Natural Disasters in Russia

Floods injure more than 700 people in Russia's Kuban

More than 700 people have been injured in the flood caused by heavy rains in the Krasnodar Region, regional medical services said. "To date, there are 722 injured people, 26 of whom were hospitalized, 690 are treated on an …

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Russia's Krasnodar region floods leave two dead

Floods have left two people dead and two others injured along with one missing in the Tuapse district of the Krasnodar Region, parts of which were hammered by severe storms, Municipal District Head Anatoly Rusin said. "Two people …

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Snowfall blocks Moscow airports

9 flights were cancelled and 73 delayed from the Moscow airports due to a heavy snowfall,  Yandex reports. In particular, 37 flights from Sheremetyevo, 18 flights from Vnukovo and Domodedovo were delayed and 9 cancelled in …

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Scientists estimate threat of eruption of Kazbek volcano

The director of the Institute of Earth Sciences, Thea Godoladze, spoke about the danger of the eruption of the sleeping volcano of Mount Kazbek (Mkinvartsveri), which is located on the border of Russia and Georgia. According to him, the …

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Kerch Strait ferry line closed due to fog

A strong fog that covered the Crimean peninsula blocked the work of the Kerch ferry crossing, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Crimea reported. "The work of the Kerch ferry crossing is temporarily suspended …

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 Body of pilot killed in helicopter crash in Russia found

Russian emergency officials say a private helicopter has crashed in southern Russia yesterday, killing its pilot, whose body was found this morning. The Robinson R66 helicopter crashed into a mountain on Monday near Maly Utrish just …

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Storm in Moscow

A storm warning in Moscow remains in force until the end of the day. According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry, more than 20 settlements with a population of more than 4 thousand people in the central part of the country and Moscow were …

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 Storm death toll rises to 16 in Moscow

Storm killed 16 people in Moscow and the Moscow Region on May 29, a spokeswoman for the Russian Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko, said. "Eleven people were killed in Moscow and three others in the Moscow Region," TASS cited Petrenko as saying.

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 Will weather spare Moscow and North Caucasus?

Over the past few days several tropical storms caused showers, thunderstorms and strong wind in Moscow. The elements were especially raging on July 13 when a number of streets were flooded, 300 trees were uprooted by wind, due to which 22 cars …

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Avalanches possible in Sochi mountains

There is a weak avalanche danger in highland areas of Sochi (over 1500 m above sea level), from 18.00pm on March 14 to 18.00pm on March 15, Yuga.ru cited the management of civil defense and protection of the population of the city administration …

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Earthquake recorded in Dagestan

An earthquake occurred today in Dagestan. According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, aftershocks were detected near Makhachkala. Their power didn’t exceed 3.3 points. It is known that there are …

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