chapter  11
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Soviet Greens: Who Are They? The View from Inside

A Soviet ecological, environmental, "green" movement! These words meet with the same curiosity both inside the former Soviet Union and abroad. But the actual reaction is a little different. The average Soviet citizen asks, "Oh! Do we really have any Greens? That is great! And what have they managed to do, what are their achievements?" The average Westerner exclaims, "Oh! Do they really have any Greens? That is great! If they have managed to become known abroad, they must be very important and more green than all the other Soviet Greens!" A lot of good people from a variety of professions from time to time attend this or that international conference, seminar or meeting. These tend to represent themselves as the leader of the environmental (ecological, green) movement of the former USSR.