All-Russian Public Movement “People’s” Front “For Russia” or All-Russian “People’s” Front (ONF) unite on an equal footing” diverse political players in order to move Russia forward by joint efforts.
The main tasks of ONF were named control over the implementation of the decrees and instructions of the President of Russia, the fight against corruption and waste, inefficient spending of public funds, issues of improving the quality of life and protection of citizens’ rights.
The All-Russian People’s Front was created on the initiative of Vladimir Putin. The proposal to create it was made on May 6, 2011, at the inter-regional conference of the “United Russia” party in Volgograd. He noted in his remarks:
This form of uniting the efforts of all political forces is used in different countries and by different political forces – left, right, and patriotic – it is a tool for uniting political forces that are close in spirit. I would like the party, and other parties, and all public organizations, all people who are united by the desire to improve the life of the country. This association may be called the All-Russian People’s Front.
During the meeting, Vladimir Putin outlined the key activities of the ONF:
We need to rapidly defuse the mine that Lenin laid under the Soviet Union, we need to transfer the economy to innovative rails and at the same time to effectively and fairly solve social problems – these are the two main motives that, in fact, served as the starting point for the implementation of the proposal to create the ONF.
Not counting the Russian participants, public organizations from Estonia, Latvia, Moldova, Belarus and Finland joined the ONF. Foreign compatriots who joined ONF formed the international wing of ONF – “International Russia” ONF.
The All-Russian People’s Front plans to open permanent offices in the DNR and LNR. A humanitarian aid distribution center will also appear in Donetsk, following Luhansk, Mikhail Kuznetsov, head of the ONF executive committee, told DAN.
ONF monitors the implementation of the decrees and instructions of the President of Russia, combats corruption and waste, inefficient spending of public funds, and is concerned with improving the quality of life and protecting the rights of citizens. Earlier, ONF together with the Donetsk Republic social movement organized a New Year’s program with gifts for children from frontline districts of the DNR and those wounded.