Women's Initiative Center


ul. Boiarova 16a
187020 Tosno, Leningrad region
Tel/Fax: (61) 29-403
Email: wic@neva.spb.ru
Contact: Irina Kniageva, President; Nelli Bogachova, Public Relations
WIC was established in 1995 to help women realize their personal creative talents. The center runs the School of Applied Arts and Crafts, which offers two-month courses in traditional Russian folk art such as ethnographic dolls, traditional Russian lace, and national dress.

Over 300 women have taken part in these courses and have formed a Masters Club, which organizes art fairs and exhibitions for WIC graduates to display their work. The center recently established a Teenagers Business Center, which provides teenagers with vocational training.

Last updated:    February 1999

A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).

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