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Heat and acrid smoke ruined the weekend for those living in Moscow and the Moscow Region

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The Russian capital has been engulfed in acrid smoke since Friday. Wildfires have been raging across Central Russia for the past two weeks as a result of an extreme heat wave and drought. Almost 2,000 houses have burnt down and over 3,500 people have been left homeless. Most photos were sent by RIA Novosti readers.

The Russian capital has been engulfed in acrid smoke since Friday. Wildfires have been raging across Central Russia for the past two weeks as a result of an extreme heat wave and drought. Almost 2,000 houses have burnt down and over 3,500 people have been left homeless. Most photos were sent by RIA Novosti readers.

© Photo : Stas VedeneevThe Russian capital has been engulfed in acrid smoke since Friday.
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The Russian capital has been engulfed in acrid smoke since Friday.
© Photo : Oksana BenchVisibility is under 200 meters in some areas of the city.
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Visibility is under 200 meters in some areas of the city.
© Photo : Andrey KryuchenkoMany Muscovites are wearing respiratory and gauze masks to prevent the skoke from entering their lungs.
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Many Muscovites are wearing respiratory and gauze masks to prevent the skoke from entering their lungs.
© Photo : Oksana BenchMoscow airports have been forced to adapt their flight schedules to the weather conditions, causing delays, Federal Air Transport official Sergei Izvolsky said.
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Moscow airports have been forced to adapt their flight schedules to the weather conditions, causing delays, Federal Air Transport official Sergei Izvolsky said.
© Photo : turmfalke He said the visibility at Vnukovo airport is 350 meters.
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He said the visibility at Vnukovo airport is 350 meters.
© Photo : Zinaida Ter-PogosyanThe smoke did not put a dampener on this wedding.
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The smoke did not put a dampener on this wedding.
© RIA Novosti . Irina RyapolovaThe Pirogovo resort near Moscow
The Pirogovo resort near Moscow - Sputnik International
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The Pirogovo resort near Moscow
© Photo : Igor LopatinWildfires have been raging across Central Russia for the past two weeks as a result of an extreme heat wave and drought. Almost 2,000 houses have burnt down and over 3,500 people have been left homeless. Photo: Kolomna, Moscow Region.
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Wildfires have been raging across Central Russia for the past two weeks as a result of an extreme heat wave and drought. Almost 2,000 houses have burnt down and over 3,500 people have been left homeless. Photo: Kolomna, Moscow Region.
© Photo : Igor LopatinMany parents protect their children by making them put on gauze masks before going outside.
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Many parents protect their children by making them put on gauze masks before going outside.
© Photo : Igor LopatinThis has become a common sight all over the city.
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This has become a common sight all over the city.
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