Forests, farmland and peat bogs continued to burn, and the Russian capital is shrouded in thick smoke.
As temperatures push 95 degrees F, 520 wildfires have burned more than a half million acres around central and western Russia. The fires have killed 48 people, destroyed 2,000 homes, and now threaten the nation’s nuclear-weapons laboratory.
On top of a drought that has destroyed the wheat crop, it will take years for the country to recover from the disasters. This is one year winter can’t come too soon for the Russians.
Bruce Springsteen heats up the audience with his version of Fire: