On December 24, 2021, the Lutheran Church of Petrozavodsk, Karelia, hosted a meeting of the Religious Associations Commission of the city government. The meeting gathered city government officials, justice authorities, religious leaders, and workers of nonprofits. Together, they summed up the results of a 2019-2021 government program for developing civil society and interethnic dialog in Petrozavodsk Urban Okrug.
Diana Yevstigneyeva, chief of staff, Petrozavodsk City Administration, extended New Year greetings and gave souvenirs to the pastor of the church Rev. Aleksei Kronholm,
Vladimir Gusev, chief, Nonprofit Organizations Department, Karelia Directorate of the RF Ministry of Justice, shared about new developments in the laws regulating the work of religious associations.
Workers of Smena Youth Center reported on accomplished projects for harmonizing interethnic/interfaith relationships in Petrozavodsk.
The participants discussed further projects for maintaining a good relationship among ethnic groups and religions.