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The absent Russians at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

Feature story | 23 September, 2014 at 13:37

The UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples started in New York, but several delegates that had a lot to tell were absent. Five Russian participants were held up by police and federal security agents and forcefully prevented from taking their...

Gazprom’s Arctic achievements: a million barrels of oil produced, even more spilled

Feature story | 15 September, 2014 at 16:59 4 comments

Gazprom proceeds with its hazardous rush for offshore Arctic oil while failing to comply with Russian safety and environmental regulations, meanwhile its onland oil production remains a disaster for nature.

Dutch authorities continue Arctic Sunrise arbitration against Russia

Feature story | 2 September, 2014 at 17:57 1 comment

In response to news that the Dutch government has today submitted written arguments to the arbitral tribunal which is hearing the Arctic Sunrise case, Greenpeace International legal counsel Daniel Simons said:

Buckets, shovels and dozens of tons of oil

Feature story | 27 August, 2014 at 15:53 1 comment

The first time we go through the oil field I have the feeling of being in a movie. Chimneys gurgle flames and black smoke high into the sky, and mixed with the nauseating smell of burned rubber it all seems to belong in a surreal world.

Greenpeace demands that oil companies responsible for 200 spills in the North Russia...

Feature story | 26 August, 2014 at 17:44 1 comment

Greenpeace Oil Spill Patrol in the Russian Komi and Nenets regions found 204 spots of oil pollution including 20 fresh ones that occurred this year. The total polluted area is 130 hectares.

If it wasn’t for us, the oil companies would be totally out of control

Feature story | 26 August, 2014 at 15:43

Come and spend two weeks traveling the oil fields of the Komi Republic and you can see two hundred different places contaminated in one way or another by the oil industry: rivers, swamps, forests, and green fields.

Russian oil is leaking through gaps in legislation

Feature story | 21 August, 2014 at 22:56

Environmental authorities in the Komi region upheld Greenpeace Russia’s proposals on how to amend the gaps in regulations that let the oil pour from old, rusty pipelines. They plan to forward them to the provincial parliament and then to the...

A moment of clarity

Feature story | 19 August, 2014 at 12:54

I know why I am here. I know for what reason I am doing this. And I thought I am prepared for everything. But then came this moment when I saw a dead bird covered in oil that made everything around me stop for a second. At the same time it was a...

Oil Spill Patrol Discovered 125 Oil Spills in Komi in a week

Feature story | 18 August, 2014 at 12:36

During the first week of its work, the Greenpeace Russia Oil Spill Patrol has discovered 125 unreclaimed oil spills in the Usinsk Region of Komi Republic, and a volunteer team recovering one of the oil spills has collected over 50 tons of spilled...

I’m witnessing the true cost of oil

Feature story | 15 August, 2014 at 11:11 1 comment

If you are among those who are in doubt about climate impacts and the issue seems too abstract to you , you should see an oil extraction area such as Komi in North Russia.

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