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Russia, November 15, 1997

Trash Fires are My Favorite Incense

Never a clear day in Russia without a good fire!

Boris and his fire"Boris, It is a beautiful sunny day in Russia! What to do?"

"Oh I don't know Vladimir? How about starting a noxious fire using wood, plastic, rubber, and assorted trash?"

"Yeah, Boris, That sounds like a great idea!"

I don't know why, but everyday, and particularly on nice days, the people of this country decide that life would be better with a good trash fire. Not just a wood and paper fire, but everything, including all those aresol cans that warn against such actions. The fires are started in trash bins, dumpsters, or in the nearest clear spot, without thought of the fumes or smoke. No wonder the air pollution is bad!

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