Russia`s ecology: the war on waste

Russian Natural Resources and Ecology Minister, Yury Trutnev

1956 - Born in Perm
1978 - Graduates, Perm Polytechnic Institute
1978 - Engineer and scientific fellow, Perm Scientific Research and Project Institute of Petroleum Industry
1981 - Joins Perm city Regional Committee of Communist Youth League, Regional Sports Committee
1988 - Founder and head, Kontakt recreational complex
1990 - General Director, EKS Limited
1994 - Chairman, Committee on Economic Policy and taxation, Perm Regional Legislative Assembly and Deputy, Perm City Duma
1996 - President, EKS International joint-stock company
1996 - Mayor of Perm
2000 - Governor, Perm region
2004 - Russian Natural Resources Minister
2005 - Co-chairman, Russian Union of Martial Arts
2008 - Russian Natural Resources and Ecology Minister

Today we will talk about the environment. Russia is the biggest country in the world and the wealthiest when it comes to natural resources. Developing these resources are at the heart of the Russian economy. But is the development sustainable? According to governmetn data, 40 million people in this country live in unfavourable environmental conditions. What are the authorities doing to improve the situation? To tell us more is the Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology, Yury Trutnev.