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Polar Bears take action against Gazprom’s Arctic plans

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 5 September, 2012

Early this morning, a team of intrepid polar bears from Greenpeace visited Gazprom’s flashy headquarters in Moscow. At the same time, activists from Greenpeace in Germany set up a leaking oil derrick outside the Gazprom offices in ...

Taking action from Arctic Sunrise

Blog entry by Dima Litvinov, aboard the Arctic Sunrise | 27 August, 2012 4 comments

" Root out the black shame from your heart, calmly and indifferently, I covered my ears with my hands " -- A. Akhamtova Anna Akhamtova is a famous Russian poet, and the name of the ship we were stopping today. After a rather...

What happened at Russia’s Kursk nuclear power plant?

Blog entry by jmckeati | 9 September, 2010 1 comment

Earlier this week Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in a speech that ‘the only "real and powerful alternative" to oil and gas is nuclear energy. He rejected other approaches as " claptrap ."’ We wonder if he’d have used...

The nuclear threat from Russia’s forest fires

Blog entry by jmckeati | 11 August, 2010

Here’s some figures about the forest fires that have been sweeping Russia this week : * At least 52 people have been killed. * 127 settlements were burned. * Up to 20 of Russia’s regions were declared emergency zones. * At least...

Join Muscovites in their Twitter campaign to save Khimki Forest (@MedvedevRussia)

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 26 August, 2011 7 comments

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has the power and the responsibility to save the legally protected Khimki Forest from destruction and if you want to ask him to act he can be conveniently reached on his Twitter account (@MedvedevRussia...

Under threat

Background | 20 June, 2002 at 18:14

Logging and other resource extraction such as mining pose a serious threat to Russia's Snow Forests.

Update: Forest fires in Russia

Blog entry by jmckeati | 15 August, 2010 2 comments

As wildfires in Russia spread to areas hit by nuclear fallout from Chernobyl, Greenpeace Russia continues to provide Russian citizens – and the international media – with up-to-date information on the real extent of the forest fires...

Exposing oil exploitation in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by JulietteH | 28 March, 2012 2 comments

The Arctic Council is meeting in Stockholm today, and government representatives will discuss the sustainability – or not - of Arctic oil. We received this video yesterday from our colleagues in Russia who have just returned from a...

Cairn's oil spill response plan: Hope there's no oil spill

Blog entry by JulietteH | 1 September, 2011 16 comments

Two things transpired yesterday in the (slightly insane) world of Arctic oil drilling. First, oil spill expert Richard Steiner took a good look at Cairn Energy’s Greenland oil spill response plan (the one over 100,000 people...

Swimming accessories presented to Russian Governor for a swim in the Neva River

Blog entry by Alexey Kiselev | 2 February, 2011 3 comments

This morning Greenpeace activists brought a very unusual gift to the Governor of St. Petersburg – a set of swimming accessories: beach towel, air bed, diving pipe, underwater mask, flippers and beach umbrella. Also attached to the gift...

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