Fridays for Future in Moscow Teen Challenges Putin's Climate Inactivity

Russian activist Arshak Makichyan has been protesting on Fridays against Putin's climate policy for more than 17 weeks now. Advocates of environmental and climate protection are uncomfortable critics for the government -- and Moscow tries to keep them at bay.
Russian climate activist Arshak Makichyan in Moscow: "Putin lies."

Russian climate activist Arshak Makichyan in Moscow: "Putin lies."

Foto: Arshak Makichyan
Makichyan stands in front of the Pushkin memorial in Moscow with a poster reading: "Climate collapse is coming -- war, hunger, death."

Makichyan stands in front of the Pushkin memorial in Moscow with a poster reading: "Climate collapse is coming -- war, hunger, death."

Foto: Arshak Makichyan

This piece is part of the Global Societies series. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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