Press review: Russia takes center stage in US media and curbing the ruble in DavosPress Review January 20, 13:00
Presidential homes around the worldWorld January 20, 12:53
Expert says Americans should not have made missile shield globalRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 12:45
Scientists uncover links between perfectionism and sleep disordersScience & Space January 20, 12:37
Russia expects India, Pakistan to complete process of joining SCO in JuneRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 12:32
Putin offers condolences to Italian prime minister over deadly avalancheRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 12:07
IS terrorists destroy part of Roman theater in Palmyra — mediaWorld January 20, 11:43
Scientists use computer modelling of protein to cure epilepsy and heart diseaseScience & Space January 20, 11:22
Russian economy minister expects no sharp ruble’s fluctuations similar to 2014Business & Economy January 20, 11:11
KHABAROVSK, June 29 (Itar-Tass) — Twenty of 90 forest fires raging on more than 5,600 hectares in the Far East were extinguished over the past day. Twenty fires were localized. The blaze went over 2,394 hectares during the day.
The strength of the firefighting force is increased to 1,330 people, the Far East Federal District's Forestry Department told Itar-Tass.
The number of ground machines and aircraft is also increased. There are more than 270 tractors, bulldozers and other vehicles working in the areas. Nineteen planes and helicopters patrol the territory and carry firefighters to burning sites.
The crews of two powerful Mi-26 helicopters this Friday drop water on the most dangerous outbreaks in inaccessible areas in the Khabarovsk Territory and the Sakhalin Region, the Russian Emergencies Ministry's Far Eastern regional centre said.
According to forest guard services, the most complicated situation remains in the Khabarovsk Territory, where 36 fires have swept 2,400 hectares of the taiga. Forests also burn in Yakutia, the Amur and Magadan regions and Sakhalin.