In outage-hit Crimea, lawmakers suggest parents name kids ‘Generator’

baby elp

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawmakers in Russia-occupied Crimea, which is grappling with a nearly two-week-long power outage, are suggesting parents name their newborn boys Generator to mark the ordeal.

Unknown attackers blew up power transmission pylons in Ukraine on Nov. 22, leaving the peninsula largely without electric power.

After Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014, it began building an underwater electricity cable system to Crimea from Russia's Krasnodar region, and Russia President Vladimir Putin traveled there on Wednesday to inaugurate the first delivery of Russian power.

Russian news agencies on Friday quoted local parliament speaker Vladimir Konstantinov suggesting that parents name their newborn girls Sveta, or "light" in Russian, and boys "Generator" to highlight the government's efforts to overcome the crisis.

At least half of Crimea's 2 million population was believed to be without electricity at mid-week.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Making DDoS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan: Critical Steps and Best Practices

Like a new virulent strain of flu, the impact of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is...

The Multi-Tax Challenge of Managing Excise Tax and Sales Tax

To be able to accurately calculate multiple tax types, companies must be prepared to continually ...

Operational Analytics in the Power Industry

Cloud computing, smart grids, and other technologies are changing transmission and distribution. ...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>