Russian Activists Protest Khimki Deforestation

KHIMKI, Russia — Dozens of activists from Moscow Oblast converged on the town of Khimki on October 23 to protest deforestation during construction works there, RFE/RL’s Russian Service reports. Yevgenia Chirikova, who heads the Defenders of the Khimki Forest movement, told RFE/RL that the local authorities granted permission for the gathering. She said the protesters’ […]