MITYA ALESHKOVSKY was born and raised in Moscow, and worked as a photojournalist for nearly a decade, specializing in political photography, before founding Нужна помощь in 2012, after seeing and experiencing first hand the aftermath of the Krymsk flooding that year, and realizing Russia was lacking a philanthropic infrastructure. The fund seeks to collect from private individuals and deliver it directly to individuals in need, often identified or profiled via its journalistic arm, takiedela.ru.
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Russian Life is a publication of a 30-year-young, award-winning publishing house that creates a bimonthly magazine, books, maps, and other products for Russophiles the world over.
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