Russia is going to spend for the first time a whopping $13 billion (₽1 trillion) on environmental protection, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
“Another factor that directly affects the health of our citizens is environmental well-being. In 2021, the spending as part of the national project on ecology will almost double.
“In total, over the three years, for the first time, ₽1 trillion will be allocated from the federal budget for environmental protection,” Putin told Russian upper house lawmakers.
These funds will be used to develop infrastructure, manage solid household waste, reduce air pollution, rehabilitate rivers and lakes, as well as protect and restore forests, according to the president.