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Below are selected articles relating to the state of child welfare in Russia.

Child Welfare in Russia: An Update (October 10, 2011), Tulsa Branch, NASW-OK. PowerPoint

Research update on child welfare in Russia_by L Endicott (May 2010)

Orphan Care in Russia & the Context of Social Work in Contemporary Russia, by Victoria Schmidt, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

Right of the Child: a regional, non-governmental organization for the protection of children's rights, chaired by Boris Altshuler.

Children in Care: The Russian Orphan Industry, by Boris Altshuler,chairman of the board of directors of the organization, The Right of the Child (Pravo Rebyonka), and a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.

NY Times article: Russian orphanage offers love, but not new families.

The work of Maria Ternovskaya and her team at "Our Family" in bringing changes to Russia's foster care system.

See blog by Nicolas (April 28, 2009) regarding changes brought about in Russia's policies toward children through Maria Ternovskaya and her team at "Our Family"

Website for CoMission for Children At-Risk: a resource and networking guide for churches and NGOs working with orphans and street children in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Why Russian adoptive parents return their children back to the orphanage more frequently now than ever.

Latest video on work with older orphans by (George Steiner)

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