Locals say Vladimir Putin 'cleaned the air' in Kransnoyarsk on his visit to the city

    By The Siberian Times reporter 01 March 2017


    The Russian president's trip on Wednesday coincided with a marked improvement in levels of pollution, they claim.

    Krasnoyarsk has the reputation of a polluted city with fumes from local enterprises clinging to the valley of the Yenisei River. This is known locally as Black Sky Mode, because the smog blots out the sun.

    Yet today residents reported a marked improvement, coinciding with a visit by President Putin to chair a session on preparations for the 2019 Winter Universiade to be held in that city.

    The reason? Social media observers are in no doubt.

    They believe local officials demanded that enterprises cut emissions in the recent days so that the president would not experience any pollution during his stay.



    Krasnoyarsk governor Viktor Toilokonsky greets Vladimir Putin in the morning in Krasnoyarsk. Vladimir Putin poses with sportswoman Elena Radionova. Pictures: NGS24, Elena Radionova

    But bloggers warn that residents will suffer once Putin returns to Moscow. Viks7228 commented: 'It is clear that a telegram was sent and for two weeks all enterprises were advised to decrease emissions to zero. So the sky became clear. And after he leaves they will immediately raise [emissions] 300%. And the black sky will be back again.'

    Viktoria wrote: 'It's a kind of magic! This means they can push Thermal power station and KRAZ (Krasnoyarsk aluminium plant), but obviously one hand washes the other and when the president leaves our city we will have 'Black Sky Mode' again.'

    She suspected regional governor Viktor Tolokonsky for behind behind the alleged move. Vladimir Smirnov observed: 'Look the pollution has stopped, so the sky is clean.'



    'The air became clear in Krasnoyarsk, and thanks to Putin for this.' Pictures: NGS24

    The governor has indicated that weak wind is the cause of pollution. He has previously said: 'The wind will blow and all will be normal'.

    Later, in July 2016, his wife Natalia wrote in her Instagram 'When the thoughts in your head are clean, polluted air is not dangerous. I can teach you as a doctor.'

    Ahead of the Putin visit, local media NGS24 wrote on Vkontakte social media: 'The air became clear in Krasnoyarsk, and thanks to Putin for this.' The wind 'follows the word of our governor - and blows.'




    Krasnoyarsk has the reputation of a polluted city with fumes from local enterprises clinging to the valley of the Yenisei River. Pictures: TVK6, tk-ck.ru, NGS24, Alexey Gudkin, Inna Maklakova

    Startling pictures show conditions in Krasnoyarsk during Black Sky Mode, with locals claiming conditions are dangerous for the health of residents, especially children.

    However, comparative reports do not provide evidence that the city is by any means the most polluted.

    Putin arrived in Krasnoyarsk from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan,final stopover on a Central Asian tour, in which the president also visited Almaty in Kazakhstan and Dushanbe in Tajikistan.

    The trip was timed to mark the 25th anniversary of Russia's diplomatic relations with ex-Soviet states Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

    Putin used his visit to Krasnoyarsk to deny allegations of a state-sponsored sports doping programme in Russia. The claims were made by a World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) commission, and used by Western countries to attack Moscow.

    'I want to emphasize once again - we have always said this - there has never been, there is no, and I hope there never will be a state support system for doping in Russia,' Putin said. 'On the contrary, there will only be a fight against doping.'

    Putin is closely involved in planning for the Winter Universiade 2019 in Russia's Krasnoyarsk.

    Locals say Vladimir Putin 'cleaned the air' in Kransnoyarsk on his visit to the city

    Video is footage, from above, of the "black sky" smog.

    Krasnoyarsk is NOT the most polluted Russian city.

    That would be Norilsk:
    Northern exposure: Life in Norilsk, Russia's most polluted city
    Where the river runs red: can Norilsk, Russia's most polluted city, come clean?

    But Krasnoyarsk is bad too.

    Locals there are used to wearing masks to protect their lungs whenever they set foot outside



    Not long ago, some local environmentalist group put breathing masks on all statues and monuments in Krasnoyarsk, in protest of the air pollution


    Dirty air is just a part of life there...

    But, of course, we can't have His Majesty breathing that shit, can we? lol

    But, yeah, this is why Russians love when Putin (or, at least, Medvedev) comes to town. Suddenly, problems that were neglected and ignored for years are getting solved. Roads get paved. Fences and building walls get fixed up, patched up, and repainted. If you are lucky enough that He is visiting your kid's school, the school may even get new equipment! haha
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    Bloggers and social media users in Krasnoyarsk reported earlier this week that local officials made a special effort to clean up the city ahead of a visit by President Putin, according to Newsru.com, citing local media.

    “Trucks delivered clean snow to Krasnoyarsk,” Twitter user Andrei Maximov wrote on Tuesday, quoting a local radio station.

    The report also says the smog that has regularly covered the city for the past 20 days suddenly disappeared before Putin arrived. The same thing happened last year, right before Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited the city for the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum.

    Utility companies reportedly redoubled their snow-clearing efforts, washed some of the streets, and even re-parked some cars, in order to give parking spaces a better appearance. Gardeners apparently trimmed the grass, where it was visible. One of the cafes in the city center also reportedly changed the advertisement on its LED display to read, “Putin is our president!”
    Clean Snow Delivered to Siberian City Ahead of Putin's Visit

    LMAO
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    Carrying snow!

    That Putin. What a tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Carrying snow!

    That Putin. What a tool.
    They had to clean the place up for him. Again, that's why Russians love when he visits their locale lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    They had to clean the place up for him. Again, that's why Russians love when he visits their locale lol
    O, well I guess. Do the towns get financial aid for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    O, well I guess. Do the towns get financial aid for this?
    Nah, its all a local affair. Putin, frankly, isn't even supposed to really know about it, that's the whole point. I have seen some people on Russian forums argue that, its not that he necessarily doesn't care how bad things are in some regions; he simply doesn't know, the regional officials make sure he does not. When he comes to check with own eyes, they throw together these Potemkin villages for him, highlight anything good, hide anything bad. So, he is always leftcwith an impression that things are better than they actually are. He is kept in an alternative reality by his own governors and mayors, who fear his wrath if he ever saw the truth. Always been that way, with despot after despot in Russia, from Tsars to Emperors to Communist GenSecs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Nah, its all a local affair. Putin, frankly, isn't even supposed to really know about it, that's the whole point. I have seen some people on Russian forums argue that, its not that he necessarily doesn't care how bad things are in some regions; he simply doesn't know, the regional officials make sure he does not. When he comes to check with own eyes, they throw together these Potemkin villages for him, highlight anything good, hide anything bad. So, he is always leftcwith an impression that things are better than they actually are. He is kept in an alternative reality by his own governors and mayors, who fear his wrath if he ever saw the truth. Always been that way, with despot after despot in Russia, from Tsars to Emperors to Communist GenSecs...
    Trump would love to have that much ass kissing and ball washing.
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