American edition of Associated Press mentions Sinet Spark

Forest Fires
The Associated Press, one of the largest international information and news agencies, has published an article about forest fires raging in Russia. Particular attention is paid to Yakutia, where about 85% of all fires in Russia occur, and the entire population suffers from heavy smoke.

The article also tells about volunteers fighting fires in the forests of Yakutia: "The small dome-shaped tents of volunteer firefighters at the clearing of the Siberian forest are difficult to see, even just a few steps away from them because of the suffocating smoke. Their shovels and saws seem like tiny tools against a huge flame, like toy weapons brought to war. But their love for the vast and wild region is a powerful motivator for the summer full of fires that could be the worst in the history of Russia.”

Sinet Spark is also mentioned as a non-governmental foundation that provides assistance in extinguishing fires:

"Volunteers in the area received some support from the non-governmental agency Sinet Spark, which provided sleeping bags, gloves, and heavy equipment. Aleksandra Kozulina, the group's project director, noted that Sinet Spark initially planned to spend money on information campaigns, but decided to provide special equipment as the fires escalated."

To date, Sinet Spark has donated equipment to Gorny, Kobyai, Verkhneviluysky, Oymyakonsky, Olekminsky, Tomponsky, Ust-Aldan districts.

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