Forests under attack in Russia

Posted on 04 February 2022

An RT Documentary film explores the reasons for mass deforestation in Russia.
In 2021, 17 million hectares of forest were destroyed by fire. Russia has held the abysmal record in mass forest annihilation for five years. Contraband forest exports, wildfires for slash-and-burn agriculture, burning grass and wood chips, illegal logging — these are a few reasons that threaten the well-being of the forest. While volunteers and WWF wardens struggle to protect the woodland, the illicit loggers find ways around the law and still get access to the best merchantable wood. The RT Documentary film Forest Under Attack explores the reasons for the mass deforestation. 

Russian forests
© Oleg Kabalik / WWF-Russia