Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

Almost 30 Trees Toppled as Moscow Continues to Experience Strong Winds

The strong winds in Moscow are expected to remain through Tuesday.

Winds have felled more than two dozen of trees in Moscow and a lamp post has been downed amid an increasingly blustery storm that is expected to intensify throughout Monday, news reports said.

Gusts of wind are expected to reach up to 14-19 meters per second during the day, and City Hall has put utility services on high alert to clean up any trees or billboards that might fall on yards, children playgrounds or roads, spokesman Igor Pergamenshchik was cited as saying by Interfax.

At least 26 trees were downed in strong winds on Sunday, an unidentified official with Moscow's emergency services told the RIA Novosti news agency. Tram services were meanwhile suspended on at least four routes in southern Moscow after a falling tree damaged a power line, TASS reported.

Winds also toppled a lamp post onto nearby cars in the south of the capital, while the facing was ripped from a residential high-rise in the southeastern outskirts of Moscow, raining chunks of plaster on to several parked cars below, news reports said. No injuries have yet been reported.

The strong winds are expected to remain through Tuesday, when rain is also predicted to fall on the capital, TASS cited the regional weather bureau as saying.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more