A growing number of Chinese tourists are visiting Lake Baikal in Siberia. Photo: Shutterstock

Russia acts to protect Lake Baikal amid anger at Moscow, concerns over Chinese development

  • Observers say domestic issues prompted Kremlin to tighten environmental protection around the lake in Siberia, but Chinese activities also played a part
  • Businesses catering to growing number of visitors from China may be easy scapegoats as they are ‘among the most visible because they are foreign’
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A growing number of Chinese tourists are visiting Lake Baikal in Siberia. Photo: Shutterstock
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A photo of Alexander Gabyshev posted on a Facebook page for the “warrior shaman”. Photo: Facebook

Russia arrests Siberian shaman Alexander Gabyshev on 8,000km trek to expel ‘demon’ Vladimir Putin

  • Shaman’s eccentric bid to walk from home city of Yakutsk to Moscow drew crowd of supporters along the way
  • Gabyshev was reportedly snatched from camp in the night by masked security officers
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A photo of Alexander Gabyshev posted on a Facebook page for the “warrior shaman”. Photo: Facebook
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