Friday, November 24, 2017

Russian government allocates $19.5 million to social NGOs

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree last Friday allocating $19.5 million to fund socially progressive non-government organizations.

Of the 49 regions to receive financial support for social NGOs, St. Petersburg will receive the most at $1.35 million. The Nizhny Novogorod region, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk territory, Arkhangelsk, Samara and Tartarstan will each receive approximately one million dollars, and the Sverdlovsk region is set to receive one million dollars in funding for its social development programs, Russia Beyond the Headlines reports.

"To approve the attached allocation of subsidies from the federal budget to Russian regions' budgets in order to finance the expenses of the Russian regions' emergence when implementing regional programs to support socially-oriented non-commercial organizations in 2013," the Russian government said on Friday, according to Russia Beyond the Headlines.