Landfill sites outside Moscow - like the ‘Alexinsky Pit’- pose major environmental challenges. Rarely conforming to safety standards; they pollute the soil, the groundwater and air.
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Over the years rubbish from the bloc's richer nations has been imported to Romania and Bulgaria, where it has just piled up or been carelessly incinerated. The problem shows no sign of stopping, says Ivaylo Ditchev.
A popular surfing beach on Russia's Pacific coastline is now the site of a suspected ecological disaster, as its waters turn yellow and scores of dead sea animals wash up on the shore.
Tensions between the United States and Russia on nuclear arms control are a sign of a strategic transition, which also opens up opportunities. DW spoke with Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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