Climate Change Creates New Challenges for Russian Firefighters




DER SPIEGEL 31/2021











SPIEGEL International








Pedestrians in Yakutsk: The end of days seems nigh



Pedestrians in Yakutsk: The end of days seems nigh


Foto: Emile Ducke / Emile Ducke für DER SPIEGEL





A fireman sets a backfire to help contain a forest fire near Yert.



A fireman sets a backfire to help contain a forest fire near Yert.


Foto: Emile Ducke / Emile Ducke für DER SPIEGEL





Smoke above the village of Yert as seen during the observation flight



Smoke above the village of Yert as seen during the observation flight


Foto: Emile Ducke / DER SPIEGEL

In 2018 Putin speculated that “invisible changes in the galaxy” are the cause of climate change.





A forest fire near Yert



A forest fire near Yert


Foto: Emile Ducke / DER SPIEGEL

“The forest provides people here with everything – it nourishes and warms and protects.”





Alexei Sakharov, the head of the village of Yert in front of the offices of the local administration



Alexei Sakharov, the head of the village of Yert in front of the offices of the local administration


Foto: Emile Ducke / DER SPIEGEL





Svyatoslav Kolesov (left), a flight observer for the special firefighting unit Avialesookhrana, and DER SPIEGEL Moscow correspondent Christian Esch at the airfield in Berdigestyakh, Yakutia. The Antonov biplane is behind them.



Svyatoslav Kolesov (left), a flight observer for the special firefighting unit Avialesookhrana, and DER SPIEGEL Moscow correspondent Christian Esch at the airfield in Berdigestyakh, Yakutia. The Antonov biplane is behind them.


Foto: Emile Ducke / DER SPIEGEL





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