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Here's why I'm celebrating Russia's fire ban, November 16 
16,000 people in more than 120 Russian cities participate in “Bloggers against Garbage” action, August 11,  Marina Litvinovich. Not without controversy though, as some say this is the "straightforward responsibility of municipal authorities".
Russian-Fires.ru, First Ushahidi Experience,  August 10
Fires rage on as Moscow suffers 'hottest day ever,  July 29
The Battle for Khimki Forest, Yevgenia Chirikova, March 17, Veronica Khokhlova,  “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.”
Russia plans to raise CO2 production by 30% before 2020,  June 22
Russia moves Sochi Olympic sites. The organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi have decided to relocate several facilities away from a protected wilderness area,  July 4.
UN joins environmental calls for Russia to move Olympic site, Greenpeace warns Olympic Village threatens rare and endangered species,  June 2