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Forest fire in Siberia

Ilya Naymushin / Reuters

Dry grass, bushes and trees burn on the bank of the Yenisei River in Taiga district, near the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on April 21. Russia faces a danger of forest fires in Siberia and its far east, following blazes that ravaged thousands of hectares of land last years, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.