"According to the data presented by the North Caucasian Department of Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, in the period from 18:00 on January 24 to 18:00 on January 25, 2021 in the mountains of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic above 2000 m avalanche is dangerous," the department said.

They did not rule out the occurrence of emergency situations and incidents associated with damage to buildings and communication lines.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations urged citizens to comply with the basic rules of conduct in avalanche areas, they are listed in a press release from the department.

On the evening of January 8, an avalanche came down near the Otdelnaya Mountain ski complex near Norilsk, and five houses were covered with snow. As a result of the emergency, three people died: a 38-year-old woman, her one and a half-year-old child and a 45-year-old man.