Why are forests burning in Russia?

Photo: Avialesoohrana press service A month ago, there was a problem with the Astrakhan biosphere reserve. One of its sections caught fire – the Damchiksky, where rare birds usually nest – pelicans, white-tailed eagles and swans, boosters, black storks, flamingos stop in flight. And the lotus blooms here – the main pride of these places. … Read more

“It was covered with a wave of fire from above”: an eyewitness said how they extinguished a forest fire near Minusinsk, which burned 20 houses

An eyewitness said how they extinguished a forest fire near Minusinsk. Photo: Regional Forest Fire Department Terrible shots – a bright fire devours the trees, a few minutes – and nothing is left of young pines. With each gust of wind, the flames rise higher and higher, covering more and more new areas. The flames … Read more