Medvedev to sponsor non-profits
Russia ’s president Dmitry Medvedev has issued an order to give 1 bn rubles to non-profit organizations in 2010, his web-site reports. Non-governmental organizations dealing with civil society institutions and social projects will get the money. In 2009 non-profits received 1.2 bn rubles and 1.5 bn in 2008. The program of governmental support for NGOs exists since 2007.