February 10, 2024

The War on Environmentalists

The War on Environmentalists

In recent years, journalists, human rights activists, and members of the opposition have not been the only targets of increasing government pressure: so have the organizations and individuals who working successfully for decades to protect the environment.

Some have been forced to stop their work and shutter their organizations, others to leave Russia. The activists who remain in the country are being harassed, assaulted, arrested, and prosecuted. Environmentalism today is a minefield: if you value your life, your health, and your freedom, you’d better watch your step.

We spoke with activists about the new reality and the future of environmentalism in Russia.

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