Forest Fires Threaten Russian City

BRATSK, Russia — A state of emergency has been declared in the East Siberian city of Bratsk due to forest fires in the region, RFE/RL’s Russian Service reports. Minister for Emergency Situations Sergei Shoigu told President Dmitry Medvedev in a televised meeting that the fires are approaching Bratsk and the situation is very serious. Medvedev […]