On the 7th of May, a flashmob appeared in Irkutsk in defense of Lake Baikal. A group of young people, assembled on Karl Marx Street in the city centre, symbolically offered passers-by the chance to drink the 'pure water' of Baikal containing traces from the Baikalsk Pulp and Paper Mill (BPPM).
All passersby, refusing to drink the water, were given small leaflets which explained that the main source of pollution of Baikal is the BPPM.
Despite the fact that the water was simulated and coloured with harmless, drinkable dye, no-one agreed to drink it. However, everyone willingly took the leaflets, of which around 200 were handed out in total.