Putin’s “green” awareness

It is certainly very good news that the Greenpeace activists one after another are going out of the prison cells on bail, but the case is by no means closed. This photo taken by Arkady Babchenko and published in his very sharp article on Colta.ru about the striking contrast between the Arctic Sunrise and the drab Murmansk port shows that police is still trying to find incriminating evidence in the ship. Putin, in the meanwhile, has presided over a special meeting of his Security Council on “ecologic security” and instructed to pay special attention to following international standards in the Arctic zone. This “green” awareness generally follows his line on embracing the environmental agenda – but remains incompatible with the severe persecution of ecologic NGOs activity).

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