RANEPA awards Gaidar Forum volunteers
On April 24, RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau met with the volunteers who had helped organize the Gaidar Forum 2017. More than 400 volunteers who worked at the Gaidar Forum registering the participants, organizing broadcasts and roundtables, meeting guests and writing articles attended the annual meeting. The forum included numerous plenary sessions, conferences, as many as 99 events of the business program involving 13,000 people.
The host of the event, head of the Student Council of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) Amir Sarakov, said: “The volunteers who organized the Gaidar Forum in 2017 are real heroes. Getting busy immediately after the New Year holidays, in the midst of their exam period and extremely cold weather in Moscow is little less than heroic.”
Most of the volunteers spent whole days at the Academy, from seven in the morning to eleven in the evening, or even longer. “Large events rarely go off without a hitch, but we avoided many problems thanks to your help. In general, this year’s forum went off with a bang. Many experts and journalists agreed that the Academy is a unique platform for discussing the most important problems of Russia’s development. Believe me, it would hardly be possible to organize things at this level without your contribution,” Sarakov said.
Dr. Mau, who addressed the volunteers, emphasized that the Gaidar Forum is a politically and intellectually important event not only for the Presidential Academy, but for the whole country. The Gaidar Forum outlines Russia’s economic and social agenda for the current year, and how well it goes is of great importance. Dr. Mau sincerely thanked all the volunteers who took part in the organization of the Gaidar Forum.