Toilets in Russia will now be 'bomb proof'

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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Moscow, Jun 9: Trust the Russians to bring out something really innovative and they won't disappoint you to the slightest bit. Keeping up with their tradition of thinking out of box, they have now become the first to introduce 'bomb-proof' toilets.

According to Russian officials these new public toilets which are virtually indestructible will be introduced by the end of the 2011.

Anatoly Ashikhmin, an official involved in the project from the Moscow State Department of Building Maintenance has been quoted by CNN as saying, "If somebody will leave a bomb inside the lavatory and it explodes, then the toilet won't be destroyed."

The officials have informed that the basins are made from super-strong fibrous concrete, and fittings hewn from a mix of steel and reinforced plastic. They will also be vandal and terrorist-proof.

Another special feature of the toilet will be that anybody will be able to spend a maximum time of 30 minutes inside before the doors automatically open and an alarm goes off. Moreover the toilets will also be kept above 16 degrees celsius, important as the winter temperatures in the Russian capital often plunges below -30 degrees celsius.

Russia has borne the brunt of numerous terror attacks in recent years, the latest being a suicide bombing at Moscow's main airport killing 37 people.

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