In the Public chamber called the best Russian city

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in photomacrography Blagoveshchensky bridge in St. Petersburg. Archival photoIn the Public chamber called the best Russian city© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

Saint Petersburg, Khimki and Kronstadt lead in the list of the best cities of Russia by intermediate results of the promotion of the Public chamber «Marathon of good deeds», said RIA Novosti the initiator of the action, member OP Elena sutormina.

All-Russian ecological action «Marathon of good deeds» was launched on 1 March. Its main objective is the formation of responsible attitude to nature and the involvement of Russians in charitable and volunteer activities. The rating was compiled on the basis of the number of good deeds committed by the inhabitants of the Russian cities. The campaign will last until November 4.

«The kindest city became St. Petersburg. Second place was taken by Khimki and the third Kronstadt. Located next to the Kazan, Ulyanovsk, Cheboksary, Vladivostok, Moscow, Rostov-on-don and Nizhny Novgorod «, — told sutormina, adding that the residents of these cities organized the greatest number of environmental events.

The social worker reported that in total, within the spring phase was organized about 40 thousand for environmental actions: over three thousand Saturdays, approximately 1,500 of recyclables and hazardous waste, and about 350 events to collect charitable assistance to animal shelters.

«For three months of the campaign it took part more than 100 thousand people from the 1600 settlements, which proved that they care about the environmental situation in the country. It is gratifying that during the project people were able to organize a really big event in their cities. <…> We are pleased the intermediate results, and it’s safe to say that our project showed that the Year of ecology is first and foremost the initiative citizens,» — said sutormina.

She noted that this year more activity was shown by inhabitants of rural areas, and so in the near future, the Public chamber will also present the ranking of the most pure villages in the country.