After Vladimir Putin recognised two breakaway areas in Ukraine as independent states, Germany pulled the plug on the $11 billion Nord Stream 2. It's a huge deal.
Open source intelligence researchers and U.S. analysts see little evidence of troops actually pulling back, despite Russia's claims.
Wildfires in Siberia emitted seven times as much CO2 as all wildfires in the US, while "zombie fires" burning in peat are set to reawaken next summer.
Permafrost thawing in Siberia is revealing tusks from woolly mammoths that have been dead for 4,000 years, which some Russians are now making a living from.
Doctors in a remote mountain region are even having to borrow oxygen canisters from auto body shops.
“I am scared. I am pregnant. Please let me leave," one resident told VICE News.
The lockdowns will eventually lift, but Russians worry the widespread use of this technology is here to stay.
Putin claims Russia has curtailed the spread of the pandemic, but he also called for more tests and medical supplies.