Russia

Accountability
$240,104
Increasing Anti-Corruption Capacity of Chambers
To build the capacity of regional chambers of commerce and industry to support member companies' anti-corruption practices. The organization will work with local partners to design and conduct trainings to help local businesses reduce corrupt practices.

$530,067
Transparency in Russia
To raise awareness of corruption. The organization will provide legal advice to citizens and will conduct research on levels of corruption and anticorruption efforts.

$300,000
Combatting Corruption through Business Education
To build the capacity of regional chambers of commerce and industry to support member companies' anti-corruption practices. The organization will work with local partners to design and conduct trainings to help local businesses reduce corrupt practices.

$169,933
Transparency in Russia
To raise awareness of corruption. The organization will provide legal advice to citizens and will conduct research on levels of corruption and anticorruption efforts.

$58,319
Citizen Engagement
To involve the public in local activism.

$45,219
Anti-Corruption Website
To involve more citizens in anticorruption efforts.

$259,889
Boosting Business Integrity through Education
To improve anticorruption programs at medium sized businesses in Russia. The program will work with local partners to design a curriculum and train legal specialists who will support mid-sized enterprises in implementing business integrity programs that discourage corrupt practices in accordance with international law.

Civic Education
$66,095
Strengthening Women's Organizations
To assist young women in addressing threats to their personal freedom.

$38,042
Promoting Participation in Public Life
To develop leadership skills among local youth through educational seminars on human rights and the media.

$49,947
Rights School for Migrants
To improve the ability of migrants to defend their rights.

$27,369
Human Rights School
To conduct human rights training seminars for teachers in local schools and seminars for citizens on protecting their fundamental constitutional rights.

$39,000
Improving History Education
To educate young people about the lessons of the Soviet era.

Supplement: $3,400
Improving History Education
To educate young people about the lessons of the Soviet era. The organization will engage people in a discussion about Soviet history and what implications it has for modern Russia.

Democratic Ideas and Values
$29,910
Youth Engagement
To improve the accessibility and transparency of government agencies.

$400,000
Meeting Point of Human Rights and History
To raise awareness of the use and misuse of historical memory and to stimulate public discussion of pressing social and political issues.

$43,672
Civil Society Research
To improve the effectiveness and internal organization of new civic groups.

$24,440
Information for Youth
To conduct a citizen education and outreach program. The organization will conduct research on local citizen participation and hold informational sessions and trainings on effective local involvement.

$88,536
Opinion Polling
To promote better understanding of current developments in civic engagement. Interviews and focus groups will be used to ascertain sociological trends in Russian society.

$65,000
Research Trends
To provide citizens and members of civic groups with information regarding current events in Russia.

$45,002
Protecting Historical Monuments through Legal Mechanisms
To protect historically and culturally relevant landmarks from misuse, neglect, and theft.

Freedom of Association
$200,000
Trade Unions: Expanding Freedom of Association
To promote the freedom of association and social dialogue. The organization will hold trainings on these subjects.

$64,000
Your Rights in the Workplace
To increase public awareness and media coverage of labor relations and workers' awareness of their legal rights.

$520,000
Trade Union Education and Providing Space for Democracy
To improve the capacity of Russian trade unions to attract new members and respond to constituents' interests.

Freedom of Information
$55,914
Strengthening Media Freedom and the Legal Safety of Journalists
To help foster freedom of expression in Russia. This organization will provide legal assistance to journalists and media outlets and will host a series of educational trainings.

$100,000
Freedom of Information
To maintain and expand a news website that focuses on civil society and human rights.

$41,905
Engaging Activists in Russia's Regions
To improve the availability of unbiased, locally relevant information and to increase citizen engagement in Russia's regions.

$56,000
Access to Ecological Information
To provide access to accurate information about important ecological issues.

$59,067
Independent Information Platform
To provide an independent venue for NGOs and others to hold media events.

$40,928
News Website
To maintain an informational website, which collects blog posts from civic activists, human rights defenders and other popular bloggers and reposts them on a single webpage.

$80,066
Promoting Freedom of Information
To promote freedom of information by monitoring official information resources. Monitoring reports, news, and other resources will be disseminated on the organization's website and as printed reports.

$33,510
Providing Independent Local News
To provide an independent source of local news and to further discussion of local problems at the neighborhood, municipal, and regional levels.

$42,700
Support for Investigative Journalism
To increase the availability of quality, independent investigative journalism in Russia and on Russia-related issues.

$29,400
Supporting Independent Media
To increase public awareness of social, political and human rights development in Russia.

$35,000
Information Portal
To maintain a web portal for citizens interested in various issues. The web portal will bring people together to discuss issues online.

$31,599
Providing Access to Judicial Information
To improve transparency in Russia's judicial system and facilitate strategic litigation.

$54,000
Promoting Civic Engagement
To encourage the exchange of information on issues of local interest.

$57,256
Independent Information Platform
To provide an independent venue for NGOs and others to hold media events.

$49,990
Increasing Access to Ecological Information
To improve access to information about human rights and environmental issues. This organization will maintain its website and publish a journal on environmental issues.

$100,000
Information Network
To provide reliable and accurate information on local events through a network of regional correspondents.

$65,040
Blogger School
To improve access to high-quality, independent investigative journalism in Russia.

$49,345
Journalist Trainings
To increase citizen engagement with human rights issues.

$37,000
Internet TV
To develop a web platform for the discussion of local issues. The website will include information on news pieces and educational pieces on human rights and other subjects.

Human Rights
$38,869
Providing Legal Information
To inform citizens about their rights and provide training in legal processes and court procedures.

$46,757
Promoting Freedom of Movement
To provide assistance to Russian citizens whose rights have been violated. The program will include information dissemination as well as targeted practical legal support.

$27,820
Human Rights Monitoring
To defend victims of human rights violations in regional and international courts.

$70,000
Civic Ombudsman
To monitor human rights violations throughout Russia. This organization will provide legal assistance to victims of human rights abuses, distribute information regarding abuses in the domestic and international press, and publish a newsletter.

Supplement: $10,000
Defending Human Rights
To deepen local understanding of human rights through a series of roundtables and conferences, this organization will work to assist local authorities in better protecting them.

$250,000
Protecting Human Rights
To raise awareness of and to defend victims of human rights violations.

$87,406
Assistance to Activists and NGOs
To protect the rights of Russian NGOs and civil society activists.

$34,892
Defending Women's Rights
To raise awareness of the problem of gender discrimination through roundtables and trainings.

$100,000
Preventing Torture
To monitor gross human rights violations in Russia. The organization will publicize the results of its monitoring on its website, through partner NGOs, and in local and national media outlets.

$85,180
Promoting Human Rights
To promote broader respect for human rights in the armed forces.

$200,000
Legal Defense of NGOs
To provide access to information and legal assistance to Russian civic activists and organizations.

$28,945
Promoting Human Rights
To conduct human rights seminars and consultations for young Russian army draftees and to examine conditions in the army.

37,874
Counteracting Discrimination Against Minorities
To reduce instances of hate crimes in Russia.

$25,498
Promoting Human Rights
To conduct human rights seminars and consultations for draft-age youth, conscripts, and their families.

$18,149
Human Rights Monitoring
To support regional offices conducting human rights monitoring. The organization will collect and disseminate reports of human rights abuses.

$57,000
Human Rights Center
To conduct a human rights and legal education program including leadership trainings for local NGOs, student workshops, and legal trainings for prison monitors. Legal assistance will also be provided to victims of human rights abuses and their families.

$35,000
Public Dialogue
To promote the knowledge of human rights and legal norms through the flow of reliable, unbiased information about the history of repression in Russia.

$60,001
Political Prisoners, Past and Present
To improve understanding of the role of political repression in Russian history and contemporary Russia.

$50,000
Democracy Meeting Point
To continue hosting human rights-oriented outreach events. This organization will operate a public debate and discussion series, which will focus on issues relevant to Russian society.

Supplement: $13,858
Reducing Extremism
To support a program of monitoring, analysis, and publications to counter xenophobia. The organization will conduct research and publish analytical reports.

$62,244
Raising Awareness of Human Rights
To provide free legal representation and consultation to victims of human rights violations. Assistance will include utilizing regional or international instruments for human rights protection and defense.

$34,905
Monitoring Human Rights
To conduct human rights seminars and consultations for draft-age youth, conscripts, and their families.

$60,000
Defending Human Rights
To deepen local understanding of human rights through a series of roundtables and conferences.

$24,400
Human Rights Trainings
To monitor human rights conditions in prisons.

$136,405
Monitoring Extremism
To support a program of monitoring, analysis, and publications to counter xenophobia.

$32,915
Investigating and Combating Extremism and Xenophobia
To improve understanding of the problems of extremism as a part of Russian public life.

$30,830
Protecting Women's Rights
To improve respect for women's rights in the legal and social spheres, and to increase the capacity of women to seek legal recourse when their rights have been violated.

$73,641
Legal Resource Center
To provide free legal assistance to victims of human rights violations and raise awareness of human rights abuses.

$65,000
Protecting Human Rights
To conduct ongoing monitoring of human rights throughout the Russian Federation and to share that information with the public and other interested organizations.

$48,030
Documenting Human Rights Abuses
To improve access to information pertaining to the violation of fundamental human rights and international law.

Supplement: $7,850
Human Rights Monitoring
To monitor the treatment of inmates and detainees currently held in prison. The organization will continue to operate a legal aid center for detainees and their families.

$60,850
Assistance to Prisoners
To raise awareness of the problem of lack of rule of law in Russia.

$34,050
Raising Awareness of Political Prisoners
To raise awareness about the ongoing problem of politically motivated trials in Russia.

$50,000
Defending Minority Rights
To foster an atmosphere of openness and public dialogue about minority rights.

$70,000
Information Network
To formalize a nationwide information news collection network. This organization will update its website and conduct analysis of collected information to identify relevant trends.

$35,998
Youth for Civil Society
To bring together and provide training for youth. The organization will conduct seminars and trainings on topics related to human rights.

$60,118
Human Rights Monitoring
To monitor the treatment of inmates and detainees currently held in prison. The organization will continue to operate a legal aid center for detainees and their families.

$25,000
Human Rights Information Network
To raise awareness about human rights violations committed in recent Russian history.

$35,000
Establishing Dialogue to Prevent Ethnic Conflicts
To foster dialogue between NGOs, local media, and law enforcement.

Supplement: $15,000
Supporting Prisoners
To raise awareness about the Russian judicial system. This organization will maintain a website and hold public discussions on this and other issues.

NGO Strengthening
$40,657
Increasing the Capacity of NGOs
To increase the capacity of civil society organizations by training them in human rights law.

$200,000
Promoting Civil Society
To train civil society activists in the skills necessary for building social movements.

$35,720
Public Participation
To increase citizen engagement and citizen-government dialogue.

$91,876
Human Rights Capacity Building
To increase the capacities of lawyers working on human rights issues and of Russian NGOs to operate safely.

$25,060
Increasing Access to Information
To help citizens engage with the local bureaucracy to foster increased transparency and accountability.

$96,360
Legal and Institutional Support for Russian NGOs
To provide legal assistance and NGO training programs for newly formed NGOs and initiative groups.

$15,000
Support for Youth Ecological Initiatives
To increase youth engagement in civil society and to increase public awareness and engagement with ecological issues.

$42,406
Supporting Civil Society
To support the formation of NGOs and improve public perceptions of civil society.

$50,000
Utilizing the Mechanisms of the European Court of Human Rights
To train human rights lawyers on international judicial procedures.

$59,500
Promoting Awareness of Human Rights Violations in Russia
To assist Russian human rights organizations by strengthening their advocacy and outreach capacity. The project includes a training program, consultations and mentoring and the development of a manual on advocacy campaigns

Political Processes
$450,000
Political and Civic Engagement in Russia
To increase transparency and participation on the local level. The organization will hold trainings and workshops on engaging local communities and promoting transparency.

Supplement: $450,000
Political & Civic Engagement
To increase transparency and participation on the local level. The organization will hold trainings and workshops on engaging local communities and promoting transparency.

Rule of Law
$45,300
Improving Migrant Legislation
To raise public awareness of corruption in the migration system.

$50,000
Raising Legal Awareness
To improve the quality of legal counsel available in Russia.

$84,702
Promoting Human Rights
To promote compliance with international law.

$45,000
Building Capacity for Human Rights Lawyers
To improve the skills of human rights lawyers from Russia.

Strengthening Political Institutions
Supplement: $450,000
Increasing Political Competition
To increase issue-based civic engagement. The organization will provide a series of trainings and internships on how to foster greater social communication and engagement.

$450,000
Increasing Political Competition
To increase issue-based civic engagement. The organization will provide a series of trainings and internships on how to foster greater social communication and engagement.

$100,000
Municipal Deputy School
To improve the capacities of local elected officials to respond to constituent needs. The organization will hold a series of seminars and host practical exercises on the duties of local officials in Russia.

Freedom of Information
$50,000
Promoting Environmental Civic Journalism
To improve the quality and outreach of environmental investigative journalism and increase the impact of the environmental movement in Russia.

Grant descriptions are from the 2014 NED Annual Report.