General information on Russia

SOS Children's Villages first started working in the capital city of Moscow in the late 1980s. In November 1992, and at the request of the city of Murmansk, SOS Children's Villages Norway carried out an aid programme with the help of the Norwegian Red Cross: 2,600 children living in orphanages or with foster parents were provided with winter clothing and hygiene articles. SOS Children's Villages has continued to work in Russia and runs a variety of permanent programmes which support young people, families and their children.