Russian enviromentalist group’s greeting to Reclaim the Cape: expression of support for environmentalist struggle at Pyhäjoki

A group of Russian enviromentalist NGO’s, groups and networks express their support for environmental struggle at Pyhäjoki, Finland. The original release can be read here

“Russian environmental organizations and groups support the protests of Finnish NGOs and activists against a nuclear power plant construction in Hanhikivi.

We believe, that all the nuclear power plants shall be decommissioned, following the examples of Italy, Lithuania and German nuclear phase-out policy. We think, that it is irresponsible to continue production of radioactive waste mountains and nuclear threats for future generations.

There are feasible alternatives for nuclear energy: energy saving and renewable sources of energy. We hope, both Russia and Finland should collaborate in these sustainable industries and stop the dangerous, unsustainable and irresponsible reactor export project from Russia to Finland.”

– Albert Gatapov, Kazan – Tatartstan Antinuclear Movement

– Anna Vinogradova, Balakovo, Program on Nuclear and Radiation Threat of Russian Social-Ecological Union / Friends of the Earth – Russia

– Nadezhda Kutepova, Ozersk, Planet of Hopes -NGO

– Natalie Mironova, Chelyabinsk, Movement for Nuclear Safety

– Oleg Bodrov, Sosnovy Bor – St. Petersburg, Green World -NGO

– Andrey Talevlin, Chelyabinsk, For Nature -Movement

– prof. Alexey Yablokov, Moscow, Nuclear and Radiation Safety Program, International Social-Ecological Union

– Oxana Tzitzer, Moscow, Ecoaccord -NGO

– Vladimir Lagutov, Rostov-on-Don, Green Don -NGO

– Nikolay Rybakov, St.Petersburg, NGO

– Askhat Kajumov, Nizhny Novgorog, Dront Ecocentre

– Vitaly Servetnik, Murmansk, Russian Social-Ecological Union / Friends of the Earth – Russia and Decommision network

– Tatyana Pautova, Nizhny Novgorog, Nizhny Novgorog Antinuclear Movement

– Dmitry Nesterov, Arkhangelsk, AETAS -NGO