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Trees in Khimki Forest Taken under Personal Protection
17.01.2011 00:01
Trees in Khimki Forest Taken under Personal Protection

On January 15 activists of the movement In protection of the Khimki Forest undertook an action against building of the toll highway Moscow-Petersburg.
      Several hundreds people, mainly representatives of ecological organizations, including Greenpeace of Russia took part in the event.
      Formal occasion for the rally was the statement of the Moscow Region governor about recommencing road building through the Khimki Forest on 15 January. The action that took place nearby the forests oak grove in Starbeevo field was another attempt to draw attention of the public to the problem of destroying woodlands around Moscow for the sake of toll roads and commercial buildings. Activists of the movement are bent on continuing struggle for preserving the Khimki Forest, despite the governments decision to continue the road building.
Author: Vera Ivanova


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