Rain in St Petersburg
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Storms hit Russia after heatwave, fires and smog

16 August 2010 Last updated at 14:27 BST

Russia's record-breaking heatwave looks set to come to a dramatic end, with a severe storm heading for Moscow after battering St Petersburg.

Nearly 100,000 people around St Petersburg were left without power, rail services were halted and trees felled amid high winds and heavy rains.