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One more Moscow park protected by YABLOKO

Press Release,
June 26, 2009

The Prefects Office of the Southern District of Moscow cancelled its resolution on construction of a restaurant on the territory of the Bitsevsky park. Such a statement has been made by an official from the Prefects Office today during a protest action against such construction. According to the official, the fence around the construction site as well as all the constructions will be dismantled within 30 days.

Sergei Mitrokhin, YABLOKOs leader and deputy of the Moscow City Duma made a speech at the action congratulating Muscovites with a victory. We would not be able to succeed here without your mass-scale resistance [to unlawful construction in the natural reserve], Mitrokhin said. At the same time YABLOKOs leader called the participants of the action to stay on guard and counteract to any such construction plans in the park.

Mitrokhin also told to the gathering that Public Prosecutors Office in a reply on his deputys inquiry informed that they were going to find out how such a situation emerged.

Mitrokhin also told to the participants of the action that YABLOKO managed to block the draft law envisaging 1 per cent reductions of specially protected natural territories once in three years
(for details see YABLOKO disrupted the plans on elimination of a specially protected natural territory in Moscow. Press Release, June 24, 2009)

According to Mitrokhin, earlier due to YABLOKOs efforts the city of Moscow managed to preserve Lilac Garden on the east of Moscow, Sadovniki Park in the south, also YABLOKO stopped several attempts to start construction works in the natural reserve at Losiny Island in Moscow.

Other speakers expressed their gratitude to the YABLOKO party and their readiness to assist to the party in the election campaign.

See also:

Yabloko for Environmental Safety

500 people came to the meeting for protection of Bitsevsky Forest in Moscow. Press Release. June 3, 2009

YABLOKO disrupted the plans on elimination of a specially protected natural territory in Moscow. Press Release, June 24, 2009



Press Release,
June 29, 2009