Vladimir Radyuhin, The Hindu | January 6, 2009
Russia is paving the way for a truly objective review of the causes and effects of climate change with its new doctrine. ++ It acknowledges that the human impact on climate change is still unclear, encouraging new independent studies. ++ Despite Medvedev's belief that "climate change could be greatly overstated," Russia did not undermine talks in Copenhagen. ++ Rather the new doctrine backed the global agreement, as it will facilitate access to energy-saving technologies that are crucial for the modernization of Russian industry.