On July the 26th the temperature in the city reached 37 degrees. The cause of the smoke that has mixed in with the car smoke, has been due to peat bogs outside the city. Yes I know it sounds odd, peat bogs usually have water in them! However "Stalin" and his merry chums, decided one day after an afternoons drinking rather too many Vodkas (and in between shooting people), that the peat bogs should be drained for farming. This order was promptly carried out and today every year or so, people in the city get smoked out, like kippers for your breakfast.If you have children or if you have Asama, you may want to think carefully before making the move to Moscow if you plan to live in the center of the city. See Video
There have been fires all over Russia. Putin has been seen on TV visiting victims of the fires that have lost homes and he promises to compensate them - yeah right, lets see if they actually get the money that's promised to them. He also promised to re build villages where they had burnt and he said this will be done by "December", call me cynical but lets wait and see if he is true to his word.
This evening, as I type this, its raining outside. Miracles can happen. As I wrote previously, the mayor of Moscow cloud bombed the skies for the cities 65th National day to ward off rain and it worked but I can't help thinking that he should not have messed with the weather and that his actions have contributed to the lack of rain these last few months.