Today is not only the World Environment Day. June 5 celebrate their professional holiday and Russian environmentalists. The corresponding decree was June 21, 2007 was signed by President Vladimir Putin.
Ecologist's Day — a celebration of all environmental agencies, public and private environmental organizations, and all those who take an active part in protecting the environment and protecting the environment.
Today, environmental issues are the priority issues of political, economic and social life of the country, being one of the objectives of national security. The right of citizens of the Russian Federation to a healthy environment is enshrined in the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
According to statistics, today in the field of environmental protection employs about 20,000 people. In different branches of the national economy and in the service sector environmental protection works not less than 200 000 environmental specialists. In the scientific and educational institutions of the environmental direction work from 60 to 100 thousand professionals, and the number of students in secondary and higher education and graduate students is 40-45 thousand. In Russia there are more than 1,000 non-governmental environmental organizations that mobilize millions of citizens.
The list honors Russia has the title "Honored Ecology of the Russian Federation."
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated the Russian environmentalists today with their professional holiday and expressed confidence that they will work with the authorities will be able to preserve the nature of the country.
"This festival brings together all the concerned people who care of nature and take care of her condition, think about what kind of planet we will leave to our descendants. Now effectively address environmental problems is one of the keys to sustainable development and improving the quality of life of citizens. And in our country, which have accumulated considerable natural resources, it gives priority to "- the message says the premier.