Putin, Rouhani stress importance of joint efforts in settlement of Syrian conflictRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 14:32
Federatsiya spacecraft’s first flight may be rescheduled to 2022 - sourceScience & Space May 27, 14:29
Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at age of 89World May 27, 6:57
More than two-thirds of Russians say would like to venerate St Nicholas’s relicsSociety & Culture May 27, 6:40
Russian space budget may grow this yearScience & Space May 26, 20:48
Moscow hopes London High Court will deliver judgement on Ukraine’s debt to Russia soonBusiness & Economy May 26, 20:21
Hungarian top diplomat: EU must discuss anti-Russian sanctionsWorld May 26, 19:56
Russian, French top diplomats discuss preparations for Putin’s visit to FranceRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:47
Moscow comments on Tallinn’s move to expel Russian diplomatsRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:43
KHABAROVSK, August 30 (Itar-Tass) — Russia's Far East reported five fires on an area of 80.5 hectares. "There are three wildfires in the Amur region, in an area of 79 hectares, while Chukotka and the Khabarovsk territory reported one small fire each," the Forestry Department of the Far Eastern Federal District told Itar-Tass.
Firefighters have put out five forest fires in an area of 186 hectares since Monday. According to the far eastern regional emergency situations center, 167 people and 32 units of equipment were enlisted to combat the blazes.
Forest protection services have been replenishing their inventory of fire-fighting equipment ahead of the fire hazard season in the autumn.
The first batch of 11 fire engines on the platform of the Ural truck was delivered to the Amur region. Governor Oleg Kozhemyako passed the keys and documents for the equipment to representatives of the Arkharinsky and Magdagachinsky districts.
He noted that the region was purchasing 83 units of new fire-fighting equipment, including tow trucks, fuel trucks, bulldozers, and tractors. The federal center provided financial assistance, Kozhemyako said.
The federal budget allocated 249 million roubles to equip seven fire-fighting/chemical stations the Amur region set up earlier this year, and another 25 million roubles would come from the regional budget, the governor underlined.
New equipment is also supplied to forest protection units of the Khabarovsk Territory, Primorye, Yakutia and other Russian regions. Vigorous efforts continue to renew and develop new fire lines around settlements, maintain water supply sources and clear landing space for helicopters.