This picture is me standing infront of St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square. The second picture was on my friend Nikita's facebook page, of the same place. It's hard to believe that two weeks ago i was standing at this exact spot. The two pictures back to back are unbelievable. In two weeks smoke from the forest fires has settled all over Moscow.
To those who don't know, temperatures for the past month in Russia have been hotter than ever before. That's like the temperatures here, in South Alabama, only with no AC anywhere. After all, if you've only ever had mild weather, why spend the money on air conditioning? The problem is, that makes it about 105+ in every building. It was very hot, with very little rain. And now forest fires have consumed the areas around Moscow and (my city) Kaluga. My friends say it is the smell of burning and like walking through thick fog. Please pray for Russia.