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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Presidential grants will go to the Empire, the Church and “the brotherhood”

The public chamber has published a report on the distribution of presidential grants to non-profit organizations. The winners of the first in 2016, the competition can say that by tradition, the steel structure of the ROC, “boevoe Bratstvo” leader “of the Maidan”, Dmitry Sablin and “Night wolves”.

Patriarch Kirill and the leader of “Night wolves” Alexander “Surgeon” Zaldostanov. Photo: archive of “MK”

1, 5 billion rubles was distributed among 502 winners.

Among them are religious organizations. The center for economic and political reform has calculated that in 2013-2015, it had issued at least 63 of the grant, the amount is more than 256 million rubles. The Center believes that this can be interpreted as “the hidden government support of the ROC and the structures close to it”.

At this time, religious organizations received about 23.5 million rubles. The largest grant – 8 million went to information technology Center Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra and the Moscow theological Academy of the ROC in the media project “50 words on important. Just for information projects of religious organizations was allocated 13.5 million.

Interestingly, two more grants to support NGOs was allocated to organisations to support other organisations. A little more than 4 million Department for Church charity and social service of the ROC in support of socially oriented non-profit organizations, dealing with family device of children-orphans and children left without parental care, the prevention of social orphanhood and social adaptation of children with disabilities. Marfo-Mariinsky convent of mercy, the ROC received for the same purpose, 2 million.

Another 4 million to religious organizations contributed to the work with young people, 3, and 5 of them – the Islamic cultural center on the holding of all-Russian youth forum “Russia — our common home”, which aims at constructive interaction between young people of different ethnic and religious communities, and 500 thousand – Orthodox parish of the temple in honor of the Port Arthur icon of the Mother of God the Cossack Mound at the teenage club “the farm”.

Presidential grants has won 4 regional offices of the veteran organization “boevoe Bratstvo”, which is headed by Senator Dmitry Sablin. Fame he acquired when along with the biker club “Night wolves” and veteran’s organizations participated in creating the Pro-government movement “Antimaydan.” For 4 years the state has allocated “brotherhood” more than 50 million. This time, his Department will receive just over 7 million. The money should go to the establishment of a legal center for the rights of veterans, their families and orphaned children, the work of the center of social protection of veterans and the development of search movement in the events of the civil war in 1918.

As usual the grants received and the bikers from “Night wolves”. Their leader Alexander “Surgeon” Zaldostanov Vladimir Putin personally awarded the medal of Honor, and the biker calls the President a friend. For 4 years the state has allocated “to the Wolves” about as much as “brotherhood” in the amount of about 50 million. This time the grants are received, the youth division of the “wolves” that asked for 7 million rubles to the new bike show “Fifth Empire”.

Grants received and the oldest human rights organizations in the country. The amount is much less than the above listed organizations. The Moscow Helsinki group, headed by Lyudmila Alekseyeva, received just over 4.2 million on the development of a system of public control. And Ryazan historical, educational and human rights society “memorial” will be able to spend 1.2 million on legal assistance to graduates of orphanages.

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