Since 1998, the Nuclear-Free Future Award has honored people worldwide who have committed themselves to a future free of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. This year, Andrey Talevlin, Coordinator of the Russian Social-Ecological Union (RSEU) program “Against Nuclear and Radiation Threats” and Fedor Maryasov, of defender of Siberian nature, are the winners of the international prize for the Nuclear Free Future Foundation in the category of ‘Resistance’. This decision reflects the international community’s recognition of Russian environmental activists’ merits in protecting the Siberian and Ural regions’ habitat.
The following RSEU members have previously received this prestigious award: Lydia Popova (1999), Alexey Yablokov (2002), Oleg Bodrov (2010), and Natalya Manzurova together with ally Nadezhda Kutepova (2011).
You can read more anti-nuclear resistance in Russia in RSEU’s new report.
Read more about this years winners here.
For more information contact:
Russian Social-Ecological Union / Friends of the Earth Russia