Massive wildfires in Russian Far East: 34 injured, 100+ houses destroyed

Massive steppe wildfires, propelled by strong winds, have destroyed more than a hundred houses in the Siberian region of Trans-Baikal, leaving hundreds of local residents homeless.

More than 400 people were affected by the wildfires that got out of control in the remote Russian region on the Mongolian border.

At least, 111 houses in 15 villages were lost in the disaster, the governor’s office said. The people evacuated in time and there have been no fatalities related to the fires.

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Three cute Siberian bear cubs enjoy the warmth of the house after being rescued

Three bear cubs which were recently found in an abandoned den in the Kemerovo region’s Siberian taiga are now being taken care of by a local resident.

The cubs had reportedly stayed in the den for three days before being discovered by a group of lumberjacks who took the cubs back to their camp where they fed the animals for about a week.

The bears were later handed over to Kemerovo region’s Department of Environmental Protection. The department’s senior inspector Eduard Gegel is at the moment taking care of the cubs at his house, until a permanent home is found.

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RAW: Tanks deployed to fight ISIS militants in anti-terrorist op in Tyumen

Russian counter-terrorism police say they prevented an imminent Islamic State attack in the Siberian city of Tyumen, as two armed terror suspects were eliminated in an intense raid with heavy gunfire and explosions. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9s50

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Anti-ISIS op in Russia’s Tyumen, Spetsnaz storms house

A counter-terrorism #operation is ongoing in the Siberian city of Tyumen, where the #FSB says #ISIS militants were planning a terrorist attack.
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Heavy gunfire in Russia’s Tyumen as anti-ISIS operation underway

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Fireball streaks across skies of Siberia

A meteor lit up the sky in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on Saturday leaving commuters awestruck.

The fireball exploded above city’s skyline at around 7pm local time.

NOTE: Dashcam shows incorrect date & time

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Caught on cam: Airstair collapses as passengers board plane

Five people were injured as the airstairs collapsed while people were boarding a flight from the Siberian city of Barnaul to Moscow.

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Siberia scrambles to contain swine fever after infected shipment

Russian authorities scramble to seize swine fever-infected sausages after getting test results from an eight-tonne shipment that had crossed the border from Mongolia. The agriculture watchdog in the Siberian region of Buryatia said in a press release it would destroy the infected meat that was imported on January 30. A store chain in Ulan-Ude, the region’s main city, was offering to give customers twice the amount they paid for any sausage returned.