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16 Aug 2016

Russia: Mining companies, including OAO Yuzhnaya, violate indigenous Shor peoples' rights, say activists; includes company comments

According to the NGO report linked below, indigenous Shor people suffer from a process of systematic destruction resulting from mining companies’ operations, including OAO Yuzhnaya. The villagers are now displaced, some are reported homeless. No adequate substitute land has been offered and no compensation provided that would enable the former inhabitants to rebuild their livelihood. Their main place of worship, the sacred mountain of Karagai-Nash, has been severely violated by mining. Access to the cemetery where their ancestors are buried is greatly impeded.

We invited OAO Yuzhnaya and its managing company UK Evraz Mezhdurechensk to respond to the allegations raised in the report. UK Evraz Mezhdurechensk did not respond. OAO Yuzhnaya’s response is provided below (only available in Russian).

Company Responses

ООО "УК "Евраз Междуреченск"

No Response