Eighty years since assembly of legendary Soviet monument at 1937 World’s Fair in ParisSociety & Culture May 25, 8:15
Putin receives message clarifying intentions of new South Korean presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 7:47
Forest fires raging on over 8,000 hectares in Russia’s Far East and SiberiaWorld May 25, 6:44
Ukraine’s Savchenko says wants to run for president in 2019World May 25, 3:38
Putin venerates St Nicholas's relics in Cathedral of the SaviorSociety & Culture May 24, 21:53
Putin points out Russia’s good relations with EgyptRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 21:30
Ukraine names conditions for Minsk accords' political part implementationWorld May 24, 20:44
Blaze-stricken Siberian areas expecting downpours that may quash firesSociety & Culture May 24, 19:45
Contact Group on Ukraine proposes more areas of disengagementWorld May 24, 19:39
MOSCOW, July 9 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian minister for emergency situations said on Monday that water reservoirs were unlikely to have caused floods in the Krasnodar territory.
“There were no indicators that water reservoirs would cause a sharp rise of water,” Vladimir Puchkov told journalists.
The minister said he had personally inspected all the dikes and flood-gates.
Puchkov said that a number of objective weather factors were the root causes for the recent floods.
“It was a combination of natural factors, i.e. torrential rain and huge base water levels that led to the catastrophic rise of water in rivers. That caused damage to people houses and facilities,” Puchkov said.