Divisions of EMERCOM of Russia has completed all steps on the fire place in the premises of the Metropolitan library of the Institute of scientific information on social Sciences (INION) RAS.
Scientists are not taken to accurately Assess the extent of damage caused by the fire in the library in the capital of Russia, describing the incident As an " accident ". However, the consequences of a fire in the near future will affect all institutions library system of the Russian Public chamber of the Russian Federation is already preparing Proposals, MES, Ministry of education And science And the Ministry of culture on full-scale testing.
a powerful fire that started on the last working day of the week in the evening, was raging in the Institute for more than a day. The area of the fire amounted to two thousand square Meters, collapsed the roof on an area of about thousand square Meters, as well as part of the external wall.
The INION is the largest scientific information centre of Russia in the field of social Sciences And Humanities. His library consists of 14, 2 million copies in ancient, modern, Eastern, European And Russian languages, and among them rare editions XVI - early XX centuries.
according to the Ministry, due to the active alarm And properly working fire water supply system, the harm could significantly minimize: burned most of the upper office floors, where only part of the books in the main library could be saved.
The head of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Fortov led a comparison of what happened with the " humanitarian of the Chernobyl catastrophe ". These associations, according to Him, the appearance of the ruins. Building INION after a fire May not be recoverable. Not completely collapsed concrete upper floors, And only on the third day the rescuers removed the danger of further destruction.
To assess the damage to the library until it is not possible. From the outset, the head of the Russian Academy of Sciences called an approximate figure in 15% of all storage units, i.e. about a million burned or seriously received damage books. And among them, the fire was completely destroyed a unique collection of books of the UN, which was stored in 1 of the reading rooms in the most affected part of the building, said the Deputy Director of the Institute Dmitry Efremenko. Although the fire did not let the fire in the library, Scientists fear that the books were water damaged, of which 3 consecutive days on all sides filled the Building.
according to information from the Ministry of education And science, evacuation And examination of the remaining publications will be possible to start a day, after which it will be known the true extent of what happened.
As informed by the Federal Agency of scientific organizations, Workers burned the library will be listed in buildings and other scientific institutions in the vicinity of the building INION.
the current problem is being solved with the creation of new jobs. Administration And financial Departments of the Institute will be located at the Central Economics and mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Nakhimovsky Prospekt.
law enforcement is extremely sparingly explain the progress of the investigation of the causes of the fire. Officials say the fire is conducted investigations, working professionals, And that will be tested all possible versions. Study of building Workers engaged in the fgbi "Forensic centre FPS for the city of Moscow", together with representatives of the investigative authorities.
Unofficial sources in law enforcement bodies of the capital referred to as the most probable cause of the fire is a fault in the electrical equipment And short circuit. Another version, the fire in the empty building could occur due to firecrackers, running from houses.
Version deliberate arson, and among them, in order to seize land for commercial development, essentially deny Authorized academic fraternity." This land, As the Institute is a Federal property. As you know, the head of centuries Putin announced a moratorium on land Academy of Sciences, for this reason, the sense of arson is not " - said the Director of the Institute Yuri Pivovarov.
the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) on the first day told, that the trial of causes of fire must be under public control, And has made an offer to the Public chamber of the Russian Federation to establish a common working group.
in the Public chamber, for its part, told that they are ready to be part of such a working group, together with employees of the private security sector to hold fire examination libraries And cultural facilities across the country.
Offers of assistance in the recovery of funds is submitted to the library from various sources, and among them of the largest libraries of Russia. For example, the library of the Siberian branch of RAS (Novosibirsk) proposed to provide any necessary assistance for the rehabilitation And restoration of books, received damage in case of fire, said Last news on the first day of the week, scientific Secretary of the library Irina Gusner.
Similar Proposals come from foreign scientists. As said Last news Deputy Director of the Institute Vladimir Gerasimov, Proposals for specific support came from Belarus, Kazakhstan And Ukraine." certain Proposals are coming from abroad, and among them from our scientific Diaspora, " said Gerasimov.