Putin awarded the Volunteer of Russia — 2018. They became Anton Korotchenko
MOSCOW, 5 Dec. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday awarded the Anton Korotchenko from the Smolensk region, who received the title of Volunteer of Russia — 2018. The head of state took part in the ceremony of awarding the winners of the competition “Volunteer of Russia — 2018” in the ice Palace in the Park of Legends.
“This statuette [of the winner] deserves every one of you: those who are in the hall, and those who are not in the room,” — Putin said, addressing the audience.
Korotchenko is the author of the project “Healthy village”. In this project, the volunteers, the staff of the clinical departments and the residents of the Smolensk state medical University go to the villages and provide medical care, lectures on healthy lifestyles to local residents, said the organizing Committee of the year of the volunteer.
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The President said that volunteers help to make society more resilient to domestic and external shocks.
According to the head of the state in the volunteer movement more than anywhere else, is concentrated such qualities as compassion, kindness, warmth and sense of citizenship. “In doing so, like you, helping people in hospitals, in hospices, helping the disabled, caring about the preservation of our forests, our fauna, our nature as a whole, helping the state to open our country to our guests from around the world at major sporting or political events, you make a very important thing not only for themselves, not just those you directly help, you do it for the whole society, he stressed. — When people look at you, they charge you not only example, but there is, as people say, some feeling for what is happening, the reliability of our society.”
It makes our society more kind, it makes all of us more balanced and resistant to internal and external shocks, and such shocks always, everywhere and at all times was enough and we too.Mr Putinprime of the Russian Federation
Putin appealed to the volunteers, calling them dear friends, “because many would like to have in his circle of friends like you.” He congratulated with the Day of a volunteer in the audience of volunteers from Russia and 120 countries.