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Los Angeles - St. Petersburg Sister City Committee



Projects - Semenov Charity "Babushkas"


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The Committee continued its support of the Semenov Charity ("Babushkas"). The Charity founded in St.Petersburg in 1987 by Sasha Semenov-Tyan-Shansky (Korolkov) and his wife, Lena Galchenko, who in honor of his great-grandfather have maintained their commitment to more that 1000 elderly isolated women up to date. Eight live in two flats in the house that used belonged to Petr Petrovich Semenov (1827-1914), a famous scientist and a State figure of Russia. This group is unable to take care of themselves. Other 30-40 live in single rooms within flats on the Vassilevsky Island. The Korolkovs remain on call 24/7 for this needy group of women. They are assisted by helpers who provide each Babushka about 4 hours/week.

This project is a model for charitable services for the aged and isolated throughout the world. Words and pictures hardly due justice to the selfless work of this remarkable couple. The LASPSCC is proud to contribute and to remain an enthusiastic supporter.