Russia’s population decline because of Covid

Russia’s population undergoes largest ever peacetime decline, analysis shows Published by the Guardian – additional graphs shown in original (see link at foot of this article) Analysis finds natural population fell by 997,000 between October 2020 and September 2021 – with Covid cited as principal cause Pjotr Sauer in MoscowWed 13 Oct 2021 Russia’s natural …

Community Forum in Moscow 2-3 November

Final Community forum is open for applications The forum, led by the Russian Public Chamber, will be held in Moscow on November 2-3, 2021. 12/10/2021 Representatives of both legislative and executive government, as well as civil activists, are invited to participate. The final Community forum traditionally brings the annual cycle of regional events to a …

Stigma against HIV positive people in the Russian workplace

“The stigma has not gone away”: how people with HIV are treated in the workplace According to a survey by SuperJob, attitudes towards those with HIV have become more and more tolerant and understanding in the workplace. The charitable foundation Steps looked into whether this is a reality.  08/10/2021 On October 8, the SuperJob job …

Two thirds of Russian charities raised more funds in 2020

Rusfond.Navigator reports: in 2020 charities were able to increase funds raised and aid available In the midst of a pandemic, Russian fundraising charities were able to raise more than 26.4 billion roubles. This is one-third more than in 2019. 08/10/2021 Rusfond.Navigator, the comprehensive directory of charity fundraising organisations in Russia, sets out the figures in …

How to help parents with addiction keep custody of their children?

How can we help parents with addiction to keep custody of their children? About 30-40% of children from alcoholic families are temporarily placed in protective child custody.. Is it possible to prevent this and is medical treatment always required? 07/10/2021 In Novosibirsk, the Timchenko Foundation, in partnership with the charity Sunny City, held a masterclass …

Russian businesses spend more than 8 bn roubles on charity

Businesses spend more than eight billion roubles on charity during the first half of 2021 06.10.2021 According to TASS, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Economic Development Tatyana Ilyushnikova, stated on 5 October that Russian companies donated more than ten billion roubles to charity in 2020, with their reports highlighting how much was distributed to CSOs. Fifty-three …

How CSOs can use new Instagram tools

New Instagram tools: How CSOs should use them 04.10.2021 One billion people use Instagram every month. This year, Instagram users in Russia have been able to access previously difficult to obtain features:  Reels, shopping tags and music in stories. During a recent session at the ASI Blagosphere media club, Anastasia Ratsa, an SMM expert, explained …

Best Russian regions in supporting CSOs

Announcement of the region that leads the way in providing help to CSOs 01.10.2021 The Ministry of Economic Development has a published a ranking for regions that have been leaders in supporting SONGOs. The top five regions are: Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region – 1st Krasnodar region – 2nd Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region – 3rd Tyumen oblast – …

Russian employers to receive subsidies for hiring people with disabilities

Employers will receive subsidies for hiring people with disabilities 28 September 2021 The decision will support employers and help jobseekers to find work more quickly. The adjustments were brought in to the employment subsidies programme and confirmed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. Employers will be entitled to subsidies should they hire people with disabilities, parents …

Half of Russians think healthcare has got worse since the pandemic

Study finds half of Russians think healthcare has got worse since the pandemic 28 September 2021 Experts believe that insurance companies and CSOs should oversee independent quality control for healthcare. The study was carried out by the All-Russian Patients Union and the Social Mechanics centre for humanitarian technologies and studies. 3130 people from 83 Russian …