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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...

Hidden Consequences: The unseen price of water pollution

Blog entry by Martin Hojsik | 25 May, 2011 3 comments

Toxic pollution is often unseen. But many of the hazardous chemicals that are discharged into our rivers can stay there for years to come and accumulate inside living organisms. Some can cause cancer while others disrupt hormone...

French construction firm Vinci involved in scandalous destruction of Russian forest

Blog entry by Asti Roesle, Forest Campaigner | 2 May, 2011 25 comments

A Greenpeace Russia activist surveys the damage to the protected Khimki Forest. Image: Vadim Kantor Protected Russian forest is being destroyed in order to build a new toll highway between Moscow and St. Petersburg. The campaign...

World Water Day - We need YOU!

Blog entry by LisaV | 22 March, 2011 16 comments

“ In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference”   -- Rachel Carson Last year on World Water...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lake Baikal one step closer to protection

Blog entry by JulietteH | 2 July, 2010 7 comments

After collecting over 125,000 signatures to protect Lake Baikal, a unique UNESCO world heritage site in Russia, representatives from Greenpeace, WWF and Bellona handed in a petition to defend the Lake. A pulp and paper mill is...

A toxic river runs through it

Feature story | 8 June, 2010 at 18:10

Russian waters are being poisoned by hazardous substances that sometimes exceed hundreds of times the safe limit as set by authorities. This was the finding of an historic ship tour as the Greenpeace flag sailed into Moscow for the very first...

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