After the Ukrainian list of charities, which can be found here, this is the Russian version. Beyond just being a list of primarily charities, it is probably the best proof I can give that I sincerely believe peace is possible once Putin is gone. Russia needs reforming, something which even most of the charities on this list have voiced, which says enough in itself.
This is beyond the controversial fact that I have adopted my son in Russia, which is something I haven’t voiced in public before, but it might be time I open up about that as well, so there you go.
This list is updated by hand. Because of this, it may happen that the menu has more additions than this list. Also, some information may be(come) outdated.
All video content was contributed by the organisations themselves.
The current list is not yet completed!
Charitable Foundation “Change One Life”
The Change One Life Foundation is the most well-known charity supporting orphans and other children without parental care in Russia. They took Russia by storm with their “Twin Soul Project”. The commercial of this project can be seen by clicking here. And information about this project by clicking here. (Both of these links are on this blog.)
And since then haven’t discontinued their work trying to help every adoptable child in Russia find a loving family.
They have been previously been put in the spotlight by me already. There’s the “Orphans And Their Problems In Ukraine And Russia” blog post. As well as the fact that I am a long-time donor of this charity myself.
You can learn more about them on their official website in the Russian language: https://changeonelife.ru
Charitable Foundation “AdVita”
AdVita is a foundation based in Saint Petersburg, Russia with a clear goal, helping cancer patients from Russia and the former Soviet Union, including Ukraine. They are very clear about the fact that nationality, creed, financial situation or any other possible situation which discriminated over, doesn’t matter to them, they want to help regardless. During the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine back in 2014, they have made this very clear by their “An Impossible Choice” post on HuffPost, where they spoke out against the Russian president’s Putin acts.
Beyond their original Russia-based foundation, there’s also their USA-based foundation of AdVita Fund USA.
You can learn more about them on their official website in the Russian language: https://advita.ru/
Their website is also available in the English language: https://advita.ru/en/
The website of their Advita Fund USA: https://advitausa.org/
Charitable Foundation for social support and protection of residents “Full Life”
Full Life is based in the Lyublino District of Moscow and their main goal is to break down and remove the stigma and stereotypes between healthy people and people with additional needs. This foundation was founded by Shamil Bakhteev, who in his own words has additional needs himself, and because of this is able to understand the difficulties on personal basis.
You can learn more about them on their official website in the Russian language: https://bffullife.ru/
Charitable Foundation “Nochlezhka”
Based in Saint Petersburg and Moscow, Nochlezhka is Russia’s oldeset charity in support of homeless people. Founded in Saint Petersburg in 1990, they feed homeless people, keep them warm, help them legally, support them in helping to find a job, find relatives, get accepted at care homes, returning home, and defend their rights, as well as of those with no official registration. They’re both a non-profit and non-governmental organisation. Russia is well-known for their discrimination towards homeless people, including street children, making this organisation’s acts very notable.
You can learn more about them on their official website in the Russian language: https://homeless.ru
Their website is also available in the English language: https://homeless.ru/en/
They also have their own Wikipedia page: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9D%D0%BE%D1%87%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%B6%D0%BA%D0%B0_(%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B3%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B3%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B7%D0%B0%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%8F)
Charitable Foundation “Here and Now”
Here and Now is based in Moscow and supports orphans, foundlings, and other children without parental care. Beyond just this, they’re part of the deinstitutionalisation movement. Although Russia is undeniably far further in the progress of improving their childcare system in regard to children without parental care than any other Soviet country, with training for adoptive parents being lawfully required, and children being returned to their original families very often, it doesn’t mean that their system is perfect. This is something which Here and Now recognises. Here and Now is one of the very few who notices the need to train children without parental care socially before being adopted, something which sadly remains unique not only in Russia, but across the world. From my own experience I can confirm that the situation in a orphanage of any kind isn’t the same as family life, not in the least. The huge step to socially adapt is where many adoptions fall apart. And this is just 1 of the many things Here and Now does. As Here And Now also makes themselves stand out of the crowd by choosing to oppose the regular deinstitutionalisation narrative of not supporting orphanages. Here and Now recognises the need for children who are validly living in orphanages to still receive the support which is needed, something which has become extremely difficult because of the lacking funding of orphanages by the acts of the deinstitutionalisation movement. As they state, not every child can be returned to their families, but that doesn’t change the fact they need loving care.
You can learn about Here and Now on their Russian website: http://www.hereandnow.ru/