Russian President to Improve Protection of Water Resources

7 Apr 2008 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MOSCOW, Russia

- Environmental activists have been given some hope that Russian authorities will improve their policies on environmental protection, including protection of Russia's water resources. New president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, who was elected on March 7 and takes office on May 7, has made a number of statements on environmental protection. During his visit to Chelyabinsk on January 17, Medvedev said that Russia has to close down or restructure the so-called "dirty production facilities" which do not comply with requirements. Two weeks after the visit, Medvedev held meetings with the Russian Security Council devoted to the issue of the country's ecological problems...

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