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Russia: ‘Year of Ecology’ a Sham

Expand Satellite imagery that showing active wildfires (outlined in red) and smoke near the shoreline of Lake Baikal in southern Russia, July 27, 2017. The Russian environmental group Baikal Environmental Wave was deemed a "foreign agent" organization because it received foreign funding and (among other activities) published an article criticizing government inaction during the wildfires in mid-2015. The organization closed in early 2016. © 2015 Jeff Schmaltz/NASA, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response (Moscow) – Russia’s “foreign agents” law, which entered into force on this date five years ago, has…

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