St. Nicholas Orphanage
Physical Address: St. Nicholas Orphanage, 29 Savvy Kozhevnikova Street, Novosibirsk, Russia
Mailing Address: St. Nicholas Orphanage, PO Box 6, Novosibirsk 630033, Russia

St. Nicholas Orphanage was established in 1996 in Novosibirsk by the Caritas charity. It is the only Catholic orphanage in Siberia and one of the few non-state orphanages in Russia. Although St. Nicholas receives some financial help from the local authorities it still has to rely primarily on private donations. Today, St. Nicholas accommodates 40 children (boys and girls) ages 3-16. Six nuns and 28 employees work here. The director of St. Nicholas is Sister Barbara Rybus. St. Nicholas Orphanage takes great pride and has been nationally recognized for its art studio. The children of the orphanage won the Grand-Prix of the VII International Children’s Art Festival in Moscow and several other awards.

More information about St. Nicholas is available on the orphanage’s website.

Thanks for kind donations: Tom & Lee Santilli, Virginia da Costa, Ashli Lovitt, Barbara Jo Crowther,, Justin Cook, Todd Gale, Ann Mendel (In Honor of Dr. Liza Pilch), Sebastian Harcombe, NV Entertainment, Jeffrey Stovich, Patricia McDonald, Daniel McNeil, Timoth Tiernan, Emma Plows, Mariya Diawara, Kevin Bennett, Elena Daniel,