Ministry Fights Forest Fires With Crosses

The Krasnoyarsk branch of the Emergency Situations Ministry has turned to two-meter-tall Orthodox crosses to fight fires raging across Siberian forests. The 25 crosses were donated by the local office of the Russian Orthodox Church and sent Friday to the areas worst hit by the fires, the Boguchansky and Kezhemsky districts, RIA-Novosti reported, citing a local ministry spokeswoman. The crosses, each with a nailed icon portraying Kupina Neopalimaya, or the Lady […]