Rashid Alimov, a prominent environmentalist who led vigorous efforts to inform Russians of radiation dangers and campaigned for clean air and against dangerous landfills in St Petersburg, died Thursday of complications related to covid-19. He was 40 years old. He is survived by his wife, attorney Olga Krivonos, and two children, a son and a daughter. His passing was mourned on social media by colleagues, relatives and lawmakers – and by Bellona, where he played a pivotal role in the early 2000s, helping launch Ecology and Rights, the organization’s Russian-language environmental magazine, during particularly turbulent times for the movement.
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