Disastrous heatwave in Russia coming to an end
Russia's record-breaking heatwave looks set to come to a dramatic end, with a severe storm now heading for Moscow after battering St Petersburg.
Moscow is expected to be hit later. Temperatures there dropped to 25C on Monday after nearing 40C for weeks.
Fires that have raged across western Russia are being brought under control.
The emergencies ministry said the area affected by peat and forest fires was down to 45,800 hectares, compared to a peak of almost 200,000 hectares.