Floodwaters Hit Russian Far East
More than 1,200 homes in Russia's Far Eastern city of Komsomolsk are underwater and some 13,500 people are living in a disaster area. Regional officials are giving a one-time handout of 10,000 rubles ($310) to those affected by the disaster. Long lines have formed in the area waiting for the money. RFERL Tatar-Bashkir Service correspondent Ira Tazieva reported from Komsomolsk on October 1 and took these photos.