Russian Duma welcomes delegates

The Moscow Demographic Summit organised by the World Congress of Families begins Wednesday and this blog will be updating you regularly with posts direct from the event. To kick off, here is today's press release from Larry Jacobs, ECF's Managing Director:

The Russian Duma has officially welcomed delegates to the “Moscow Demographic Summit: The Family and the Future of Humankind,” which opens on June 29 at the Russian State Social University.

The letter of support is dated June 22, 2011 and signed by
Ye. B. Mizulina (Elena Mizulina, pictured), chairwoman of the Duma’s Committee on Family, Women and
Children Affairs.  It reads:

“Dear Participants of the Moscow Demographic Summit,

We welcome you with all our hearts, we wish success to
the work of the Moscow Demographic Summit: Family and the Future of
Humankind, and we declare our support for this important international,
interfaith and non-partisan congress attended by leading scientists,
politicians and business people from various countries, and by
professional demographers and public figures. The issues discussed at
the Summit – consolidation of the family, raising moral standards, and
studying all the factors contributing to a higher birth rate and lower
mortality rate – are very important for our times and require close
attention of society as a whole.”

World Congress of Families Managing Director Larry Jacobs
responded: “We are honored by the Duma’s support. Chairwoman Mizulina is
a champion of the natural family and we look forward to working with
her to reverse the disastrous decline of birthrates, in Russia and
worldwide.”

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