Category Archive:Russia

Russian Response to the 2010 Summer Wildfires

sduncan post on January 29th, 2013
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By Julie Lafford

Philanthropy is a relatively new idea in Russia. During seventy years of communism where the government was expected to take care of all needs, material and spiritual, charity was thought of as demeaning towards the receiver (Gambrell). The response to the summer 2010 wildfires by the government, big business and the public at large shows that this attitude has changed greatly since the fall of the Soviet Union as the three parties rethink their role in philanthropy.

After the fall of communism some families and individuals profited greatly from new capatilist business activities; Russians refer Read the rest of this entry >>

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Revolution and Fundraising in Russia

sduncan post on January 28th, 2013
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By Jennifer Scott

Russia has experienced shifts and changes historically when it comes to philanthropy. Russia‘s growth in charity over the past 3 years has been one of the highest growing countries in the world (schmida). Russia adopted English views of philanthropy historically but the transition to socialism and changes Russia adopted over time has created a distinct and continuously changing view of philanthropy.

During the 11th to 17th in Russia’s main form of dealing with the dispossessed was in the concept of almsgiving. Read the rest of this entry >>

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