It’s time for another segment of “_Russian Nuclear Recreation_.” (For “likbez”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Likbez, see previous posts on “*nuclear camping*”:http://www.totalwonkerr.net/1653/camping-options and “*nuclear cycling*”:http://www.totalwonkerr.net/1635/npps-bikes-and-priests.)
This (looong) weekend you should consider *fishing at a pond next to a nuclear power plant*. This is what over seventy people did a few days back as part of a fishing tournament put on by the “Kursk NPP”:http://kunpp.rosenergoatom.ru/eng/ at Semyonovsky pond near Kurchatov, according to “this press release”:http://kunpp.rosenergoatom.ru/eng/press/news/article/?article-id=033DBE4D-119F-427A-95AB-B36359FCDFC7…
Present and former employees of Kursk NPP and five more companies… took part in the tournament. *There were lots of women among the fishermen*.
At first, the fishers cleaned up the shore of the pond. They fished for *as long as four hours* and *caught lots of fish: some of the fishers caught several kilograms*.
The *winner of the tournament Viktor Mezentsev from Decontamination Department of Kursk NPP caught 3.179 kg*. He was followed by Anatoly Koptev (TsRP) and Viktor Naymushin (Kursk NPP). *Pensioner Tatiana Khrushkova caught the biggest fish*.
“We have never seen so many fishers in one and the same place. *Fishing is not just catching fish but talking and exchanging views and ideas. Such events strengthen our corporate and communal spirit*,” [chairman of the Trade Union of Kursk NPP Alexander] Apalkov said.
*_I agree with Apalkov, but I still think that Blinky says it better!_*