Environmental activists rallied in Moscow in defense of Lake Baikal , and Utrisha Khimki Forest

Environmental activists rallied in Moscow on Friday in defense of Lake Baikal, and Utrisha Khimki forest.Hope "united environmentalists" to collect numerous meetings were not justified: on Bolotnaya came dozens of journalists, but the participants of the rally, it is estimated that up to 100-150 people, according to "Radio Liberty" .Ekologicheskie activists rallied in Moscow on Friday in defense of Lake Baikal,Utrish and Khimki forest.Hope "united environmentalists" to collect numerous meetings were not justified: on Bolotnaya came dozens of journalists, but the participants of the rally, it is estimated that up to 100-150 people, according to "Radio Liberty".

not been on the podium, and the majority of those who called on Muscovites to come to share over the Internet - Yuri Shevchuk, Artemy Troitsky, Nikolai Drozdov.They came and spoke at the rally only journalist Viktor Shenderovich and leader of the movement to protect forests Khimki Eugene Chirikov, the radio said.At the same time the Khimki forest

defender Yaroslav Nikitenko told "Interfax" that the rally on Bolotnaya Square was attended by about 200-300 people, including representatives of WWF-Russia and Greenpeace Russia.

rally on Bolotnaya started with a delay of half an hour.And almost immediately jumped to the podium a certain resident of Khimki, who, waving a passport, shouted into the microphone, she '53 lives in this city and it needs a normal track.She accused the defenders of the Khimki forest is that they do not express the interests of the inhabitants of the city.Chirikova had to answer her from the podium, explaining the position of his associates, according to "PC".

According to her, a few minutes from the embankment appeared truck with powerful speakers: protesters tried to drown out the voices using the famous "antichirikovskoy" Sergei Cord songs.The song almost ended when police managed to cope with the provocateurs, after which the rally continued.

Speaking at a rally Evgeny Chirikov said that the action was supported in many cities in Russia and Ukraine.She also stated that environmental organizations will not stop at a single rally in Moscow."This is the first campaign, which will continue for the whole of Russia", - said the leader of the defenders of the Khimki forest.

According to activists, rallies in defense of Lake Baikal, and Utrisha Khimki forest will be held in St. Petersburg, Anapa.Prepare action in Voronezh, Lipetsk, Petrozavodsk Dzerzhinsk, Kaliningrad and Kharkov.

Khimki Forest, Lake Baikal and the Utrish geographically far apart, but they have much in common: the pollution of Lake Baikal waste BPPP, and the destruction of old-growth forest in the Utrish were virtually allowed by decisions of the Government, and the Khimki forest felling has been agreed with a number of authoritativestructures, said "RS".

In a statement, Greenpeace Russia on this occasion said: "All three cases have become the symbols of our troubled times, when public interests are replaced by private when intimidated people trying to defend their right to clean air, when the authorities violate the laws and the rights of their fellow citizens."

note that on Friday, the story surrounding the Khimki forest has evolved in a different direction: the court released from custody the second activist movement "Antifa" Alexei Gaskarova accused on charges of mayhem Khimki city administration on July 28 this year.Previously he released other arrested activist of the case "Antifa" Maxim Solopov.Today Gaskarov Solopov and told about the massacre in the studio of the TV channel "Rain" ( "Rain. Optimistic Channel"), which broadcasts in the non-stop 24 hours a day.