The message reads, in part:
“This enlightening and multifaceted project is designed to promote environmental awareness and the values of a responsible and caring attitude towards nature and Russia’s unique natural resources. These issues acquired special significance this year, which has been declared the Year of the Environment in Russia.
I hope that the week’s business and cultural programme, educational events and exhibitions will draw public attention to environmental issues, promote the idea of applying green technology, as well as boost the system-wide implementation of environmental and nature conservation initiatives and attract young people to them.
Of course, it is very important that these initiatives make full use of the creative potential of public organisations, government agencies, business and the media.”
The Third Russian Eco Week is being held in Moscow on October 18–22.