According to the Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General, Russia desperately needs funds allocated on child development programs.
In addition, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio is concerned about the general situation in orphanages and the shortage of teachers there. "The Russian Government acknowledges the existence of these problems," she said.
She believes it is necessary that the government increase the allocation of funds on children's programs. She also stands for a more intensive development of programs aimed at work with children of drug-addicts and alcoholics.
Maud de Boer-Buquicchio pointed out "in general, the situation with children in Russia has improved." There are positive developments, including the growing participation of private citizens in the care programs for Russian children, she added.