Primorskii Krai Society of the Disabled


ul. Lugovaia 83-B
690087 Vladivostok
Tel: (4232) 29-36-16
Contact: Olga N. Derevstova, Chair

The society is a decades-old federal organization with state and district level branches. Due to both perestroika and economic constraints, the society has become independent of the government. The society registered in 1988 as a public organization.

The society claims a membership of 20,000, including parents of children with disabilities, and a staff of 10 with an additional 320 volunteers. Its budget in 1992 was 740,000 rubles. Assistance includes everyday help, rent, heat, transportation, medical assistance, etc. The society runs a regional school for the blind. Business endeavors include making lids for bottles and jars, making and repairing electric appliances and telephones.

Last updated:    January 1997

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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