Russia: The ScanEx Centre has received highly-detailed colour images of the settlement of Rechnik (in Moscow), which became a subject of public scrutiny due to the land title disputes. The settlement was imaged on February 16, 2010 using the hardware onboard the WorldView-2 satellite with spatial resolution of 0.5 m upon the request of ScanEx RDC. ScanEx Research and Development Centre is an official distributor of WorldView-2 data in Russia and CIS countries.
The situation with the settlement of Rechnik stirred the public mind in January 2010 when demolition of the houses started upon the order of the Kuntsevsky Court of Moscow. The satellite imagery provides impartial outlook on the current situation. The series of multi temporal images acquired over 50 years show dynamics of development and demolition. The recently declassified images of Moscow acquired by the American spy satellites in 60s – 70s of the last century have become available for the public. Interestingly enough the satellite imagery shows that the demolished houses are situated in the second line from the bed of the Moskva River.