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Charity Finds New Life in St. Petersburg

Published: March 8, 2014 (Issue # 1800)



  • The new Liniya Zhizni office is the first in the St. Petersburg region.
    Photo: life-line.ru

Charity foundation Liniya Zhizni (Life Line) opened its first regional office in St. Petersburg’s historic shopping center, Gostiny Dvor, last week.

Speaking at the opening, Faina Zakharova, president of the foundation, expressed the importance for the organization in opening an office in the city.

“The northwestern region of Russia is one of the fastest growing regions in the country, and many of the children who need support, live here,” said Zakharova.

“Liniya Zhizni seeks and supports volunteers, donors and partners who care about the lives of children suffering from serious illnesses. From our office, people are able to get detailed information about the work of the foundation, as well as to buy souvenirs and toys with proceeds donated back to the charity. They will also have an opportunity to take part in various master classes that are planned to take place on a regular basis,” she said.

The public is invited to visit the Liniya Zhizni office, ask any questions they may have about the charities’ activities as well as take part in charity actions.

The Liniya Zhizni foundation was founded in 2004 with the aim to help save children with severe illnesses that can be cured with the help of modern medicine technologies.





 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Friday, Dec. 19


Test your mastery of parlor games during Game Evening at the British Book Center. Learn how to play a variety of classic, mentally challenging games and use your newly acquired skills to crush weaker opponents. The event beings at 5 p.m.



Saturday, Dec. 20


The city’s Babushkina Park on Prospekt Obukhovskoy Oborony will be invaded by dozens of rocking-and-rolling Santa Clauses during today’s Santa Claus Parade. Not only will they parade through the park but there will also be competitions amongst the festively-clad participants and a musical master class. There will also be a prize for the best-dressed Santa Claus.


Stock up your record collection during the Vinyl Christmas Sale at the KL10TCH bar on Konyushennaya ploschad today. Spend the afternoon perusing the records for sale while listening the classic, clean sound of records spinning out hits from a variety of musical genres and time periods.



Sunday, Dec. 21


The Zenit St. Petersburg basketball team returns to the northern capital this evening for a matchup with Krasny Oktyabr, a Volgograd-based basketball club. Tickets for the game, which tips off at 6 p.m. this evening, can be purchased on the club’s website or at their arena, Sibur Arena, on Krestovsky island.


Satisfy your sugar cravings during Sweet New Year, an ongoing seasonal festival at the Raduga shopping center. Each weekend of December will welcome hungry visitors to taste hundreds of different kinds of desserts made from a plethora of sweet treats. Workshops are open to visitors and seasonal gifts can also be purchased for those rushing to finish their New Year shopping.



Monday, Dec. 22


Pick out the latest fashions as holiday gifts for loved ones or as early presents for yourself during the Christmas Design Sale at Kraft on Obvodny Kanal, starting on Dec. 20 and continuing through Dec. 27. Designer clothes will be on sale every day of the week or you can buy something more festive to decorate the home while sipping on hot coffee and perusing the various master classes.



Tuesday, Dec. 23


Meet Arctic explorers Fedor Konukhov and Viktor Simonov during SPIBA’s and Capital Legal Service’s event “Arctic Expedition” this morning in the Mertens House business center at 21 Nevsky Prospekt. The meeting will discuss the explorers’ ongoing eco-social project and how companies can use the project as a unique marketing opportunity. Email office@spiba.ru by Dec. 22 if you wish to attend.



Wednesday, Dec. 24


The Anglican Church of St. Petersburg we will be holding a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. led by Rev Wm. Shepley Curtis of the Episcopal Church. The service will be held at the Swedish Church at 1/3 Malaya Konyushennaya Ulitsa.



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