Summit meeting of Rio+20 UN conference kicks off in Brazil
Taking part in the meeting are more than 100 Heads of State and Government.
The Russian delegation is led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Experts point out Russia’s special role as a participant in discussions since Russia boasts huge mineral resource deposits, including fuels, forestlands and freshwater resources.
The meeting is due over on Friday, with a declaration, symbolically titled The Future We Want, to be signed in the wake of the summit.