After listening to voice messages from my sister, I decided to watch the Russian news.
I started with the Tomsk news… and found a TV channel that I even didn’t know existed*. I watched one episode.
The new Tomsk oblast Governor Vladimir Mazur surprises with his activities.
-On February 8, he held a meeting with volunteers who were collecting humanitarian aid for Tomsk soldiers. He spoke about the results of his trip to the “Donetsk and Luhansk National Republics” over the previous weekend. I think on February 4-5. And, yes, the “National republics” that are now being “liberated” by the Russian army.
The governor put together a short video, most likely not by himself, and as he says, not for advertising purposes. The video is here.
-On February 10, he visited a plant that produces mining equipment, control systems for miners, etc. which are relevant for the Donetsk National Republic. Interestingly, the plant is heated with coal (!), while gas heating equipment is installed. But because of the bureaucracy, it cannot be connected. Now probably the governor’s assistants will sort out the problem.
-On February 11, Vladimir Mazur went to the ski track, took part in the marathon “Ski Track of Russia”. He published this in his telegram channel.
–Also I saw the gymnasium where my children studied. ..The director of the gymnasium (the same as 20 years ago) asked for modern security cameras and to improve the area around the school. I remember how difficult it was to get to the school grounds on rainy days. Nothing seems to have changed over the years.Continue reading “February news, Tomsk, Russia”