Quirky news from around the region by TOL staff Sections of the Kama River flowing through Tartarstan have become so polluted by the careless dumping of active synthetic agents that locals are able to wash their clothes in the river without using soap, RFE/RL cited the local Vecherniye Chelni newspaper as reporting on 24 September. […]

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