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Russian prime minister, Valdimir Putin, chaired a meeting of the Government Presidium where he also proposed raising the minimum compensation paid to the victims of disasters, adding that amendments to that effect have already been drafted.
Almost 4000 people have died in the wildfires leading to today's (August 10) decision to declare a state of emergency declared in Russia's Urals city of Ozersk, one of the largest nuclear storage and fuel-reprocessing centres in the country.
MOSCOW — Russia fought a deadly battle Tuesday to prevent wildfires from engulfing key nuclear sites as alarm mounted over the impact on health of a toxic smoke cloud that has shrouded Moscow.