Timber Smuggling In Russia

Timber Smuggling“Timber Smuggling” in Russia: I read Hardy Boys books to Sveta all the time. Sveta just loves those books and we have now read 18 of the books. So with my coffee this morning, I was thinking about an article that I found in the news. Then I smiled as I realized that this could have been one of the last books we read. In fact it was one of the books about Canada and the USA and this real life story is about China and Russia. The main difference being that Smugglers were using the logs in Canada to smuggle jewels and other items into America to sell them. You never know what they are sending to China from Russia in the logs? Interesting in my eyes…

Eight members of an illegal logging gang  have been detained in Khabarovsk in Russia’s Far East, for cutting timber smuggling worth an estimated 30 million rubles ($939,000), local police said on Wednesday. “The organized criminal group, led by the founder and director general of a large company, were in action for a year,” police said in a statement. The criminal group, consisting of Armenian and Azerbaijani nationals, supplied the illegally cut timber to China. A local forestry official is suspected of have been involved in the group’s activities and have warned his accomplices about impending inspections, police said…

Timber Smuggling is big business:

The world never has enough wood to burn, build with or produce paper with. In effect the vastness of the Russian country makes it ideal for the process of “Timber Smuggling.” No other country in the world has borders as long as Russia and that is a formidable undertaking to keep an eye on what comes and goes all the time, across the borders. China has the need for such a tremendous quantities of resources that  “Timber Snuggling” is a natural thing to do. Now that does not make it legal, it just makes it profitable…

I know people think that a few trees gone mean nothing, but there are some very rare animals that rely upon the safety of these forests. One of these animals is the “Amur Tiger,” I also see that the Far Eastern Leopard is about extinct and these timber smugglers endanger the big cats…

So I thought that I would toss this information out today, as it just struck home with the Hardy Boys books that I am reading to Sveta. Many of those Hardy Boys books are about smuggling and that seems to be a natural thing going on in Russia. Be it “Timber Smuggling” or anything else…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

The copy scores 63.6 in the Flesch Reading Ease test, which is considered OK to read…

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