Russia Approves Highway Through Khimki Forest Near Moscow

New York Times: Environmentalists on Tuesday appeared to lose a protracted battle to prevent construction of a highway through one of the Moscow region’s last remaining forests, just months after President Dmitri A. Medvedev succumbed to a public outcry and temporarily halted the project. A government commission has approved a plan to bisect the Khimki Forest with a five-mile stretch of a highway that will eventually link Moscow and St. Petersburg, officials said Tuesday. Environmentalists have complained that......

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