Putin presented the award to the volunteer of the year

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Photo: Mikhail Metzel / TASS

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin took part in the ceremony of awarding the winners of the competition “Volunteer of Russia-2018”. About it reports TASS. The ceremony was held in the framework of the International forum of volunteers in sports Palace “CSKA arena” in Moscow.

The award was received by Anton Korotchenko of the Smolensk region. The broadcast of the ceremony was watched by nearly 250 thousand people.

The President stressed that despite the fact that the year of the volunteer coming to an end, the government will continue to support them. “Will continue state support of volunteers will soon be here, my colleagues on the Council are going to talk about it and think about what you can do in order to help you further”, — quotes its words of RIA Novosti.

For the contest “Volunteer of Russia” was filed 15839 filings, 10 times more than last year. The projects bring together more than 1.5 million people.

The best in the categories “General”, “Help children”, “Confident in the future,” “Born to assist” and “Inspired art” and “Volunteer of the year” will be announced December 5 at a gala concert in honor of National volunteer day.

The current year was declared as the year of the volunteer. Summing up, the Chairman of the Association of volunteer centres, the member of the Public chamber of Russia Artem Metelev reported that every third Russian in the last year, helping those in need. Most often cases help people aged 18 to 30 years. Volunteers older prefer to donate items or money. Volunteers are more likely to be women — they make up 61 percent of the total.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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