Tag: floods

Sochi’s Skyscrapers Could Collapse in Landslides

December 9, 2013

One of the many scandals related to the construction of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the environmental impact of the project has been flagged by many experts. But it’s not just the environment that is in danger. Heavy rains and high risks of landslides have already washed away construction sites, and there are fears […]

After Floods, 6b Rubles Allocated to Restore Agriculture in Far East

September 27, 2013

The Russian Far East, as well as parts of northern China, were inundated by unusually intense rainfall between July and mid-August, flooding many homes and a significant amount of farmland. More than 80 people have died, and about 100 are missing, in both Russia and China. Now, the Russian government has unveiled a 6 billion […]