All Posts Tagged With: "Khimki Forest"

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US Asst. Secretary of State Meets with Khimki Activists

Russian environmental activists met with US Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner to discuss the international ramifications of the fight to protect the Khimki Forest.

Oct 15, 2011 | Continued
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Activists Protest Against Destruction of Khimki Forest

Demonstrators gathered in Moscow over the weekend to protest the destruction of the Khimki Forest, as attacks on environmental activists remain uninvestigated by the police.

May 23, 2011 | Continued
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Police Take Documents from Khimki Activist’s Company

Police have begun confiscating documents from the office of Yevgeniya Chirikova’s husband with no explanation; the activist insists the search is state harrassment because of her work defending the Khimki Forest.

Mar 16, 2011 | Continued
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Khimki Official Arrested in Fetisov Beating Case

Federal investigators have arrested a Khimki city official under suspicion of organizing an attack on an ecologist who worked to defend the Khimki Forest.

Dec 28, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Journalist in Critical Condition after Attack

Russian police are investigating an attack on journalist Oleg Kashin as attempted murder, with colleagues asserting that the attack was connected to Kashin’s professional work.

Nov 6, 2010 | Continued
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Reactions to the Dismissal of Mayor Luzhkov

Russian oppositionists and analysts react to President Dmitri Medvedev’s decision to fire Moscow’s long-time mayor, Yury Luzhkov. Exclusive translations by

Sep 29, 2010 | Continued
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Police Question Musicians Over Song Played at Khimki Rally

Moscow city police are questioning the musical group Barto in regards to a song they performed at an opposition rally, calling certain lyrics “extremist;” the artists maintain the song is a love song.

Sep 6, 2010 | Continued
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Medvedev Orders Halt to Khimki Forest Destruction

President Medvedev has announced an immediate halt to road construction through the Khimki Forest, following weeks of protests and a set of sudden, unexpected appeals from United Russia and Moscow Mayor Luzhkov.

Aug 26, 2010 | Continued
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Concert to Defend Forest Successful Despite Police, Nashi

Thousands of environmental activists and oppositionists turned out for a protest-concert in defense of outer-Moscow’s Khimki Forest on Sunday, despite legal ambiguities and a ban on audio equipment.

Aug 23, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow Attempts to Ban Rally Defending Khimki Forest

The Moscow city authorities are attempting to ban a concert protesting the ongoing destruction of outer-Moscow’s Khimki Forest, on the basis that the law does not provide for a “rally-concert.”

Aug 20, 2010 | Continued