Prominent environmentalist flees Russia, citing fears for her children and war with Ukraine

April 20, 2015 8:38 AM

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MOSCOW – A prominent environmentalist says she has fled Russia, moving with her family to Estonia out of fear that government harassment could take her children away from her.

Yevgeniya Chirikova is best known for a 2010 campaign opposing the construction of a highway outside Moscow. Her activism cost some of Russia's most powerful men billions of dollars in contracts.

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