Sailed 6 kilometers from Asia to Europe

Several Novosibirsk citizens took part in the annual swim through the Bosphorus. For them, the strait was closed for shipping for two hours.

The bridge of the Sultan Mehmed Fatih, under which the participants had to go

The bridge of the Sultan Mehmed Fatih, under which the participants had to go

As one of the participants in the swim, the creator of the Novosibirsk branch of the I Love Supersport sports school Egor Yegoshin, said, you had to swim from the Asian coast of the Bosphorus to the European and cover 6 kilometers.

Swimming distance (Asian coast on the right)

“The swim is quite simple – there are no difficulties in terms of swimming. But you had to navigate yourself, to know the key points on the shore in order to correctly build the distance, since the route lies along the strait, and it makes several bends, ”says Yegoshin.

View of the Bosphorus from the water

In addition, according to Yegor, it was necessary to take into account the currents, which in places could be opposed. “And if you get into this, then you can just row on the spot,” says Yegoshin.

Egor Yegoshin after the swim

The swim through the Bosphorus was held this year for the 30th time. To take part in it, you need to file an application on time and pay a fee of $ 100.

“The Russian quota was chosen in 13 minutes. Those with dual citizenship applied as Belarusians, Ukrainians, etc., since in other countries there is usually less competition, ”says Yegoshin.

Swim through the Bosphorus is held by Turkey for the 30th time

Egor Yegoshin says that he knows at least three Novosibirsk people who participated in the race this year, but admits that there were more.

According to the amateur athlete, he himself never deliberately engaged in swimming and first started training in this sport only last year.

Those who did not manage to register for a swim through the Bosphorus or did not have the means to do so could swim the same distance last Saturday, when the mass swim was held in the Ob.

EU loses 60 billion euros annually due to counterfeit products

Fake manufacturers are becoming more professional, and the range is becoming wider. Counterfeit goods enter the EU through Albania, Morocco and Ukraine. European manufacturers annually suffer losses totaling 60 billion euros due to counterfeit goods. “Mild court sentences and high investment income are incentives for criminal gangs to make fakes,” a report published on Wednesday, June 6 by the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Fake manufacturers are becoming more professional, and the palette of counterfeit goods is becoming wider, indicated later in the document. In the coming years, losses from such activities may reach 85 billion euros per year, the agency predicts.

Through Albania, Morocco, Ukraine

In terms of per EU resident, losses from the sale of counterfeit goods amount to 116 euros per year. The same figure in Germany, which loses annually about 8.3 billion euros from fakes, is 103 euros.

According to the agency, most of the falsified goods are manufactured in Hong Kong, China, the UAE and Turkey, and fakes fall into the EU through Albania, Morocco and Ukraine. Another country that produces a large amount of counterfeit goods is Greece, the agency said.

The report has been prepared based on a number of studies conducted since 2013 in 13 industries.

The Russian Federation signed an agreement on laying the Turkish Stream to the borders of the EU

The Turkish Stream gas pipeline under construction is intended to supply energy to Southern and Southeast Europe. The Russian energy corporation Gazprom and Ankara on Saturday, May 26, signed a protocol on laying a land section of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline from the Black Sea coast to the Turkish border with neighboring European countries.

“The signing of documents allows us to move on to practical steps for the implementation of the project. The joint project company TurkAkim Gaz Tasima AS will be engaged in the construction of the land site, ”the press service of the corporation explained.

In addition, a subsidiary of Gazprom Export has settled an arbitration dispute with Turkish energy company Botas. The conflict arose around the conditions of Russian gas supplies to Turkish consumers. Controversial issues were managed out of court.

The construction of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream began on May 7, 2017. It is handled by South Stream Transport. The first line of the pipeline is intended for energy supply of the Turkish market, the second – for the countries of Southern and Southeast Europe. The capacity of each of them is 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

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