Igor Starkov




Ryazan region, 2010
When I was a kid I went to archeological expeditions. Sometimes I had to analyze layers of earth where the remains of ancients fires were.

In July 2010 the air temperature in Central Russia has reached +35-40 °C. The reason was atmospheric cyclone from Africa. Record heat stayed for about two months. In the end of July forest fires began, smoke of them blanketed several Russian regions. The fire covered thousands hectares of forest, many villages were damaged, some of them were burned to the ground. According to Scientists, there has never been heat like this in Russia.