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Deputy Assistant Secretary Reifsnyder's Travel to Moscow for Environmental Working Group Discussions


Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
April 20, 2011

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From April 18-20, 2011, Dan Reifsnyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, traveled to Moscow to discuss ways to advance shared objectives on environmental issues with Russian government and NGO representatives under the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission's Environmental Working Group. In an effort to highlight for Russian citizens the constructive engagement taking place between the U.S. and Russia, he planted a tree at an eco-friendly elementary school and spoke with students at the Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering (MSUEE). Deputy Assistant Secretary Reifsnyder was joined by representatives from the U.S. National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.



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Dan Reifsnyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, is greeted by Ms. Yulia Petrova, principal of Preschool No. 1820, one of two eco-preschools in Moscow, where he came to celebrate Earth Day and mark the International Year of Forests.
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Dan Reifsnyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, is greeted by Ms. Yulia Petrova, principal of Preschool No. 1820, one of two eco-preschools in Moscow, where he came to celebrate Earth Day and mark the International Year of Forests.  To his left is Tatyana Vasilyeva from the Biological Department of Moscow State University, the author of a program of ecological education for children used in many Russian preschools.
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