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Far Eastern Express kicks off in Moscow Metro

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DECEMBER 11, Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Egor Borisov took part in the launch of a thematic electric train Far Eastern Express. The ceremony of the launch of the Far Eastern Express, in which each train was dedicated to a specific region of the Far East, was held in one of the depots of Moscow Metro near Vykhino station.
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Scientists of Yakutsk and Their Canadian Colleagues Test the Medical Robot for the Arctic

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The robot while having light weight is equipped with channels of satellite, Internet and mobile communication.

Scientists of the Northeastern Federal University (NEFU) located in Yakutsk with their colleagues from the university of Saskatchewan (Canada) are testing the portable medical robot in the remote Arctic districts of Yakutia.

"The Canadian portable medical robot which we test at the Medical institute of NEFU and several hospitals of Yakutia is an ideal way of solving the problem of providing high-quality medical aid for Yakutia. This light-weighing device can be used by paramedics and nurses of rural hospitals which need consultation of profile specialists doctors", - Nikolay Dyachkovsky has told.

According to Dyachkovsky, inhabitants of remote places in Yakutia often have to wait for ambulance aircraft flights in order to reach the regional center or to get there by car in several days. Introduction of the portable robot will allow to treat bigger number of patients.
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What Kids Do When It’s -44 Degrees Cold Outside? Slide Down a Hill!

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In the morning of November 30 the air temperature in Yakutsk has fallen to -44 degrees cold. An  Instagram user under a nickname “stepych123” has noticed children who were not bothered by chill cold and fog. School students were playing on Lenin Square and sliding down a hill.
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Searching of Separated Parts of the Rocket "Soyuz-2.1b" Has Started

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On Wednesday morning helicopters have started searching for separated parts of the rocket "Soyuz-2.1b" which have fallen on two regions of Yakutia.

"Helicopters have been sent for searching of fragments today. All activities on searching, collecting and exporting of fragments should be done by December 4. It might get complicated due to the fact that now there is deep snow in those areas. Sampling of snow and soil is carried out, daily probes will be taken. Later all the data will be processed by the Republican information and analysis center of environmental monitoring" — our interviewee said.

Earlier the rocket "Soyuz-2.1b" along with the hydrometeorological Meteor-M satellite No. 2-1, the student's device "Baumanec -2" and 17 foreign nanosatellites started from the East spaceport in the Amur region. Separated parts of the rocket have fallen on two areas of the Amur region and two in Yakutia.
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Cloned Shepherd Dogs Have Started Working at the Federal Penitentiary Service of Yakutia

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Cloned Malinois dogs have started service at cynological division of the FPS – two male dogs called Jack and Tom of 2 years old. According to experts, the dogs have been demonstrating excellent results so far.

"These shepherd dogs show traits of easy learning ability, quick mind and gentle disposition. They can work without paying attention to external irritants and weather conditions. Considering the fact it’s their first time ever being in the conditions of extremely low temperatures and they have seen snow for the first time in life we didn't even expect much of them. We understood that dogs might still feel shocked, that’s why patience and time are necessary. However with each day and every training, they showed the increasing signs of adaptation and socialization, and, despite cold, have begun to cope with tasks of the general and special course of training perfectly. And all this in the conditions extremely alien for them. Yet still there is also summer when they will be able to show all their best qualities and abilities. I am very glad that such assistants have appeared in our division", - the senior instructor of the cynological group Irina Babikova has noted.

The dogs have been bred by cloning in 2015 in South Korea. A year later shepherds from the Seoul laboratory have been brought to Yakutia. Then it was reported that dogs haven't passed the selection of the cynological center of Ministry of Internal Affairs for Yakutia.

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A Hand Neuroprosthetics Prototype Developed By A NEFU Student Will Be Presented Next Year

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The meeting with a young scientist Ivan Popov, a student of the NEFU medical institute, took place at the junior technopark “Quantorium”.  He has developed a hand neuroprosthetics and next year he wants to present a fully-functional prototype of it.

In the beginning of this year a young scientist has won the Grant of the Head of Yakutia. He won his first grant in 2015 for developing upper limbs neuroprosthetics. For now he has done all the planned work on electronics and software.

Next year Ivan Popov is about to present a fully-functional prototype of prosthetics. The price of foreign prosthetics of this kind in average is around 2-3 million rubles, while prosthetics, made by our Yakut student, is estimated to be at 200 thousand rubles.
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The Area Of “Sayuri” Greenhouses Will Be Expanded Up To Ten Times

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The Sayuri company has begun building the second line of the project of a year-round greenhouse complex. Construction is planned to be finished early autumn next year.

The first stage of the project has already started. Tomatoes were grown up there in 2016, and now cucumbers are being grown also. According to the head of the company, the area of greenhouses today is 0.1 hectares, and when the second turn is finished the area of greenhouses will increase up to 1.2 hectares.

Building and sustaining year-round greenhouses project is carried out with the assistance of the Japanese company "Hokkaido Corporation”, which provides Japanese technologies. It is the first project of its kind in Yakutia where temperature falls down to -50 C in winter.
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Q&A With The President Of ALROSA

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The head of the diamond-mining company Sergey Ivanov will answer questions from the employees of the ALROSA group enterprises on the pages of the “Vestnik ALROSA” newspaper and on air of the “Amazny Kraj” TV channel. This was announced by the press office of the company.

“ALROSA is going through a stage of transformations designed to raise efficiency and stability of the company, as well as to strengthen our leadership on the diamond market, all of which will lead to welfare of the entire team. Ongoing changes in the company affect each of us one way or another, therefore many might have questions. It is important to me that none of those questions will be left unanswered” – Sergei Ivanov has stated.

The questions should be sent via e-mail to following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“I will give answers in the nearest future on the “Vestnik ALROSA” newspaper and on air of the “Amazny Kraj” TV channel. The heading “Ask a Question to the Management of the Company” in the corporate media is going to become regular” - Sergei Ivanov has emphasized.
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