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  • In Pictures Russia's Summer 2010: Heat, drought, smog, and fires

    People crowd near a fountain at the Alexandrovsky Garden just outside the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 27. A heat wave has hit central Russia breaking temperature records for the last 130 years.

  • Radioactive smoke? Russia wildfires rage near Chernobyl

    Radioactive smoke? Russia wildfires rage near Chernobyl

    Greenpeace says Russia wildfires are spreading across six provinces that were heavily contaminated by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. One Russian official accused Greenpeace of 'panic-mongering.'

  • Fight to save Moscow forest from development tests tolerance for dissent

    Fight to save Moscow forest from development tests tolerance for dissent

    'The public should have some say,' an opposition leader told the Monitor of a proposal for a 10-lane road through a Moscow forest. Moments later, he and 50 others were arrested.

  • Russian fires prompt Kremlin to abruptly embrace climate change

    Russian fires prompt Kremlin to abruptly embrace climate change

    Amid what is called the worst Russian fires in history, President Dmitry Medvedev – who recently dismissed concerns over emissions – embraces the need to address climate change.

  • Russia wildfires: Thick, toxic smog chokes Moscow residents

    Russia wildfires: Thick, toxic smog chokes Moscow residents

    Russia wildfires have now pushed carbon monoxide levels in Moscow to 6.5 times the allowable level and the concentration of other unspecified toxins to 'up to 9 times' acceptable limits, according to Russia's health ministry.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/04

    A 'monkey man' hat rests on top of a mortar at a Canadian Army combat outpost near the village of Salavat, in the Panjway district west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Wednesday.

  • As Russia wildfires rage, Putin shows strength, Medvedev tweets

    As Russia wildfires rage, Putin shows strength, Medvedev tweets

    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has taken center stage on the Russia wildfires that have ruined at least 20 percent of Russia's grain crop. President Medvedev is struggling to stay in control.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 08/03

    In this x-ray photo provided by NASA, the sun is shown early in the morning of Aug. 1. The dark arc near the top right edge of the image is a filament of plasma blasting off the surface - part of the coronal mass ejection. The bright region is an unassociated solar flare. When particles from the eruption reach Earth on the evening of Aug. 3-4, they may trigger a brilliant auroral display known as the Northern Lights.

  • Let Our Fame Be Great

    Let Our Fame Be Great

    Journalist Oliver Bullough delivers a detailed, moving history of the too often overlooked people of the Caucasus.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 08/02

    People carry their belongings after heavy flooding destroyed their homes in Nowshera, Pakistan, on Monday. The government has deployed thousands of soldiers and civilian rescue workers to save an estimated 28,000 people trapped by the floodwaters, and to distribute food and collect the bodies of the victims.