The message reads, in part:
“Over the past period of time, your forum has gained a reputation as a major, authoritative discussion venue for the regions of the Russian Federation to deliberate on current social problems and to demonstrate their breakthrough technologies and best practices in the sphere of healthcare, education and demography. I would like to note that an impressive number of initiatives launched at the previous forums are being successfully put into practice. Their implementation is greatly contributing to the shaping of effective responses to new challenges in the pandemic environment.
Today, you will consider a wide range of issues related to the prospects for the development of social sphere in the post-epidemic period, improvement of public health, modernisation of social infrastructure, and other no less important problems. Let me emphasise that it is necessary to consistently improve the quality and accessibility of social services, more actively use the advanced Russian and foreign experience, and pool the efforts of the state, development centres, non-profit organisations, businesses, and the volunteer movement in this field. Your professionalism and attentive, empathic attitude to people are crucial to their wellbeing and quality of life.”