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The XXI century will be a сentury either of total all-embracing crisis or of moral and spiritual healing that will reinvigorate humankind. It is my conviction that all of us - all reasonable political leaders, all spiritual and ideological movements, all  faiths - must help in this transition to a triumph of humanism and justice, in making the XXI century a century of a new human renaissance.

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Raisa Gorbachev Foundation

Raisa Gorbachev Foundation is a non-profit organization set up in 2006 in Britain by Mikhail Gorbachev and Alexander Lebedev.

The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds to provide medical treatment to young Russian cancer patients and finance research to combat and control cancer.

The programs developed and funded by the Foundation aim to provide free up-to-date life-saving treatment to young cancer patients and support to their parents.

To raise funds for better treatment of children suffering from cancer, the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation since 2006 has hosted annual charity galas joined by the members of Britain's high society, world-known performers and actors. Among its sponsors and donors are transnational corporations, world-known companies and mass media including Audi, De Beers, Baltchug Kempinski, Bentley, Sberbank, Tatler, Versace, Yves Saint-Laurent.

In 2006-2010 the galas, attended by Mikhail Gorbachev and his family, raised funds amounting to over $ 13 000 000. The funds raised by the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation, were spent to purchase a unique medical equipment for Raisa Gorbachev Center for Children’s Hematology and Marrow Transplantation in St. Petersburg and Moscow’s Research Center for Children Cancer and Hematology.

Part of the funds raised at the charity events are passed to Marie Curie Cancer Care, a Raisa Gorbachev Foundation’s partner since 2007.

The Foundation headquarters is located in London, UK.

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Mikhail Gorbachev contributed an article to the special edition of the newspaper Osservatore Romano, published by the Holy See. The article, titled He Remains Our Contemporary, was also carried by Italy’s leading newspaper La Repubblica. 18 May 2020

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