The Volga Day is an ecological event celebrated in Russia each year. The main calebrations are held in the cities of the Volga basin, such as Nizhny Novgorod, Astrakhan, Volgograd, Kazan, Saratov and Yaroslavl.
The Volga Day was first celebrated in 2008 in the city of Nizhny Novgorod at the Nizhny Novgorod Fair and the International Forum “The Great Rivers”. The following year, other cities joined the celebration.
The Volga Day activities and events are coordinated by the partnership program between the UNECSO office in Moscow and Coca-Cola Hellenic in Russia. The program “The Living Volga” focuses on raising public awareness of the importance of the Volga River ecosystem protection.