St. Petersburg

Elena Senotova, Masha Senotova, Nilas Young, Lindsey Young - Feb 14, 1989.jpg

Children’s Hospital No. 1, Northwestern Federal District

Number of Children Saved

St. Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great in 1703. For all but a few years, from 1713 to 1918, it was the capital of Imperial Russia. Known as the Venice of the East, beautiful St. Petersburg is Russia’s second largest city after Moscow. Home to Russia’s progressive thinkers, St. Petersburg is a major European and international cultural center.

self-sustaining site: our first
area served: 647,800 square miles
population served: 14 million
beginning of collaboration: 1989
self-sustainability reached: 1999
specialists in-training: 75
children saved to date: 9,900

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