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Director's blog
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Dear colleagues and visitors, welcome to the official website of the “OPORA ” public organization!

Here you will find all the necessary information
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Our events
1 Nov

From 14 to 22 October, the youth conference “CRITICAL THINKING – HEALTHY FOOD FOR YOUR MIND”, funded by the European Commission ERASMUS+, took place in Varlas Plage (France). The project involved young people from six countries: France, Russia, Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Ukraine. Read more »

30 Oct

Learn, learn and learn again!
It was with such thoughts and mood that three representatives of the Opora went to Armenia! A training seminar “YOUthArt-Supporting Community Development”, funded by the European Commission ERASMUS+, took place in Stepanavan (Armenia) from 22 to 30 October. Read more »

10 Sep

RYPO “OPORA” is the only one in the Republic of Mari El accredited organisation for the European Solidarity Corps volunteering programme, which enables us to accept European volunteers and send  young people from Mari El  to Europe.
From 1 to 6 September, a meeting was held in Weimar (Germany) with German partners who send their volunteers to our organisation. Read more »

4 Mar

The 21st of February is the International day of Mother tongue and in Opora we could not miss this opportunity to celebrate culture and diversity. Read more »

10 Nov

On the 9th of November the time had finally come! We, the new volunteers, started the trip to our on-arrival-training in Vladimir. On our way, we had some time to visit the cities of Kazan and Moscow, before finally arriving on the 3th of November to our destination – the ancient capital of the region Vladimir Oblast – Vladimir!  Read more »

1 Nov

Pumpkins, bat, skeletons, Mummys… For a reason I still have not discovered, I have always been attracted to Halloween but, in spite of this attraction, it was only a few years ago that I started celebrating it. Read more »

6 Oct

At the beginning of September, Opora welcomed a volunteer from the Spanish Basque County. At the end of the month, a new volunteer from the other side of the Basque border has arrived: Blandine. Read more »

28 Sep

On the 26 September we held a little party at Дворце Молодежи to say goodbye to our beloved volunteer from Hungary, Sara Jankovszki. Read more »

20 Sep

Once again, our film club was a great success!  The new meeting of our club was held on 17th September at КОНТОРА co-working space. On this occasion, we had the opportunity of enjoying the film “Mulholland Drive” (David Lynch, 2001). More info on the film can be found here.

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12 Sep

On September 7th Opora held a welcome party with the intention of getting acquainted with our new  volunteer, Miriam. She comes from the Basque Country, a region in the north of Spain, and will stay with us for 12 months. Read more »


My name is Lara Laban and I am a mechanical/control engineer from Belgrade (Serbia) and this is, I guess my love letter to the amazing staff and kids of Трамплин. (more…)

For some reasons that I still do not understand, I was dreaming of a longer stay in Russia for some years. Thanks to ERASMUS+, I had the possibility to take part in the EVS program in Yoshkar-Ola  making my dream come true!


Our volunteer Sara Jankovzki has taken part in the Mid-Term Meeting (MTM), a training for EVS volunteers in Russia to meet each other and reflect together on their experience. The MTM took place on 21st-23rd June in the small city of Rostov Veliky in the region of Yaroslav, about 200 km north of Moscow.


«Various programs, helpful, motivating people, language challenges, development of skills – these words come to my mind when I think about the last one month, since I have arrived to Yoshkar-Ola to work as a volunteer at the organisation of Opora.»


For two months, Nastya, Ksenya, Karina and Veronika have been involved in their European Volunteer Service (EVS, in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme) in three European countries. Let’s get to know more about their projects and what their lives look like.


Paula Godori Ribo has been one of our foreign volunteers at the summer camp Tramplin 2017. She tells us about her experience. (more…)

For me the best thing about Tramplin is, that it’s a world on it’s own.

If you are not the person needing to organize everything and communicating with the ‘outer world’ all the time (about transport, food, …) (more…)

My name is Arthur, I come from Paris, France, and I’ve participated in an EVS project within the NGO Opora in Yoshkar-Ola, Russian Federation, from November 2015 to October 2016.


My name is Sonya and I’m a teenager from Belgium.

Three weeks ago I started my journey to Russia to do an EVS (European Voluntary Service) at Opora in Yoshkar-Ola. (more…)