News from the Region

Medvedev calls for laws to stimulate charity sector

Russian Prime Minister calls for new legislation to help stimulate the charity sector 8.06.2018 At a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, representatives of NGOs and charities drew attention to the main issues facing non-commercial organisations. Speaking at a conference…

Assisted living for disabled people in Russia

Russian Ministry of Labour to fund assisted living for the disabled   06.06.2018   The Russian Minister of Labour and Social Protection, Maxim Topilin, has suggested setting up a special working group consisting of agency representatives and public figures to…

Need to simplify rules for disability status in Russia

Procedures for determining disability status for seriously ill people in Russia could be simplified   04.06.2018   Sergey Shabanov, Human Rights Commissioner for the St Petersburg oblast, has asked the Russian Minister of Labour and Social Protection, Maxim Topilin, to…

1500 NGOs receive Presidential Grants

The Presidential Grants Foundation provides support to 1,500 NGOs   01.06.2018   On 31 May, the Foundation’s Coordinating Committee provided a summary of the results of the first Presidential Grants competition of the year. Among the winners were 1,551 NGOs.…

Discussion of homes for care-leavers in Russia

Discussion about housing for orphans 30.05.2018 What do experts think about orphan children not being provided with their own housing? The issue of housing provision for child orphans has been raised by the authorities and the public on multiple occasions.…

Kyrgyz Bride Kidnapping tragedy

Kyrgyz Bride Kidnapping Ends In Brutal Stabbing, Prompting Outrage  BISHKEK — Kyrgyz authorities are investigating the brutal stabbing to death of a 20-year-old woman by a man who had abducted her hours earlier near Bishkek as part of a longstanding…