Pre-Olympic construction in Sochi has already caused serious damage to the environment of the Krasnodar region, according to representatives of environmental organizations.
This summer is expected to peak in Sochi Olympic construction. As a result of the holiday season can bring disappointment and local residents and tourists, says radio "Liberty".
"The whole Sochi break. Range of construction, traffic jams, residents are experiencing a lot of discomfort — all blocked and partitioned. This is a personal project of Vladimir Putin, and abandoned all efforts to complete the construction at any cost and not lose face. But I think the face in the dirt they are hit, "says the head of" Environmental Watch on North Caucasus "Andrew Rudomakha.
As an example, he described the situation in the village Baranovka where on the mountain did "Olympic" dumps. According to ecologists, resulting in significant Baranovka begin landslides. "The whole mountain is sliding down on the village, and no one can do. Home showered landslide mass "- told Rudomakha.
According to him, the same situation exists in the street of Baku.
"Sochi today — is the highest area of social tension. As for the beginning of the holiday season, it seems to me that people will go out of inertia in the city, but be disappointed. Sochi is nothing like the resort — it is a global construction ", — said Andrey Rudomakha.
Construction of sports facilities and the Olympic infrastructure were built and maintained in violation of environmental laws and has caused irreparable damage to the environment of the Caucasus, said the radio station project manager for the Protected Areas "Greenpeace Russia" Michael Kreindlin. According to him, Olympic construction severely damaged the ecosystem of the Eastern Black Sea region of Russia.
"First of all, most of the Olympic facilities in the mountain cluster system, in violation of all the laws in the territory of Sochi National Park. This mountain forests, which are few places still remain. Well, actually about two thousand acres of unique mountain forests physically destroyed, because there are either already built or planned Olympic venues. Second — it is a river Mzymta — unique for the Russian Black Sea basin. The ecosystem of the river are also virtually destroyed by the construction of the combined railway and highway. But here was one of the few Black Sea salmon spawning grounds, which is in Russian and International Red Book. We see very serious destruction in the coastal area, in the Imereti Valley. There might not be so valuable natural areas, and we should rather speak of a disbalance of natural processes. There are already several cases have been disastrous mudslides, washed away ports, loss of life. Naturally, coastal ecosystems in this place too, is unlikely to ever recover, "- says Michael Kreindlin.
According to official figures, the cost of the Olympic construction in Sochi exceed 300 billion rubles.