Russian wildfires set off by munition depot explosions | AFP

Aerial images from Russia’s Emergencies Ministry show wildfires set off by explosions at a munitions depot in the Ryazan region southeast of Moscow. More than 2,000 people from nearby villages have been evacuated.

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Shakhty Blast: Gas explosion partially destroys residential building in Russia (drone footage)

At least one person has been killed and eight others injured following a gas explosion at a nine-story building in the town of Shakhty in Russia’s Rostov Region, according to the local Emergencies Ministry. It is feared that up to seven people are trapped in the building. Four apartments on the eighth and ninth floor were partially destroyed in the explosion. Emergency workers have evacuated 140 people from the damaged building. Search and rescue work is ongoing. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9m8x

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Moscow Mall Blaze: Shoppers escape as fire engulfs stores

Up to 14 people, including a child, were reportedly injured in a fire which broke out at a shopping mall in the northeast of Moscow on Monday, Emergencies Ministry sources told Russian media. Four people remain trapped in the building. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8hh9

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Nothing to see here, just a lion cub walking along a Russian street

A lion cub was found walking alone through the centre of the Russian city of Ufa on Tuesday before a passer-by managed to tie the cub, who was wearing a collar, to the fence. The Emergencies Ministry was contacted and animal control experts were sent to deal with the lion, who will now be sheltered temporarily at the Park of Foresters. It is currently unknown how the lion got onto the streets or who its previous owner was.

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