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Labor Day

April 30, 2019 Labor Day . The theme of the Labor Day – Royal ball of masters based on the fairy tale Cinderella

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Easter fills us with hope, joy and warmth. Wish you to spend this holiday with your family, friends and loved ones.

Happy Easter

Schöne Ostern!

Glædelig påske

Hyvää pääsiäistä

Joyeuses Pâques

Buona Pasqua

Cáisc Shona Daoibh

Sretan Uskrs

Vrolijk Pasen

Gledelig påske oder glad påske

Świąt Wielkanocnych

Feliz Páscoa

Glad påsk

Veselú Veľkú noc

Felices Pascuas

Veselé Velikonoce

Paskalya Bayramınız kutlu olsun

Boldog Húsvéti Ünnepeket

Abu Dhabi – 2019

Orphanage graduate – Oksana Borzenkova Olympic champion of the Special Olympic Games in Abu Dhabi – 2019. Our congratulations!!!!…/oksana-borzenkova-701621

Visit to a Russian children’s home- Zeit-fragen

by Maria Koch

In some media it is repeatedly alleged that bad conditions prevail in Russia’s children’s homes and social institutions. We want to know for ourselves and visit a large children’s home in St. Petersburg. We chose it ourselves. We are a group of teachers, teachers for special education and a social pedagogue from Switzerland and Germany.

A dance to Russian music, perfect choreography with well-known Russian dance elements as well as great acrobatic interludes, performed by children in colourful costumes tailored according to Russian tradition – this is how we are welcomed in the Children’s Home No 1 in St. Petersburg.1 The children perfectly master the choreography, they dance joyfully and with beaming eyes, they proudly laugh at us. The special thing about it: The children are mentally handicapped, most of them are affected by Down syndrome. 
This demonstration is an example of the spirit prevailing in this children’s home: All children and young people are disabled, but all are proud of what they can do, of the fact that they are an important part of this community and make their contribution to it.
There are children with severe multiple disabilities who can hardly move themselves, who have sensory impairments, who are severely mentally handicapped and severely limited in their ability to communicate, up to children with slight learning disabilities and young adults. All of them are supported according to their abilities, everyone is enabled to participate as much as possible in social life.
About 200 children and 100 young adults are living in Children’s Home No 1. We drive towards a large bright complex in Peterhof, divided by many windows. This is a place one hour away from St. Petersburg, where the tsars had their summer residence. In St. Petersburg everything is still icy in April, the outdoor facilities are therefore not animated, nevertheless we notice gardens, greenhouses and sports fields on the way to the home’s entrance

New Year fairy tale from the cadets of Police

30 cadets of police officers from the University of M.I.A (Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation) visited an orphanage and presented a New Year show based on Russian fairy tales for two hundred children. Police psychologists have prepared a adaption of a fairy talefor our children, musical accompaniment, dancing and round dances during a fairy tale. Children were not only spectators, but also took part in a fairy tale. After the New Year show, the children received gifts from the cadets.

Mery Christmas and Happy New Year

Congratulations on Teacher’s Day!

Dear colleagues!

Congratulate you on the professional holiday! We express our heartfelt gratitude for the tireless work of great talent and vocation to sow wisdom and knowledge, for love to children and native land.

Your heart always filled with compassion, kindness and sweet joy.

These wonderful qualities you generously share with children’s. All believe, love and respect you.

We wish you, dear teachers, sense of completeness and uniqueness of life, health, inexhaustible creative force, inspiration, happiness and long human memory.

May there always be generous to the ups educational field, and in all your undertakings will be companion’s success and good luck!


St. Petersburg is host to the annual VK Fest. Bloggers, artists, athletes, craftsmen and musicians made popular by the Internet perform onstage and hold workshops. VK Fest is too vast to describe in a few words: it has nearly everything. It brings together popular bloggers who come to answer their readers’ questions; there are sports competitions, concerts, workshops and eco-movement contests. Here you can try on trendy outfits, facing painting and food, and take part in all sorts of entertainment events. But, most importantly, VK Fest is about innovation + inclusive projects, charities, environmental campaigns , educational projects.

VK is a Russian online social media and social networking service. It is available in several languages but it is especially popular among Russian-speaking users. VK allows users to message each other publicly or privately, to create groups, public pages and events, share and tag images, audio and video, and to play browser-based gamesIt is based in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Our childrens took part in the city festival with the support of volunteers of the charity Fund “YA est ” for children with special needs (the founders of Fund – actors of theater. Yegor Beroev and Ksenia Alferova)

Social employment of disabled people

“Social employment of invalids of working age”.

Since June 2018, a project has been implemented to organize the event “Social employment of disabled people of working age”, which is part of the subprogram “Creating conditions for the effective employment of disabled people” of the St. Petersburg state program “Promotion of employment in St. Petersburg” for 2015-2020

The project coordinator – St. Petersburg Association of Public Associations of Parents of Disabled Children GAOORDI created workplaces for disabled people at 8 sites of the city.

For the inmates of the orphanage No. 1 who live in the Rehabilitation Center, 30 jobs were created.

Greek summer -2018

At the initiative of the management of Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (city Sosnovy Bor) during the period from June 04 to June 25, 2018 our 23 pupils spent vacation at children’s recreation camp Ouranoupoli (Greece). For them it was the first trip abroad, the first flight by plane.
21 days our children sunbathed and bathed on the coast of the Aegean Sea. Warm sea, bright sun, sandy beach, friendly staff, new impressions.
Children from the city of Sosnovy Bor spent vacation at a camp together with our children, they with great attention and love have treated our pupils, always participated in joint actions.


Children not only had a rest on the beach but for children excursions to the city of Alexandroupoli have been organized, and the senior children could visit Cave of Alistrati, ruins of the ancient city
Philippi, the museum of silk and the museum of the nature in the city
In the camp children participated in various competitions and entertaining actions.
This summer vacation, of course, became the brightest event in life of children.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection RF Government
St. Petersburg
Committee on Social Policy
St. Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
Committee of propery relations
Petrodvorets district
State program
"Accessible Environment"