First phase of blasting operation was carried out by military at Bureya Reservoir blocked by landslide last December.
This is the first blast on January 22 that took 10 tons of explosives.
The operation attracted a lot of attention from the media.
Head of local Russian Orthodox Church arrived to assist removal of the debris blocking the river.
This is the landslide site on January 23, the day after the blasts…Please, compare with first image and find differences.
Military engineers say that developing just one channel for excess water will take 9 days or more. 400+military personnel stationed at the site.