Locust Plague Threatens Parts of Southern Russia

Matthew 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.

A plague of locusts has struck large areas of southern Russia, threatening to destroy crops and even darkening skies in some places.

A video shot in the town of Achikulak showed tens of thousands of locusts flying through the sky and blanketing the ground.

The regional agriculture ministry for the Stavropol region said the waves of locusts began to invade the region around July 20th.  The government officials claim that they have locusts every year but they’re usually destroyed before they hatch.

Vasilli Yegorov, deputy agricultural minister, told ABC News that this year the locust came from neighboring regions.

The region is one of Russia’s major agricultural areas.

A state of emergency has been declared in three regions near Stavropol.  The locusts have been found from Chechnya to the Caspian Sea.  In one part of Stavropol, one effort to eradicate the locusts covered over 350 miles.

Leave a Reply