Russia: Pollution reaches new high as smog smothers Moscow

Independent: A suffocating smog from wildfires hung over the Russian capital on Saturday, raising the concentration of dangerous pollutants to a new high as residents donned masks and dozens of flights were delayed at the city's airports. In the Niznhy Novgorod region, 220 miles east of Moscow, Russian troops had to dig a five-mile canal to keep the fires away from the Sarov nuclear arms facility, which is ringed by forest. This was where the first Soviet atomic bomb was produced in 1949 and it ......

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