Russian cities with the most polluted air are in Siberia states the draft report of the Russian ministry of natural resources «On the state and environmental protection of the Russian Federation in 2018.»


According to the published document, Abakan became the most polluted Russian city, second came Angarsk and Barnaul was third.

Bratsk, Zima, Irkutsk, Iskitim, Krasnoyarsk, Kyzyl and Lesosibirsk also got into the top ten most polluted Russian cities.

Besides the above-mentioned cities, Minusinsk, Novokuznetsk, Norilsk, Petrovsk-Zabaykalsky, Ulan-Ude and Chita also have extremely unfavorable environmental conditions.

Angarsk, for instance, was on this list 14 years ago but the situation in the city improved significantly. In 2018, air pollution exceeded all permissible norms again bringing the town back on the list.

More than half of the cities (57%) with high and very high levels of pollution are located in the Siberian Federal District, report RIA Novosti news agency.

At the same time, the cities with the most polluted soils are located in the Primorsky Territory, Novgorod Region and St. Petersburg. In these regions, soil pollution exceeds the average Russian numbers more than 3 times.

The residents of the Murmansk, Kirov, Chelyabinsk, Sverdlovsk regions, as well as the Trans-Baikal Territory, the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania and Krasnoyarsk were warned about the environmental conditions in their regions.

The report also states that the situation remains acute regarding microbial soil contamination nearly all over Russia.

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