Articles by Denis Kungurov



Coal Mine Inspections Reveal 1,842 Violations

The country's industrial safety watchdog announced Tuesday that inspections of 58 coal mines in the Kemerovo region had uncovered 1,842 safety code and other violations.

Evraz to Take Over Mining Company

Steel giant Evraz Group announced Friday that it would assume full control of the company that owns the Yubileinaya mine, where a methane gas explosion a day earlier killed at least 39 miners.

38 Dead in Siberian Coal Mine Disaster

Thirty-eight miners died and seven were hospitalized in a methane gas explosion Thursday morning at the Yubileinaya coal mine near Novokuznetsk.

Hunger Strike Enters 60th Day

In a cramped, two-room apartment here, six people with work-related disabilities on Thursday entered the 60th day of a hunger strike over prescription medicine subsidies and pensions.

Mining Company's Claim Disputed

Yuzhkuzbassugol announced Wednesday that the last two bodies had been recovered from its Ulyanovskaya mine, bringing the death toll in a March 19 explosion to 110, but workers in the rescue service and the local morgue disputed the company's claim.

42 Blamed in Mine Explosion

A government commission has found 42 employees of Yuzhkuzbassugol to blame for the March 19 explosion that claimed at least 108 lives in the company's Ulyanovskaya mine -- the country's worst mining disaster in the post-Soviet era.