Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded five residents of Yakutia with certificates of honor for carrying out emergency rescue operations while extinguishing fires in the region. The corresponding decree was published October 14 on the portal of official legal acts.
“For the skillful organization and conduct of emergency rescue operations during extinguishing forest fires on the territory of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) to award the Certificate of Honor of the President of the Russian Federation: Alexandrov Nikolai Pavlovich – First Deputy Head of the Municipal District“ Suntarsky Ulus (District) ”of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia); Vinokurov Ayllaan Vasilyevich – Deputy Director of the autonomous non-profit organization “Center for Work with Volunteers of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)”, – says the text of the document.
It is known that the first deputy chairman of the government of Yakutia Dmitry Sadovnikov, the head of the administration of the municipal formation “Tattinsky nasleg” Yegor Pavlov and a student of the Yakutsk branch of the Police Law College Alexei Leontyev also received certificates.
In the summer of 2021, natural fires raged in Yakutia.
On September 27, the head of the republic, Aisen Nikolaev, said that the damage to the forest fund of the republic amounted to 1.6 billion rubles. This summer, 535 hotbeds of fire were eliminated on an area of 3,262,889.8 hectares. 25,727 people participated in the fight against the fire, 1,397 units of heavy equipment were used.
On August 18, the first deputy head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Alexander Chupriyan, called the human factor the main cause of large-scale fires in Yakutia. He noted that the fires were also caused by hot weather in the region.