March 19, 2015 at the Residence of the British Ambassador in Moscow was held a joint Russian-British scientific seminar "Climate Change: Risks to human welfare and infrastructure," which was attended by Deputy Directors of the FBE “SPbFRI” A.V. Konstantinov and T.S. Koroleva.

March 19, 2015 the head Scientist of the FBE “SPbFRI”  V.K. Konstantinov participated in the seminar "Modern problems of hydro-technical reclamation of forest and urban areas", which was organized by Moscow State University of Forestry (MSFU).

During the month of March 2015 the Federal Forestry Agency in conjunction with local agencies and subordinate organisations are marking the nation-wide Forestry Awareness Day, timed to coincide with the International Forest Day which is celebrated all over the world on the 21st of March. International Forest Day or Worldwide Day for the Protection of Forests was founded in 1971 and to this day is held annually. 

February 19, 2015 the director of the Federal Budgetary Establishment “Saint-Petersburg Forestry Research Institute” Igor Vasiliev took part in parliamentary hearings in the State Duma of the Russian Federation. The hearing centered on the legal and economic aspects for improvement in efficiency as well as the development of the forestry sector of the Russian Federation. The session was transmitted as a live feed over the Internet.

Dear colleagues!

We wish you a kind and successful New Year. 

Let this year bring joy and inspiration!

Let everything you want come true! 

We wish happiness, health, progress and family well-being to you and your relatives!

The head of the FBE “SPbFRI”  Vasilyev Igor Anatolyevich participated in the meeting of the Working group on steady forestry of the Russian-Finnish Intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation which took place on December 18, 2014 in the FAO " Russian Institute of Continuous Education in Forestry" (Pushkino, Moscow region).

On December 14-19 in Joensuu (Finland) the program of the European Forest Institute "School of young leaders for the Russian forest sector" took place. The purpose of the meeting was to increase the experts’ general actual knowledge of forestry. The program was developed for listeners aged from 25 till 35 years having an experience of practical work in the field of forestry and leadership skills.

On November 18 the 72nd session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry started in Kazan. The meeting was organized together with the Federal Forestry Agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan. 

For the second year running the FBE "SPbFRI" together with the Committee of Natural Resources has been carrying out children's ecological expeditions in a base point in the village Kurba of the Podporozhsky region of the Leningrad region.

The expeditions program consisting of sports, creative and also research activities held by experts of the FBE "SPbFRI" serves to increase the children’s knowledge level of botany, forestry, silvics and even ethnology. Following the results of expedition scientific conference is held where participants can present the results of their researches.

The VII International forum "Forest and People" commenced with official support of the Russian Federation Government in the Central Exhibition Complex "Expocentre" in Moscow on October 20 where the staff members of the FBE "SPbFRI" participated. Within the frames of the forum there was the 15th international exhibition "LESDREVMASh — 2014" where the SPbFRI presented the development in the field of forest protection from the fires by means of video monitoring system and pilotless air vehicles of helicopter type. Institute design development in the field of regeneration was also presented.