The Russian capital produces millions of tons of trash every year. It often ends up in landfills thousands of kilometers away. In the northern Russian city of Arkhangelsk protest is growing against the garbage from Moscow.
Trash is piling up in France, hidden in plain sight across the suburbs and the countryside. Starting this year, the government is taking action against the dozens of illegal dumps polluting its territory.
The people of Kolomna have been protesting against Moscow refuse being dumped near their city. Now, vocal anti-garbage activists have had their homes raided and searched. DW's Miodrag Soric reports.
Demonstrators have blocked roads and staged rallies in several towns outside Moscow to protest overfilled garbage collection sites. Residents complain of toxic fumes and say the polluted air is harming their children.
Thousands of people held a rally in the small Russian town of Volokolamsk to demand the closure of a local landfill that has been leaking noxious fumes into the air. Hundreds of children had required medical assistance.
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