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“Anya” New Short Animation From To Russia With Love & Brown Bag Films

May 30, 2014 Comments off

by Debbie Deegan

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to announce that Brown Bag Films have made us the most wonderful short animation, “Anya”. Anya tells the story of To Russia With Love and shows the impact we have had on the lives of the orphaned and abandoned children that we work with.

This film was launched this week in Moscow.

The photo is of Andrei Malokhov with Debbie. He is our Patron and a personal friend, and he is the biggest chat show host in Russia.

Andrei Malokhov and Debbie Deegan

Andrei Malokhov and Debbie Deegan

To watch Andrei presenting the film on his show, please click below:

Jackie Chan has just added himself to it. He has 67 million FaceBook followers and it will be placed on his FB next week. The voicing is by Chulpan Khamatova, who is a very famous and popular actress. The girl at the end is Oksana Federova, Ex Miss Universe and Unicef Ambassador, and has a famous TV nursery rhyme show. Read more…

Orphan Children Charity “To Russia With Love” Receives Gift of an Icon

March 25, 2013 Comments off

By Debbie Deegan

We have been deeply honoured in To Russia With Love with the wonderful gift of a Russian Icon. It was presented to us in the Russian Embassy in Dublin this week by Ambassador Peshkov. Damien Clancy, and other board members were present for the presentation.

It was gifted to us by the Iconographer, Leonid Kurzenkov, after he heard about our work with the orphaned and abandoned children in many regions of Russia. He was deeply moved by the fact that Irish people have been working with the Russian Administration for the past fifteen years, and changing the lives of thousands of Russian children. Leonid Kurzenkov is a well know painter in Russia, he is a deeply religious and caring man. Leonid invited me to his artist’s studio in Moscow to see the Icon as it was being painted, this was a fantastic and rare opportunity.

Read more…

“To Russia With Love: Changing Lives of Abandoned Children” by Debbie Deegan

November 1, 2012 Comments off

Debbie Deegan, founder of orphaned children charity “To Russia with Love”, published her stories – how her determination led to overcome obstacles, ranging from the scepticism of ‘Celtic Tiger’-era Ireland to the intricacies of soviet-style bureaucracy, and the threat of violence from international criminals, to fulfil a promise and to improve the lives of vulnerable children.

This book will make you laugh, make you cry but above all, help you realise the importance of the work that the team at To Russia with Love carry out every day.

To Russia with Love has helped over 5,000 abandoned and orphaned children in the Bryansk region of Western Russia and across the Russian Federation through education and development programmes. All of the young people leaving the orphanage since 2007 accessed further education and are living in accommodation supported by To Russia With Love.

The book is published in paperback at €12.99. All proceeds to To Russia with Love.

Visit for more information.

Member’s Newsletter: To Russia With Love

March 16, 2012 Comments off

Newsletter of our member, To Russia with Love, an orphan children charity, run by Debbie Deegan. In December 2012 the IRBA  Christmas lunch in support of the charity raised 826 euro.

Download newsletter (PDF, 6Mb).

Member’s Newsletter: To Russia With Love

May 17, 2011 Comments off

Newsletter of To Russia with Love charity, our member, run by Debbie Deegan, who has been doing amazing work helping orphan children in Russia.

Download newsletter (PDF, 2Mb).