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Protest Camp Grows Against Trash Landfill in Russia's North

Hundreds of people have gathered in a protest camp against a plan to bring trash from Moscow to a new landfill in Shiyes, a village in the northern Arkhangelsk region.


The camp has become a symbol of Russia’s growing trend toward issues-based activism and environmental protest.

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