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Newsletter Winter 2019

Conscientious objectors in Russia have a new online source of information.  The Alternativshchik website is full of articles and news about “alternative service” which can be chosen instead of military conscription. There is a library of pacifist material, and a gallery showcasing recent “alternative servicemen”. Alternativshchik started life in 2006 as a printed newsletter which […]

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Newsletter Summer 2019

Finding a career is tough, especially when you’re disabled. A project in Dzerzhinsk has been working with young adults who have physical or mental health problems, helping them to find a path in life and realise their potential. The photo is from a group therapy session. To read some of their stories, click on the […]

Annual Report 2017

The FHM annual report is a summary covering all the activity of the international collaboration that is Friends House Moscow. It contains a description of this year’s projects. It also gives details of FHM structure and includes an overview of the annual accounts for the British registered charity and the American nonprofit.

Russian Language publications

Friends House Moscow has a library of publications about Quakers that we have translated into Russian.  They are available for viewing and download on our Russian language website here: http://quakers.ru/category/library/ Around 60 titles in Russian are now included in the online library. They are available (mostly free of charge) as e-books in a variety of […]

Norwegian diary, 1940-1945 // Мyrtle Wright

British Quaker Myrtle Wright happened to arrive in Oslo on 6 April 1940, three days before the German attack.  She remained in Norway until 1944 and then became a refugee in Sweden.  This diary is the story of a family and experiences shared with them, and Norway’s non-violent resistance against the ideology of Nazism. To […]

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Walking with Wolf // Kay Chornook & Wolf Guindon

In 1950 a small group of American Quakers, conscientious objectors, left Alabama for Costa Rica. Their community settled in the wilderness of a tropical forest. Step by step they establish a way of life: starting a dairy farm, building roads, a school, a power station, a factory. Gradually an awareness of a need to protect […]

Newsletter Winter 2018

Our counsellor friends in Tatarstan don’t just help conscientious objectors.  They also advise serving conscripts and their families.  And they don’t refuse their help to young men who volunteer to join the army. This is the story of an 18 year old who signed up with the army and, on the way to his first […]

Newsletter Summer 2018

For the last year or two we have been helping the Refugee School in Moscow to stay afloat. Running a school for 80 kids is costly. We have been fortunate to get a series of donations and grants but now the money is running out: please help us to find more sources of funds. Read […]