MOSCOW — Apr 14, 2018, 1:24 PM ET

Russians protest garbage dumps blighting Moscow region

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Large protests have taken place in nine cities and towns in the Moscow region over pollution from landfills and against government plans to build a garbage incinerator.

Public dismay with refuse disposal around the Russian capital increased sharply in March after scores of children in the town of Volokolamsk were sickened with symptoms of gas poisoning linked to a landfill.

On Saturday, several hundred demonstrators marched to the entrance of the landfill, but dispersed because of unpleasant fumes, the Dozhd internet TV channel reported.

Several thousand Russians protested in Serpukhov, 90 kilometers (50 miles) south of Moscow, where residents want a landfill to be closed. In the town of Lobnya, hundreds demonstrated against the planned construction of a garbage incinerator.

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  • Believer

    Needs to be investigated. Seems poisonous putin doesn't know where to hide his poison he spreads arround the world. Since he doesn't care about his Russian people he says let them eat gas like Maria Antonetts cake.

  • CantStoptheSignalM

    "On Saturday, several hundred demonstrators marched to the entrance of
    the landfill, but dispersed because of unpleasant fumes, the Dozhd
    internet TV channel reported."

    The same thing happens here in the US when people protest near the White House.

  • olavi

    So the Russians can ruin whatever good system.

  • Steve1956

    After reading the title I thought that the trump clan was paying them a visit. Donald will probably be shopping for a new wife before long.

  • Fermer Votre Bouche

    Putin is more concerned with waste disposal in Syria

  • Emma Lou #2

    ooo ooo that smell.

  • Doug Blasco

    The biggest garbage dump in Moscow is the kremlin

  • flylikeaneagle

    Sounds like Russia--pure garbage

  • Loue Whose

    yup, let's start a war with these people
    they might actually prefer it to being home
    #weAreBeyondStupid