Italian bikers collect humanitarian aid for children of DonbassSociety & Culture September 22, 11:21
At least 1,000 buildings in Russia targeted by hoax bomb threats over weekSociety & Culture September 22, 10:38
Lavrov and UN chief clarify Russia’s initiative on security mission to DonbassRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 10:05
Russia's top diplomat urges UN to assist in building fair and democratic worldRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 8:53
Diplomat notes shift in attitude towards Russia's proposals at UN General AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 8:05
Kim Jong Un compares Trump’s speech to declaration of war, vows tough responseWorld September 22, 7:20
Washington accuses Russia and Syria of civilian casualties in airstrikes on Idlib, HamaWorld September 22, 7:17
US move to quit Iran nuclear deal to send wrong signal to North Korea — Russia’s UN envoyWorld September 22, 6:39
Moscow welcomes reform of UN’s anti-terrorism activities — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 3:53
MOSCOW, December 1. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called to continue efforts to improve environmental laws and involve civil society institutions to these activities throughout the year 2017 which has been declared the Year of Ecology.
"It is important to ensure active involvement of civil society in the resolution of such tasks as improvement of environment protection laws, preservation of endangered species of animals and plants, creation of a humanitarian system of care to homeless animals," the Russian head of state said on Thursday in key address to the Federal Assembly.
He instructed the cabinet of ministers to prepare programs of preservation of Russia’s unique nature symbols. "The next year, 2017, has been declared the Year of Ecology. I instruct the government to prepare programs for the preservation of unique nature symbols of Russia, such as the Volga River, Lake Baikal, Alai’s Teletskoye Lake," Putin said.
Apart from that, the president called to take efforts to dispose of dumps near cities and villages. "It is necessary to clean up polluted territories, to do away with dumps that have accumulated around many populated localities," he said.
The president reminded he has recently discussed this topic with activists of the All-Russia Popular Front. "This problem is topical not only for big cities but also for small toms and villages," he noted.
The Year of Ecology will be held in Russia in 2017. Overall financing of projects included in the Year’s program is expected to exceed $5.44 billion, Russian Minister of Naturals Resources and Ecology Sergei Donskoi said earlier.