Acccording to this translation website, the above is Russian for “hide the decline” (UPDATE: the parenthetical piece is “updated and bumped”), and according to Kommersant (cited by RiaNovosti and then SDA and WUWT), that’s exactly what was done to Russian temperature data (emphasis added):
Climategate has already affected Russia. On Tuesday, the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably tampered with Russian-climate data.
The IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory.
Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports.
Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations.
The data of stations located in areas not listed in the Hadley Climate Research Unit Temperature UK (HadCRUT) survey often does not show any substantial warming in the late 20th century and the early 21st century.
Russia was one of the very few places that seemed to still be warming as the rest of the world levelled off this decade – and now we know why: the data was “probably tampered with.”
This also marks Asia as the fourth continent where data has been fudged (the others are North America, Australia, and Antarctica).
UPDATE: As James Delingpole notes in the London Telegraph, this is about a lot more than just Russia:
What the Russians are suggesting here, in other words, is that the entire global temperature record used by the IPCC to inform world government policy is a crock.
Back to the Kommersant account to explain why (emphasis added):
The scale of global warming was exaggerated due to temperature distortions for Russia accounting for 12.5% of the world’s land mass. The IEA said it was necessary to recalculate all global-temperature data in order to assess the scale of such exaggeration.
Global-temperature data will have to be modified if similar climate-date procedures have been used from other national data because the calculations used by COP15 analysts, including financial calculations, are based on HadCRUT research.
For the mathematically challenged, 12.5% is one-eighth. That’s enough to tilt the entire model. We now have evidence that the global warming alarmism is, indeed, fraudulent.
This is huge – which, of course, means no one in MSM will cover it. It’s up to us, in the blogosphere – again – to inform the American people, which is why I’m bumping this to ensure more readers are aware of just how dramatic this is.
Cross-posted (with slight modification) to VV