The "happiness" project

Print edition : August 02, 2019

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin doing a walkabout at the third Forum of Social Innovations of the Regions, held in Moscow from June 19-21. Photo: Ian Landsberg/African News Agency.

The Digital Palace, headquarters of centralised digital services, in Moscow. Photo: Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

Ksenia Vladimirova, in charge of "My Social Centre", with Maxim Leukhin, associate coordinator. Photo: Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

Senior citizens making use of the facilities at the Digital Palace. Photo: Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

A free recreational facility for senior citizens. Photo: Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

Shukut Roman, Director of the Youth Job Centre in Moscow. Photo: Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

Counselling going on at the Youth Job Centre. Photo: Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

Russia showcases methods and programmes associated with its own iteration of the “happiness project” pioneered by Bhutan, with specific focus on longevity, health care, education and an active lifestyle.
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