February usually means barbecues and beaches for those from Down Under. But over the past three years, Aussies and Kiwis - and other expats - have opted for a different kind of experience: swimming in the icy (-20 degrees Celsius (-4 Fahrenheit) waters of Moscow.
Natalia Vodianova knows how to get Russia’s rich to share their wealth to a good cause
A pioneering Russo-British partnership is helping to transform the lives of children with special needs
Supermodel Natalia Vodianova, the most beautiful Russian philanthropist, who is expecting her fourth child, is not giving up in her struggle to put happy smiles on Russian children
Russians gave 22 percent less to charity in 2012 than they did the previous year
Despite the lack of legislation to encourage corporate giving, social entrepreneurship is growing among Russian firms
TV marathon helps bring relief to the Far East
There is a shortage of nurses in the recovering Chechen Republic: There are enough young women educated in medicine, but they have no experience
Transaero's fleet will soon see the appearance of an unusual aircraft: a Boeing 747 covered with multicolored handprints. For this is the plane that will carry out the "flights of hope," on board which passengers will be able to make donations to help children with diseases of the heart, brain, and spine.
Senator Ruslan Gattarov, who leads the Federation Council working group in charge of supervising the observance of the constitutional rights of Russian citizens to inviolability of private life, will help raise funds for Edward Snowden
At the end of July, the premiere of the animated series "Flying Animals" will be held. This charity brand is the first of its kind in Russia and, perhaps, in the world
The Western concept of the “first lady,” who is actively involved in charity and backs up her husband’s image, is still alien to Russia
Our correspondent went to the largest shelter for homeless people in St Petersburg to talk to its workers and those who have no place to go but this shelter.
Russia’s first charity shop opened three years ago in St. Petersburg. Now there are 17 charity shops in Russia and all of them are run by energetic young people looking to better the world around them
The oligarch has donated $310 million to philanthropic causes over the past three years, bringing his total to more than $2.5 billion from 2000-2012
Transaero’s award-winning volunteer program gives employees a chance to bring happiness to sick children and orphans
Natalia Vodianova, the Naked Heart Foundation founder, talks to Russky Reporter magazine about modeling as a profession, improving government-NGO relations and what the name of her charity organization has in common with Steve Jobs
Sociological studies have shown that the current generation of young Russians is critical of the authorities and skeptical of the opposition. In addition, young people are becoming increasingly interested in charity work and volunteering
Russia’s first ever charity social network to enable handicapped children in Siberia’s Tomsk region to publish blogs and charities across the world to donate online for the kids’ treatment