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Kaliningrad Oblast children meet Olympians
Last week saw the end of the 13th statewide drive of the Russian Union of Athletes – Cup Kaliningrad. Victory to the Glory of Russia! with Olympic champions meeting with children in Kaliningrad Oblast. The events were sponsored by the Charitable Foundation of Yelena and Gennady
10 August 2017 Read more

UK practices for setting up local Sociocultural Development Centres for winners of Cultural Mosaic: Affiliate Network competition

A competition has been announced among the winners of the Cultural Mosaic: Affiliate Network competition projects sponsored by the Charitable Foundation of Yelena and Gennady Timchenko in 2016 to join the educational programme called “Sociocultural Development Centres (SDC): Models, Practices and Standard Operating Procedures”. Setting up Sociocultural Development Centres in small communities is an area of focus for the Cultural Mosaic of Towns and Villages programme. That is why the Timchenko Foundation is offering the competition winners a two-stage course:

9 August 2017 Read more

4th Friendship Match International Russian-Chinese Children's Tournament ended in Harbin

The fourth Friendship Match took place between 3 and 5 August 2017 in Harbin, the capital of the province of Heilongjiang, sharing the border with Russia along the river Amur. The friendship meet in China featured 8 Russian competitors from among the best U14 chess players (6 boys and 2 girls).

8 August 2017 Read more

Harbiner to host Friendship Match international Russian-Chinese children's tournament
The Russian Chess Federation and the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko announce Friendship Match, an international Russian-Chinese children's tournament, to take place between 3 and 5 August 2017. This year the tournament will be hosted by the city of Harbiner – the capital of the Chinese province of Heilongjiang. The Friendship Match will take place as part of the annual Xin Rui festival with support from the Chinese Chess Association and the regional Sports Ministry.
26 July 2017 Read more

Deadline extended to 10 August for travel grant applications for Society for All Ages National Conference
5-6 October 2017 Moscow will host the 5th Society for All Ages National Conference. Russian and international experts will discuss ageing and improving the quality of senior life in Russia. Provincial professionals working with and for the benefit of elderly people are eligible for aid: reimbursement of the costs of travel to and from Moscow. Aid is provided on a competitive basis; the application deadline: 10 August.
25 July 2017 Read more

Focus on Affiliate Network
The Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko announces an Affiliate Network internship competition for members of the project teams that won the Cultural Mosaic competition 2016-2017.
24 July 2017 Read more

Cultural Internship: autumn marathon
24 July the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko invites entries for its Cultural Internship competition.
24 July 2017 Read more

Unusual gift for foster families
Summer holidays are not there for your brain to take it easy, especially if you can give it an exciting and fun workout among your friends or family. Foster families and children from Leningrad Oblast took their erudition, logic and smarts on such an outing: 10 July they visited St Petersburg as part of two teams hosted by the 4mozga project and took part in their first-ever quest called “Brain”.
20 July 2017 Read more

Winners named in 3rd Cultural Mosaic of Towns and Villages all-Russian competition
The 3rd Cultural Mosaic of Towns and Villages all-Russian competition was won in 2017 by 58 projects from 38 RF states. The Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko will allocate 32.2 mln roubles to fund sociocultural initiatives aimed at involving the local communities in the transformation of their homeland; after all, it is they who are the main driver of positive change in Russian towns and villages.
17 July 2017 Read more

Olympians visiting children
Last week Olympic champions attended the 12th statewide drive of the Russian Union of Athletes - Cup Black Sea, the Sea of Sports, and Cup Kuban. Forward to Sporting Records! The events took place in Krasnodar Krai with support from the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko.
16 July 2017 Read more

Timchenko Foundation names winners in Active Generation All-Russian Social Project Competition
The winners have been announced in the Active Generation competition of the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko. The non-profits and action groups that won the competition will receive grants to implement social projects to improve the life of seniors and integrate them into the public life of local communities.
10 July 2017 Read more

RF Civic Chamber discusses non-profits' access to budgetary allocations for culture
3 July the RF Civic Chamber in Moscow hosted a roundtable on Access for Socially Oriented Non-Profits to the Cultural Services Market: Problems and Solutions. The event was organized by the RF OP [Civic Chamber (CC)] Commission on the Development of Not-for-Profit Sector and Support for Socially Oriented Non-profits, the RF CC Commission on the Promotion of Culture and Preservation of Spiritual Heritage jointly with the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko
7 July 2017 Read more

Private screening of From the Bottom of the Peak

Yesterday, 6 July, the Parliamentary Cineclub of the RF State Duma hosted a private screening of a feature film titled “From the Bottom of the Peak”, to which was invited Maria Morozova, General director of the Timchenko Foundation.

7 July 2017 Read more

Trip to World of Courage
How do you hang out with friends, have fun, make good use of your time, feel yourself an Indiana Jones, a superman and ninja at the same time? The answer to this question has been discovered by children from a foster family camp called Nadezhda: On 5 July they visited the Krucha rock-climbing centre, where they faced down their fear of heights and the challenge they set themselves.
5 July 2017 Read more

Results are in for Academy's enrolment drive in the provinces with support from Timchenko Foundation

Between 20 February and 31 July 2017, the tandem of the Charitable Foundation of Yelena and Gennady Timchenko and the Mikhalkov Cinema and Theatre Academy ran a travelling enrolment drive designed to support young theatre and cinema professionals from the provinces.

29 June 2017 Read more

Provincial participants in 5th Society for All Ages National Conference can win travel grants
The organizing committee of the Society for All Ages National Conference announces a grant competition for the 2017 participants. The competition will run from 28 June to 28 July. The winners will be reimbursed for the expenses of travelling to Moscow and back. The purpose of the competition is to enable the most active and committed attendees from the provinces to engage in networking, share their experiences, expand their professional contacts and learn about the latest research and best practices.
28 June 2017 Read more

Example of third sector reporting: RF Civic Chamber holds public hearings on draft annual report of Timchenko Foundation.
27 June 2017 the RFCC held a hearing of a draft public report of the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko in the area of sustainable development for 2016.
27 June 2017 Read more

The Wrong Stork also brings happiness
Timchenko Foundation presents “The Wrong Stork”, a book of Russian foster family diaries, and announces the 3rd all-Russian diary competition called Our Stories.
20 June 2017 Read more

Timchenko Foundation names winners of internship programme in Best Local Practices category
The category called Best Local Practices was introduced in 2017 as part of the internship competition. The competition targeted organizations that had a proven track record in sociocultural projects and wanted to share their best practices with other organizations across Russia.
19 June 2017 Read more

Between 6 and 18 June Krasnodar Krai hosted 11th statewide drive of the Russian Union of Athletes. Cup Black Sea - the Sea of Sports and Cup Kuban. Forward to Sporting Records!
Events took place every day. In all, the drive was joined by over 2000 sporting children from Southern Russia.
19 June 2017 Read more


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