Siberian dam disaster

Ivan Sulaev, Deputy Head, Search and Rescue Unit, Russian Emergencies Ministry

1973 – Born in Zhukovsky, Moscow Region;
1991 – Serves in the army;
1993 – Joins Search and Rescue Unit, Russian Emergencies Ministry;
2009 – Deputy Head, Search and Rescue Unit, Russian Emergencies Ministry;
2009 – Commander, Operational Group, Sayano–Shushenskaya Hydroelectric power station

Today we will talk about the accident at Russia’s biggest Hydro Electric plant in Siberia. The August 17 blast at the Sayano-Shushenskaya dam and power plant resulted in dozens of deaths, several casualties and an oil spill into the Yenisey River. We’ll be talking to the head of the emergency crew which carried out the search and rescue operation at the scene of the accident, Ivan Sulaev.