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'Our homeland is burning': Volunteers join Siberia wildfire fight

AFP, 31 Jul 2021
With Russian firefighters and emergency services struggling, hundreds of volunteers have joined the efforts to contain the blazes scorching the Siberian region of Yakutia's legendary vast northern forests known as the taiga. "When our homeland is burning, we can't stand on the sidelines," says one of the volunteers Turgun Popov.

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