Congratulations to our partner Vladimir Slivyak – co-chairman and co-founder of Ecodefense, one of Russia’s leading environmental organisations – on his prestigious Right to Livelihood award (an alternative Nobel Prize) … “For his defence of the environment and for helping to ignite grassroots opposition to the coal and nuclear industries in Russia.”

In 2017, in the aftermath of the R1-trillion nuclear court case win, Vladimir and Chris Williams joined Earthlife Africa on a tour of South Africa, sharing their experiences with the toxic and outdated energy technology, warning activists of its many failings (as experienced in their respective countries). In fact, it was thanks to Vladimir that Earthlife was first alerted to the unlawful intergovernmental agreement, between SA and Russia.

Click on the link to read more about Vlad, his work, and the award.

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