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.