More than seven million acres of forest are on fire in Russia. Here’s a (very smoky) view of the disaster from the country’s Instagram users.
As of July 29, forest fires have occupied more than seven million acres in Siberia and Russia’s Far East. A national environmental policy implemented in 2015 has pushed firefighters to let many of the fires burn completely untouched. Meanwhile, smoke has stretched across much of Russia’s enormous landmass, from the Pacific coast to the Volga River region. For more than a week, Russian Instagram users have been posting photos and videos of the results.