Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a meeting with the leader of the party "Fair Russia" Sergei Mironov, discussed the challenges of climate change and pledged to contribute to the creation of the flight center for the study of the Arctic and Antarctic.
"I have already spent several years in the Socialist International Commission (the party" Fair Russia "is in the" SI ") for sustainable development. One of the themes of this Commission — climate change. As you know, in December this year in South Africa will be the World conference on climate change. I am absolutely convinced that Russia should make clear its position on this global problem, "- said Mironov.
"To position was formulated, it is necessary, of course, be based on scientific knowledge and accumulate all the points of view, the whole experience of environmental organizations in Russia. I think that is just the Russian Geographical Society would be such an operator, accumulating all of this knowledge," — said Mironov.
Socialist leader appealed to the head of the government with the request for a special summer Center for Research in the Arctic and Antarctic, to polar aviation could solve the problem of the state in the polar regions.
Premier in response Mironov promised to consider the proposal as part of the arrangement of the Northern Sea Route observation stations, the funds for the implementation of which has already been budgeted for.
"It is a program which, of course, must include in itself and the component, which you said — namely, aviation," — said Putin.