The opposition, after suffering the failures in 2011 - 2012 in Moscow and St. Petersburg demonstrations against the current leadership of the country on the threshold of the elections 2013 – 2014, has shifted its activities to the regions. The Voronezh region, where since the spring of 2012 the socio-political situation began to deteriorate, was chosen one of the first for this purpose.
Authoritative Inosmi published an article drawing attention to the problems of Russia's environmental infrastructure. According to analysts, the Russian state environmental issues are particularly complex, firstly, because of the severe "heritage" of the Soviet era, when the economy has developed extensively, without caring about nature, and secondly, because of the sheer size of the country (Russia remains the largest area country in the world, and its territory covers nine time zones); well, and the third is Russia's dependence on natural resource extraction.
On August 2, the hearings will be held on the suit of "Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat" (Salavat, Republic of Bashkortostan) to the political party "Green Alliance" with respect to the protection of business reputation.
According to Yegor Grinkevych, the deputy director of the Department for Development of Power Engineering the Department of Energy plans to create soon a map of development of renewable energy sources in Russia for a correct assessment of their potential.
On July 31, the representatives of the party "Green Alliance" received an unprecedented decision of the Ryazan Sovetsky District Court which investigated a lawsuit with respect to the refusal to register the party list.