Open Knowledge

Pollutant Emissions / 2014 35% open

Russian Federation

What data is expected?

Aggregate data about the emission of air pollutants especially those potentially harmful to human health (although it is not a requirement to include information on greenhouse gas emissions). Aggregate means national-level or available for at least three major cities. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data must be available for the following pollutants and meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Particulate matter (PM) Levels
  • Sulphur oxides (SOx)
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Updated on at least once a week.
  • Measured either at a national level by regions or at leasts in 3 big cities.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Russian report on pollution emission published by Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Rosgidromet))
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Brief Description

We tried to find this data many times but it's not centralized and most likely unavailable as unified dataset. Russian government delegates ecological issues and pollution monitoring to regional level of the executive government branch. But regional government rarely publish pollution monitoring information and pollution sources. I know only a few public data sources available like Mosecomonitoring (Moscow ecological survey). But even whose data source do not publish source of pollutants, they publish only level of pollutants measured by monitoring stations. Even this information rarely available as datasets, most often this is only "images" and "graphics". So availability of pollutants data for Russian Federation is about 80% - for "No", and only about 20% for "yes". The only available sources: - (not up to date) - pollution monitoring and radiation monitoring (by Rosatom) - I suggest this dataset for following review.

Overview in PDF (2012): Overview in PDF (2013):

Step by step explanation 1. Does the data exist?

  1. Is data in digital form?
    Yes, data available via website(-s)

  2. Publicly available?
    Yes, this data is publicly available. We don't need FOI request to get it.

  3. Is the data available for free?
    Yes, this data is available for free. No payment is required.

  4. Is the data available online?

  5. Is the data machine readable?
    No, it's not machine readable. Only PDF file.

  6. Available in bulk?
    No, data is not in bulk

  7. Openly licensed?

  8. Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes

Reviewer comments

Corrected submission. Every "Unsure" replaced with "No" since we know that no better datasets available publicly.



  • Ivan Begtin


  • Ivan Begtin