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­Beware of polar bear roaming Red Square! (PHOTOS)

Published time: June 23, 2012 13:18
Edited time: June 23, 2012 17:18
A man dressed like a polar bear roamed historical Red Square to the surprise of Muscovites and tourists (Greenpeace / Igor Podgorny)

A man dressed like a polar bear roamed historical Red Square to the surprise of Muscovites and tourists (Greenpeace / Igor Podgorny)

It’s no legend: bears really are walking the streets of Moscow. At least for one day they did as a part of Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign.

A man dressed like a polar bear roamed historical Red Square to the surprise of Muscovites and tourists.

Moscow is not the only city to see bears strolling downtown, as the campaign is international in appeal. On June 21 residents of London, Sydney, Agra, Berlin, and other major cities around caught a glimpse of polar bears on their streets.

The campaign was launched to raise awareness of ecological problems facing the Arctic. The stand is mostly against international oil and gas companies coming to the polar region to drill for natural resources. The cause seeks to protect the Arctic ice shield, which reflects the sun beams and protects our planet from overheating.

Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic project is widely supported by international celebrities including Paul McCartney, Penelope Cruz and Robert Redford.

The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean and parts of Canada, Russia, Greenland, Norway, United States, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. Each of these states has their own claimto the Arctic’s riches.

Greenpeace′s Save the Arctic campaign, Moscow (Greenpeace / Igor Podgorny)
Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign, Moscow (Greenpeace / Igor Podgorny)
Greenpeace′s Save the Arctic campaign, Moscow (Greenpeace / Igor Podgorny)
Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign, Moscow (Greenpeace / Igor Podgorny)
Greenpeace′s Save the Arctic campaign, Moscow (Greenpeace / Igor Podgorny)
Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign, Moscow (Greenpeace / Igor Podgorny)

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Greenpeace′s Save the Arctic campaign, Moscow (Greenpeace / Igor Podgorny)
Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign, Moscow (Greenpeace / Igor Podgorny)

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Greenpeace′s Save the Arctic campaign, Moscow (Greenpeace / Igor Podgorny)
Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign, Moscow (Greenpeace / Igor Podgorny)

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Greenpeace′s Save the Arctic campaign, Moscow (Greenpeace / Igor Podgorny)
Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign, Moscow (Greenpeace / Igor Podgorny)

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Greenpeace′s Save the Arctic campaign (Greenpeace / Karan Vaid)
Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign (Greenpeace / Karan Vaid)

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Greenpeace′s Save the Arctic campaign, Sydney (Greenpeace / Tom Jefferson)
Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign, Sydney (Greenpeace / Tom Jefferson)
Greenpeace′s Save the Arctic campaign, Vatican (Greenpeace / Francesco Alesi)
Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign, Vatican (Greenpeace / Francesco Alesi)
Greenpeace′s Save the Arctic campaign, London (Greenpeace / Elizabeth Dalziel)
Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign, London (Greenpeace / Elizabeth Dalziel)

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