Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Yekaterinburg not named in list of Russia's dirtiest cities

The Ministry of Natural Resources named Moscow the 14th most polluted city in the nation, but left Yekaterinburg off of the list entirely.

Topping the list of dirtiest cities are Achinsk, Beloyarsky, Bratsk, Volzhsky, Dzerzhinsk and Zarinsk, Pravda.ru reports.

Meanwhile, Azov, Barnaul, Blagoveshchensk, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Kurgan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Nizhnekhamsk, Rostov-on-Don, Stavropol, Sterlitamak, Tver, Ussuriysk and Chernogorsk were left off the list entirely.

The Ministry of Natural Resources identified 27 cities with exceedingly high air pollution, affecting a combined 16.3 million residents.

A separate survey of 252 Russian cities documented as many as 55.1 million Russian citizens living in areas with high levels of air pollution. As many as 53 percent of Russians living in urban areas are exposed to polluted air, according to Pravda.ru.