Fires, dying grain beset Russia

Wall Street Journal: President Dmitry Medvedev declared a state of emergency in forest-fire-afflicted regions of Russia and the country's grain authority lowered its harvest projection amid one of Russia's hottest, driest summers on record. Women remove preserves on Monday from their home in Ostafyevo, outside Moscow. Forest fires across the parched country have killed 34 people. Much of the country west of the Urals is suffering through a severe drought, and in Moscow, the summer has been the ......

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