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Ugra and Serbia have agreed on the joint development of volunteer movement

4 october 2019

Department of Public and External Relations of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra informs:

A two-year cooperation agreement was signed between the Ugra Centre for Civil and Social Initiatives and the St. Alexander Nevsky Foundation of Serbia for the preservation of cultural and historical heritage and the restoration of cultural monuments.

The document was signed by Yakov Samokhvalov, Director General of the Ugra Center, and Maria Ketsman, the Foundation Manager.

The signing ceremony for an agreement took place during the visit of a delegation from the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug to Belgrade.

Thus, the parties established partnership relations, agreed to develop long-term, effective and mutually beneficial cooperation in the social sphere, including through the support of social projects and development of volunteerism.

In accordance with the agreement, the parties agreed to help promote social projects, strengthen the effect of their implementation, exchange experience in the development of voluntary activities.

In particular, one of the most important areas of cooperation is the implementation of joint projects within the framework of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. In addition, it is planned to organize and conduct bilateral training for volunteers and leaders of non-commercial projects in Serbia and Ugra.

“We hope that our projects aimed at perpetuating the memory of the victims of the Great Patriotic War and the exploits of the peoples who fought for peace will be supported by our Serbian colleagues, and our visit will become a starting point for a long-term cooperation,” Yakov Samokhvalov said.

It should be noted that the St. Alexander Nevsky Foundation was founded in 2013. Its activity is aimed at preservation of cultural and historical heritage and restoration of cultural monuments.

The Foundation is engaged in the development of volunteer movement in the fields of culture, sports, environment protection, contributing to the strengthening of ties between the Serbian and Russian peoples.

One of the Foundation’s projects is the Immortal Regiment campaign, which has been taking place in Serbia for four years now.


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