About Almut Rochowanski

Almut Rochowanski is a co-founder and coordinator of Chechnya Advocacy Network, a US-based NGO.

Articles by Almut Rochowanski

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Civil war, secession and the body politic

Working with young people is important in any society. The recent story of an unusual Chechen initiative demonstrates why functional governance has so spectacularly failed to take root during the last 23 years.

Funding Russian NGOs: opportunity in a crisis?

Russian NGOs have traditionally looked abroad for their funding, and are dismayed at recent legislation setting up new barriers to this practice. Almut Rochowanski argues, however, that this should be seen as a challenge to increase the involvement of the Russian public in the development of civil society.

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