For nine months now, construction is underway in the middle of the taiga, in the Lenskoy district of the Arkhangelsk region. According to the plans, a modern ekotekhnopark "Shies" should be built there, in fact — a landfill for waste disposal. Local residents do not want to give their land for landfill; the protest is surging, the conflict with construction workers is escalating, the parties declare provocations, the police initiate criminal and administrative cases.
On March 29 and 30, journalists and bloggers visited Shies during a blog tour organized by the "7x7" online journal and the environmental movement "42", talked with activists and experts and tried to figure out what was actually happening.
You can find the material here.