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‘This Is Our Forest’: Russians Seek Answers After Woodlands Destroyed

August 28, 2019           |                                       

Residents of Russian villages near the Gulf of Finland are fighting against the construction of a huge port for coal shipments, and the destruction of a nearby forest which has already begun. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/this-is-our-forest-russians-seek-answers-after-woodlands-destroyed/30133828.html

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‘This Is Our Forest’: Russians Seek Answers After Woodlands Destroyed

August 28, 2019           |                                       

Residents of Russian villages near the Gulf of Finland are fighting against the construction of a huge port for coal shipments, and the destruction of a nearby forest which has already begun. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/this-is-our-forest-russians-seek-answers-after-woodlands-destroyed/30133828.html

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Item: The life expectancy of the United States was recently found to have declined for the third straight year, something typically associated with all-out war, economic crises, or political collapse. According to the CIA, as of 2017 the U.S. ranks 42nd among nations for life expectancy, behind Malta and Greece. Item: The annual United Nations […]

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Photo Source Nicholas A. Tonelli | CC BY 2.0 By now the worst wildfire in California has been extensively covered, even as rains drown the ashes and bones during the grim search for the missing. Despite their best attempts to deceive the American public and push their commercial deforestation agenda for the timber industry, both […]

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Finnish Man Sentenced To Prison For Online Pro-Russia Hate Campaign

October 18, 2018           |                                       

A court in Finland has sentenced the founder of an anti-immigrant, pro-Russia website to 22 months in prison on charges of defamation and negligence. The Helsinki District Court on October 18 said Ilja Janitskin’s MV-Lehti website published offensive content about a Finnish investigative journalist, Jessikka Aro. Two other defendants, Johan Backman, described in the media […]

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Raids On Reportedly Russia-Linked Island Properties Sets Finland Abuzz

September 25, 2018           |                                       

In Finland, as in many countries, investigations of financial crimes tend to be heavy on forensic accounting, bookkeeping evidence, and paper trails, and light on heavy paramilitary weaponry. So when Finnish authorities over the weekend declared a no-fly zone over an archipelago of islands in the country’s southwest, and sent in hundreds of law enforcement […]

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Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki: Greenpeace Climbers in Church Bell Tower Call for Climate Action

July 16, 2018           |                                       

Helsinki, Finland – While Presidents Trump and Putin are meeting in Helsinki, Finland, Greenpeace Nordic activists have unfolded two large banners in the high bell tower of Kallio church in Helsinki. The banners are calling the Presidents to “Warm Our Hearts, Not Our Planet”. Greenpeace and the parish want to remind all those whose eyes […]

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Education and the Mental Health Epidemic

July 14, 2018           |                                       

Across the western world June is exam time; in Britain, written tests taken in halls of silence and tension have triggered a mini-epidemic of anxiety rooted conditions. Pupils have reported mental exhaustion, panic attacks, crying, nosebleeds, sleepless nights, hair loss and outbreaks of acne. Over the past 25 years, depression and anxiety amongst teenagers in […]

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For Trump-Putin Summit, A Cold War Backdrop In Helsinki

July 7, 2018           |                                       

When U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet later this month, they’ll shake hands in a city with a history of high-profile negotiations between Moscow and Washington. The July 16 talks will mark the fourth time that Helsinki has hosted negotiations between the leaders of the two nuclear powers, continuing Finland’s legacy […]

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UN Chief To Meet Putin In Russia Next Week, Attend World Cup Match

June 12, 2018           |                                       

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Russia next week, where he is scheduled to meet with President Vladimir Putin and attend a World Cup soccer match. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on June 12 that the UN chief will be in Russia on June 20-21 to hold talks with Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, […]

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