Saturday, December 5, 2020
Carbon tetrachloride, a lethal chemical meant to be tightly controlled by an international agreement, is what caused a massive oil contamination scandal in Russia’s Druzhba pipeline this year, Reuters reported citing the results of three separate, undisclosed tests. A summary of the results of a test carried out for Russia’s...
Another mass protest was held this week in the northwestern Russian town of Kotlas against the construction of a new landfill for waste from the country’s capital Moscow, Radio Liberty reported. According to the organizers of the rally, about 10,000 people turned out in the town of 60,000 on Sunday....
A Russian cruise ship docked for repairs on the Volga River has burned down near Nizhny Novgorod, Radio Liberty reported on Tuesday.  According to local media, the three-deck Holy Russia cruise ship was under repair near Bon, a town on the Volga River.  The ship was not functional since 2018,...
Thawing of once permanently-frozen ground covering more than half of Russia is increasingly putting buildings, pipelines and other infrastructure at risk of damage, Bloomberg writes. According to Alexander Krutikov, deputy minister for the Far East and Arctic development, the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the...
Restrictions on fishing by non-Russian companies in the country’s waters, imposed by federal law, could soon be dropped, Seafood Source reports. Speaking at the recently held Global Fishery Forum in St. Petersburg, the head of Russia’s Federal Fisheries Agency Ilya Shestakov suggested potentially changing federal laws to allow foreign companies into...
Russia’s state development bank wants to start turning the world’s biggest energy exporter into a hub for green finance days after a 20,000-ton diesel spill in the nation’s far north, Energy Voice writes. VEB.RF, which has been used in the past to help finance President Vladimir Putin’s infrastructure projects, plans...
Russia’s floating nuclear power plant, a first of its kind project widely criticized by environmentalists, started sending electricity on Thursday to a region in Russia's Arctic, RIA Novosti reported. The floating plant, named the Akademik Lomonosov, was sent in August to the Chukotka Peninsula, an area 5,500 kilometers (3,400 miles)...
Low-cost airline Pobeda, a subsidiary of Russian flag carrier Aeroflot, said on Sunday it stops flights to Finland’s Helsinki from February 1, RIA news agency reports. "Flights to Helsinki will be suspended from February 1 as part of the flight efficiency optimization program. Those having tickets to the canceled...
A greenhouse farm in a Moscow suburb burned down on Tuesday morning, with eight people killed and one other person injured, Russian emergency services said, according to AP. All eight victims were migrants from Tajikistan who apparently worked at the farm. The fire broke out in one of the metal construction...
Plans by the government of Russia’s Moscow Region to send its trash to poorer — and often pristine — northern areas have led thousands of protesters to rally in more than a dozen Russian cities and towns, The Associated Press reports. The biggest protests against the waste management plans were...