The All-Russia campaign will start on Friday, the 26. At 15 pm in the center of Moscow a big flashmob will open the campaign. The artists performance will accompany the presentation of the blacklist of Russian and foreign officials, policemen, and businessmen involved into destroying the nature, stealing public money from Russian citizens through corrupt offshore schemes, and contributing to human rights abuses and corruption in Russia. We are sure that corruption, human rights abuses and destruction of the environment are not nameless. The first step to fight them is to reveal their names.
Starting from August, 26 there will be actions in more than 60 Russian cities showing solidarity with the Khimki forest defenders and their fight against corruption and destruction of environment in Russia. Of course, one of the actions will take place in Khimki itself.
The actions in different cities will focus on local environmental and corruption problems as well - since Medvedev's incapability to solve the Khimki Forest problem has given the corrupted officials all over Russia a clear signal that corruption and destruction of environment could be tolerated even in such resonant cases. Indeed, Medvedev has even admitted that the project "serves private interests rather than public ones" - but has still done nothing to change the situation. Therefore, more and more "khimki forests" have appeared throughout Russia during last months.
Information about actions in various regions of Russia will be available at www.khimkiforest.org
The Movement to Defend Khimki Forest has been trying to save the old and valuable Khimki forest since 2007. The toll road Moscow-St.Petersburg should go through the forest, fully destroying its ecosystem, though there are alternative routes, proposed by the Russian scientists in cooperation with Greenpeace and the WWF. Independent environmental assessment found the current routing "the worst one among 11 alternative options". The whole project is clearly in favor of the corruption interests of the top Russian officials and French multinational Vinci SA, as shown by Transparency International (R) and the Bankwatch CEE.
Movement to Defend the Khimki Forest
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