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Parallel Plumes of Smoke from Fires in Central Russia

56.0N 92.8E

June 28th, 2012 Category: Fires

Russia – June 26th, 2012

A state of emergency is still in effect in Russia due to fires burning near the borders of Khanty-Mansiisk, Krasnoyarsk, and Tomsk. Here, plumes of smoke from dozens of blazes blow parallel to each other in a southerly direction. Russian authorities have announced that the fires were caused by a variety of reasons, including lightning strikes and people losing control of agricultural fires and campfires.

City of Krasnoyarsk by Krasnoyarskoye Reservoir, Russia

55.2N 91.9E

October 11th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - August 29th, 2010

The Krasnoyarskoye Reservoir, on the Yenisei River in Russia, is one of the largest man-made lakes in Siberia. It is visible here as a thick navy blue line in a curved shape near the center of the image.

Upon opening the full image, many tan and brown fields can be seen by the northern part of the reservoir. The remainder of the surrounding land is mostly forested. The city of Krasnoyarsk is also visible on the banks of the Yenisei past the northern end of the reservoir.