News from the Region

NGO supporting elderly people runs short of funds

The head of the “Good Deed” foundation and coordinator of the inter-regional umbrella organization “Rights of the Elderly” Eduard Karyukhin said in an interview with ASI that the organisation, which supports the elderly, is experiencing a serious shortage of funds which…

Should the Seven Diseases Programme be expanded?

The supply of medicines to people suffering from rare diseases was discussed at a conference on the subsidised supply of drugs to elderly patients.  The conference was opened in Kozelsk in Kaluga oblast by President Medvedev. According to the Kremlin…

British Embassy in Moscow to undertake Social Projects

Representatives of the British Embassy have given a presentation of two projects – “Tolerance and Diversity” and “Women’s Academy of Future Leaders” at the Central House of Entrepreneurs. The first project is aimed at developing social diplomacy and will include…

Will a law be passed on the iodisation of salt?

  A round-table discussion took place on “Prevention of Iodine Deficiency Illnesses in Russia: Solutions to a serious problem”. One of the participants, Elena Nikolaeva, chair of the Public Chamber’s Committee on Social Issues and Politics, noted that if there…

Future of NGOs following reforms of budgetary institutions

Government representatives, businesses and NGOs took part in a round table discussion – “Support for Budgetary Institutions: Profitable Partnership or Honorary Obligation?” The round table was organised by CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) Russia and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Reforms to Russian budgetary…