Russia has suffered from environmental problems throughout history, but there were also periods characterized by environmental consciousness. From Stalinist times to Gorbachev, environmentalism was at times banned, and at times encouraged. This study investigates the perspectives of university educated Russians beliefs about environmental issues through a survey put out in 2015. 105 respondents participated in the survey across four Western Russian cities including Moscow, Kazan, Arkhangelsk, Saint Petersburg, and an additional group labeled as “other” cities. Results suggest that respondents show concern about ecological environmental issues. Respondents believe that people must start to make changes in their personal lives to better environmental conditions.