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Russia: “Battle for Khimki Forest”

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Digital Activism, Environment, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Law, Politics, Protest, RuNet Echo

A detailed account of the ongoing “battle for Khimki Forest [1]” – by Yevgeniya Chirikova at OpenDemocracy.net: “The plan to construct a section of the new Moscow-St.Petersburg motorway through the legally-protected Khimki Forest Park will destroy a rare eco-system. Dogged local resistance has turned this into a national, even international issue. But it has not derailed the plan.”