Gazprom supports launch of Pristine Russia Festival
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On January 17, the Pristine Russia Nationwide Nature Festival was launched at Gostiny Dvor in Moscow.
Sergey Ivanov, Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport, opening 7th Pristine Russia Nationwide Nature Festival
The Festival includes Russia's largest photo exhibition of wild nature and a unique educational platform where meet-the-artist sessions, master classes, and screenings of nature conservation documentaries take place. The initiator of the event is the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, with Gazprom being the general sponsor of the Festival.
Vladimir Grachev, President of Vernadsky Nongovernmental Ecological Foundation, welcoming participants of 7th Pristine Russia Nationwide Nature Festival
The 2020 edition of the Festival offers 32 photo shows featuring 528 works by 279 authors from 83 regions of Russia.
Photo display by Gazprom at 7th Pristine Russia Nationwide Nature Festival
As usual, among the participants of Pristine Russia is the Vernadsky Nongovernmental Ecological Foundation. The Foundation has planned over 10 events to be presented at the Festival this year, including a platform to discuss support measures addressed at young scientists during the Science Day, a presentation on the best volunteer practices during the Volunteers' Day, and a comprehensive Children's Program where the Foundation's scholarship holders will in an interactive play-based form tell about their projects completed within the “Red Book Runs Like a Red Thread Through Our Lives” section. As noted by Vladimir Grachev, President of the Vernadsky Foundation, the Pristine Russia Nationwide Nature Festival displays Russia's nature in all its beauty and diversity and inspires a feeling of national pride in our people.
The Vernadsky Nongovernmental Ecological Foundation was established in 1995 at the initiative of Gazprom. For more than 20 years, the Foundation has been pursuing its main goal of achieving sustainable environmentally-oriented social and economic development of society based on the scientific heritage of the academician Vladimir Vernadsky.
The Foundation comprises over 30 member organizations headed by its founding company, Gazprom. The Foundation serves as a consulting body to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and UNESCO.
While carrying out environmental projects, the Foundation acts as a mediator between governmental authorities, leading industrial enterprises, educational, scientific and research institutions, and commercial and non-profit bodies.
The Foundation regularly awards Russian scientists, public figures, and representatives of public organizations for outstanding achievements and scientific breakthroughs in the field of ecology and environmental protection.