This picture was in Time magazine last week and it really shows what Moscow looks like right now. We are in a serious smokey situation because of fires burning throughout Russia. The other big factor is the high temperatures. It is still in the 100's and will be for at least the next week. It's the hottest here in Moscow in 115 years. Between the heat and the smoke we've had to instruct our missionaries to try and find investigators and teach in buildings that are cool. It is even smokey down in the metro. Also, keep in mind that there are 12 million people in Moscow and the cars on the road are bumper to bumper most of the day. We are all enduring well but are praying for relief from these health concerned situations. The following pictures are the ones I have been taking of the smoke in Moscow.
August 4th at 6:30 a.m. from our front door. The sun comes up at 5:00 a.m. these days.
On the way to the Metro.
On our P-Day we went to tour the "Cathedral of Christ the Saviour".
Alot of people are wearing masks over their nose and mouth now.
President Sorenson taking a phone call from a concerned missionary about the smoke.
Smokey skyline of the Kremlin from the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
Men walking to work at Rosinka.
Picture and quote from Time magazine. "Wildfires burn in Russia. One of the worst heat waves in the country's history has spawned a series of deadly blazes. Russian President Dmitri Medvedev declared a state of emergency in seven regions of the country."