INFORMATION ON THE ACTIVITIES of the International Public Fund Russian Peace Foundation in 2012
In 2012, as in previous years, the International public fund “Russian Peace Foundation” continued to implement its all-Russian charity and humanitarian programmes: Memory of The Nation, Care, Peace and Unity, International Cooperation, Peace and Culture, Peace and Youth, Children of Russia, and others.
The Russian Peace Foundation spent 32,623,000 rubles in total on its nationwide programs, which included information and publishing activity as well as welfare assistance, logistical, and organizational support for the programs of the Foundation and its regional branches. This includes more than 6,500,000 rubles assigned by the RPF Board to the28Foundation’s regional branches to conduct regional charitable and humanitarian programs and projects.
In 2012, over 2,390,000 rubles were spent on RFP's nationwide charitable program Peace and Unity.
On March 21, 2012, the Russian Peace Foundation, in conjunction with RPF's regional branch in Moscow, organized a celebration of national cultures, Friendship Without Borders, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Moscow,which included an exhibition of paintings by national artists, national art objects, crafts, food, a concert by masters of the national arts, and the presentation of gifts to veterans of war and labor and to representatives of ethnic diasporas. 380,000 rubles were spent to organize and conduct this celebration.
110,000 rubles were allocated to RPF's Moscow branch to organize and conduct a round table titled Russia: the National Question, and to host the Peace to Your Home festival; 80,000 rubles were spent to produce a memorial plaque to be mounted in the Alley of Peace in Smolensk;60,000 rubles were allocated to RPF's regional branch in Stavropol to carry out the Civic Education project; 60,000 rubles were spent to organize and stage an exhibition of art works (in conjunction with RPF's Tver branch), dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the Russian victory over Napoleon in 1812;50,000 rubles went to RPF's Kaliningrad branch to enable it to hold the social and cultural marathon, Day of Peace; and 90,000 rubles went to RPF's Kursk branch to enable it to carry out its educational/outreach program, We are Different But United.
RPF allocated 90,000 rubles to organize and host the Peace and Friendship camp, Multicolored Rivers - 2012, for 300 children of different nationalities living in the Kurgan region; 120,000 rubles were allocated to conduct an environmental and patriotic event, The Springs of Orlovshchina; and 100,000 rubles were spent to host celebratory events dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the Russian victory in the Patriotic War of 1812 in the Tver region.
RPF allocated 60,000 rubles to conduct the international festival Moscow - City of Peace, which included performances by professional and amateur theaters, young artists, vocal and dance ensembles representing different national cultures. This gala concert took place on May 21, 2012 in the Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International House of Music.
150,000 rubles were allocated to Moscow magazine to conduct a literary contest, Russian Positive,onthe best fiction and advocacy journalism about Russia.
As part of this program, the Russian Peace Foundation and the Burganov Center Museum of Classical and Modern Art jointly held an International Symposium of Young Sculptors titled Commonwealth in August 25th – September 10th 2012. 10 best students in sculptural arts from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Belgium, and Russia came to Moscow to improve their skills. RPF allocated 250,000 rubles for these purposes.
In 2012, the Russian Peace Foundation staged a number of national and regional events under the auspices of the Children of Russia program, spending over 3,118,000 rubles.
The RPF continued implementing its charity project Children on the Roads aiming to draw public attention to the issue of child safety on roads. This program distributed free reflector lights to children. Within the project, free light reflectors were distributed among children at holiday performances and sent to Russian provinces for further distribution to children. 30,000 rubles were allocated to produce and distribute the reflector lights in the Magadan region. This campaign titled Light Up! was widely publicized in the media.
The Russian Peace Foundation administered the charitable project, The Mowgli Children's Creative Marathon, intended to promote the social adaptation and disclose creativity and talents of children from orphanages, as well as from low-income and very large families in and around Moscow. Within the project there were organized special seminars and workshops, and excursions to museums were arranged for the children taking part in the event. On May 20, 2012, the premiere performance of the musical Mowgli – the Son of Man was held at the Moscow International House of Music. 500 children living in orphanages or in low-income families attended the event. 600,000 rubles were allocated for this project.
On June 1, 2012, in conjunction with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia and the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow, RPF staged a charitable concert dedicated to International Children's Day for 500 orphans and children from low-income families in and around Moscow, as part of the festivalWhite Ship. Singing Rivers of Russia. 240,000 rubles were allocated for these purposes.
75,000 rubles were allocatedto RPF's Moscow branch to organize a festive concert dedicated to International Children's Day at the Sokolniki park for culture and leisure, for orphans living in social institutions in the Moscow region and to present them holiday gifts; 60,000 rubles were transferred to the Foundation's regional branch in Dagestan to hold a charitable evening on June 1st 2012 for children residing at the special school in the city of Kaspiysk and to present them with souvenir gifts.
From May 24 to June 10, 2012, RPF, together with the Russian Photo Center, held the photo exhibitions, The Life of Amazing Children and Children through the Lens, and a presentation of drawings by Dagestani children called Muslim Children Drawing the Virgin Mary. 490,000 rubles were spent to organize and stage these exhibitions.
The Russian Peace Foundation arranged an excursion under the slogan "Victory Day in Moscow” for a group of 54 children from low-income families and residents of orphanages in the Samara region to come to Moscow. A sightseeing tour of the city, festive dinner and visits to the Tretyakov Art Gallery, Space Museum and the zoo were organized for the children. Over 75,000 rubles were allocated for these purposes.
90,000 rubles were allocatedto RPFBranch in Magadan to administer the regional program Children of Kolyma; 120,000 rubles went to RPF's Tver branch to arrange and stage art exhibitions and a children's art competition; 60,000 rubles went totheRPF's Novgorod branch to administer the regional program, The Children of Russia; 60,000 rubles went to the Foundation's regional branch in Amur to conduct a children's drawing contest, called The Ladders of Success, as well as the charitable event, Acts of Kindness; 90,000 rubles were allotted to RPF's Krasnodar branch to assist the Club for Disabled Children and the Central Center for Children's Aesthetic Education; 90,000 rubles went to RPF's Orlov branch to administer the project Equal Opportunities for All (which offers free tutoring for orphans and children from low-income families); 30,000 rubles were given to RPF's Omsk branch to hold annual children's drawing contest, Share Your Smile; and 90,000 rubles went to the Foundation's branch in Rostov to administer the program,Children of the Don.
More than 80,000 rubles were allocated to print 15 sets of books for preschool children. The books were given to the combined kindergarten ¹ 20 in the city of Chekhov in the Moscow region, as part of the charity program for visually impaired children, The Gift of Books.
As part of the Russian-American project Russian Initiative the Foundation's branch in Kursk received a contribution from the United Methodist Church in the USA (over 280,000 rubles) to conduct joint humanitarian assistance programs for orphans.
188,000 rubles were allocatedto purchase 80 tickets for orphans and children from low-income families for the New Year's Eve performance at the Nikulin Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, sponsored by the Moscow Patriarchate and the Spiritual Board of Muslims of the European Russia; 70,000 rubles went to RPF's Yaroslavl branch to organize and conduct a New Year's performance and to present gifts to children of the residential special-education school and for children with disabilities to visit the Youth Theater in Moscow; 60,000 rubles were given to the Moscow regional branch to purchase New Year's gifts for children residing in orphanages and shelters in the Moscow region.
Over 1,206,000 rubles were spent on the program, Memory of the People in 2012.
On May 10, 2012, the Russian Peace Foundation held a charitable concert Victory Day! at the State Pushkin Museum, in conjunction with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia and with the participation of soloists from the Novaya Opera Theatre. More than 250 veterans of war and labor from Moscow and the Moscow region attended the concert. 340,000 rubles were allocated for these purposes.
In May 2012 an excursion to Moscow was organized for a group of 35 veterans and activists from the Foundation's branch in Perm, which included a sightseeing tour of the city and a visit to the Museum of the Great Patriotic War at Poklonnaya Gora. 55,000 rubles were allocated for these purposes.
60,000 rubles were allotted to RPF's Kaliningrad branchto host the regional festival, Remembering the Rescued World; 60,000 rubles were spent to hold a patriotic event in the Volgograd region, The Living Memory of Generations; 30,000 rubles were spent to host the evenings, Link of Times and Generations, in the Omsk region; 60,000 rubles went to RPF's Dagestan branch to organize a charitable evening dedicated to Victory Day; 50,000 rubles went to the Foundation's branch in Karelia to publish a collected volume of the monuments and landmarks of the Great Patriotic War in the Republic of Karelia; 60,000 rubles were given to RPF's branch in Kurgan to administer the project, Take Pride in the Defenders of the Homeland; 50,000 rubles went to RPF's Moscow regional branch to host the evenings titled We Remember! We Have Not Forgotten! for veterans of the Great Patriotic War, and to present holiday gifts; 20,000 rubles were given to the Foundation's branch in Yaroslavl to restore and repair monuments in the city of Uglich; 35,000 rubles were spentto organize the search expedition of the Search detachment of the Ivanovo region; 295,000 rubles went to administer the program Memory of the People in the Perm region, St. Petersburg, and in the Ivanovo, Novgorod, Tver, and Moscow regions; and 90,000 rubles were spent to publish the memorial book, Soldiers of Victory, for the Smolensk region.
The Russian Peace Foundation spent over 910,000 rubles to administer the Care program in 2012.
30,000 rubles were allocated to RPF's Orlov branch to administer the project, The Language of Goodness; 100,000 rubles went to RPF's Yaroslav branch to administer the regional project, Feed the Hungry; 180,000 rubles went to RPF's Dagestan branch to organize and hold charitable evenings for disabled and socially disadvantaged people, with performances by the Azamat children's dance ensemble and also to assist victims of the natural disaster in the city of Derbent; and 50,000 rubles were allotted to the foundation's branch in Kaliningrad to hold the regional festival for children and youth, The Call of Mercy.
RPF has allocated over 350,000 rubles to administer regional programs to assist veterans and the socially disadvantaged and to conduct charitable events dedicated to the International Day of the Elderly in the Voronezh, Samara, Ivanovo, Moscow, Omsk, Rostov, and Tver regions.
The Foundation continued its traditional cooperation with NGOs and social organizations in other countries in order to administer joint humanitarian, charitable, environmental, cultural, youth-oriented, and other programs and projects.
Over 1,206,000 rubles were spent on RPF's International Cooperation program in 2012.
In 2012 the representatives of RPF were actively involved in meetings of UN ECOSOC Commission on Human Rights, the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe, and in the forums at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
A representative from RPF took part in ECOSOC's main session in June 2012 and spoke during the discussions on the Russian Federation's national report, "Promoting Productive Capacity, Employment and Decent Work to Eradicate Poverty in the Context of Inclusive, Sustainable, and Equitable Economic Growth at all Levels for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals."
In November 2012, a representative from RPF in the official Russian delegation took part in the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in the role of a public expert.
Anatoly Salutsky, the first deputy chairman of RPF's board and a member of the Global Experts of the Alliance of Civilizations, took part in the work of the Partners Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations in Istanbul in June 2012. RPF allocated 100,000 rubles to post information on the Internet regarding the competition for the Intercultural Innovation Award, which is being sponsored by theAlliance of Civilizations and the automaker BMW.
Between September and October 2012, a representative from RPF took part in the 16th annual OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw, and then in November 2012 - in the OSCE's third Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting in Vienna.
RPF's representatives took part in the 10th Anniversary Session of World Public Forum (WPF), Dialogue of Civilizations, in October 2012 on the Greek Island of Rhodes.
50,000 rubles were allocated to the Association of Friends of Francefor the celebration marking the 20th anniversary of the Association of Friends of France.
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 movement Russophile, in July 2012, the Russian Peace Foundation held a reception in Moscow for a group from Bulgaria - winners of the national competition, You Cannot Stifle What Cannot be Extinguished. RPF allocated 135,000 rubles for these purposes.
The Foundation's regional branches also hosted prominent events to promote the development of international cooperation.
In 2012, as in previous years, the Fund continued its peacemaking program, Peace and Youth, (which received over 1,221,000 rubles).
In order to bolster international cooperation and expand friendly ties between children in Russia and Australia, as well as to promote children's artwork, the Russian Peace Foundation held a competition for children, Pictures of Russia and Australia, in which over 50 Russian regions participated and more than 4,500 children's drawings were received. Winners and finalists in the competition were awarded certificates from RPF and souvenir gifts (digital photo frames, MP3 players, and jump drives). An exhibit of the winning drawings was set up in the Photo Center of the Union of Journalists on Gogolevsky Boulevard. RPF allocated 155,000 rubles for this project.
190,000 rubles were allocated to RPF's Ivanovo branch to host the Days of Russian-German Friendship, to administer the youth project, Peace Without Borders, and to send the winners of the competition on a trip to Germany; 40,000 rubles were allocated to RPF's Kaliningrad branch to host the International Festival of National Cultures for Children and Youth; 60,000 rubles went to RPF's Penza branch to enable it to take part in the Strength in Unity project; 60,000 rubles went to RPF's Kemerovo branch to administer the project, The Path of Peace and Kindness; 60,000 rubles were given to RPF's Smolensk branch to organize and conduct The Roots of Russian Greatness excursions and the international youth Peace Camp; and 30,000 rubles went to RPF's representative office in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania to administer a regional program.
As in previous years, the Russian Peace Foundation arranged for children from low-income families in North Ossetia, Belarus, and the Moscow region to stay at the International Peace Campin Tishkov(Moscow region) and enjoy its recreational programs. 385,000 rubles were allocated for these purposes.
180,000 rubles were allocated to arrange summertime recreational trips for orphans and children from low-income families in Dagestan.
General expenses for the nationwide program Peace and Culture totaled 7,909,000 rubles.
In order to provide material support for the most precocious (gifted) musicians from the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia, RPF paid for 65 individual monthly stipends in 2012. 675,000 rubles were allocated for this project.
The Russian Peace Foundation administered a project to build and erect a monument to the Russian poet Aleksandr Tvardovsky on Strastnoy Boulevard in Moscow in 2012. Out of the earmarked funds that were received for the purpose of erecting the monument, RPF allocated 997,000 rubles in order to develop the working documentation for the pedestal of the monument, to landscape the area around the monument, and to manufacture the monument's granite pedestal.
In 2012, RPF administered a humanitarian project to mount a memorial plaque in Moscow in honor of the great 20th-century architect, Le Corbusier. 3,952,000 rubles were allocated from the earmarked funds to develop this artistic/architectural project and the package of project documentation, to pay for the approval of the documentation for the installation and to pay an advance to the foundry of the Coubertin Foundation (France) to cast in bronze a memorial plaque dedicated to Le Corbusier.
On Feb. 17, 2012, The Russian Peace Foundation, in cooperation with the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE), arranged a charitable concert for disabled children at the Moscow House of Composers, dedicated to European Epilepsy Day. 110,000 rubles were spent to organize and conduct the concert.
On March 1, 2012, the Russian Peace Foundation held a charitable concert at the Pushkin State Museum marking the opening of the XY Festival of Art, February Evenings on Arbat. More than 350 students from music schools and foster homes, veterans of war and labor were invited to the concert, which also included performances by the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia. RPF allocated 325,000 rubles to arrange this event.
On March 3, 2012, RPF held a charitable concert, The Music of Children's Hearts, at the Moscow International House of Music, as part of the Open Stage project, with performances by the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia. 290,000 rubles were allocated to arrange the concert and produce the footage for the informational video clip.
On Oct. 29, 2012, RPF organized a charitable concert at the Pushkin State Museum for 250 veterans and music students from the Moscow as part of the cultural and social project, The Music of Children's Hearts. The Foundation allocated 375,000 rubles for the social advertising and the concert itself. On December 11, 2012, RPF, in conjunction with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia, held a charitable concert for veterans of war and labor and for music students, The Music of Children's Hearts, at the Pavel Slobodkin Concert and Theater Center, as part of a musical education project for children and youth. RPF allocated 564,000 rubles to organize the concert and the advertising for the project.
698,000 rubles were allocated to arrange a trip to the festival “Eurochestries” held in France in August 2012 for soloists from the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia, to design the layouts for the print and outdoor advertising, and to produce the video clips for the television ads for the orchestra's concerts at the festival.
The Russian Peace Foundation traditionally places special emphasis on its cooperation with the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as with other denominations, in order to promote Russia's spiritual renewal. The Foundation and its branches are working to open Sunday Schools at Orthodox churches and to support Orthodox high schools.
In 2012, RPF allocated 110,000 rubles to publish the magazine Orthodox Education, and 310,000 rubles was spent to restore the Church of the Holy Trinity in the town of Nazarevo in the Moscow region, the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in the village of Lozym in the Komi Republic, the Favor Orthodox School at the Church of the Holy Nativity in the town of Mostovskoy in the Krasnodar territory, to repair the roof on the Pokrovsky Church in the village of Rubetskoe in the Shilovsky district of the Ryazan region, to work to repair and restore the church of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Krapivniki, and to build the church of Matrona of Moscow in Noginsk.
Many of the Foundation's branches, in the Krasnodar and Stavropol territories, the Kursk, Orlov, Perm, Tver, Vologda, Kaliningrad, and Moscow regions, as well as others, are actively engaged in this program.
Hundreds of thousands of activists are involved in the Foundation's work. RPF's branches are active in 47 Russian regions.
In accordance with RPF's charter, the board of the Russian Peace Foundation held its regular annual meeting on June 14, 2012. During the meeting the main programs and projects in the Foundation's highest-priority areas were approved; the financing and report on the programs’ progress were adopted; the report on the work of RPF's board was presented.
An independent audit was conducted of the financial and business activities of the International public fund The Russian Peace Foundation 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 on the official website of RPF (www.peacefond.ru).
The Russian Peace Foundation activities were publicized in the Parlamentskaya Gazeta, Vechernya Moskva, Literaturnaya Gazeta, Argumeny i Facty online, MK-RU, and the magazine Dialog Cultur. Events sponsored by RPF were also covered by the ITAR-TASS news agency, the radio stations Radio of Rossii and Golos Rossii, and others. In addition, the television channels Moskva 24, Mir, Kultura, TV Center, VKT, Doveriye, and others aired news and reportages on the 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.
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