Russia

Accountability
$35,000
Center for Human Rights
To support educational and legal assistance programs focusing on human rights. This organization will develop three programs that will feature public discussions and educational seminars.

$360,241
Reducing Corruption
To reduce the corruption potential of laws and regulations that affect entrepreneurs in Russia. This organization will strengthen anti-corruption expertise by training local experts to more effectively review legislation and by supporting them in the accreditation process with the Ministry of Justice.

$25,000
Increasing Access to Information
To help citizens engage with the local bureaucracy to increase transparency and accountability. The organization will hold seminars on how to request information from the government according to existing Russian law.

$44,930
Anticorruption initiatives
To increase transparency in the local municipal government and develop anticorruption awareness in the region. This project includes seminars and roundtables on methods for reducing corruption. 

$719,535
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.  

Civic Education
$550,000
Increasing Political Competition in Russia 
To strengthen the capacity of groups and individuals to participate in civic life. The organization will provide training in communications strategies and ways of becoming more involved in civic life. 

$34,811
Improving Civic Literacy
To develop leadership skills among local youth through educational and training seminars on human rights and the media.

$41,000
School of Human Rights
To conduct human rights training seminars for teachers in local schools and seminars for citizens on protecting their fundamental constitutional rights. 

$33,600
Improving History Education
To educate young people about the lessons of the Soviet era. The organization will engage people in a discussion about what they understand of Soviet history and what implications it has for modern Russia.

$54,975
Teacher Training in Soviet History
The organization will conduct training seminars for teachers on Soviet history and its impact on present-day Russia. Materials will be made available in print and electronic formats for teachers from around the country. 

$31,542
Civic Education
To hold a series of discussions on important local issues. The organization will also develop its social media outreach capacity.

$99,870
Promoting Civil Society
To teach civic leaders to use new technologies effectively in their work. 

Democratic Ideas and Values
$65,000
Access to Information
To provide citizens and members of civic groups with information regarding current events in Russia. 

$50,000
Raising Awareness of Human Rights
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 Russia society. 

$53,000
Citizen Engagement
To engage citizens in a discussion of local issues. The organization will update its website with information on election procedures and candidates.

Freedom of Association
$520,000
Trade Union Education and Strengthening
To build the capacity of associations to conduct internal training and external training. The organization will focus on developing skills in negotiation techniques and strategic planning training for its partners.

$200,000
Trade Unions: Expanding Freedom Of Association
To build the capacity of associations to conduct training and expand outreach activities. The organization will also produce analysis of situation with freedom of assembly throughout the country. 

Freedom of Information
$49,990
Improving Access to Ecological Information
To improve access to information about Russian human rights and environmental issues. This organization will maintain its website and publish print and electronic editions of a journal on environmental issues.

$64,000
Civic Education
To share information about social and economic rights. This organization will use social media and other online technologies to share information with the public, and will hold discussions on social and economic rights in Russia. 

$40,000
Access to Ecological Information
To provide access to accurate information about important environmental issues.

$65,036
Strengthening Freedom of Information
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. 

$47,808
Blogger school
To run an educational program for bloggers. The organization will operate three independent schools, bringing together active bloggers to receive training in the fundamentals of journalism.

$45,000
Blogger school
To run an educational program for bloggers. The organization will operate three independent schools, bringing together active bloggers to receive training in the fundamentals of journalism. 

$70,000
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.

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

Freedom of Information
$60,005
Independent Information Platform
To provide an independent venue for NGOs and others to hold media events. 

$35,403
Defending Civic Leaders
To improve interregional cooperation among human rights workers and NGOs on new laws. The organization will create a web portal focusing on cases against civil society leaders. 

$30,000
Website Maintenance 
To maintain and expand a news website that focuses on civil society and human rights.

$50,000
Website Maintenance
To maintain and expand a news website that focuses on civil society and human rights. 

$50,000
Freedom of Information
To provide reliable and accurate information on local events through a network of regional correspondents. The organization will publicize regional human rights blogs to help further disseminate information. 

$69,047
Digital Archives
To preserve historical documents. The organization will digitize and disseminate Soviet era archives. 

$40,000
Internet TV
To develop a web platform for the discussion of local issues. The website will include information on the role of local elected officials, news pieces and educational pieces on human rights and other subjects. 

$36,350
Support for Journalists
To support independent journalism in the Russian Federation. 

$54,672
Promoting Civic Engagement
To encourage the exchange of information on issues of local interest. The organization will develop an online portal to appeal to citizens becoming involved in public life for the first time.

Human Rights
$35,017
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. 

$99,680
Monitoring Human Rights
To provide technical and legal support for the activities of Russian human rights organizations currently under threat.

$50,000
Utilizing the Mechanisms of the European Court of Human Rights
To train human rights lawyers on international judicial procedures. The organization will operate its study tour program, which will provide 14 qualified lawyers and human rights defenders with hands-on training in European Court of Human Rights procedures and norms. 

$44,020
Human Rights Education
To educate the public about human rights. Informational and networking meetings for regional human rights organizations and civil society actors will be organized as part of this program. 

$35,000
Informational Aid for Refugees
To help refugees to secure residency permits and basic humanitarian assistance and to provide legal aid.

$90,000
Preventing Torture
The organization will monitor the use of torture in Russia. The organization will publicize the results of its monitoring on its website, through partner NGOs, and in local and national media outlets.

$55,673
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. 

$50,000
Monitoring Human Rights
To provide assistance to civil society leaders and NGOs in Russia. The organization will host discussions and meetings on the topic of civil society. 

$50,000
Human Rights Monitoring
To raise awareness of the negative consequences for human rights of new Russian legislation. The organization will monitor the texts and implementation of Russian laws that pertain to human rights.

$50,140
Human Rights Monitoring
To support regional offices conducting human rights monitoring. The organization will collect and disseminate reports of human rights abuses. 

$43,571
Information Network
To formalize a nationwide information news collection network. This organization will track and tag news stories collected by its regional correspondents, update its website, develop a correspondent network, and conduct analysis of collected information to identify relevant trends. 

$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. 

$54,400
Human Rights Monitoring
To support regional offices conducting human rights monitoring. The organization will collect and disseminate reports of human rights abuses.

$39,094
Information Network
To formalize a nationwide information news collection network. This organization will track and tag news stories collected by its regional correspondents, update its website, develop a correspondent network, and conduct analysis of collected information to identify relevant trends. 

$54,997
Reducing Extremism
To support a program of monitoring, analysis, and publications to counter xenophobia. The organization will conduct research and publish analytical reports based on its monitoring activities. 

$56,783
Reducing Extremism
To support a program of monitoring, analysis, and publications to counter xenophobia. The organization will monitor the activities of extremist and ultra-nationalist groups, and publish analytical reports and books based on its monitoring activities.

$50,000
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.

$32,285
Monitoring Human Rights
To conduct human rights seminars and consultations for draft-age youth, conscripts, and their families. The organization will also work to help young people exercise their right to alternative service.

$78,446
Legal and Informational Aid
To protect against human rights abuse through provision of material and technical assistance. 

$25,092
Youth Engagement
To involve young people in a series of seminars and public events on themes pertaining to human rights, civic engagement and community peacebuilding.

$38,586
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.

$45,766
Documenting Human Rights Abuses
To create a database of human rights violations. 

$30,000
Promoting Human Rights
To implement a human rights education and training program for local officials and NGOs.

$44,662
Promoting Freedom of Movement
To provide assistance to Russian citizens whose right to freedom of movement has been violated. The program will include information dissemination as well as targeted practical legal support.

$28,215
Promoting Human Rights
To conduct human rights seminars and consultations for young Russian army draftees and to examine conditions in the army.

$36,512
Youth for Civil Society
To bring together and provide training for youth. The organization will conduct a series of five-day informational seminars.

$102,735
Human Rights
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. 

$80,000
Promoting Human Rights
To promote broader respect for human rights in the armed forces. The organization will assess human rights conditions within military bases throughout Russia and update its website. 

$46,302
Fostering Informed Public Participation
The organization will hold trainings and seminars on gender equality in Russian public life. 

$41,950
Assistance to Prisoners
The organization will provide informational and legal assistance, hold trainings for lawyers, and maintain its website. 

$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.

$28,545
Monitoring and Protecting Human Rights
To defend victims of human rights violations in regional and international courts. 

$35,072
Defending Women's Rights
To raise awareness of the problem of gender discrimination through roundtables and open discussions with leading public figures. The organization will also lead training seminars to empower women to defend their rights and will offer free legal aid to women in need.

NGO Strengthening
$20,000
NGO Strengthening
To provide access to information and legal assistance to Russian civic activists and organizations.

$100,000
Legal Defense of NGOs
To provide access to information and legal assistance to Russian civic activists and organizations. 

$50,110
Strengthening Women's Organizations
To implement a collaborative NGO project to assist young women in addressing the growing number of threats to their personal freedom posed by the local government. 

$93,636
Human Rights Capacity Building
To increase the capacity of Russian NGOs to operate safely and effectively. 

$57,500
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. 

$49,483
Assisting Civil Society in Russia
To assist civil society in Russia. The project will improve international cooperation and advocate for a greater EU role in assisting civil society in Russia.

$87,860
NGO Outreach
To provide legal assistance and NGO training programs for newly formed NGOs and initiative groups. The organization will include an annual training on human rights, which will provide past participants with additional training on effective legal practices for NGOs. 

$51,610
Assisting Regional NGOs
To support new forms of civic initiatives in the Russian regions. The project will increase the capacity of and foster greater coordination among  NGO activists.

$51,500
Building Analytical Networks
To improve the analytical skills of young Russian think tank analysts. The project include a two-day  training in Moscow, a week-long training and research visit and publication of policy papers on democracy issues.

$35,000
NGO Strengthening
To increase the capacity of newly formed NGOs.  The organization will host trainings for youth and seminars for the leaders of new and existing nonprofit organizations.

Rule of Law
$350,724
Fighting Corruption in the Regions through Legal Reform 
The organization will provide training for legal experts on ways to reduce the potential for corruption in legislation, and to lay the groundwork for a private-sector commitment to fighting corruption. The organization will also hold discussions on issues of corruption in four Russian regions.

$45,000
Monitoring Human Rights Violations
To provide free legal representation and consultation to victims of human rights violations in Russia. Assistance will include utilizing regional or international instruments for human rights protection and defense. 

$79,284
Access to Legal Assistance
To support a legal aid and education program for civic activists. The organization will provide free consultation and legal assistance. 

$30,003
Protecting Historical Monuments
To protect historically and culturally relevant landmarks from misuse, neglect, and theft. 

$50,000
Raising Legal Awareness
The organization will prepare and publicize information about new laws in Russia.

$900,000
Russia: Political and Civic Engagement 
To encourage civic engagement of individuals and groups. The organization will provide networking and training opportunities for those who wish to become more involved in their communities. 

$56,041
Promoting Human Rights
To monitor and analyze the implementation of European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decisions in Russia.

Strengthening Political Institutions
$350,000
Increasing Political Competition (Supplement)
To strengthen the capacity of groups and individuals to participate in civic life. The organization will provide training in communications strategies and ways of becoming more involved in civic life.

Grant descriptions are from the 2013 NED Annual Report.