Welcome to Russia, a country where rivers mysteriously turn blood-red.
Nobody is sure why a Russian river that flows through one of the world's most violent locations has turned the color of blood. Images shared on social media depict the river Daldykan as being a rich crimson or burgundy hue in the Arctic city of Norilsk.
According to ABC News, people have connected the strange phenomena to pollution even though authorities in the region haven't identified a cause for the hue shift. Large nickel, copper, and cobalt reserves were used to build the city, and Norilsk Nikel plants, many of which are located there, give the city's drab skyline some color. Residents have claimed on social media that the Daldykan is turning red due to wastewater from these issues combined with mining ore pouring into the river.
According to ABC News, local emergency agencies have said they are unaware of the cause of the issue.
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