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About the Foundation

Roman Ivanovich Avdeev, a well-known Russian businessperson, founded the Foundation “Arifmetika Dobra” in March 2014. For many years, he provided financial assistance to orphanages, but then he realized that it did not make children happy and prepared for adulthood.

For me, orphanhood is a personal story. Once I decided to talk to one of the fosterlings of the orphanage at tea drinking. When I asked her to bring sugar to me, the girl looked surprised and asked: “What is sugar?” This question shocked me. It turned out that every time sugar was added directly to the cups with tea, and the children did not even know that there was such a product. From such trifles, orphaned children develop a false idea of ​​how the world works. Then it became clear to me that just installing high-quality windows in an orphanage will not help a child. From that time, I decided to undertake the liability. And my life has changed a lot. I established the charity Foundation “Arifmetika Dobra”. For me, registration of the foundation is an intention to take the next step in development of our society, to unite caring people who are ready to change the system”.  

Roman Ivanovich Avdeev
Founder of the foundation
“When I speak about Russia without orphans, I mean that children may not stay in orphanages at all. And if they still get there, the duration of their stay in a public institution shall be minimal.”
Roman Ivanovich Avdeev
We help
1132
teenage orphans
1028
foster families
from 33
regions
Foundation team
People are success and strength of a charity foundation. We asked our key employers several questions about the super powers they need, a dinner with a celebrity they would like and literary or movie heroes they would like to be so that you could know their informal side.
Nailya Novozhilova
Nailya Novozhilova
Board Chairman
I could become Dede Mason from Jack London’s Burning Daylight ‘cause I like so much her ability to harmoniously change the life of her family members and her zest for life. If I had a chance to choose a super power for myself, I’d like to become a magician so that I could change things on-the-fly and make people’s life better.
Julia Ivanycheva
Julia Ivanycheva
CHANCE PROGRAM HEAD
My work at Arifmetika Dobra is an opportunity before all: here I can implement new projects and use my professional experience, help many families and meet a lot of people, and work with a great team of open-hearted people!
Diana Mashkova
Diana Mashkova
Head of Education Department
I am eager to do a lot of things and there is not enough time and drive for that. I dream of having an endless stock of power so that not to sleep and not to feel tired. I’d like to have a dinner with the extraordinary and controversial Angelina Jolie to speak about adoption of children and about tattoos ‘cause I’ve been long seeking for a chance to dispel my own fears about them.
Svetlana Stroganova
Svetlana Stroganova
Head of The ABC of the Foster Family Club
I’d like to become Vladimir Gilyarovsky as he described himself in “My Travels”, I like his personality, his life and experience and his attitude towards it. And I’d also like to come to Moscow of his time. But all of that if I could return to myself, otherwise, I’d prefer to stay myself. As for the dinner, I’d choose to have one with my favorite writers Lyudmila Ulitskaya and Leo Tolstoy.
Anastasiya Sorokina
Anastasiya Sorokina
Head of the Tutors Program
Labor is the basis of any success, whatever is the nature of the effort, physical or moral. Our actions multiplied by diligence give fine fruits and achievements.
Anastasiya Lozhkina
Anastasiya Lozhkina
Director of the Development and Funds raising Department
I’d invite for a dinner the eminent British businessman Richard Branson to ask him how to motivate the team for great deeds and to create products and services of the future. I’d like to acquire a super power to boost people make donations by a mental effort.
Nina Talanova
Nina Talanova
Chief Accountant
I’d like to be a good fairy to help people and especially children. I like English courtesy, delicacy and humor. So I’d like to have a dinner with Her Majesty the Queen and I’d also invite Mr. Sherlock Homes for a more live conversation.
Nataliya Mishanina
Nataliya Mishanina
Chief Psychologist of “Always Around” Consultation Center
The best of a psychologist work is to see a child’s parents smiling after having my advice. And It’s also great when you “settle” in a teenager’s head and he/she says something like: “And then I thought: what would Natalia Valentinovna say about it? She would probably be against it”. I like to start my day with preventive cuddling with my colleagues.
Katerina Dmitrieva
Katerina Dmitrieva
PR Director
I love this life being a bit absurd but with a happy end. In movies, I like when the borderline between realities is a bit blurred and many details are conventional like at the theater. I’d like to become a heroine of a movie Zakharov-style or Danelia-style with a plot concentrated on search of self, changes and opportunities.
Awards
Board of Trustees
Dmitry Aleksandrovich Eremin
Dmitry Aleksandrovich Eremin
First Deputy Board Chairman of Moscow Credit Bank
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Chubar
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Chubar
Board Chairman of Moscow Credit Bank
Aleksey Anatolyevich Stepanenko
Aleksey Anatolyevich Stepanenko
First Vice President of “MCB Capital” Management Company
Contacts
Bolshoy Kharitonyevskiy pereulok, house 24,
structure 2, office 301, Moscow, 107078
Business hours:
From 9:00 to 19:00
+7 (495) 995-76-43