The Centrosoyuz of Russia is delivering basic goods and medicine to elderly and disabled people in most regions of Russia and essential goods to people living in remote and rural areas in self-isolation by means of ‘avtolavka’ (COOP food trucks). Regional cooperative unions worked in close cooperation with regional emergency response centers to assist in preventing the spreading of virus and contribute to stable food supply and monitoring of prices and distance learning for students of educational organisations of consumer cooperatives. A “simply working” (#простоработаем) campaign was launched to demonstrate that cooperatives are continuing to work and no panic should occur (e.g. simply producing food; simply delivering basic goods and medicine; simply teaching students online, etc.). Some cooperative enterprises started producing masks for the local population.
22 May 2020