Aleksander Shabalin is a Kyrgyz freelance journalist.

Aleksander's main areas of interest are data journalism and social and economic issues.

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Aleksander Shabalin
Data journalism and social and economic issues

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Europe's dirty gold from Kyrgyzstan

  • Environment
  • Industry

KUMTOR-BRUSSELS - A two-parts investigation conducted by a cross-border team, including Luca Pauti in Belgium and Alexander Shabalin in Kyrgyzstan, unveiled how European taxpayers and consumers have unintentionally contributed to unlawful and environmentally dangerous gold extraction at Kumtor (Kyrgyzstan), the world's largest open-pit ice-mining site.