INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2015 ACTIVITIES International public fund Russian Peace Foundation
In 2015, as in previous years , the, an international public fund “Russian Peace Foundation” , continued to administer its national charitable and humanitarian programs: Memory of the Nation, , Care, Peace and Unity, International Cooperation, Peace and Culture, Peace and Youth, The Children of Russia, and others.
In total, the Russian Peace Foundation spent 81,862,000 rubles on its nationwide programs, which included informational and publishing activity as well as material, logistical, and organizational support for the programs of the Foundation and of its regional branches. This includes over 5,133,000 rubles allocated in 2015 by RPF’s Board to the Foundation’s 29 regional branches to enable them to administer regional charitable and humanitarian programs and projects.
In 2015, the Russian Peace Foundation carried out a number of national and regional events under the auspices of program “Memory of the Nation”, spending over 33,395,000 rubles.
RPF implemented several significant social and charity projects in connection with celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
As part of the Veteran charity project, over 5,085,000 rubles were spent on arrangement of a concert The Birthday of Love marking the 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War that was held in the State Kremlin Palace on March 12, 2015, with participation of the Honored People’s Artist of the Soviet Union Iosif Kobzon and the group Republic, as well as the poet Andrei Dementyev and Russian stage stars, followed by a CD production.
20,000,000 rubles were allocated for implementation of the project Veterans: No One Has Been Forgotten!
5,000,000 rubles were allocated to buy 1,500 tickets for war and labour veterans of Moscow, and Moscow and Yaroslavl Regions, for the Group Republic Anniversary Concert held in the State Kremlin Palace on October 31, 2015.
On April 29, 2015, the Russian Peace Foundation carried out a holiday concert for war and labour veterans in the General's Hall of the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War with participation of the Symphony Orchestra of the Maimonides State Classical Academy, Academic Choir of the Russian State University for the Humanities and the Combined Choir of the Eighth International Congress-Festival of Non-Commercial Choir Art, with granting of memorable gifts. 520,000 rubles were allocated for arrangement of this concert.
On May 29, 2015, RPF conducted a charity Gala Concert for war and labour veterans of Moscow and Moscow Region, and pupils of music schools in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall involving the Central Military Orchestra of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, the Bolshoi Theatre soloists and young winners of nationwide and international contests. 760,000 rubles were allocated for arrangement of this concert.
90,000 rubles were allocated for arrangement and conduction of the music and literature and history and patriotic composition Remembering the Rescued World together with the Children's Music School after A. I. Khachaturyan in the State Pushkin Museum.
300,000 rubles were allocated to purchase prizes for award winners of the musical Internet-contest The Public Recognition that is a part of the project For Our Heroes.
50,000 rubles were allocated for publication of the book “The Calendar of the Russian Glory and Memory”. 100,000 rubles were allocated for arrangement and conduction of a charity concert for war and labour veterans that was held in the Royal Hall of the Ostankino Tower on May 8, 2015.
146,000 rubles went to RPF's Penza branch to implement the Children of War project; 137,500 rubles went to PRF's Ivanovo branch to administer the regional program the Lest We Forget and to organize an expedition for the Search party; 100,000 rubles went to Dagestan RPF's branch to arrange a holiday evening for veterans and widows of the Great Patriotic War participants; 30,000 rubles went to RPF's Amur branch for a photography exhibition The Peace for World; 46,000 rubles went to RPF's Kaliningrad branch to host the VIII regional festival Remembering in the Rescued World; 50,000 rubles went to RPF’s St. Petersburg branch to update exhibits in school museums devoted to the Great Patriotic War and the Siege of Leningrad; 140,000 rubles went to RPF's Belgorod branch to hold the Peace March; 140,000 rubles went to RPF's Kurgan branch for implementation of the project Pride of Defender of the Fatherland; 435,000 rubles went to RPF's branches in North Ossetia, Karelia, Novgorod, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Yaroslavl and Moscow to carry out events in connection with celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory; 90,000 rubles went to RPF's Perm branch to arrange Peace, Courage and Memory Lessons and to hold the conference “Problems of War and Peace”; 75,000 rubles went to RPF's Volgograd branch to host the event The Living Memory of Generations; 50,000 rubles went to RPF's Orel branch for a charity concert Bow Down Before That Great Years; 50,000 rubles went to RPF's Yaroslavl branch to publish a gift edition of the book “War Decorations of the Great Patriotic War”.
In 2015, 1,938,000 rubles were spent on the Children of Russia program.
RPF continued to oversee its Children on the Road charitable program, designed to draw public attention to the dangers children face on the streets. This program distributed free reflector lights to children.
38,400 rubles were spent on standing frames for rehabilitation of children suffering from cerebral spastic infantile paralysis in Kazan. A wheelchair was purchased for an inmate of Bereg Nadezhdy centre (Moscow) for hygiene purposes. 45,000 rubles were allocated to Ivanovo branch of RPF for purchase of souvenir gifts for youngsters residing in Ivanovo residential institution in honour of the International Children’s Day and for implementation of the Let's Get a Child Ready for School project. 30,000 rubles were allocated to Amur branch of RPF to enable it to organize the Talented Children of Amur festival. 140,000 rubles were allocated to RPF’s Magadan branch to administer the regional program, The Children of Kolyma. 20,000 rubles were allocated to RPF’s Novgorod branch to administer the regional program, The Children of Russia. 35,000 rubles were allocated to Oryol branch of RPF to enable it to hold a children drawing contest What a Wonderful World!, 130,000 rubles were allocated to RPF’s Dagestan branch to enable it to hold a celebratory concert in honour of the International Children’s Day for youngsters residing at a special-education school in the city of Kaspiysk and to present them with souvenir gifts, as well as to purchase medicine for disabled children; 90,000 rubles were allocated to RPF branch in Samara to purchase New Year gifts for children that got into a difficult life situation and to enable it to organize a trip to Volgograd for the winners of the children creativity contest.
100,000 rubles were allocated to purchase of vouchers as a part of Sea to Children action for residents of orphan home No. 3 in Yekaterinburg. 264,500 rubles were spent on organization of health-improving recreation for orphans and disadvantaged children of the Republic of Dagestan; 58,000 rubles were spent on purchase of vouchers to a summer camp for children from South Ossetia.
50,000 rubles were allocated to carrying out of Christmas show for children from orphan homes and children of refugees from the South East of the Ukraine; 65,000 rubles were spent on carrying out of charity marathon White Camomile (Belaya Romashka) in support of children suffering from tuberculosis; 50,000 rubles were spent on charity project The New Year is the Time of Miracles and Gifts; 50,000 rubles were spent on carrying out of the Good Deed social project.
As part of the Russian-American Russian Initiative project, the foundation’s branch in Kursk received a contribution from the UMC in the US (over 772,000 rubles), to conduct joint humanitarian assistance programs for orphans.
In 2015, over 3,496,000 rubles were spent on RFP’s nationwide charitable program, Peace and Unity.
As part of The Russian Corner project, more than 82,000 rubles were allocated to enable transfer of Education Course manuals (300 automated work places) and Home Educational Complex 1–4 grades manuals (4,000 automated work places), as well as 110 CDs with multimedia interactive education and learning manuals in Russian to the Department of Education of Donetsk for educational institutions of the South East of the Ukraine. 25,000 rubles were allocated to transfer of textbooks to schools of the South East of the Ukraine; 60,000 rubles were spent on gift books to be presented to the winners of contests on the knowledge of the Russian language in gymnasiums and schools of the Slovac Republic. 375,000 rubles were allocated for the purpose of preparation of the Russian language textbooks on 2,000 CDs and on 155 automated work places to be transferred to Arizona Russian Centre (USA), National Congress of Slavic Peoples and gymnasiums and schools of the Slovak Republic.
300,000 were allocated to translate and programme “Mobile application designed to prepare foreign citizens for examinations in the Russian language, history, fundamentals of legislation of the Russian Federation in the Uzbek language”.
400,000 were spent to publish the second circulation of the report “Military crimes of the Ukrainian men of power: tortures and inhuman treatment of the Donbass citizens” for international distribution.
More than 530,000 rubles were allocated to produce souvenir gifts for participants of the Fifth World Congress of Compatriots Living Abroad. 300,000 rubles were allocated to update content on the website of the World Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots, digitize, prepare books and obtain photo materials.
100,000 rubles were spent to hold the Second International Women's Forum “East and West meet in St. Petersburg” 65,000 rubles were allocated to prepare a brochure “Dreadful fairytale of ISIS” on countering recruiting agents on the territory of the Russian Federation.
120,000 rubles were allocated to RPF’s Oryol branch to sponsor a project “What a wonderful world”, 54,000 rubles went to RPF’s branch in Kaliningrad to hold the X International Children and Youth Festival of National Cultures, 65,000 rubles went to RPF’s branch in Rostov and Ryazan to enable them to administer regional programms “Peace and Unity”, 25,000 rubles went to RPF’s branch in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania to enable it to host a convention “I Vote for Peace!”, 50,000 rubles went to RPF’s branch in Khabarovsk to administer the program “Power of Mind”.
As in the previous years, the Russian Peace Foundation has organised recreation activities t for children in the International Children's Camp “Gorki” (Podolsky Disrtrict in Moscow Region), where children from low-income families from North Ossetia, Belarus, Moscow region. 292,500 rubles were allocated for these purposes.
In 2015 the Russian Peace Foundation allocated more than 4,050,000 rubles to administer the program “Care”.
Special attention the Foundation pays to provision of humanitarian aid to citizens of southern and eastern regions of Ukraine. Surgical tables, surgical ultrasonographs and kits to the amount of 3,138,000 rubles were delivered to the Donetsk Republican Scientific and Practical Trauma Centre.
317,000 were allocated to file a lawsuit in the European Court of Human Rights from citizens of southern and eastern regions of Ukraine, harmed by illegal action of the Ukrainian authorities.
80,000 rubles were allocated to aid the fire-ravaged Yu. P. Tretyakov (Barnaul) and the disabled person of group 2 Yu. L. Dodonova (Moscow). 15,000 rubles went to R. V. Enova (Voronezh) to purchase medicine.
240,000 were allocated to organize a trip of the young scientists to the international forum “M-Enabling Summit-2015” (USA), dedicated to issues of information and communication technologies availability.
RPF allocated 260,00 rubles to administer regional programs to help veterans and socially vulnerable citizens,hold charitable events, dedicated to the International Day of Older Persons, in the Amur, Magadan, Samara, Kaliningrad and Tambov regions.
The Russian Peace Foundation continued the traditional cooperation with the foreign non-governmental and public organisations in order to administer mutual humanitarian, ecological, cultural, youth and other programs and projects.
In 2015 more than 1,355,000 rubles were allocated to the RPF “International Cooperation” program.
In 2015 RPF’s representatives took active part in the meetings of the UN NGO ECOSOC Committee, International Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe .
In November 2015 a representative of RPF took part in the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in the role of a Russian’s delegation public expert, as well as in October 2015 in the 13th annual session of the World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations" on the island of Rhodes, Greece.
In March and September 2015 a representative from RPF took part in the 28th and 30th sessions of the UN Human Rights Council and in the "Crisis in Ukraine. View of Human Rights Defenders" round table discussion in Geneva.
In June 2015 experts from RPF took an active role in the Conference on Journalists' Safety, Media Freedom and Pluralism in Times of Conflict in Vienna. In September 2015 representatives from RPF took part in the 19th annual OSCE meeting on Consideration of Human Dimension Commitments Implementation. On the sidelines of the Meeting on Problems of Freedom of Speech together with the Public Chamber of the RF there were arranged side-events "Who is Scared by Media Pluralism?" and "Freedom of Speech against Language of Hatred".
400,000 rubles were allocated to conduct the First BRICS and SCO Youth Forum in July 2015 on the occasion of conducting the Summit of Leaders of BRICS and SCO countries in Ufa.
As part of the Russian Corner project of the Russian Peace Foundation 300,000 rubles were allocated to arrange teaching and learning in the Russian Language Learning and Testing Center in the town of Osh of the Kyrgyz Republic.
In order to promote the Russian language abroad, to bolster humanitarian cooperation between Russia and Bulgaria, and in accordance with the cooperation agreement with the Bulgarian national Russophile movement, in August 2015 the Russian Peace Foundation held a reception in Moscow for a group from Bulgaria – the winners of the national competition, You Cannot Stifle What Cannot be Extinguished. RPF allocated 148,000 rubles for these purposes.
In November-December 2015 RFP held a reception in Moscow for two groups of children and youth from the Slovak Republic – the winners of the Slovak Olympiad on the Russian Language and the Russian Word Competition. 470,000 rubles were allocated to receive the groups.
37,500 rubles were allocated to RPF’s Ivanovo branch to take part in the Russian-German Forum.
In 2015, as in previous years, the Foundation continued its peacemaking program, Peace and Youth, (over 9,398,000 rubles spent).
The Russian Peace Foundation realised the charitable project, Sunshine in the Palm of Your Hand, to help support the Velikan children’s pop-music chorus. In the framework of the project there were allocated: 1,000,000 rubles for participation of the chorus in the Y International Art Festival "Constellations in Nessebar" (Bulgaria), 1,000,000 rubles to make music records of the chorus (10 tracks). On October 31, 2015, with the support of the SAFMAR charitable foundation, the Russian Peace Foundation, and Children’s Radio, the chorus performed the "Disco of the Velikan children's chorus" concert in the State Kremlin Palace. To arrange the concert, make costumes, pay for the studio equipment and create a video 6,000,000 rubles were allocated.
In connection with conduction of the awarding ceremony of the Russian Speech International Literature Competition 122,567 rubles were allocated to buy flight tickets for 5 competition winners.
145,000 rubles were allocated to arrange an international, festive session of the Peace in Our Home competition winners at the Peace Camp in the Oryol region for children from North Ossetia-Alania and the Oryol region.
50,000 rubles were allocated to Ivanovo branch of RPF on the conduction of the 20th Days of Russian-German Friendship.
General expenses for the nationwide program Peace and Culture totaled 11, 747,000 rubles.
In 2015, RPF oversaw a humanitarian project to produce and mount a memorial plaque in Moscow in honour of the great 20th-century architect Le Corbusier. On t October 15, 2015 an opening ceremony of the memorial plaque was held on Myasnitskaya Street opposite the house, which was built by the architect. Over 3,707,000 rubles were allocated to prepare the site for the installation of the plaque, to deliver and install it, to manufacture the granite pedestal, and to engrave it.
In the Year of Literature the Russian Peace Foundation in collaboration with the Public Chamber held the Russian language international literary contest among the young writers and poets of the CIS and near abroad countries. On the November 10, 2015 a formal prize winners award ceremony was held in The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Symphony Orchestra of Radio and Television, the Bolshoi Theatre soloists, and young musicians — the winners of the nationwide and international contests — took part in a celebratory concert. 778,000 rubles were allocated for arrangement and conduction of a charity concert by RPF.
100,000 rubles were allocated to the radio VERA. 100,000 rubles were allocated to administer the Clean Future project to clean the contaminated and polluted land of the Russian Orthodox Church territory. 80,000 rubles were allocated to Ivanovo branch of RPF to manufacture the copy of the Normandie-Niemen Regiment monument for transfer to Le Bourget Air and Space Museum (France).
The Russian Peace Foundation traditionally gives special attention to its cooperation with the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as with other religious confessions , in order to promote Russia’s spiritual renewal. The Foundation and its branches are working together to open Sunday Schools at Orthodox churches and support Orthodox high schools.
5,320,000 rubles were allocated to restore the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral (Vladimir region), the Resurrection Novodevichy Convent (The Eparchy of St. Petersburg), Znamenskaya Church (Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region), the Temple of the Martyr Andronik (Perm region), the Temple of the Holy Great Martyr Demetrios (Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region), the Temple of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevskiy (Minsk), the Virgin Nativity Bobrenev Monastery (Moscow region), the Temple of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Rossosh, Voronezh region).
195,000 rubles were allocated to construct the Orthodox family centre Nikolka under the aegis of the Temple of All the Afflicted in Kondratovo, Perm region.
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Thousands of activists are involved in the foundation’s work. RPF’s branches are busy in 47 Russian regions.
In accordance with RPF’s charter, in July 2015 the Russian Peace Foundation conducted an extended meeting of its board, at which reports from RPF’s board and audit committee were heard and the main programs and projects in the foundation’s highest-priority areas for 2016 were approved, as was their financing.
An independent audit was conducted of the financial and business activities of the international NGO RPF, and its accounting practices were examined to verify their compliance with Russian law.
The Russian Peace Foundation uses its own funds, which include specifically earmarked charitable donations from Russian organizations and individuals, to administer its charitable and humanitarian programs.
Comprehensive Information about the Russian Peace Foundation and the administration of its national and regional programs, as well as news about the foundation, can be found at the RPF website (www.peacefond.ru).
The Russian Peace Foundation’s activities were publicized in the newspapers Izvestiya, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Literaturnaya Gazeta, Parlamentskaya Gazeta, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Argumenty Nedeli. Events sponsored by RPF were also covered by the news agencies RIA-Novosti, and ITAR-TASS, and by the radio stations Radio Rossii, Golos Rossii, Vesti FM, and other media outlets. In addition, the television channels Rossiya 1, Rossiya 24, Moskva 24, Mir, Kultura, TV Tsentr, Doveriye, and others aired stories about RPF’s national programs. The national and regional media published a wide spectrum of materials on the peacemaking and charitable campaigns of the foundation and its branches.
Chairman of the Board
International public fund “ Russian Peace Foundation”