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Vladimir Gutenev: “Northern Caucasus More Concerned With the Environment”

On May 7, Vladimir Putin signed an executive order on national goals and strategic objectives for the development of the Russian Federation through to 2024, focusing…

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World Cup Has Divisive Legacy for Russia’s Environment

Russia claims its World Cup stadiums meet the highest environmental standards, yet some have been built on top of ecologically sensitive areas. The site of…

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A Garbage Revolt in Russia Could Create Complexities for Kremlin

A steady stream of garbage-laden trucks moves the waste of Russia’s capital to landfills in the surrounding region. The resulting mountains of refuse emit noxious…

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Arctic Domination: Who will prevail at the rooftop of the world?

The fact of retreating ice at Earth’s poles triggers hot debate over root causes. It fuels discussions about environmental adaptation. It has nations jostling for…

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US Pushes More Before Nord Stream 2 Launch

A dispute over the Nord Stream 2 project has been largely dictated by the interests of Washington, Mr Klaus Ernst, the head of the Bundestag…

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As the World Cup Looms, Russia Purges Host Cities of Strays

Thousands of stray animals are being culled in preparation for the football tournament, activists say. Russian officials have argued that culling stray dogs is a…

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Russia Will Ensure National Safety in Arctic Region

Russia will expand its presence in the Arctic to ensure the safety of its citizens, President Vladimir Putin said. While Moscow does not seek to…

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Arctic scientific research projects to receive bigger financial support

The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFFI) will organize a special competition for grants among Arctic research projects, where the financing may be increased by…

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