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What is Greenpeace really fighting for?

14.10.2019 18:34

Stanislav Gorchan

International non-governmental and environmental organization Greenpeace known for its anti-Russian rhetoric in resolving the Arctic issue, intensified its activities  in uncorrect Russian policy in the region. It was facilitated by the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg who blamed world leaders in violation of environmental standards when address at  the UN climate summit in New York (September 23). 

In recent years western countries use Greenpeace as a tool for restraining Russian development in the region. For example, despite the evidence and statements provided by officials activists supported Washington’s position and accused Russian authority in  the silence of the details of the explosion in the village of Nyonoksa in northern Arkhangelsk region. They claimed that the level of radiation
in the Arctic part of Russia exceeds the permissible norm and the Kremlin purposely conceals it. Obviously, pseudo environmentalists have received generous reward for supporting this point of view. This is evidenced by the fact that the Russian branch of the organization receives funding from Greenpeace International. In other words, activity in the territory of Russia  on 80-90% is financed by the West. 

This point of view is also confirmed in the statement of the head of the National Energy Security Foundation K.V.Simonov who stated that Greenpeace's approach to solving environmental problems is commercially oriented. According to him, the organization was created by a businessman not an environmentalist and attacks on foreign companies are selective and depend on the amount of deductions received.
Currently, the Russian  Rosneft and Gazprom, which are actively developing the oil fields of the Arctic shelf, are the companies against which the activists working.

It should be mentioned that the first attempts to exert pressure on Russian companies were made back in 2013 when activists tried to illegally penetrate the “Prirazlomnaya” drilling platform, owned by Gazprom Neft and located in the Pechersk Sea, and to organize a protest. Justifying their actions, they said that Russian activity in the region is harmful to the ecology. The conflict caused a wide resonance in the world media and the parties were able to reach a compromise only this year.

Thus, Greenpeace is an extremely convenient Western tool allowing to maintain its influence in the Arctic. Activists earn money on political projects and ecology is their last concern.