Fedotov: support of philanthropy in the country is growing every year

© RIA Novosti / Alexey Trainingresidency of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva at the ceremony of presenting state awards of 2017 for outstanding achievements in the field of human rights and charitable activities. Right: the President of the Council under RF President on development of civil society and human rights (HRC) Mikhail Fedotov. 18 Dec 2017Fedotov: support of philanthropy in the country is growing every year© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druzhinin

The state prize in the field of human rights and charitable activities are the recognition of a person in the business, and this year they got a decent candidates, said RIA Novosti Chairman of the Council under RF President on development of civil society and human rights Mikhail Fedotov.

«I believe that this year the prize is awarded to a deserving candidate from among Russian human rights activists. Mikhailova Lyudmila Alekseeva is an elder of the Russian human rights movement. This is the man who more than half a century gave this noble activity and continues it, in spite of his advanced age,» he said.

Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has awarded the Chairman of the Moscow Helsinki group Lyudmila Alexeyeva state prize for outstanding achievements in the field of human rights activities. The winner of the award for outstanding achievement in the field of charitable activities was the Chairman of the Regional charity Foundation for children with leukemia, Vladimir Vavilov.

In addition, during the ceremony the President said that the government will additionally allocate from the Federal budget of 4.3 billion rubles for the care of seriously ill people, providing them with medicines, medical equipment, including for use at home.

As noted by the head of the HRC, government support of charity and the human rights movement in Russia is growing every year.

«Can’t help but notice that every year the state support of charitable and human rights movement in our country is growing. Gradually, but growing,» — said Fedotov.

The decision on the allocation of 4.3 billion rubles for the development of palliative care shows that this topic is really important, said the Chairman of the Commission of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation on issues of philanthropy, civic education and social responsibility Alexander Tkachenko.

According to him, this significant amount is really necessary to this approach was the required funding sources, which will not only help patients, but also provide their families and loved ones psychological and spiritual support.

«The award is first’s highest recognition, the state merit award winner. But on the other hand, is an additional sign of the President, the government and the whole country to the subject, which was developed thanks to the laureate. I think the President’s decision on the allocation of funds for the development of palliative care is also a result of the fact that the laureates are members of the palliative care community,» added Tkachenko.

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