Charities Aid Foundation has released Russia Giving 2017: an overview of charitable giving in Russia.

The analysis provides these key findings for individual giving in Russia:

  • More than half of Russians have given money in the past 12 months (53%), either by giving money to a charity, by giving to a church/religious organisation, or by sponsoring someone.
  • Supporting children is the most popular cause for Russians to have donated to (58%).
  • The typical (median) amount donated or sponsored in the past 12 months is 2,000 rubles.
  • Women are more likely to have made a donation than men in the last year, but men report their donations to be higher on average.
  • Giving via text is the most popular method of donation for Russians (40%).
  • Just over one in five Russians (22%) have volunteered in the past 12 months, and, as for donating money, supporting children is the most popular cause (35%).
  • Younger Russians (18 – 34 year olds) are more likely to volunteer than their older counterparts. Those from low income families (with an annual income of less than 200,000 rubles) are more likely to have volunteered than people from higher income groups.

The complete report is available here for download.