The day began like any other for the Pervuchniy family. They were living in a small wooden house in the village of Teterevino, almost ten hours southwest of Moscow, close to the Ukrainian border.
Their modest home had no gas, but there were many children – three boys and three girls – that had to be fed. On Feb. 2, the mother went into the woods to get firewood for the stove. Julia, a ten-year old girl, was left in charge.
The fire started unexpectedly, when the children were playing in the next room. Suddenly, one of the boys yelled, “The house …read more
Source: Russia Beyond The Headlines