June 6, 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil to spilled into Ambarnaya river, turning its surface crimson red.


  • Ambarnaya is a shallow river in Siberia, Russia which flows in a northerly direction into Lake Pyasino. On leaving Lake Pyasino, the waters emerge as the Pyasina River.

  • The Ambarnaya river is part of a network that flows into the environmentally sensitive Arctic Ocean.