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28 October 2013

Aeroflot Takes Part In “Train of Hope” Charity Program

October 25, 2013, Moscow. – Today ends another run of “Train of Hope” – charity initiative within the social project “Child Question” created by Radio Russia. Aeroflot co-organized this charity program for the eighth time. Its purpose is to help children left without parental care to find a new family.

This time the charity program came to Buryatia. Families ready for adoption visited several orphanages of the Republic – Aistenok, Malyshok, and Kamensky. Future adoptive parents met with children and participated in festivals organized by guest artists. The campaign included training seminars for orphanages’ staff. In addition to this over 150 portraits were made to be featured in the regional data bank on children without parental care.

Thirteen children found their families through “Train of Hope - Buryatia” program.

Aeroflot plays an active role in the Russian society providing continuous support to charity organizations and socially important projects. In the year of its 90th anniversary, Aeroflot launched a unique charity initiative – “A Heart With Two Wings”. The program provides assistance to children with serious and rare illnesses living in remote areas of Russia and requiring hi-tech medical care. Aeroflot also holds an annual event "Revisiting Battlefields" for war veterans; cooperates with medical institutions on the transportation of children to foreign clinics; continues charity program “Miles of Mercy” in association with Grant Life foundation; supports gifted children along with The Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation.

Сelebrating its 90-th anniversary in 2013, Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company. Proudly being a member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to more than 1000 destinations in 178 countries. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 140 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age between five and six years old. In 2012 Aeroflot carried 17.7 million passengers (27.5 million passengers as Aeroflot Group), continuously showing the best results in modern Russia’s history. In June 2013 Aeroflot was for the second time awarded by SKYTRAX as The Best Airline in Eastern Europe. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.