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Moscow: city of smog (photos)

Smoke from peat fires which rage outside Russia’s capital have covered the city in thick smog, but life carries on.
Aug 6th 2010, 1:12 PM 497 0

WILDFIRES WHICH continue to blaze across Russia have covered Moscow in a thick smog. Citizens have been advised to wear face masks for protection against the thick smoke, but continue to go to work and travel around the city.

Moscow’s three main airports have re-directed some flights because of the smog.

The fires, which have killed 52 people so far, caused concern for the stability of nuclear and military material stored in the afflicted provinces. According to Russia’s Ria Novosti, the threat of a nuclear explosion has been averted by moving the material to a safer location.

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