In Siberia there is growing hostility towards China: illegal loggers are destroying the region's forests and selling timber to China. Demonstrations are taking place in Omsk in protest at plans to build housing for some 3,000 Chinese workers.
Russia must "do more to investigate" the Navalny case, the German Foreign Minister told the UN General Assembly via video. Heiko Maas also urged a return to multilateralism, saying it delivered "results."
Oil spills, intense heat waves, smoldering wildfires and thawing permafrost: Siberia is experiencing the destructive effects of climate change. And scientists say if action isn't taken soon, it's only going to get worse.
Almost half of Russia is covered with forests. However, much of the vast country's woodlands, which absorb millions of tons of CO2, are under threat from mismanagement, illegal deforestation and corruption.
China and Russia's leaders opened the giant "Power of Siberia" pipeline project on Monday. The 3,000-kilometer pipeline has been hailed as a sign of the close friendship between two of the world's superpowers.
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