here and now (1999) 19.08.1999

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Text writers: Lyubimov Aleksandr


The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia took part in the rescue operation in Turkey after the earthquake in 1999.

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The Russian brigades of the Ministry of Emergency Situations took part in the rescue operation in Guldzhuk to assist and deal with the aftermath of the August 17, 1999 earthquake near the Turkish city of Izmit.

Two days later, the Turkish government made an official request to Russia for help in extinguishing the fire of the Oil Refinery, which arose after the earthquake.

Video footage of the work of the rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations during the fire extinguishing at the refinery in Turkey.

Sergei Shoigu talks about the course of rescue operations, as well as about the experience of international cooperation in eliminating the consequences of emergency situations (ES) all over the world.

The statistics of occurrence of emergency situations, improvement of quality of carrying out of rescue operations, a level of readiness of rescuers are considered; Strengthening the technical base, as well as the work of the Ministry of Emergency Situations within the framework of humanitarian assistance.


Shoigu Sergey is Minister of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation.