I was really shocked at the weekend to see the awful images of the flooding in Krasnodar, Russia. They have had two months of rain in two hours and it looks as though many hundreds of people have lost their lives.
I don’t know a lot about the region, other than that I have seen at MIPIM. Back in 2010 I was at the signing of a partnership agreement with the region. I blogged about the event here.
In 2011 and earlier this year I called on the Krasnodar representatives at MIPIM and on both occasions was welcomed with open arms. They keep asking when we are visiting them! They are incredibly proud people and have huge ambition to build new places. They come to MIPIM with their incredible plans and technologies. I visited them with Richard Baker from the Nottingham Post this year and we were wowed with their 3D modelling / hologram of buildings from a 2D drawing. Richard posted a story about them here.
I can’t imagine the devastation that must exist at this time. Our thoughts must be with them at this time.
I am in touch with my friends at the City Council to see if there is anything we can do to help.