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Kremlin to skip annual Earth Hour campaign after World Wildlife Fund named ‘foreign agent’

Source: Interfax

The Kremlin will not take part in this year’s Earth Hour, an annual environmental awareness campaign sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in which participants around the world turn off the lights for one hour, according to the Russian state news outlet Interfax.

Putin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told journalists the decision was made because the WWF is on the Russian Justice Ministry’s list of “foreign agents.”

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