This is the closing of the first stage of the campaign, but the mobilization continues throughout the country, according to the president of the Society, Alexei Lavrov, and the director of NGO Russian Humanitarian Mission, Sergei Shevchuk, both of whom coordinators of the call.
Since July 30th, when the call went out, 233 citizens of 24 republics participated in the action, the statement from the Russian Society said.
It also reported that a group of legal entities confirmed their willingness to transfer to the fund, free of charge, food and basic necessities valued at more than 350 thousand rubles (around 4,800 dollars) to ship to Cuba.
This put the first stage of the campaign at 1.7 million rubles (about 23,280 dollars) at the end for the supply of humanitarian aid to Cuba.
The communiqué added that the Russian Humanitarian Mission has already begun to purchase essential items and organize their delivery to Cuba, while continuing to raise funds throughout Russia by friends of Cuba.
On July 29th, the president of the Society announced the plan organized by the group to send solidarity aid to Cuba, given the difficulties it faces.