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
KRASNOYARSK, July 29 (Itar-Tass) — Two IL-76 planes have arrived in Krasnoyarsk from Taganrog to suppress forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk territory, the regional department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry told Itar-Tass.
The aircraft will be fueled with water necessary for fighting the fire seats at the Yemelyanovo airport. An Il-76 plane can take on 42 tons of water.
“The plane crews will join the anti-fire operation in the Beryozovsky and Mansky districts of Krasnoyarsk on Monday. At present, they are preparing the aircraft for the mission,” the Emergencies Ministry went on to say. It added that the aircraft would also be used to liquidate huge forest fires in remote impassible areas in the northern districts of the Krasnoyarsk territory.
Eighty-eight fires are raging on an area of about 12,100 hectares, nine of which have been classified as huge. Most fires are erupting in the thick taiga forest far away from all roads.