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Newsletter Winter 2016 – Friends House Moscow
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Refugees on the move

Refugees in Moscow? Yes, and not just from Chechnya, like in the old days: now they arrive from Syria, Afghanistan, Africa…

The Refugee School has been going for 20 years and is needed as much as ever.  They teach kids to speak Russian (necessary to enter the state school system) as well as a variety of other subjects, and cultural activities to help them integrate into Russian society.

Over 50 volunteers help with teaching, but the school is desperately short of money.  We at FHM do what we can to help find funding sources but the need is great…

Read more in our winter newsletter. Also in the newsletter: alternative service (instead of conscription) in Russia, peace work in Ukraine, mediation in schools, and outreach successes and challenges.

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