Moscow police say 250 people take part in protest rallyWorld April 29, 16:29
Diplomat calls US’ allegations about isolation of Russia in UN 'strange'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:58
Experts say Russian hackers strongly demonized in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:35
Ferrari drivers clock best time in Practice Two of Russia F1 GP in SochiSport April 28, 19:54
Red Bull’s advisor Marko says Kvyat to possibly remain with Toro Rosso next yearSport April 28, 19:16
Pope Francis blesses pregnant TASS correspondent en route to EgyptWorld April 28, 18:55
Russian diplomat says use of military force against North Korean unacceptable, dangerousRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 18:45
UN chief calls for lowering risk of miscalculation concerning North Korea issueWorld April 28, 18:15
Moscow deeply regrets Montenegro’s decision to join NATORussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 18:07
KHABAROVSK, June 18 (Itar-Tass) —— Sixteen out of 52 taiga fires, which burnt down 3,226 hectares of forests, were put out in the Russian Far East over the past day, a source in the Forestry Department in the Far Eastern Federal District told Itar-Tass on Monday.
Some 882 people, 87 machines and 16 aircraft were dispatched for fire-fighting.
The wildfires were reported in five out of nine regions in the Far Eastern Federal District on Monday. Eleven fires on over 910 hectares were reported in the Khabarovsk Territory and seven fires in Yakutia. The forests are also blazing in the Amur Region, Sakhalin and Chukotka.
The forest security services reported that “most fires in the taiga were triggered by dry thunderstorms in June; frequently the fires sparked up in hard-to-reach taiga areas, where the fire-fighters cannot be brought quickly.”
From the start of the fire-prone season 1,354 fires broke out in the Far Eastern Federal District and the fires burnt down 100,800 hectares of woodlands.