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Vodianoi

 

(water spirit), a figure in traditional folk beliefs, appearing in the form of an old man living in deep river pools near mills or in wells. The concept of the vodianoi, who was an object of superstitious fear, was widespread among many peoples, including the Slavs, and found extensive reflection in folklore (for example, the tsar of the seas in Russian tales and legends).

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In the Donetsk area, at night and in the morning, the Russian-occupying forces twice with large-caliber and small-arms guns fired a provocative fire near Shirokino, as well as once with grenade launchers and small arms near Vodyanoy. Near Lebedinsky our soldiers were fired from large-caliber machine guns and small arms.
Krumnow AA, Sorokulova IB, Olsen E, Globa L, Barbaree JM, Vodyanoy VJ (2009) Preservation of bacteria in natural polymers.
Vitaly Vodyanoy at Auburn University and the Keesler Air Force Base with funding from the United States Air Force.
The Russian-occupying troops released several mines of 120 and 82 mm gauges and fired from anti-tank missile systems by our defectors Gnutovyi and Vodyanoy. Also, enemy fire provocations from grenade launchers and other infantry weapons were recorded near the np.
In the evening, the enemy released 10 minutes of 120 mm caliber on our positions in the Vodyanoy area.
At night, the Russian-occupying forces used large-caliber machine guns and small arms against the defenders of Vodyanoy and Shirokino.
After 15.30, from the direction of the occupied village of Uzhivka, Russian-terrorist troops released 5 mines of the Minsk-120-th harassed by the Minsk Agreements on the residential sector on the eastern outskirts of Vodyanoy. Fortunately, there is no sacrifice or destruction.
At the same time, the Russian-occupying forces used heavy weapons - mortars 82 mm near Vodyanoy, and 120 more caliber - in the area of ??Gnutovy.
In addition, three times the enemy fired at the protectors of Pavlopil, and four times in the direction of the defenses of Vodyanoy and Gnutovy.
From the grenade launchers and other infantry weapons, the Marinka defenders were attacked twice, and one time - Chermalik and Vodyanoy. The situation is under the full control of the units of the United Force.