More than half a million other chickens at the farm are to be destroyed to prevent the virus from spreading, said Rostov regional emergency services officer Sergei Kozhemyaka.
In September, authorities reported an H5N1 outbreak at a poultry farm in the southern Krasnodar region. In February, the strain was confirmed in several suburban Moscow districts, where it killed hundreds of domestic birds and forced the slaughter of 2,000 more birds.
No human cases of bird flu have been reported in Russia , which had its first reported cases of H5N1 in Siberia in 2005. World health authorities are tracking the H5N1 strain out of concern that it could mutate into a form more easily transmitted among people, sparking a global flu pandemic.
The face of USA's First Lady Melania Trump after her handshake with Russian President Putin has received a lot of attention in social media
Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said