Social Aspects of Sustainable Development: Community of Families with Adopted Children (Kitezh Case Study)

The aim of the project was to study the experience of the organization of an orphanage, taking the case of the sustainable village “Kitezh” in Kaluzhskaya oblast’, Russia, as the first model of an alternative institution for child development in order to help orphans. Qualitative research was conducted using 22 in-depth biographical interviews and participant observation during the expedition (December 1998). Supported by the CISR and private funds of Maria Tysiachniouk.