Stories from RuNet Echo from July, 2019
While forest fires are no rarity in Siberia, climate scientists stated that this year’s fires spread particularly aggressively due to a combination of strong winds and the unusually hot summer.
State-appointed “handwriting experts” stepped in and discovered palpably absurd reasons to invalidate hundreds of signatures collected in support of independent candidates.
The law allows courts to fine or jail people found guilty of making “insulting statements” towards the authorities online.
Resistance to a remote landfill has grown into a nationwide environmental protest movement.
Thousands have lost their homes in the deluge, and some commentators aren’t taking ‘natural disaster’ as an answer.