The message reads, in part:
“The Soobshchestvo forum provides a platform for representatives of non-profit and volunteer organisations, the media, and experts from different regions of Russia and gives them an excellent opportunity to discuss key problems in the country and share their experience.
I would like to note that this year, despite the unfavourable epidemiological situation, the forum, nevertheless, has taken place and has attracted a large audience. Today you will consider a broad range of socially significant problems and develop common approaches to their solution. The development of the volunteer movement in Russia is at the center of your agenda, as is the importance of combining the efforts of various public associations aimed at supporting healthcare workers and people who find themselves in a difficult situation due to the pandemic.”