Protesters pelt Ukrainian embassy in Moscow with eggsRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 28, 0:41
Russian sports minister says couple pages missing from McLaren's initial reportSport August 27, 13:26
Lavrov, Kerry round up 12-hours-long talks in GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 27, 2:50
Competitions for Russian Paralympians banned from Rio to be held in early SeptemberSport August 26, 21:35
Russian swimmer breaks world record in 100 m IM on short courseSport August 26, 21:15
Russian lawmaker believes prospects for pan-European Army dim after BrexitRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 26, 21:01
Bombers and interceptor aircraft redeployed to southern Russia from PermMilitary & Defense August 26, 20:50
Tokyo refrains from commenting Russia’s offer to join relief operation in SyriaWorld August 26, 19:45
Russia files appeal with Swiss court on CAS ruling on Paralympians' banSport August 26, 19:23
KHABAROVSK, May 06 /ITAR-TASS/. Nearly all forest fires in Russia’s Far Eastern Federal District have been extinguished, the regional forestry department said Tuesday.
The only fire remained in the Amur Region, but it was localized, the department told Itar-Tass. Overall, nine wildfires (eight in the Amur Region, one in the Primorye Territory) were registered in the Far East over the past 24 hours. As of Tuesday morning, 8 fires were extinguished.
The area engulfed by fire in the Far Eastern Federal District totaled 2,527 hectares, all in the Amur Region, where the key firefighting forces and means were concentrated: 323 people, 50 units of equipment and four aircraft, including three helicopters.
In Primorye, only five people and three units of equipment were involved in the firefighting effort.
Since the start of the fire season in 2014, there have been 1,483 fires on an area of over 305,000 hectares in the Far Eastern District, authorities said. In the same period last year, 304 forest fires were registered there on a total area of 47,000 hectares.