Hundreds of people in Irkutsk braved the Siberian winter to protest Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's decree to allow a heavily polluting pulp mill to reopen on the southern shore of Lake Baikal in southern Siberia.
Hundreds of people in Irkutsk braved the Siberian winter to protest Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's decree to allow a heavily polluting pulp mill to reopen on the southern shore of Lake Baikal in southern Siberia. Elena Agarkova/MCT
Hundreds of people in Irkutsk braved the Siberian winter to protest Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's decree to allow a heavily polluting pulp mill to reopen on the southern shore of Lake Baikal in southern Siberia. Elena Agarkova/MCT

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