Putin noted the sensitivity of staff and volunteers the Russian red cross

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Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the participants of the event on the occasion of the anniversary of «Russian red cross» and said that the noble efforts of staff and volunteers requires emotional generosity, sensitivity, responsiveness and total commitment.

Telegram posted Thursday on the Kremlin website.

«Greet you with a big, momentous anniversary – the 150th anniversary of the founding of the «Russian red cross». «Russian Red Cross» is considered to be one of the oldest philanthropic organizations in the country with a remarkable, time-tested traditions. I have to emphasize that its formation is connected with the legendary, heroic page of our history – the defense of Sevastopol during the Crimean war», — the telegram says.

Putin noted that the staff and volunteers ALAC «it followed mission of selfless service to the people, to the values of mercy and humanity».

«Real action to help those who are in trouble and in difficult situations, have suffered from armed conflicts and natural disasters, are faced with serious illnesses. Such a noble selfless work requires emotional generosity, sensitivity and responsiveness, and total commitment» — the President added.

He also noted volunteerism and ALAC — so the organization educates the younger generation a sense of civic engagement and social responsibility.