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2018: Volunteers Year in Russia

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2018: Volunteers Year in Russia


07.12.2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin has handed Maxim Tokarev award The Volunteer of Russia – 2017 in nomination The Volunteer of the Year, according to TASS. The nominee is thirty-two years old, but he has already become a director of International Ecological Project Saving Baikal and Center of Ecological and Social Projects’ development. Thanks to Maxim Tokarev and his allies, more than one hundred and fifty various events and ecological campaigns were conducted in Siberia, including garbage collection in Lake Baikal. More than ten thousand volunteers came to Baikal and collected 900 tons of garbage. The center managed by Tokarev has also worked out recommendations for tourists on how to behave themselves in natural environment and taken part in quenching forest fires.

Making a speech at the award ceremony, Vladimir Putin has remarked that volunteer movement joint people of different ages and professions aiming at doing good and being there, where their knowledge, participation, selfless aid, warmness of hearts and sympathy could be applied best. President has reminded that our country has always needed volunteers: in Tsarist Russia, in USSR and at present. He thanked volunteers for their efforts and noble actions.

Russias President has handed awards to the winners and signed a decree about conduction of Volunteers Year in Russia in 2018. Putin has commented that this initiative is to become acknowledgement of work of people selflessly helping others and making huge contribution into development of Russia.

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