OREANDA-NEWS. Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin, the largest shareholder of Nornickel, donated 1 billion roubles (about 12.5 US dollars) to support the non-profit sector. This is stated on the website of the charity foundation named after him.

Potanin himself noted that non-profit organizations “have to rebuild quickly, and traditional fundraising tools are inaccessible now.” “For many non-profit organizations, the consequences of coronavirus, threatening the lives and well-being of millions of people, can be unpredictable” the foundation’s statement says. According to Potanin, supporting non-profit organizations, “we are contributing to the global struggle to overcome the crisis consequences.”