Orwellian Times. 8 February 2019

Since 1 January 2019, Russian citizens have officially been granted permission to collect fallen trees in forests. This measure is necessary in those regions where poverty is so high that people have no money to buy wood to heat their houses.

In early February 2019, a man was fined for several thousand roubles for collecting fallen trees in the region of Buryatia.

8 February 2019. — Moscow (Russia)