03 August 2010

Apocalypse Now

Because of the raging and numerous forest fires around here, Mocow's sky these days resembles Apocalypse Now's movie poster.  Moscow's air smells like a chimney.

Screen shots from Fire Information for Resource Management System indicate the gravity of the situation. At first glance, it looks like all of Russia is burning.

A closeup of the Moscow region shows the nearby forest fires. Zooming in, suggests that the problem is not as grave is the large-scale photo above shows.

But, when your sky looks like this:

And burned out villages look like this:

It feels like the "Russia is on fire" picture above is rather accurate.

My heart is out to those who have lost their belonging, their homes, and their loved ones in this unprecedented natural disaster.

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