The Foundation’s grantmaking in Russia focuses on human rights and global engagement.

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Our Grantmaking in Russia

The Foundation first established a special grantmaking initiative for Russia in 1991 and has maintained an office in Moscow since 1992, led by a staff of Russians who know and love their country. Here, grantmaking primarily seeks to support effective protection of the rights of Russian citizens and to foster Russia’s involvement into multilateral efforts to address global challenges.

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"The Russian World Boundaries"

A commentary by Igor Zevelev
Russia in Global Affairs
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MacArthur Awards Nearly $10 Million in Grants to Defend Free Expression, Enhance Criminal Justice Internationally

The 22 grants support efforts to establish and protect an open and secure internet and to develop new technologies that will help protect human rights advocates and journalists at risk of physical security threats, legal harassment ... Read More

"A New Realism for the 21st Century"

A commentary by Igor Zevelev
Russia in Global Affairs
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"Setting Expectations Right"

A commentary by Mikhail Troitskiy
The Moscow Times
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"Fighting the Good Fight in Russia"

Los Angeles Times
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"Russia, the West and the Integration Dilemma"

A commentary by Samuel Charap and Mikhail Troitskiy
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Charting Global Human Rights Philanthropy

The Foundation Center and the International Human Rights Funders Group have partnered to create the first data-driven portrait of how foundations are advancing human rights around the world. Read More

"Backtracking in Russia"

From The New York Times
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Arctic Funders’ Group Consultation

MacArthur hosted a meeting in July 2012 on the Russian Arctic as part of the Foundation’s interest in exploring the possibility of funding projects as part of our new them of “Russia’s Global Engagement.” Read More


Portrait of Igor Zevelev

Igor Zevelev

Director, Russia Office
Portrait of Mary R. Page

Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights and International Justice
Portrait of John W. Slocum

John W. Slocum

Director, Migration
Portrait of Mikhail Troitskiy

Mikhail Troitskiy

Deputy Director, Russia Office

Olga Abalakina

Program Assistant, Russia

Zoya Fedorova

Office Services Assistant, Russia

Igor G. Kadiaev

Technical Assistant, Russia

Natalie Osipova

Chief Accountant, Russia