Russia, EU should set up strategic planning committee — former foreign ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 6:07
DPR to raise issue of Ukrainian forces’ shellings in DPR’s south — envoyWorld October 23, 5:06
Georgia’s Orthodox patriarch to visit Moscow to mark Russian patriarch’s 70th birthdaySociety & Culture October 23, 4:21
Iraqi forces enter last settlement on northern approaches to Mosul — mediaWorld October 23, 3:56
Azerbaijan’s president says his country will not increase oil outputBusiness & Economy October 23, 3:29
Second round of parliamentary election to be held in Lithuania on SundayWorld October 23, 2:49
Russian Duma delegation to take part in BRICS forum, IPU Assembly in GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 2:11
Ceasefire in Syria violated 44 times in 24 hours — Russian reconciliation centerWorld October 23, 1:36
Russian national delegation would be more effective at US election — expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 1:09
KHABAROVSK, July 25 (Itar-Tass) — Rains in the Russian Far East in recent days have helped forest protection units in the fire extinguishing efforts in the taiga. A total of 20 fires on Tuesday affected five RF subjects, eight of them have been extinguished and another three localised, the Forestry Department for the Far East Federal District told Itar-Tass on Wednesday. The fire covered during the day 134 hectares of forestland.
There were small fire seats in all RF subjects in the federal district, except Yakutia. There are three fire seats in the Khabarovsk Territory on Wednesday at an area of about 80 hectares.
Hundreds of fire fighters working in the areas of the burning taiga have got a break. On Tuesday, 232 people, nine units of ground equipment and vehicles, 37 aircraft were involved in the forest fire extinguishing efforts. Two weeks ago, about 1,400 people were engaged in the fire fighting operation.
Since the beginning of the season, a total of 2,012 forest fires at a total area of over 420.4 thousand hectares have occurred in the Far East, the regional Forestry Department reported.