Military Review

What are dolphins silent

What are dolphins silentFive dolphins and one sea lion of the State Oceanarium of the Armed Forces (SC) of Ukraine were illegally exported abroad. Such are the disappointing results of an official investigation conducted by the Main Inspectorate of the Ministry of Defense at the Research Center (NIS) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “State Oceanarium” located in Sevastopol. It was found that the activities of the Research Center, to put it mildly, are ineffective, revealed corruption schemes of its leadership. By the way, in October 2013, the auditors of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine conducted an audit, and no major violations were identified. However, the troubles of the dolphinarium are not over.

Hot on the heels of the inspection of the Ministry of Defense began to dig deeper. Military auditors were able to detect a large shortage in the herd of marine animals. As it turned out later, three bottlenose dolphins and one sea lion sea lion were freely transported by sea to Turkey. The management of the oceanarium wrote off animals from the balance as dead by old age, receiving in return monthly from foreign partners 7 thousand dollars. Approximately the same fate befell other brethren, "adopted" by the will of the commanders, Lithuanian citizenship. From this transaction, the leadership of the Sevastopol NIS had 6 thousand dollars per month. In this case, the mammals were also illegally written off. Over the last four years, a herd of marine animals has thinned visibly: 18 remained in stock of 13 dolphins, and the number of sea lions decreased by half. Retired dolphins, listed on the balance of the aquarium, do not participate in research and are simply “for furniture”.

The auditors identified misuse of funds in the amount of 4,2 million hryvnia. Only for the maintenance of non-working equipment 600 thousand hryvnia was spent. More than 90% of full-time employees, and this is 280 people, do not meet the stated qualification requirements. The question involuntarily arises: what about dolphin therapy, which brings considerable profit to the scientific center? After all, only one cycle of treatment of the child costs about 1 thousand dollars, and the line is painted for months in advance. Parents with sick kids come here from all over the former Soviet Union. Over 20 years, more than 8,5 thousand children underwent rehabilitation in the center.

It was the commercial activity of the head of the SIC Anatoly Gorbachev that not everyone liked and served as a pretext for internal disassembly. The artificial “leakage” of fake information about the escape of combat dolphins alarmed not only Sevastopol, but also the neighboring Black Sea states, incidentally highlighting far from scientific problems in the scientific team. In their summary, the inspectors of the Ministry of Defense were unanimous: the aquarium is not involved in addressing issues related to the development of science - service marine animals are exploited for commercial purposes.

Minister Lebedev made a decision to remove Anatoly Gorbachev, head of the aquarium, from the post, and hand over the audit materials to the prosecutor’s office. “In order to solve the accumulated problems, the Minister of Defense decided to create a state enterprise on the basis of the State Oceanarium Research Center,” Admiral Commander Yury Ilyin said. - The military personnel of the research center will continue to serve in vacant positions in the military units of the Naval Forces of Ukraine. Civilian personnel will be partially employed in the new state-owned enterprise as much as possible. ”

The commander did not drop a word about how oceanarium employees with scientific degrees of candidates and doctors of sciences would be re-certified as boatswain and machine gunners. As you know, orders for navy do not discuss. The largest scientific center in Europe ceased to exist.
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  1. alex-s
    alex-s 28 February 2014 13: 21
    I'm afraid at the moment - this is not the biggest trouble of Ukraine!
  2. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 28 February 2014 13: 22
    Why should we rejoice, now our "sworn" - let's say, friends have biological combat systems. Eh brothers - and then they did it! I won't talk about theft, I don't want to offend the RF Ministry of Defense.
  3. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 28 February 2014 13: 30
    It is necessary, as in China in the Middle Ages: - stole - no hand, the second time - no second hand; and as now in the same place: - stole in an ESPECIALLY large size - "tower", probably only then they will put things in order, out of fear.
  4. DEfindER
    DEfindER 28 February 2014 13: 31
    Damn the best aquarium of the Soviet Union was, and to what have brought .. People from all over the Union went there and looked at dolphins and undergo medical treatment, and there was training of war animals, not to mention the scientific study of these creatures most developed after humans ..
  5. Sosland
    Sosland 28 February 2014 13: 34
    With such a surname, do not take it to the civil service, rent it out to enemies :)
  6. Corsair5912
    Corsair5912 28 February 2014 13: 46
    You can’t bring dolphins and scientists to the Maidan, and boatswain and machine gunners easily.
  7. Deniska
    Deniska 28 February 2014 13: 52
    Gorbachev x ... and ..
  8. Serg65
    Serg65 28 February 2014 14: 21
    How many times passing entrance booms, I watched strange catamarans with a booth in the center and did not even know what they were for. It was only after the collapse of the Union that the media found out that these were fighting dolphins on duty at the PDS. Sorry for the animals and upscale specialists!
  9. Al_lexx
    Al_lexx 28 February 2014 14: 45
    The largest scientific center in Europe ceased to exist.

    They even managed to sell it to the enemy.
    Sorry, for the poster.
  10. inkass_98
    inkass_98 28 February 2014 14: 51
    HZ even what to say. There was a scientific center, there were studies of the higher brain activity of marine animals, and now what? Well, you can, of course, launch a couple of maydines into the pool, so they have no brain activity, only instincts at the level of reflexes: grasping, oratory, selective-dividing.
    And Ilyin gave the order to the hospital or already being in a hospital bed?
  11. konvalval
    konvalval 28 February 2014 17: 28
    Quote: alex-s
    I'm afraid at the moment - this is not the biggest trouble of Ukraine!

    And I am much more sorry for dolphins than maydonovyh.
  12. vkrav
    vkrav 28 February 2014 17: 44
    It's just that the dolphinarium is located in a place that attracted the "Minister of Defense" from real estate. As well as dozens of abandoned military camps in Crimea.
  13. delfinN
    delfinN 28 February 2014 18: 23
    Science has proven: a dolphin is much smarter than protoucra.
    Kaklov - in Lemberg, Lemberg - Poland, Poland - burn (s).
  14. delfinN
    delfinN 28 February 2014 18: 26
    And so in Russia they relate to dolphins:
  15. s1н7т
    s1н7т 28 February 2014 20: 06
    Sorry for the animals, sho! Well they are not maydanutye, they are reasonable.