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EU cross-border carbon regulation plans threat to Russia’s interests – Official

Russian President, Vladimir Putin

EU plans  to introduce cross-border carbon regulation, poses  threat to Russia’s national interests, Alexander Abelin,  Aide to Russian Security Council chief, said on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Vladimir Putin, Russian President. Photo credit: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Abelin recalled that the international climate agenda had been recently increasingly used by Western countries to protect their goods in international markets. “For example, ...

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Russia wants to ban commercial catch of whales, dolphins

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Russia wants the ban of commercial capture of whales and dolphins, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced in Moscow. Whaling The head of the Russian government did not initially say when the new law would apply. “We expect that this will help save the animals from reckless extermination,’’ he said. Russia had already tightened the rules for commercial fishing last year. ...

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Russia’s far east in race to net zero emissions

Sakhalin Island

As the world gears up for the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021 – believed to be the most important since the signing of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, an encouraging signal in global efforts to tackle the climate crisis has come from the remote far east of Russia. The city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on Sakhalin Island, ...

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Russia to allocate $13bn for environment protection over three yrs

Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Russia is going to spend for the first time a whopping $13 billion (₽1 trillion) on environmental protection, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Vladimir Putin, Russian President. Photo credit: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images “Another factor that directly affects the health of our citizens is environmental well-being. In 2021, the spending as part of the national project on ...

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Russia approves first COVID-19 vaccine amid concerns

Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 that his country has become the first to approve a coronavirus vaccine, and that his own daughter has received the shot. Vladimir Putin, Russian President. Photo credit: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images The vaccine is in production and millions of people, including teachers and frontline health-care workers, will be given the shot ...

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Activists detained in Russia over Just Recovery post-Covid demonstration

Arshak Makichyan

Two activists from Fridays For Future were detained in Moscow on Friday, July 17, 2020. As part of a coordinated movement of civil society actions across the globe, they were holding single pickets on Pushkinskaya Square, calling on G20 governments for a truly sustainable, equitable and just recovery from both the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate crisis. Arshak Makichyan The ...

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Russia fights wildfires on over 165,000 hectares of forest

Australian bushfires

Active firefighting efforts are underway on an area of 165,831 hectares across Russia, where 246 wildfires are raging, with the country’s Far East being worst hit, official data showed on Monday, June 29, 2020. Firemen run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on ...

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Confederation Cup: Cameroon, Russia, others crash out

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African Champion, Cameroon, has crashed out of the current FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia, with a 1-3 loss to World Champion, Germany in the last Group A match. Timo Werner got a brace and Kerem Denirbay got the first, while Vincent Aboubakar got the consolation goal for the Cameroonians. In the last match played simultaneously, Chile and Australia played out ...

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Russia forum elicits interest in New Urban Agenda

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A two-day international conference recently held in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg highlighted the importance of public space for wellbeing in cities. “Public space as a place for dialogue: Promoting the implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Russia and the CIS region” was organised by the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, United Nations ...

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Europa League: Hostility awaits Man Utd in Russia

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Manchester United fans face the daunting prospect of meeting violent hooligans that target English fans, should they travel to Russia to see the Rostov game in the Europa League. Reports have it that the Russia’s Hooligan Army (fans) in Rostov-on-Don always brag about confrontation as a way of life. It is on record that Russian fans deliberately targeted fans from ...

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