Torrential rains along the rugged Black Sea coast caused landslides and flash floods. Officials said more than 170 people have been killed.
July 9, 2012 Acquaintances of Pyotr Ostapenko, 35, a flood victim, take part in a funeral ceremony at the central cemetery of the town of Krymsk in Krasnodar region, southern Russia. The nation began a day of mourning on Monday for the more than 170 people killed in floods that drove thousands from their homes, with the causes of the disaster posing hard questions for the authorities, including President Vladimir Putin. Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters Buy Photo