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President Medvedev visits drought-hit Russian republic Mari El

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meeting with residents of the village of Maly Shaplak, in the Republic of Mari El, one of the Russian regions hardest hit by this summer’s record-high temperatures, droughts, and wildfires.

 

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meeting with residents of the village of Maly Shaplak, in the Republic of Mari El, one of the Russian regions hardest hit by this summer’s record-high temperatures, droughts, and wildfires.

 

© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankRussian President Dmitry Medvedev meeting with residents of the village of Maly Shaplak, in the Republic of Mari El, one of the Russian regions hardest hit by this summer’s record-high temperatures, droughts, and wildfires.
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meeting with residents of the village of Maly Shaplak, in the Republic of Mari El, one of the Russian regions hardest hit by this summer’s record-high temperatures, droughts, and wildfires.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankThe village of Maly Shaplak, the first mention of which dates back to 1795, now has 72 houses, 35 of which are used as dachas (holiday homes) by vacationers from the nearby city.
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The village of Maly Shaplak, the first mention of which dates back to 1795, now has 72 houses, 35 of which are used as dachas (holiday homes) by vacationers from the nearby city.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitry Astakhov / Go to the photo bankIn Maly Shaplak, President Medvedev learned about the measures being taken to prevent future wildfires.
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In Maly Shaplak, President Medvedev learned about the measures being taken to prevent future wildfires.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitry Astakhov / Go to the photo bankMari El is one of the seven regions in Russia where a state of emergency has been declared by the Russian president as a result of the fires.
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Mari El is one of the seven regions in Russia where a state of emergency has been declared by the Russian president as a result of the fires.
© RIA Novosti . Sergey Guneev / Go to the photo bankTwenty-two of the 442 active fire zones recorded across Russia are in the Republic of Mari El. Seventeen of Russia’s regions are suffering from record-high temperatures and drought.
Photo: President Medvedev (center) at a breeding stock farm in Maly Shaplak.
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Twenty-two of the 442 active fire zones recorded across Russia are in the Republic of Mari El. Seventeen of Russia’s regions are suffering from record-high temperatures and drought.
Photo: President Medvedev (center) at a breeding stock farm in Maly Shaplak.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitry Astakhov / Go to the photo bankPresident Medvedev at a breeding stock farm in Maly Shaplak.
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President Medvedev at a breeding stock farm in Maly Shaplak.
© RIA Novosti . Sergey Guneev / Go to the photo bankPresident Medvedev at a breeding stock farm in Maly Shaplak.
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President Medvedev at a breeding stock farm in Maly Shaplak.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankAfter visiting Maly Shaplak, President Medvedev traveled to a police department in Mari El’s capital Yoshkar-Ola, where he presented national awards to officers of the Emergencies Ministry, the Defense Ministry and the Interior Ministry. Some of the awards were in recognition of the officers’ contribution to recent firefighting and rescue operations in the republic.
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After visiting Maly Shaplak, President Medvedev traveled to a police department in Mari El’s capital Yoshkar-Ola, where he presented national awards to officers of the Emergencies Ministry, the Defense Ministry and the Interior Ministry. Some of the awards were in recognition of the officers’ contribution to recent firefighting and rescue operations in the republic.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bank“I have no doubt that you will continue to handle the situation, despite the completely abnormal weather conditions. But even our best efforts will not keep the situation fully under control,” Medvedev said.
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“I have no doubt that you will continue to handle the situation, despite the completely abnormal weather conditions. But even our best efforts will not keep the situation fully under control,” Medvedev said.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bank“There are many challenges ahead because the temperatures are not changing, the heat is not subsiding, and there is still no rain,” President Medvedev said.
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“There are many challenges ahead because the temperatures are not changing, the heat is not subsiding, and there is still no rain,” President Medvedev said.
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