News from the Region

Volunteer Day established in Russia

Volunteer Day to be established in Russia 28.11.2017 Volunteer Day is to be held each year on 5 December. Vladimir Putin has signed a decree declaring 5 December Volunteer Day which has now been published on the Government’s legal information…

Putin promises support for low-income families

Vladimir Putin promises all-inclusive support for low income families   28.11.2017   An extension of the maternity capital programme until 2021, a broadening in the ways it can be used, assistance to families on the birth of their first child…

Orphans leaving care wait years for housing

Anna Kuznetsova: Orphans leaving children’s homes waiting several years to be housed   28.11.2017   Anna Kuznetsova, the Russian Federation’s Children’s Rights Commissioner, has expressed her anger over the failure of regional authorities to provide orphans with living accommodation. According…

Winners of the all-Russia Social entrepreneur competition

Winners in the All-Russian Social Entrepreneur 2017 competition announced 27.11.2017 The interest-free loans charity, Our Future, has approved 15 projects from the same number of regions totalling 50.6 million roubles. Winners included social entrepreneurs from Archangel, Astrakhan, Voronezh, Irkutsk, St…

On-line NGO project wins Runet prize

On-line NGO projects win Runet prizea 24.11.2017 The XIV award ceremony for Russia’s 2017 Runet prize has taken place in Moscow. This prize is awarded for achievements in the field of information technology and e-communications by State and community organisations…

Winners of 2nd Presidential Grants competition

Second Presidential Grants’ Competition: The best projects recognised and large support sums awarded 23.11.2017 The Presidential Grants Competition’s Coordinating Committee has announced the results of its second competition of 2017 and published a list of winners in the most popular…

State Duma approves increased support for NGOs

State Duma approves increased support for NGOs 16.11.2017 The Committee of the Russian State Duma for Budget and Taxes approved amendments to the budget, prepared by representatives of the All-Russian People’s Front. The All-Russian People’s Front (ONF) suggested to increase…

Russian NGOs need to become more professional

Careers in NGOs: “More skills needed in the social sector than in business” 15.11.2017 Project NGO-Pro was launched on 13th November with the aim of providing information about professionalism within the third sector.  Experts debated a number of issues including…