OREANDA-NEWS  According to the Kremlin, the president has identified the candidacies of 40 Russian citizens who have special merits to the state and society, and sent them an offer to join the OP. At least half are representatives of professional and creative unions, employers' associations and their associations, professional associations, non-profit organizations established to represent and protect the interests of professional and social groups.

No later than 30 days, the public chambers of the regions must elect one representative from their composition to the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation. It will include representatives of four new subjects of the Federation for the first time.