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Portrait of Chertkov by Repin (Wikipedia public domain)

Preserving the Chertkov Archive

Vladimir Chertkov was the literary executor of Tolstoy, and the organiser of the Russian pacifist movement in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union in the early 20th Century. The aim of this project was to preserve, by electronic scanning,...

AVP Ukraine in 2017

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) gives practical training that helps people to deal with potentially violent situations in new and creative ways. Originally developed by Quakers in the 1970s in the USA, for use in prison work, the...

Publishing and outreach in 2017

Activity in 2017 included publication of: Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale; Hidden in Plain Sight; Friends for 300 Years by Howard Brinton, and Reflections from a Long Marriage, by Roger and Susan Sawtell. Work in progress included...

The English Club in 2017

The organisation Big Change helps young people brought up in orphanages to get education and job prospects, and acquire life skills for existing outside the orphanage. It receives funding from various sources (including President Putin). FHM has provided supplementary...

Schooling for refugee children in 2017

The Integration Centre in Moscow provides educational and cultural activities for pre-school refugee children who don’t attend kindergarten, and tutoring for school age children who have no access to state schools. The centre caters for about 80 children and...

Mediation project in School 36

Conflict mediation in schools, Dzerzhinsk

A two year project in Dzerzhinsk (running from late 2015 to 2017) called “Attention! Conflict!”, was designed to set up mediation programmes in schools. The aim was to use peer-to-peer mediation by schoolchildren trained as mediators. Teachers and school...