A Kremlin honor guard is seen at Alexander's Garden outside the Kremlin in heavy smog covering Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. The city of Moscow was shrouded Friday by a dense smog that grounded flights at international airports and seeped into homes and offices, as wildfires that have killed 50 people nationwide continued to burn. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)
The smog in Moscow is getting thicker.
Moscow is the capital of Russia.
This is among the forest fires that caused heavy smog in Moscow. (AFP/Artyom Korotayev)
Airborne pollutants such as carbon monoxide is at six times the normal levels.
So the Russians and the tourists need to wear masks to protect themselves.
Tourists wear protective face masks as they walk along the Red square in thick smog, with Saint Basil's Cathedral partially visible in the back, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. The city of Moscow was shrouded Friday by a dense smog that grounded flights at international airports and seeped into homes and offices, as wildfires that have killed 50 people nationwide continued to burn. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
The smog got inside the buildings in Moscow.
The State Historical Museum, on Red Square was forced to close because it couldn’t stop its smoke detectors from going off.
The smog is so thick that we can’t see very far away.
Some flights to Moscow’s Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports had been diverted to other airports.
There could also be road accidents because the drivers can’t see clearly in the thick haze.
The fires drew comment from officials and activists at international climate-change talks in Bonn, Germany.
There are natural disasters all over the world.
I think the people in Moscow should avoid going outside because the thick smog can cause accidents and the air quality is very low.
St. Basil's Cathedral, left, and the Kremlin, right, are seen as tourists walk through thick smog on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
Tourists walking along Red Square in heavy smog, Friday , August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin.
A tourist taking photos in heavy smog in Red Square in central Moscow, Friday, August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin
A fire fighter attempts to extinguish a forest fire near the village of Dolginino in the Ryazan region, some 180 km (111 miles) southeast of Moscow, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. Over the last 24 hours, firefighters have extinguished 293 fires, but 403 others have been spotted while more than 500 have continued to rage over large swathes of countryside, some of them out of control, the Emergencies Ministry said. (AP Photo)