From Siberia, an Unlikely Cry: ‘We Need Greenpeace Out Here!’

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TAS-YURYAKH JOURNAL

TAS-YURYAKH, Russia — At a truck stop at the northern terminus of the Vilyui ice highway in northeastern Siberia, drivers make small talk not about life on the road but rather the life of the road.

  • Andrew E. Kramer
  • The New York Times

It might last another week, suggested one driver casually, tucking into a steaming plate of meatballs.

Tasy 1a“Not likely,” countered Maxim A. Andreyevsky, 31, the driver of a crude oil tanker truck. “Didn’t you see the shimmer on the surface?

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