OREANDA-NEWS. October 27, 2008. Dmitry Medvedev sent his greetings to participants and guests at the international conference 'Twenty Years of the Consumer Movement in Russia and the Post-Soviet Area'.

“The consumer movement in Russia is an important civic initiative that makes a significant contribution to developing a civilised market for quality goods and services”, the President’s message said. “It helps in the expert and legislative regulation of a whole range of measures aimed at providing real guarantees for consumers’ rights and creating effective mechanisms to protect public interests”.

The conference, which will take place in Moscow, will make an overview of what has been achieved so far by the consumer movement throughout the former Soviet Union, and set the missions and objectives for civil society institutions in the area of protecting consumer rights.