Citizens in protective masks talk about the environmental situation in Moscow.
The smog that covered the capital on August 4 forced people to buy face masks around the city. Doctors say that masks do not protect against small particles of carbon monoxide, and weather forecasters promise the return of smoke on Friday, August 6. On the night of August 4, passers-by in protective masks told Vasily Bykov about how he breathes that night.
YULIA, 31, BANK WORKER
I am pregnant and should not breathe burning. I'm afraid of intoxication.
ALENA, 26, JOURNALIST
I'd like to believe that the mask will somehow help. Naive, but so calmer.
MAXIM, 28, MANAGER
I wear a mask out of a sense of solidarity with the girl.
SEMEN, 19, STUDENT STROGANOVKA
I do not want to become a three-legged mutant or some other gesture, so I put on a mask. Better to be protected.
DARYA, 22, STUDENT OF MPGU
I go in a mask so as not to breathe this muck. At night, dizzy, coughing, toxicosis. The mask helps.
IRINA, 50, ACCOUNTANT
In Moscow, the smell of burning garbage smells, this smell is everywhere. This is the most nasty smell that I had to smell. The city has become unbearable. I put on a mask so as not to suffocate
SERGEY, 22, BANK OFFICER
Without a mask it is very difficult to breathe. Therefore, I wear it.
KONSTANTIN, 27, PRIVATE ENTREPRENEUR
The city has an unbearable smell; a mask seems to help.
VOVA, 18, STUDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
I wear a mask because I could. There is nothing to breathe in this city, as if it was very smoked. Stuffiness.
Photo: Alexander Aleshkin