Fw: Re: The Russian Non-Profit Sector: 1997

H. C. Covington (ach1@sprynet.com)
Sat, 18 Apr 1998 13:54:10 -0500

Subject: Re: The Russian Non-Profit Sector: 1997

It is interesting to read about the Russian Non-Profit Sector: 1997.
to the capitalist economic model where human rights are a function of

            The Russian Non-Profit Sector: 1997
> "The Russian Non-Profit Sector: 1997" captures the dynamic growth
> and effectiveness of the non-profit sector in  Russia, which
> comprises tens of thousands of civic groups.  In only six or seven
> years a tradition of private charity has been renewed in Russia=97
> assisting youth, the disabled, the homeless, and others in need, or
> conducting  public advocacy on issues related to the environment,
> women, AIDS, etc.  In some cases groups have engaged in capital
> improvements as in Nizhnii Novgorod where the Rostropovich Fund
> completed construction of a hospital in 1997.  One of the most
> interesting observations to emerge from this publication is the
> degree to which the Russian non-profit sector has begun to resemble
> older civil societies in Western Europe and North America.
> "The Russian Non-Profit Sector: 1997" is a compilation of stories
> from the weekly bulletin published by the Agency for Social
> Information in Moscow.  ASI issues weekly news bulletins about third
> sector activities in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other large Russian
> cities.  For the past year Center for Civil Society International in
> Seattle has selected and translated four or five news briefs from
> each bulletin and posted them to the Internet.  This publication is
> a collection of all the excerpts translated during 1997.  It
> contains hundreds of vignettes of non-profit work in Russia,
> including a soup kitchen in St. Petersburg, the Army of Charity in
> the Urals, and a seminar organized by the Russian Believers Aid
> Foundation to discuss how the clergy can more effectively serve
> prisoners in Russian jails.  The publication includes a full
> organizational index.
> 1998
> 105 pp., indexes,  8.5" X 11", spiral bound
> $ 16.00
> To order:
> Send a check for $20 ($16 plus $4 postage, for international
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