Natural Disasters in Russia

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More than 300 tourists saved from death on New Year in Crimea

More than 300 tourists saved from death on New Year in Crimea

According to the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation for Crimea, rescuers unblocked more than 300 tourists who stuck in Crimea during the night after an avalanche swallowed the road to Ai-Petri …

Road service restores  movement on all Don and Kuban roads

Road service restores movement on all Don and Kuban roads

The roads of the Kuban and the Rostov Region have been cleared of snow - the emergency services and public utilities have restored traffic, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry reports. "In the Krasnodar Territory …

Floods injure more than 700 people in Russia's Kuban

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 …

Russia's Krasnodar region floods leave two dead

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 …

Crimean drought to affect crop, Ministry of Agriculture says

Crimean drought to affect crop, Ministry of Agriculture says

The grain harvest of Crimean farmers will be seriously affected by a drought, the Ministry of Agriculture of the region reported. "If in 2017 the gross grain harvest amounted to 1.6 million tons, this year we will collect about 800 …

Weather alert level in Moscow to remain yellow till Monday

Weather alert level in Moscow to remain yellow till Monday

The yellow level of the weather alert introduced today was extended for tomorrow, the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia reports. In addition, an increased level of weather alert is introduced in almost all the subjects of Central …

Snowfall blocks Moscow airports

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 …

Scientists estimate threat of eruption of Kazbek volcano

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 …

Kerch Strait ferry line closed due to fog

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 …

 Body of pilot killed in helicopter crash in Russia found

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 …

Twenty five buildings on fire in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don

Twenty five buildings on fire in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don

The fire in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don has swelled to 10,000 square meters, the press service of the Emergencies Ministry’s South Regional Center said. "The fire has swelled to 10,000 square meters," a …

Storm in Moscow

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 …

 Storm death toll rises to 16 in Moscow

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.

Three-day fire alarm declared in Krasnodar region

Three-day fire alarm declared in Krasnodar region

EMERCOM of Russia for the Krasnodar Territory  spread today emergency warning in connection with the onset of intense heat in the region: the residents have been reported a high threat of fires. …

 Will weather spare Moscow and North Caucasus?

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 …

Avalanches possible in Sochi mountains

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 …

Transneft resumes oil transportation from Novorossiysk

Transneft resumes oil transportation from Novorossiysk

Russian oil company Transneft resumed oil transportation from the port of Novorossiysk, the company's spokesman Igor Demin said. Recall that yesterday Transneft suspended oil loadings from the port of Novorossiysk …

Work of Kerch ferry suspended for third time this week

Work of Kerch ferry suspended for third time this week

The Kerch ferry has been forced to suspend its work due to fog, the Ministry of Emergency Measures of Russia in Crimea said. "The work of the Kerch ferry has been suspended on January 16th 2016 due to bad weather …

Earthquake recorded in Dagestan

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 …

 Avalanches possible in Sochi mountains until January 10

Avalanches possible in Sochi mountains until January 10

EMERCOM representatives of the Krasnodar Territory have warned about avalanche risks in highland areas of Sochi  from 18.00pm on January 7 to 18.00pm on January 10, Yuga.ru reports. Rescuers call on the public to …