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Russia Ratifies Stockholm Convention

June 30, 2011

We are pleased to announce that on June 27, Russia ratified the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). Russia signed the convention back in 2002, and while it has taken nearly 10 years to be ratified, it is a big step forward for the environmental community, especially 2009 Goldman Prize winner Olga Speranskaya and the organization that she co-chars, IPEN (International POPs Elimination Network).

Olga commented: “I very much hope that it will mark the beginning of some new and progressive movements on the country level as well as globally.”

So do we! Keep up the good work, Olga.

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