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City news, 07.11.2008 20:48

Russia's first lady presents $19,000 donation to orphanage

children The Russian president's wife Svetlana Medvedeva visited an orphanage in St. Petersburg on Monday, and handed over a donation of $19,000 raised at fundraising events.

The cash was raised through the City Partners St. Petersburg-Milan program organized by the first lady.

"These funds were raised through an international project, and we decided to give them to your home. I think you can suggest to your tutors what you need," Medvedeva told the children, while presenting the check.

Medvedeva was given a tour of the dormitories, saw a lesson in progress, and watched children taking part in handicraft activities.

She also donated a plasma television to the home for orphans and handicapped children.

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