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Feel free to have a look around – there are plenty of interesting articles on the site. RIAG – or The Russian Irish Adoption Group – aim to provide information and news of interest to our members, family and friends.

Our members are parents of children adopted in Ireland – from Russian and surrounding countries – and also children, teens and young adults who have been adopted – can be members too. This site changes regularly – so please do come back for another visit another time.

You can contact us here -  contact RIAG

 

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Russian Stories, Fairytales and Music

The Tale of the Firebird Amazon.com review: "This sumptuously illustrated book showcases Spirin's (The Sea King's Daughter; Philipok) nearmagical artistry. Here he adapts three Russian fairy tales to coin his own version of the story of the tsar's son and his quest for the dazzling firebird."

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My Hero is YOU – Storybook for Children

ublished Date 31 March 2020 This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG). The project was supported by global, regional and country based experts from Member Agencies of the IASC MHPSS RG, in addition to parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries. A global survey was distributed in Arabic, English, Italian, French and Spanish to assess children’s mental health and psychosocial needs during the COVID-19 outbreak.

About RIAG - The Russian Irish Adoption Group

Set up to help adopters [Parents] and adoptees [children,teens, young adults – build and sustain a network of friends who have international adoption as a common interest.   Our members either have adopted or are adopted from Russia and surrounding countries. There are almost 2000 individuals adopted from those regions and now living in Ireland. RIAG aim to provide them with a platform to engage or simply to browse – as they wish.

RIAG is a small not for profit organisation – set up in 2008 by a group of parents.
RIAG has a constitution and a management committee. The current committee is:
Chair: Marie Hunt.
HonTreasurer: Owen Wynne.
Hon Sec: Rob Jefferson.
Membership manager: Jennifer Reilly.
Communications: Mary MacCabe
Other members: Marina Doyle, Geraldine Kriegel, Regina Faherty.

RIAG has as its main purpose – the provision of a network for members who are adopted or have adopted from Russia and Surrounding Countries. This network can be for the purpose of sharing of information through parents events, the provision of social structures for parents and children – or other ad hoc activities.

 

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Disclaimer The RIAG Committee make every effort to ensure that any information posted is up to date and accurate. However we cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of this information. In no event will any members of the RIAG Committee or any members of RIAG be liable for any material issued. Membership to this page is by invite only. The purpose of the page is networking and the well being of the members of RIAG.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Ice swimming at 83 and won the first price in the World Swimming Championship 2020, a Russian grandmother from Perm.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Freeda En
At 83 years of age, Nina Maksimova is the oldest ice swimming champion in the world
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Our children are settling back at school. Some delighted - some still a bit worried and some not fully settled yet- and that’s just the parents.

Barnardos are here to help as always. Webinar next week on 16th. Always v useful.

https://www.barnardos.ie/learning-development/training/training-events-courses/2020/september/webinar-adopted-children-returning-to-school-after-lockdown-160920
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Best wishes to all our members that are getting their Leaving Cert results today for "exams" of 2020. It has been one unusual school year.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Freeda En
"I told myself, 'When I grow up, I'll definitely become a postwoman. Then people will be waiting for me and they will love me.'" At 83, Ekaterina Dzalaeva is Russia's oldest postwoman, walking over four miles a day to deliver letters in the Caucasus Mountains
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Thinking of all us parents sending our children back to school at the moment and of course our children. A range of emotions for everyone all of which are valid with excitement, anxiety and worry being the main ones. Hope we all remain safe and well. Take care.

(See two free resource books that might be of help to talk through with young and not so young children)

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3392194744144181&id=466008816762803