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Putin alarmed by ’unprecedented’ natural disasters in Russia


President Vladimir Putin on Aug. 14 said the scale of natural disasters that have hit Russia this year is “absolutely unprecedented” as local officials ask for Moscow’s…

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A former skeptic of man-made climate change, the Russian leader called on authorities to do everything possible to help Siberians affected by the region’s gigantic wildfires, as well as Russians living in the flood-hit south of…

Speaking at a video conference with the leaders of the affected eastern and southern regions, Putin said he received daily reports on the climate situation in the country.

“In the south (of Russia), the monthly norm of rainfall now falls in a few hours and in the Far East on the…

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