Another Day Another Record and Radiation Issues…

Noon on Friday the 6th of August, 2010...

The Smoke is like the Movie "The Fog!"

I sit here typing this article in a room swirling in smoke. The mercury is climbing to the top of everyone’s thermometers. Records are falling almost everyday in the weather department and I personally would not trade it for being anywhere else in the world…

I find it interesting how Russia is dealing with all of this. I have grown fond of Russia and find myself hurt by the destruction going on. It seems so senseless yet unavoidable at the same time. The conditions are perfect for fire…

But today is the icing on the cake, so to speak. Temperatures in Moscow today (Friday) are forecast to hit 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) as the heat wave in Russia continues non abated and heavy smoke returns to the capital with a vengeance.  Plus the Russian Emergencies Minister is warning of possible radiation risks, as wildfires approach closer to the area affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

The term “The sky is falling” seems to be more appropriate everyday here in Russia. It seems that this fire is a living creature that has a soul and mind of all her own. Kill it in one spot and it roars to life in another spot. We checked the thermal maps of Russia and it looks like our village is surrounded by fires everywhere, so we most likely will not have a village anymore… 🙁

I figured out what was making me sick and have adjusted for it. I am now doing better…

I think Sveta and I need to check into helping to deliver goods to the victims of the fires. It seems that they have plenty of goods but not enough vehicles to deliver. We have a station wagon and my thoughts are on that aspect. So if we are silent for a few days that will be what we are doing…

Windows to Russia!

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