the organizer and leader of the volunteer organization “Russian Orthodox Diakonia in Europe “Good Deed””. In the past, she was publishing a Russian newspaper in Europe. Once she has posted an announcement about an ill child who required help. Since then, helping ill children has gradually replaced the publishing activities. Like-minded people came and helped to organize this assistance. After some time it became clear that the personal help is not enough, and there is a need in an organization to create a system for help.
This is how the Diakonia emerged. And, despite the fact that “Good Deed” is a completely voluntary organization and all activities are based on the enthusiasm of the volunteers, the organization has the clear-cut structure and provides a coordinated work of all its memers.