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20-24.05.2011. The Volgas Day has been held in Astrakhan and Volgograd

The Volgas Day was included in the international environmental calendar in 2008 on the initiative of the UNESCO Office in Moscow and The Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia Company. In Astrakhan this day is celebrated since 2009 and the number of its participants is growing each year.

On this day seminars and trainings are traditionally organized with aim to attract peoples attention to the problems of ecological conditions in the Volga region.

On 20 may in the framework of The Volgas Day in Astrakhan the round-table The perspectives of developing ecological tourism in Astrakhan region was organized by UNDP/GEF Project with support of The Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia Company and UNESCO Moscow department.

In Volgograd the Volgas Day is celebrated since 2009.  On 20 May 2011 Volgograd State Pedagogical University with the support of  Lower Volga River Basin Water Management held a round-table on "Challenges of the Volga River through the eyes of young people.

On 21 may ecological center Zelenaya orbita organized informational picket. Students of Natural and Geography Faculty, Volgograd State Pedagogical University, participated the picket. They provided social surveys, which indicated that in spite of low level of ecological culture and knowledge the citizens respect the environment and save nature resources. Also the campaign to collect the garbage was conducted by pupils of School #84 with help of the students.

The grand celebration took place on the embankment named after 62 Volgograd Army. The winners of childrens environment competition and the winners of regional competition The relay race of environmental affairs were rewarded at the event.

On  May 24  the winners awarding of the best journalists material about aquatic lands and wetlands conservation was carried out in press hall of Regional Council of veterans. The competition was organized under the patronage of The Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia Company, Russian Union of Journalists and UNESCO Moscow department.

More information  you can find on the web site of the UNDP Volga Project.

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