Yesterday I got a "taste" of what people in other parts of Russia have been experiencing.
I was coming home from church and noticed that my street was sort of misty, and it smelled like something was burning. This wasn't your typical house or car on fire...it was something bigger!
So apparently the winds had blown some forest/peat bog fires to certain areas of St. Petersburg. I don't know if you can tell from this photo, but those buildings in the background are usually much clearer!