Four hundred thousand square miles of Eastern Russia lie under floodwater

In places, the water gushes through the flood defenses being rushed into place, with waves that hurtle down the city's roads and threaten residential buildings. The events that threaten to bring havoc to local residents are part of normal life for the Amur River.

In places, the water gushes through the flood defenses being rushed into place, with waves that hurtle down the city's roads and threaten residential buildings. The events that threaten to bring havoc to local residents are part of normal life for the Amur River.

Dmitry Khomenko
Russia's Far East is experiencing its most severe flooding in recorded history.

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