"Sluzhenie" NGO Association


Markina Square, 3
Nizhny Novgorod 603001
Tel: (8312) 31-35-64
Fax: (8312) 34 28 06
E-mail: sluzh@pop.sci-nnov.ru, sluzh@pent.sci-nnov.ru
Web: www.sci-nnov.ru/socio/public/sluzhenie/index.html Contact: Evgenia K. Verba, Executive Director

Elena Belyaeva, Evgenia Verba,
Elena Zharkova, Yuliya Kostyakova
and Olga Makhova. (Clockwise from top left)

Sluzhenie began in 1994 as an informal NGO club under the organization Vozmozhnost and has developed into an NGO information and resource center for the Nizhnii Novgorod region. In 1995, it formally registered as an association of NGOs with 20 members. Its members included NGOs with a focus on art, charitable organizations, children, and the disabled. In May 1996, Sluzhenie sponsored a conference for NGOs from the city of Nizhnii Novgorod which over 60 organizations attended. With a grant from the Eurasia Foundation in 1996, they started publication of the NGO Vestnik (The NGO Bulletin) which currently has a local print circulation, but they do have plans to create an electronic version in the future.

Sluzhenie has greatly expanded its activities from its humble beginnings as a informal club of NGOs. Currently, the organization is active in many areas supporting the development of the NGO sector in Nizhnii Novgorod:

  • Publication of a monthly newsletter. The monthly newsletter, NGO Vestnik (The NGO Bulletin), is distributed around the region. Articles are written by Sluzhenie staff, contributed by local NGOs, and occasionally taken from other news sources. The newsletter also serves to announce local conferences, third sector law, grants, and organizations' activities in Nizhnii Novgorod and across Russia. NGO Vestnik is now available on-line at www.sci-nnov.ru/socio/public/sluzhenie

Last updated:    December 1998

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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