All Posts Tagged With: "environmental issues"

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Sochi Hunger Strike Continues Past 16th Day

A hunger strike by residents facing eviction from their homes in Sochi to make way for Olympic construction has continued, and been blockaded throughout the Russian media, for more than two weeks.

Jun 4, 2010 | Continued
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Scientist Critical of Olympic Construction Flees Russia

A top geologist working as a consultant for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi has fled to Ukraine, fearing that he may be arrested on trumped-up charges motivated by his warnings about construction for the games.

Apr 19, 2010 | Continued
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Irkutsk Ecologists Harassed by Center “E” for Protesting

An organization of Russian ecologists protesting the reopening of a toxic paper mill say that they are being harassed by police from the notoriously brutal Center for Extremism Prevention.

Mar 1, 2010 | Continued
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WWF: Sochi Olympic Construction ‘Out of Control’

The World Wildlife Foundation is halting partnership with the main construction firm for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi and threatening to withdraw support altogether, citing irreparable environmental damage and low-quality construction.

Feb 17, 2010 | Continued
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Anger at Putin Flares in Irkutsk and Samara

Russians called for Prime Minister Putin to step down in two large but unrelated protests over the weekend, following a trend set by a massive anti-governmental rally in Kaliningrad in late January.

Feb 16, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Park Activist Placed in Mental Hospital

One of the leaders of a citizen’s movement working to save a local historic park has been arrested and put into a psychiatric hospital.

Aug 1, 2008 | Continued
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UN Ecologists Speak Out Against Sochi Olympic Construction

Ecologists from the United Nations believe that construction in preparation of the 2014 winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia will have a devastating effect on the local environment, and called for the relocation of certain Olympic facilities.

Jun 3, 2008 | Continued