Major Petroleum Spill Spreads Toward Arctic Ocean in Russia’s North

A diesel fuel spill in Russia’s far north has released about half as much petroleum into the environment as the Exxon Valdez tanker accident in Alaska. The fuel is flowing toward the Arctic Ocean.

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Russia Declares Emergency After Arctic Oil Spill

The leak of more than 20,000 tons of diesel in Siberia, said to be one of the country’s worst such accidents, turned a river crimson and was heading for the ocean.

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As Local Health Systems Buckle, Russia’s Oligarchs Take Charge

The growing role of business tycoons in the fight against the coronavirus highlights the weaknesses of the state apparatus built by President Vladimir V. Putin.

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