On 2 April, we spent half a day at the Museum of Russian Impressionism with the young adults of psycho-neurology intitute No. 11.


Isn’t this the best way to celebrate our organization’s 70th anniversary? Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, a legal firm founded on April Fools’ Day in 1948 (here is a link to their site), organized a visit to the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and a lunch for our guys from psycho-neurological indtitute No. 16.


Today, the children from the 31st boarding school visited the house-museum of Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov.


While the children were spending time at the museum today, the adults were fundraising at a charity event at Sberbank on Kutuzovsky Avenue. 


At the invitation of Natalya Cherkasova and the company Lanit, our children from PNI 16 and the Family Care Assistance Center “Sputnik” visited the Music Conservatory; it was the first time for many of them.


Our children’s paintings decorated the city! The exhibition of works made by the students from Maria’s Children opened on the New Arbat. It is free, open around the clock to the delight of all!


On 9 April, our children from PNI 16 went to see the Crocus City Oceanarium. There, we listened to stories about sea creatures and saw various fish, turtles, sharks, stingrays and starfish, as well as an octopus.


On 14 April, our volunteers and representatives of other non-commercial organizations of the Tverskoy District helped to remove leaves in the Antropov garden square. We were lucky to enjoy good weather, but most of all we enjoyed doing good work with friends – it was cheerful and pleasant. Thank you, guys!


On 13 April, a group of our guys from PNI 16 attended the Worldview Cinema Festival at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. The program included short movies and animation cartoons. Everybody appreciated the kind and optimistic spirit of the films.


On 17 April 1997, Maria’s Children obtained its official registration. Every year, on this day we celebrate our birthday. This year, we are 21 years old!


On 16 April, children from PNI 16 went to the Planetarium at Vorobyovy Gory. First, they were invited to the winter garden. There were a lot of tropical plants and a pool with fish. Then we walked through the floors of the Palace of Pioneers and looked at the documentary photographs collected during the 75 years of its existence. The children also visited an exhibition of art studio paintings. They saw ornamental and decorative art works there such as woodcarvings, ceramics, embroidery, and felting art pieces.


Children and teachers from boarding school No 31 visited the Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts located at Delegatskaya Street. 


Young adults from Moscow’s psycho-neurological institute No 16 visited the Museum of Yuri Nikulin at the Circus Art School. 


In early April, Maria’s Children made a traditional trip to Beslan. While traveling in North Ossetia this year we discovered many new places and found new friends