A Day In The Life Of An Orphan | Один день из жизни сироты

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Foreword This translation was requested, even though I possibly would have ended up translating the video someday, based on the subject. The video is by the Russian “Arithmetics of Kindness” Foundation. And it follows a regular day in life of Nikita, a boy who lives/lived in the Moscow-based Centre For Family Education “Our Home”. At…


[RANT] The term Orphan

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Urgh… I hate it when I as a non-native English speaker have to educate native English speakers… In this case, made even worse as the origin of the lack of understanding quite likely are non-native English speakers, like myself… I am just going to be to the point: The English term of Orphan comes from…

The terminology of the word Orphan

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Ever heard of the term “Double Orphan”? Sounds weird, doesn’t it? Actually, this is the valid term for children who have lost both of their parents, no matter which way, so including through disappearance of parents, and abandonment. Still, it ain’t that weird that you might not have heard about it. Most use the term…