This is an introduction of book based on the results of the project “Development of Civil Initiatives in the North Caucasus through the strengthening and consolidation of regional civil society leaders”. This book tells the stories of these projects, as well as some stories about their authors and participants: their intentions, expectations, analysis of the difficulties they faced during the implementation of the project and the ways they used to tackle them.
The amount of travel between Russia and the EU states is growing steadily and the cultural and economic ties are getting stronger, yet the visa regime has nevertheless remained in place. This report assesses the visa relations between Russia and the EU, and in so doing seeks to address two fundamental research questions which form the basis of the study: Why does the visa regime still exist between these two entities? and What are the obstacles preventing visa freedom?
On 1 July 2008 the Office of the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation in Moscow organized a round table discussion on EU-Russia relations. Central topic of the debate was ""Russia’s Europe and Europe’s Russia – Perceptions and Policy".
The book is based on the results of the conference "Women’s Role in Writing a Gender Agenda for the 21st Century’s Role in Writing a Gender Agenda for the 21st Century" that was held on March 20th 2013 in Moscow.
The Moscow office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation has published a little book titled “Gender dlia Chainikov” (Gender for Chainiki, chainik - kettle or tea-pot, when applied to a person, the word means “beginner”).
"When we started our project and named it cinema verité we did not yet know, how soon this verité (truth, at least in the cinema) would become a necessity in Russia. In this year truth was barely graspable; could not be extracted from the tide of events. The Russian reality has changed so quickly (we even have been weaned from it), that there was no time to catch up or internalise. Under these circumstances the social reaction was hysteric. The atmosphere was unpredictable..."