Vladimir Potanin spoke at the celebration marking the 20th anniversary of his Foundation. He outlined his vision for the future of the Foundation and explained what parameters he uses to evaluate its work. He believes that charitable work has to take into account feedback: social needs and demands.
Vladimir Potatnin said:
«Mainly, I’d like my heirs to continue the work of the Foundation — my children and, ideally, my
When asked what word of advice he would give to someone who would like to create a private charitable foundation, Vladimir Potatnin said:
«If you have this idea, you should remember one thing: you will not be able to quit. In my opinion there is no way to ’exit‘ philanthropy».
A documentary film «Together» was premiered at the celebration. The film — a joint project of the