Maria Chertok, director of CAF Russia, has been honoured with an Expression of Appreciation for services to civil society. Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has issued a presidential decree recognizing CAF Russia’s contribution to the development of civil society and participation in the work of the Public Chamber.
The Public Chamber is a public consultative assembly of civil society representatives. It was set up four years ago and works through a number of its commissions. One of the commissions was headed by Vladimir Potanin, a businessman and philanthropist.