The message reads, in part:
“Please accept my heartfelt greetings on the occasion of Ecologist’s Day, which is celebrated not only by the staff of nature protection establishments, but also by volunteers, NGOs, media representatives as well as our expert and business communities who feel they are personally responsible for improving the environment and are ready to work selflessly to preserve our natural wealth.
Wise and smart use of our natural resources is certainly one of our national priorities. We are facing a number of very serious objectives, the most important of which is creating a modern infrastructure for effective treatment of industrial and household waste, converting our enterprises to promising cutting-edge technology, improving the system of monitoring the quality of air, soil and water, as well as promoting environmental literacy in society. I would like to add that Russia will definitely continue to support the much needed international initiatives aimed at improving the environment.”