CSO (NGO) leaders receive state awards

CSO (NGO) leaders received state awards 15.10.2020 These awards are honour and recognition for those who actively participated in the volunteering programme ‘We are Together’. The judges published the results on the official internet portal on 14 October by order of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin under the title’On the awards of …

Migrant workers in Russia living in makeshift camps

Six Months Into Pandemic, Migrant Workers in Russia Live in Makeshift Camps as They Wait to Go Home. Rights groups are worried about the coming months as seasonal jobs dry up and the weather turns cold. 02.10.2020 Published by The Moscow Times KULLAR, DAGESTAN — Along the Caucasus Highway in Russia’s southern republic of Dagestan, …

Russian CSOs ask government not to close day hospitals for children with disabilities

CSOs (NGOs) ask the government not to close day hospitals for children with disabilities 14.10.2020 Members of the alliance ‘Everyone is valued’ sent a letter to the Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, asking her to intervene in the closure of hospitals due to Covid-19. Organisations reported that during the first wave of isolation, parents noted …

32% of Russians don’t think discrimination is an issue

Research shows that 32% of Russians don’t think discrimination is an issue in Russia 13/10/2020 A survey on the theme of “Tolerance: is Russia for or against?” was done by the agency ‘Mikhailov and Partners. Analysis’ between 28 September and 5 October 2020. 1,500 people over 14 years of age responded to the questions. 32% …

First manual for hospice volunteers published in Russia

The first manual for hospice volunteers has been published in Russia 09.10.2020 The manual ‘Volunteers in Hospice Care’ has been published by the Vera Hospice charity. It is based on the foundation’s many years of experience. In 2020 there are more than 60 hospices, 560 palliative care units and 660 nursing homes caring for terminally …

Yandex to provide services to CSOs free of charge

07.10.2020 The company Yandex has revised its Help is at Hand programme, which will now be an on-going social project to support CSOs.  Help is at Hand grew out of a project of the same name which the company launched in the spring to support those involved in the fight against the pandemic. During the period from …

Russian Federation Council to support Donors’ Forum conference

The Russian Federation Council to support this year’s Donors’ Forum conference 05.10.2020 Registration is now open for this year’s Donors’ Forum conference on charity and social responsibility. It will be held online from 19-23 October and supported by the Russian Federation Council. The theme of the event will be the role of charity and social …

Russian regions most supportive of CSOs/NGOs

The Ministry of Economic Development names the top regions that support CSOs 02.10.2020 The Ministry of Economic Development has compiled a list of Russian Federation entities that have been the most active in supporting the work of CSOs and social entrepreneurship. The ratings for 2019, published on 1 October, were prepared by the Agency for …

Russia: NGOs and internet companies sign memorandum on social advertising

29.09.2020 NGOs will work with search engine operators and major internet service providers to create and promote their social advertisements on-line. The memorandum was signed by representatives of the Coordinating Council of the Public Chamber (RF OP), the Internet Development Institute (IRI) and the largest internet platforms. A document was compiled on the results of the …

Russia – trends in social state orders and social certificates

28.09.2020 What are the pluses of the new law and what are the risks involved in its implementation? asks ASI’s correspondent. The Law on Social State Orders adopted in July 2020 should help to regulate social services, ensure that the distribution of support is better understood and more transparent, and stimulate competition between state-funded institutions and non-governmental …