Also by Viktoria Polyanskaya
March 19, 2021
'Russia's Forests Are Defenseless': Charges Against Ranger Highlight Dangers Of Battling Poaching
Sergei Krasikov helped arrest five suspected poachers in a nature reserve near Lake Baikal. Now he faces criminal charges. Activists say Russia's few honest rangers face huge challenges, as poachers often have ties with prosecutors, police, and local politicians, while rangers get no support.
June 03, 2020
'I Put On My Spacesuit And Go Off To Save The World': Buryat Bodybuilder Spends Lockdown Helping COVID-19 Patients In Moscow
A 35-year-old loan officer at a Moscow bank said he couldn't just sit home during the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. So for the last six weeks, he has worked every day as a cleaner at a Moscow COVID-19 hospital, assisting medical staff and doing what he could to "be of at least some use in this world."