Anti-Nuclear Camp in Russia

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Anti-nuclear camp against nuclear power plant construction in Nizhni-Novgorod, Russia

From 5th to 15th of August Nizhni-Novgorod Anti-Nuclear Movement, Autonomous Action, Rainbow Keepers and independent environmentalists will organise an ecological protest camp against development of nuclear energy and construction of a nuclear power plant in Nizhni-Novgorod region.

About problem

A plan to construct a new nuclear power plant Nizhni Novgorod area is part of the general plan to develop nuclear sector in Russia, in framework of which construction of 36 new nuclear reactors is planned in Russia. Government of the Nizhni-Novgorod agreed with construction of nuclear power plant in region in April 2007. In 2008 "Atomenergoproekt" should make prior investments to constrution of nuclear power plant to Nizhni-Novgorod region, in 2009 station should be designed, and first reactor should be in operation in 2016.

According to opinion polls, conducted by ROMIR and Open Sociology Fund, between 62% and 66% of the inhabitants of the region are against construction of the nuclear power plant. Although head of state corporation Rosatom Sergei Kirienko has announced that "we will not build objects to regions, where more than half of the inhabitants are against us", Rosatom is not planning to withdraw from the project of construction of plant to Nizhni-Novgorod region.

About the camp

Camp will consist of seminars, trainings, movie screenings, protest actions and a concert. A more detailed program will be announced later on. Camp will be functioning with anti-authoritarian principles, decisions will be made with general meetings. We invite all environmentalists, anti-authoritarian organisations and other people, prepared to demonstrate against development of nuclear energy to join the camp.

In camp people will be accomodated to tents, please take your own tent if you have one, as well as a sleeping bag, mattress, warm clothes and cutlery with you. Food will be prepared in camp by camp participators themselves. If you have some special needs in regards to food or accomodation, as well as in case you may not provide yourself with a tent, please let us know in prior to camp.

To join the camp, we request you to fill a form, which will be sent to you by e-mail upon request.

Camp will be financed by participators themselves and by donations. We recommend a participation fee of 50 rubles/day (1.50 euros/day) from each participator in order to cover cost of food in the camp, but of course nobody will be turned away for inability to pay.

There is also a webmoney account to help the camp, R304884750060. Instructions how to donate through Webmoney are available in


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