On 24 November in Moscow took place the solemn ceremony of awarding winners of the II all-Russian contest “family of the year” held by the Fund supporting children in difficult life situations, and the Ministry of labour and social protection of the Russian Federation
In total the competition received 322 applications, and winners were 85 families in five categories (“Large family”, “Young family”, “the rural family”, “Family – guardian”, “the Golden family of Russia”).
The guests of the ceremony asked the Chairman of the organizing Committee Zinaida dragunkina, the Minister of labour and social protection Maxim Topilin, Chairman of the Board of Fund of support of children in difficult life situation Marina Gordeeva, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on international Affairs Svetlana Zhurova, the Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev, head of Administration of the President of the Russian Federation on public projects Sergey Novikov, first Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Committee on family, women and children Olga Okuneva.
The winners received awards and flowers from the hands of well-known public and state figures, every family was given the honorary book “family of the year – Russia 2017” (special issues of the contest) the stories of the families-winners, stories about their traditions and family values.
“A family is a special community of loved ones, which plays a critical, if not major role in the life of every human family is the Foundation of success and well-being of each of us. These axioms – the main idea, the key postulate of the contest “family of the year”, which is the second time United without exaggeration the whole country”, –said the Chairman of the Board of Fund of support of children in difficult life situations Marina Gordeeva.
For the participants of the competition staged a big concert: between the nominations from the scene of the family was congratulated by Russian pop stars and distinguished figures of culture and art.