The authorities in Kemerovo feared Acad. Alexei Yablokov’s lecture
On April 3 Acad. Alexei Yabloko, Chair of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction and member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee, delivered a public lecture “Environmental problems of Russia” in the Kemerovo business center and held an informal meeting with representatives of public and scientific organisations during his trip to the Kemerovo region.
Alexei Yablokov’s visit aroused concern of the local authorities: a formal invitation to deliver two lectures on environmental issues in the Kemerovo State University was withdrawn, as the “lecture halls were occupied”. The second public lecture by Alexei Yablokov “Ecology and Health” scheduled at the Business Center for April 4 was cancelled a few hours before it had to begin due to the “collapse of the ceiling in the conference room”.
The YABLOKO party has been paying great attention to the environmental problems of the Kemerovo region. The region is one of the most industrialised Russian regions where environmental problems have become a hindrance for social and economic development. Two years ago YABLOKO published a booklet on the environmental problems of the Kemerovo region within the series “Regional Environmental Policy”. YABLOKO Chairman Sergei Mirokhin also paid much attention to the environmental problems of the region during his visit to Kemerovo last year.
Posted: April 4th, 2013 under New items.