Sammy Jo Tracy – Women’s Lacrosse
General – A big-game player with a history of success in NCAA Tournament games … Two-time All-ACC performer … Has participated in the Carolina Leadership Academy as part of the Rising Stars program.
Junior (2016) – Second-team IWLCA All-America … First-team All-ACC … Named first-team All-South by the IWLCA … ACC Offensive Player of the Week (April 12) … The only Tar Heel to score a goal in every game in 2016 … Fourth on the team in points, third in goals and third in assists in 2016 … Scored twice with two draw controls in the NCAA semifinal win over Penn State … Scored twice in the NCAA final victory over Maryland … Had 15 multi-goal games in 2016 … Smashed the school record for draw controls in a season with 108 (the old record was 75) … Had a game-high six draw controls against Maryland in the NCAA final … Had a UNC-record 14 draw controls vs. San Diego State (as well as 13 vs. Albany and 10 vs. Florida).
Junior (2015) – Named second-team All-ACC … Saw action in 21 of 22 games, starting all 21 … Missed the Elon game early in the season … Finished the year with 38 goals, five assists and 44 draw controls … Second on the team in goals and draw controls and fourth in points … Led the ACC with six game-winning goals … Scored at least one goal in 18 of 21 games played … Had season highs of four points in wins over Northwestern (3 goals, one assist) and Florida (3 goals, 1 assist) … Had seven hat tricks on the season, scoring three goals each in games versus Florida (regular season and NCAA Tournament), Duke (regular season), Northwestern, Syracuse (regular season), Maryland (regular season) and Towson … At her best in the NCAA Tournament with six goals and 16 draw controls in four NCAA contests … Tied her season high with six draw controls in the NCAA semifinal win over Duke … Finished with two goals, two ground balls and four draw controls in the quarterfinal win over Penn State . .. Took every draw and led UNC to an 8-1 advantage on the draw in the second half against the Nittany Lions … Had three goals and five draw controls in the NCAA second round vs. Florida … Had two goals and two assists in the ACC semifinals vs. Notre Dame … Often took the draw for Carolina after injuries to Molly Hendrick and Brittney Coppa.
Sophomore (2014) – Missed the season with a foot injury.
Freshman (2013) – Scored the game-winning goal in the third overtime to beat Maryland and clinch the 2013 NCAA championship … Took a pass from Brittney Coppa and scored for UNC’s first national title … Started 12 games … Did not play in the ACC semifinal against Boston College due to a foot injury … Posted five multi-goal games (a season-high two goals in five separate games) … Scored three game-winning goals … Fourth on the team in draw controls with 30 … Came off the bench to score a goal in the NCAA semifinal victory over Northwestern.
High School – Named an Under Armour All-America in 2012 … Three-time US Lacrosse All-America … Came off the bench in the Under Armour game and led the North team with two goals and three draw controls while also collecting three ground balls … Tallied 94 goals and 22 assists as a senior in 2012 for Coach Bill Broggy at Fox Lane HS … Led her team to a 16-3-2 mark in 2012 … New York State Championship All-Tournament MVP … MSG Player of the Year … Journal News Player of the Year … Helped Fox Lane to the New York state championship game after winning regional and sectional titles … First-team All-Tri State choice … Three-time, first-team All-Elite and All-Section selection … Finished her career with 434 points on 327 goals and 117 assists … Tallied 71 goals and 14 assists as a junior … An Under Armour Underclassman All-America & US Lacrosse All-America as a junior … Also a US Lacrosse All-America as a sophomore in 2010 … Played five years of varsity lacrosse and four years of varsity volleyball . .. A member of the United States U-19 National Team … Earned all-league honors in volleyball … Named an Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete for 2012 … The 2012 Fox Lange Female Athlete of the Year … A regular on the honor roll.
Personal – Samantha Jo Tracy is the daughter of Dan and Cheryl Tracy … Her father was an All-America lacrosse player at Maryland … Born on July 25, 1994, in New York, N.Y. … Majoring in communication studies.
Sammy Jo Tracy's Career Statistics Year GP/GS Sh G A Pts GB CT DC 2013 18/12 43 15 4 19 8 3 30
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VMI and Under Armour Extend Apparel Partnership
LEXINGTON, Va. – Virginia Military Institute has extended its athletics apparel and footwear partnership with Under Armour, athletics director Dr. Dave Diles announced today.
The agreement, which runs through 2022 with a two-year renewal option, continues the partnership that began in 2014 and gives Under Armour the right to provide game and training gear to the Keydets’ 18 intercollegiate sports while also outfitting coaches and members of the athletic department staff.
“Our department is very pleased to extend our relationship with Under Armour,” said Diles. “Over the past five years, Under Armour has been an exceptional partner and we are looking forward to continuing to build a mutually beneficial relationship. Our cadet athletes, coaches, staff and the VMI community have a deep appreciation for the quality, innovation and company values that define Under Armour. We could not have asked for a more responsive and supportive partner.”
VMI, which became the first Virginia Division I institution to join the Under Armour family, remains on a standout UA roster that includes University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Berkley, University of Wisconsin, University of Notre Dame, Naval Academy Athletic Association, University of Maryland, Texas Tech University, Northwestern University, University of Cincinnati, Boston College, University of Utah, University of South Carolina, University of Utah, University of South Carolina, South Carolina, Auburn University, and Yale.
The agreement continues marketing and promotional opportunities along with access to partner-only designs.
BSN Sports of Salem, Virginia will once again implement the new agreement between VMI and Under Armour.
Bill Stote, BSN Sports Collegiate Select Senior Vice President added, “This agreement with Virginia Military Institute affirms our highest aspirations for BSN’s Collegiate Select program: delivering elite, customized products and services to our college customers. We are excited to partner with the Keydets to elevate the performance and impact of their top-notch and growing athletic program.”
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Coaches say Under Armour now has more influence in college basketball than Adidas
CBS Sports college basketball writers Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spent July on the road talking to college coaches at multiple major NCAA-sanctioned recruiting events. In the weeks since, they’ve followed up with more than 110 coaches at all levels of Division I for our annual Candid Coaches series. As always, the series features a fun array of questions about college basketball, but also touches on broader issues in society. Throughout August we’ll be posting the results of the poll questions posed to coaches.
The mega influence of shoe companies on the world of basketball is undeniable. From the NBA on down, there is an everlasting battle between brands in order to gain relevance in an effort to attain dominance. Nike has essentially owned hoops since Michael Jordan changed that company forever in the late 1980s. But in college hoops and in recruiting, who is second? For years and years, there was no doubt. Adidas was a clear-cut No. 2.
Over the past half-decade, the standard has changed and Under Armour has become prevalent in a way no one outside of that company saw coming. UA has made huge strides thanks in part to landing big-time endorsement deals with then-fledgling athletes who’ve since become superstars in their sports: Steph Curry, Jordan Spieth, Bryce Harper and Cam Newton. You throw in guys like Tom Brady and Michael Phelps, and now Under Armour is seen across the landscape as the chic brand and a legitimate competitor.
This has an undeniable impact on the grassroots basketball level. Young athletes can be influenced by pros and what company’s gear they were. Among coaches, influence plays a part as well in terms of how a shoe company endorses, promotes and lifts a school through affiliation. On the prep level, Under Armour is hosting multiple, high-profile amateur basketball events. Adidas has one of the best events of the summer, too, with its championship in Las Vegas. NBA stars continually show up to that event to support their AAU teams and Adidas in general.
But it’s become a real competition between the two. So with that in mind, we asked coaches:
If Nike is still No. 1, who is No. 2 on the shoe-company totem pole now: Adidas or Under Armour?
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QUOTES THAT STOOD OUT
Coaches who responded with Under Armour said . ..
We polled more than 110 coaches. Under Armour was the big winner vs. Adidas.
Coaches who responded with Adidas said …
You should know that, in regard to coaches I polled, some who are coaching at schools with an Adidas deal gave me Under Armour as their answer. Only one coach working at an Under Armour school told me Adidas was the bigger shoe company in college basketball as of today.
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Under Armour is also considered to be the most fervently loyal to its affiliates, even when including Nike. There is a sense that Under Armour is at once an inner circle, us-against-the-world company but also a brand that’s used its inner momentum to punch up and sway a lot of schools away from Adidas and/or Nike. You see coaches at Under Armour schools consistently citing their UA sponsorship as a major inspiration for success.
What was interesting was to see how many coaches at Nike schools saw the race unfolding. They see Nike as streets ahead of both — most of them, anyway — but realize that Under Armour has done so much in such a little amount of time. The belief is Under Armour is more fully invested in their schools, and that Under Armour has more presence right now, and will soon have more national prospects — than Adidas.
Nike is still absolutely No. 1, though. It still has no true rival in youth and college basketball.
Remember, all of these companies are invested in sports across the globe. College and AAU basketball is only a small fraction of their holdings. But investing at these levels can pay off on a huge scale down the road. Look at Steph Curry, who is a global sensation already and has done so much to boost Under Armour’s name. Three coaches mentioned to me how often they see everyday people wearing Under Armour gear all over the place now. It simply wasn’t like that five years ago. That speaks to the company’s massive growth.
In college hoops, Adidas is still powerful enough to fight with Under Armour thanks to its longevity, the amount of stars it still endorses (the biggest names being James Harden, Derrick Rose, Damian Lillard, Andrew Wiggins, Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry and Harrison Barnes) and how prevalent it still is with college program affiliation. Plus, a couple of coaches mentioned Kanye West’s ties to Adidas, and how something like that still carries social currency.
Nike sponsors more schools than anyone, but Adidas still outpaces Under Armour by a good amount. That gap is closing fast, though, and many coaches I spoke with believe we’re on the precipice — say, the next one to three years — of seeing the shoe wars get as interesting, competitive and aggressive as they’ve been a long time.
Volleyball adds two during latest signing period
GREELEY, Colo. – Coming off a championship season, Northern Colorado Volleyball and head coach Lyndsey Oates add two more dynamic athletes to the program during the signing period.
Annette Baker, the pride of Fayetteville, Georgia will make her way to Greeley next fall. A four-time letterwinner, Baker has been the captain of the Whitewater High School team for the last two years, was named to the AVCA/Under Armor Phenom Watch List in 2018 and 2019, named to the 2020 Under Armor All-American Watch List and was the MaxPreps Player of the Match on 24 occasions.
Among her many accolades, Baker won the AAU National Championship in 2017, won gold at the 2018 USAV Girls Junior National Championship and landed on the 2017 AAU All-Star Team. In 361 sets in high school, Annette racked up 1,043 kills, 148 blocks, 903 digs, 108 aces and boasted a hitting percentage of .285.
Equally impressive in the classroom, Annette is a member of the English Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, the Science Honor Society, Beta Club and a four-year member of the honor roll.
Baker chose UNC over UNLV, Xavier, UAB and Florida Atlantic.
On the other side of the country, Maddie Davies from Greenacres, Washington joins the Bears after successful careers at Gonzaga Prep and her club team CATS Volleyball Club. Davies holds three letters in volleyball and was named a part of the High Performance Volleyball team. Davies also led her U16 CATS squad to a regional championship.
Off the court, she boasts a cumulative 3.4 GPA and is a member of the honor roll. Maddie intends to major in nursing once arriving on campus.
“We are very excited about Annette and Maddie,” said coach Oates. “They add size and athleticism to our roster that already returns a lot. Maddie has been verbally committed to us for quite a while. She plays long, effortlessly and moves well for her length. She also has a strong desire to improve and be the best player she can be.
“Annette is one of the unique COVID-19 recruiting situations. We haven’t seen her live as much as we normally would, so we had to trust the coaches that work closely with her every day and a lot of video. We have no doubt that she has a great college career ahead of her. She’s dynamic and can be an excellent 6-rotation outside hitter in her time at UNC.”
Offered. Committed. Signed. Help us welcome Annette Baker to the Bear Family! 🐻🏐 #BearPride #BearsStrong pic.twitter.com/YZYFOkLHWM— UNC Bears Volleyball (@UNC_BearsVB) November 12, 2020
Get to Know Annette
Hobbies/Interest: music and dancing
Favorite music/artist: Post Malone
Favorite food: Pasta
Favorite movie: Spongebob Squarepants Movie
Favorite TV show: Vampire Diaries/Criminal Minds
Most interesting place you’ve ever traveled to: Hawaii
Most influential people growing up: My parents and my siblings
Favorite athlete: Jackie Robinson
Offered. Committed. Signed. Help us welcome Maddie Davies to the Bear Family! 🐻🏐 #BearPride #BearsStrong pic.twitter.com/03g6PsKCM4— UNC Bears Volleyball (@UNC_BearsVB) November 12, 2020
Get to know Maddie
Hobbies/Interest: Hanging out with my friends
Favorite music/artist: Halestorm
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite movie: Anything suspenseful
Favorite TV show: The Haunting at Hill House and The Haunting at Bly Manor
Dream vacation: Hawaii, Bora Bora or anything tropical!
Most influential people growing up: My mom
Favorite athlete: Kathryn Plummer
To stay up to date on all things UNC volleyball, visit UNCBears.com and follow the team on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
90,000 Nuclear storage: secrets of the underground “backup” of Sevastopol. Part 8
Andrey Kireev, RIA Novosti Crimea correspondent
Among all the underground structures of Sevastopol, a special place is occupied by the complex for servicing and sheltering submarines in Balaklava – object No. 825 GTS. Firstly, there were only three such structures for the entire Soviet Union – in addition to the Black Sea Fleet, similar facilities were at the disposal of the Northern Fleet (the Vidyaevo base point) and the Pacific Fleet (Pavlovsky Bay).Secondly, in addition to the base itself, the complex housed a top-secret storage of nuclear warheads for missiles and torpedoes, which only a narrow circle of insiders knew about.
RIA Novosti Crimea continues its series of publications about the underground “backup” of Sevastopol with a story about a top-secret complex where submarines were repaired and nuclear warheads for missiles and torpedoes were stored.
Scheme of the underground complex inside Mount Tavros in Balaklava – objects No. 825 GTS and No. 820 RTB
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Secret “Sotka”: what secrets the underground “backup” of Sevastopol keeps.Part 7 Balaklava is a small cozy bay hidden between rock massifs, the ruins of the Genoese fortress Chembalo, small houses and hundreds of small yachts and boats. This is one of the most beautiful places in Crimea, which does not leave indifferent any person who has been here. During the Soviet era, this place was closed not only from tourists, but also from the residents of Sevastopol.
“Balaklava Bay is about 1.2 thousand meters long, its width at the exit is 200-400 meters. It is not visible from the sea, therefore it is very convenient for placing a submarine fleet here.The first submarines appeared here during the time of tsarist Russia, it is not surprising that after the war they decided to create a base in Balaklava, “Deputy Director of the Military Historical Museum of Fortifications, which includes the underground museum complex, Valery Ivanov, told RIA Novosti Crimea.
Sectional submarine – an exhibit of the Balaklava underground museum complex
Stalin’s labyrinths: what secrets the underground “backup” of Sevastopol keeps.Part 6 In addition to a convenient bay, Balaklava had another important component for the deployment of a submarine base – direct and short (about 350 kilometers) routes to the Turkish Bosphorus Strait – the gateway to the Mediterranean Sea.
“After the war, 14 submarines were deployed in Balaklava. They stood open, and in connection with the appearance of nuclear weapons, the question of their shelter arose,” Ivanov noted.
Underground Civil Defense Headquarters: the ghost of the Cold War in Simferopol >>
The death of rocky battleships: what secrets the underground “backup” of Sevastopol keeps.Part 5: The secret project was developed by specialists from a research institute in Leningrad. In 1957, the special construction department # 528 began the construction of the complex inside the 130-meter Tavros mountain.
“The work was carried out in such a secrecy regime that the dump was taken out at night, and special drivers drove into the facility itself in trucks, who at the exit handed the cars over to colleagues without permission,” said the deputy director of the museum.
Deputy Director of the Military History Museum of Fortifications in Sevastopol Valery Ivanov
Champagne: what secrets the underground “backup” of Sevastopol keeps.Part 4 A total of 370 people worked at the facility. The entrances and exits to the complex were closed with a special camouflage net, which merged with the relief of the mountain.
The nuclear threat has passed: the diggers showed the Soviet bomb shelter in Simferopol >>
“There are many types of reconnaissance: optical visual reconnaissance, photographic reconnaissance, radio reconnaissance and so on. Periodically foreign military satellites flew over Balaklava. And all these types of reconnaissance had to be answered with countermeasures,” the expert explains.
The underground complex consisted of five objects – a station for the production of oxygen, a warehouse for fuels and lubricants, a mine-torpedo section, a channel for sheltering submarines and a factory section of the channel along with a dry dock. Later it turned out that the complex included another object – No. 820 RTB – a storage facility for nuclear and thermonuclear charges for missiles and torpedoes. “This was the main reason why access to Balaklava was closed. It was mainly the families of submariners who lived here,” Ivanov emphasized.
Channel carved into the rock in Balaklava for the passage of submarines
Military conglomerate: what secrets the underground “backup” of Sevastopol keeps. Part 3 The most difficult part of the structure is the canal, which was built eight meters below sea level. One group of tunnellers was laying a tunnel from the side of the entrance to the object, the second – from the side of the exit, approximately in the center of the channel they joined. “The depth of the channel is eight meters, length is 608 meters, width is from 10 (in the dock) to 22 meters.During the work, the entrances to the canal were closed, but when they were opened and water started flowing, for some time the water in the Balaklava Bay dropped by half a meter, “said the interlocutor of RIA Novosti Crimea.
In 1961, the work on the project was completed and the object No. 825 of the GTS was put into operation.
Military conglomerate: what secrets the underground “backup” of Sevastopol keeps. Part 3 In order for the submarine to enter the channel, it was necessary to carry out a whole procedure. “To begin with, it was necessary to move the bridge, which normally blocked the entrance to the facility and served for the passage of cars and the passage of people.It was installed on special cushions in which air was pumped in – the bridge was lifted and dragged to the side. Moreover, this had to be done in the dark, so as not to get caught by the satellites. The boat was brought into the canal with the engines turned off with special cables. After that, it was brought into the dry dock, after having opened a small bathoport (floating hydraulic seal), pumped out water, hung it up with scaffolding and began to make repairs, “Ivanov noted.
The northern entrance to facility 825 was covered by a massive metal bathoport weighing 150 tons, which, like the entire complex, could withstand a 100 kiloton nuclear warhead.For comparison: the American atomic bomb “Kid”, which destroyed the Japanese city of Hiroshima, had a yield of 13-18 kilotons. The southern entrance to the canal was protected by a gate made of a set of sanding plates.
Entrance to the channel carved into the rock in Balaklava, facility No. 825 GTS
At the same time, depending on the class, seven or nine submarines could take refuge in the channel. In case of nuclear danger, about 3 thousand people could hide here.
The entrances to the object were covered with massive semicircular doors.At the same time, the patterns of the complex were not straight, but rounded. This was done so that the blast wave could not destroy the underground shelters.
Pattern of object №820 RTB in Balaklava
Chained in armor: what secrets the underground “backup” of Sevastopol keeps. Part 2 In the factory part, all the shops necessary for the repair of submarines were located. “Employees of 331 shipyard” Metallist “worked here – about 146 people. At the entrance to the facility, they handed in their passes and received others, which were allowed to enter the facility,” the deputy director of the museum said.
Dock length – 100 meters, which made it possible to repair the propeller shaft of medium diesel submarines, in particular, 613 and 633 projects. “The shaft was deformed from the work, it was pulled out of the boat, lifted with a special crane and taken to the pre-dock platform, set up and began to balance. After the repair, they put it in place. As a rule, the boat repair lasted 24-26 days,” Ivanov explained.
In the period from 1961 to 1992, about 240 submarines were repaired in this underground complex, some of them 2-3 times.Also, small boats of the Navy were repaired here.
Model of the Soviet and Russian supersonic airborne Kh-22PG anti-ship cruise missile. The power of its thermonuclear warhead is 350-1000 kilotons
What secrets the underground “backup” of Sevastopol keeps. Part 1 With the development of the submarine fleet, object 825 lost its significance. The boats became longer and wider, and the complex could no longer fully service them.
“The issue of expanding the complex was considered.Commissions from the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff came here many times. As a result, they came to the conclusion that nothing could be done – everything had to be rebuilt anew. The thickness of reinforced concrete in some places reaches three meters, even if it is blown up in one place, the tightness in other places will be broken. Nevertheless, during its existence, the object has fulfilled its main task, “- said the deputy director of the museum.
Naval Atom: How a Nuclear Reactor Appeared in Sevastopol With the collapse of the Soviet Union, nuclear weapons and submarine forces were transferred from Balaklava to Russia.The object was ruthlessly plundered, which was stopped thanks to the creation on its base of the Balaklava underground museum complex as part of the military history museum of fortifications.
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Today anyone can see the invincible fortress hidden in the very “heart” of Balaklava, touch the once super-secret object, feel its strength and power.
Ultra-small submarine “Triton-1M” in the underground complex in Balaklava
Model of a nuclear warhead of a T-5 torpedo with a nuclear warhead in an underground complex in Balaklava
Model of an aircraft carrying cruiser “Kiev” – an exhibit of the Balaklava underground complex
Pre-dock site of object No. 825 GTS in Balaklava
Entrance to the nuclear warheads storage for torpedoes in the underground complex in Balaklava
Pattern of object No. 825 GTS in Balaklava
Earlier, RIA Novosti Crimea told about how the dungeons of Sevastopol appeared in ancient times, how the struggle was waged in them during the years of the Crimean War.In addition, they talked about tunnels and coastal batteries of the period of Tsarist Russia and the young Soviet Republic, as well as about civil and industrial shelters during the Great Patriotic War. We also talked about the complexes under the coastal armored turret batteries No. 30 and No. 35 and Joseph Stalin’s secret post-war plan to create a number of underground “back-ups”. Another piece was devoted to the Utes coastal missile system in the underground Object-100, which is known as Sotka.
90,000 Gas transit through the Ukrainian GTS in 3 months decreased by 6.3%
The transit of natural gas through the gas transmission system (GTS) of Ukraine in January-March 2021 amounted to 10.441 billion cubic meters.m, which is 6.3% less than in the same period last year (11.1 billion cubic meters), Energoreform reports.
According to the message of LLC GTS Operator of Ukraine, the average daily transit in the first quarter of 2021 amounted to ,116 million cubic meters. m , which is 5% more than provided for in the contract with Gazprom (110 million cubic meters. m). In particular, 8.947 billion cubic meters were supplied by transit in the western direction. m (Slovakia – 5.991 billion cubic meters, Hungary – 2.093 billion cubic meters, Poland – 0.863 billion cubic meters.m), in the south – 1.495 billion cubic meters. m (Moldova – 1.101 billion cubic meters, Romania – 0.394 billion cubic meters).
OGTSU clarifies that due to market conditions in the first quarter of 2021, additional capacities in the amount of 2.115 billion cubic meters were booked for the transit of Russian gas. m . Thus, the total amount of “reservation” amounted to UAH 11.978 billion, which was used by 87.2%.
In March-2021, the transit of Russian gas through the Ukrainian gas transportation system increased by 27% compared to February-2021, amounting to 3.691 billion cubic meters.m . This is due to a decrease in reserves in UGS facilities in Europe and, accordingly, an increase in gas demand in the EU countries.
According to the commercial director of OGTSU Evgeny Todorov , the decrease in transit volumes in the first quarter is partly due to the terms of the agreement with Gazprom, as well as the reorientation of flows by bypass gas pipelines of the Russian company.
“The Ukrainian GTS is the most powerful in Europe, has an extensive infrastructure and high flexibility, so it can quickly respond to fluctuations in demand and ensure a reliable supply of gas to the EU, as actually happened at the end of the first quarter,” he said.
As Energoreform reported, the transit of natural gas through the Ukrainian gas transportation system in 2020 amounted to 55.8 billion cubic meters. m, which is 37.7% less than in 2019 (89.6 billion cubic meters). The average daily transit volume for the year was 153 million cubic meters. m with booked 178 million cubic meters. m.
Since 2021, a new mandatory “reservation” for Gazprom has been in effect on the Ukrainian gas transportation corridor: 40 billion cubic meters. m (110 million cubic meters per day) after 65 billion cubic meters. m (178 million cubic meters per day) in 2020.
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Naval complex “Museum of the Cold War 825 GTS”
Naval complex “Museum of the Cold War 825 GTS”
Naval complex “Museum of the Cold War 825 GTS”
The uniqueness of this museum lies in the fact that it was created on a former secret facility – the only underground harbor in the world for the repair and maintenance of nuclear submarines, such as the Malyutka and Varshavyanka.In the depths of the huge mountain Tavros, a deep-water through channel with a dry dock was built, 602 meters long, 12-22 meters wide, 8 meters deep, with a total area of 9,600 sq. M. Roads, piers, airlock chambers, workshops, bakeries, ventilation shafts, arsenals, a command post, in a word, a whole city were built. In the event of an atomic war, this city could withstand the impact of an atomic bomb with a charge of one hundred kilotons and shelter two divisions of submarines and several thousand people for 30-60 days, while continuing to work in full autonomy …
In the period after the Second World War, both superpowers – the USSR and the USA – increased their nuclear potential.It was then that the Soviet Union decided to build a secret facility 825 GTS.
In 1953, the military created a special construction department No. 528, which was directly involved in the construction of an underground structure, and the metro continued its construction, which was due to the complexity of drilling rocks. The underground complex was under construction for 8 years – from 1953 to 1961. During the construction, about 120 thousand tons of rock were removed.
Having undertaken a sightseeing sea excursion around the Balaklava harbor, guests of the city will have the opportunity to inspect this unique structure of the Soviet Union times and learn about its detailed history.
Dear friends! If you are interested in a small introduction to our sightseeing sea excursion, and you love and know how useful boat trips are, then we invite you to visit Balaklava – listen to a full sightseeing tour about all the sights, ride a boat and go out into the open sea to see everything with your own eyes. the splendor of this historic oasis.
90,000 Gazprom acquired all the proposed transit capacities of Ukraine
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Gazprom has booked all the proposed solid transit capacities of Ukraine for the next month.This is reported by Interfax with reference to the results of the “August” auction on the Regional Booking Platform.
In total, the Russian gas company will have at its disposal the transit capacity of the neighboring country in the amount of 15 million cubic meters per day. Similar results of the auction were recorded in the previous months.
In the near future, the organizers of the auction site should announce a new action – already for interrupted capacities. According to the source, the event may take place early next week – on Tuesday, July 27.
This month Gazprom canceled its reservation of additional capacities through Poland and Ukraine for the next gas year, which starts in early October. Later, the Russian company stressed that they had abandoned the purchase due to the availability of more flexible time offers on the market.
The five-year contract between Gazprom and Ukraine, concluded at the end of 2019, provides for transit supplies in the amount of 40 billion cubic meters of gas totaling $ 7.2 billion. At the same time, the current agreement allows the Russian energy company to book additional transit capacities.
However, despite the possibility of supplying more gas to the European market, Gazprom’s management refused to book additional Ukrainian capacities from the Ukrainian GTS Operator.
Earlier it was reported about the intention of a neighboring country to Russia to conclude a new transit agreement for a period of 15 years regarding future gas supplies to Europe. According to the head of the Ukrainian GTS Operator, Serhiy Makogon, the throughput capacity of local gas systems could allow distilling about 45-50 billion cubic meters of gas annually.