Latest update: 10/08/2010
- climate - Dmitry Medvedev - Moscow - Russia - Vladimir Putin - wildfires
Russia: wildfires continue to spread
As smog from raging forest and peat fires shroud Moscow for the third week in a row, firefighters are battling wildfires now covering more than 1,700 square kilometers. There has been growing criticism over the government's handling of the disaster, but how will this play out politically? And how will Russia's leaders navigate their way through this crisis?
- George Frederick Jewsbury, Historian and Associate Researcher, CERCEC (Centre for Russia, Caucasus and Central Europe Studies)
Programme prepared by Aurélien Aeberhard & Laura Farrenq
Hosted by Annette Young