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The head of weather forecaster Rosgidromet said that nothing similar had been observed in the millennium history of the Russian state, which dates back to the acceptance of Christianity by ancient Russia in the late 10th century.
"From the moment of the foundation of our country, we can say, in the last period of 1,000 years, no similar heatwave has been observed neither by ourselves nor by our ancestors," said Alexander Frolov on Monday.
"This is a completely unique phenomenon. There are no observations of this in the archives," he told a televised news conference.
MOSCOW — Deaths in Moscow have doubled to an average of 700 people a day as the Russian capital is engulfed by poisonous smog from wildfires and a sweltering heat wave, a top health official said Monday.
Originally posted by 12voltz
reply to post by BANANAMONTANA
And this is the figure we hear about but i suspect it is a lot higher especially if you take into account outlying areas and homeless people ,i read somewhere that the figures we here about are toned down by the KGB, i am trying to find that report.