The political scientist praised the new volunteer trend in United Russia: Politics: Russia: Lenta.ru
The volunteer theme has become central to the United Russia party over the past two years. You can even talk about a change in the ideology of the party. If earlier United Russia concentrated on the consolidation of the elites and the country, stabilization and development of the economy, now it is focused on concrete assistance to people. Pavel Danilin, director of political analysis, said this to Lente.ru, commenting on the results of the third stage of the 20th anniversary congress of the United Russia party.
“The accents of the party have shifted to such priorities as caring for people and social protection of a particular person. Now it is obvious that against the background of the development of the pandemic in the party there has been a significant shift towards the social function of the party – a huge number of United Russia volunteers have appeared. United Russia has turned into a huge volunteer center to help specific people, ”said Pavel Danilin.
Many different party volunteer projects were organized, which were organized in different ways, approved in different ways, that a lot of other volunteers joined the volunteers of United Russia and gained access to its resources.
“Large means of transportation for the purchase of food. Participants of the #WeTogether project have collected and continue to collect donations, which are sent to support doctors. “Someone brought doctors to the sick, someone, like Zhanna Ryabtseva in the Sverdlovsk region, organized the supply of food to the doctors involved in the red chart,” says Pavel Danilin. – Delivery of medicines to patients with COVID-19 was carried out. The names of the United Russia volunteers can be enumerated endlessly – there are a lot of them. And they did not do a great job. Many of the United Russia volunteers were elected to the State Duma in the last elections. “
According to the political scientist, the results of United Russia’s volunteer activities turned out to be grandiose – in Russia more than 10 million people received support from party volunteers, and this is a colossal figure. The party had hot lines dedicated to pandemic issues. “But the #WeTogether project included not only party members, but many, many other volunteers who were not part of the United Russia party. And in this context, the project turned out to be global. Moreover, this is a continuing project, it has not ended, which continues to work now, ”says Pavel Danilin.
The party “United Russia” has carried out continues to use an unusual unique social project in our history in the history of Russia, I am sure Pavel Danilin. “This is absolutely concrete work to help specific people. Therefore, it is not surprising that the issue of voluntary movement in the party is at the center of the 20th anniversary congress of United Russia. The support of the party is represented by those who themselves are engaged in charitable and volunteer work. These are such real optimists of United Russia. This activity of United Russia will become an example for approved behavior in the entire Russian society, will push new people, the public as a whole, to participate in volunteer work, ”concluded Pavel Danilin.
United Russia was the first of the major socio-political forces to support the voluntary movement #We areTogether, taking an active part in it. People during this difficult period felt attention and care. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin spoke about it, addressing the participants of the 20th congress of “United Russia”.
“It certainly cannot be otherwise, because at the center of our policy, our common goals and plans is the person. This is an unconditional priority for United Russia as a leading political force, as well as for everyone who is now in this hall, and for hundreds of thousands of our colleagues and comrades-in-arms in all regions of the country, ”the head of state believes. – Let me emphasize: the highest meaning in the United Russia party, working in it is serving people and respecting people, it is protecting, defending and realizing the interests of our country. It is gratifying that all the multifaceted activities of the party are geared towards precisely these tasks, and always, and not only during the election campaigns. “
Volunteer centers of United Russia will continue to help in the fight against coronavirus until the danger recedes, party chairman Dmitry Medvedev is at the congress. In his opinion, United Russia should not continue the work of all volunteer structures, but also reformat it in accordance with the current situation.
“Unfortunately, the coronavirus is not receding yet. The fight will be long. We will conduct our work constantly. Directions to us for dinner – this is the existing auto-volunteering, help in the “red light”, delivery of grocery kits and medicines. At the same time, our deputies, the active volunteer, also receive additional help, I draw attention to it – to convey to the largest possible number of people about the importance of vaccination. This is an extremely important task today, ”Dmitry Medvedev said.