Publicity PR called in for Russian chemical weapons campaign

The Russian Federation's Ministry of Industry and Trade has brought in agency support to promote its commitment to a ban on the production and use of chemical weapons.

Russian Federation's Ministry of Industry and Trade: wants to promote its commitment to a ban on the production and use of chemical weapons
Russian Federation's Ministry of Industry and Trade: wants to promote its commitment to a ban on the production and use of chemical weapons

The federation has brought in Publicity PR, the Russian arm of Ecco International PR, to support the on-going implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction.

The contract will run until December 2014 and is worth €1.3m (£1.05m).

Russia was one of the first of 188 countries to sign, and in 1997 to ratify the convention. In the past 16 years Russia has destroyed more than 63% of its 39,966.586 tons of chemical weapons.

Ecco is a global affiliation of agencies chaired by Kinross + Render chief executive Sara Render.

Yan Khanov, CEO of Publicity PR, said: ‘We will be ensuring that information on the safe storage and disposal of the remaining chemical weapons and Russia’s commitment to the Convention is communicated effectively to the international and Russian public, government bodies, local authorities and the population living in areas where storage and disposal activities are taking place.  

‘Russia has made great progress in delivering on its commitment to stop the use of chemical weapons and we need to ensure that we continue to have the support of the international and local communities by increasing understanding that this is happening efficiently without compromising the safety or security of Russian citizens.’

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