The President said, in particular, in his message:
“Over this time, Russia’s cooperative movement has travelled a long road, rich in events, from the first consumer society to large multi-sector organisations. It is good to see that your organisation succeeded in preserving its main divisions during the difficult period of radical transformation, adapted to the new economic situation, and is now growing, and acting in the interests of Russia’s people.
I believe that consumer cooperatives can make a big contribution to people’s prosperity and strengthening our country’s economy and social stability.”
The conference is taking place in Gatchina, Leningrad Region.