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09 Dec 2021, 10 GMT+10

Andrei Vladimirovich Skoc

Andrei Skoch is a Russian State Duma deputy from the Belgorod region and a philanthropist.

The politician was born in 1966. Skoch was born in Nikolskoye village in the Moscow region. He studied at Moscow State Pedagogical University, where he was trained as a psychologist. Subsequently, he also received his Ph.D. in pedagogy.

Andrei Vladimirovich has received a number of honorary awards. Thus, for achievements in lawmaking and implementation of important social projects, he was awarded the following: second-class and first-class medals of the Order of Merit for the Motherland, the Order of Alexander Nevsky, the first-class medal for Merit of the land of Belgorod, a Letter of Acknowledgment from the President of the Russian Federation, and many more.

Andrei Skoch's career

In the 1990s, Andrei Skoch went into business with his business partner Lev Kvetnoi. The businessmen worked in a variety of areas: they sold computer parts, ran their own bakery, and were involved in oil refining and the sale of gasoline at their network of gas stations. Their businesses were generating good profits, and the pair were soon able to earn enough money to buy shares in the investment company Interfin. By the end of the 1990s, the investment fund portfolio included shares in several large metallurgical enterprises in the Belgorod region.

Skoch left the business in 1999 when he became more interested in politics. He transferred his share in Interfin to his father, Vladimir Nikitovich, who subsequently multiplied the received asset and played a major role in the company's development.

In 1999, Andrei Vladimirovich ran for the Russian State Duma from the Belgorod region. With more than 50% of the votes, he won the deputy's mandate. He has now been in office for 20 years. In all that time, he was directly involved in creating more than 160 various bills related to the issues of registration of rights for dacha plots, financing of environmental projects in the Arctic, protection of information, etc.

Andrei Skoch's charitable foundation

Andrei Vladimirovich not only drafts laws but also implements social initiatives. In 1996, he created the charitable Foundation Pokolenie (Generation), which currently holds contests for talented young people, creates educational projects, supports veterans, large families, and many others. Skoch's Foundation also regularly supports healthcare organizations by procuring equipment and medicines for them. In addition, the Pokolenie Foundation financed the construction of three medical centers and 29 rural health posts in the Belgorod region.

Andrei Skoch's charitable organization also supports other initiatives, including those related to art, science, sports, preservation of historical heritage, and others. Pokolenie's activities are mainly focused on the improvement of the education system in Russia. Thus, Andrei Vladimirovich's Foundation works a lot with young people and students. The Foundation supports students through its Best Student of the Year scholarship program. In 2020, 30 winners of the contest in 15 categories received scholarships of First and Second Degree of 15,000 and 10,000 rubles, respectively.

Skoch's charitable foundation has been running New Generation Camp twice a year for the past 15 years. At the Camp, creative young people learn useful skills, including the following:

- communication skills;

- partnership building skills;

- public speaking skills;

- acting;

- speechcraft.

Andrei Vladimirovich also established the Knowledge Foundation educational platform, where residents of the Belgorod region can take various courses for free.

N. Skoch is a member of the Pokolenie Foundation supervisory board. He supports his son Andrei's initiative and even allocates funds for its development.

One-time assistance

Skoch's charitable organization also provides one-time assistance to various charity projects. For instance, it assisted the blood transfusion service at the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Russian Children's Clinical Hospital" of the Russian Ministry of Health; the Foundation allocated 2 million rubles for payment to donors.

In addition, the Foundation purchased seven mobile stores with basic consumer goods for residents of remote settlements in the Belgorod region. Moreover, mobile stores were provided to the Stary Oskol urban district, Shebekinsky district, and Prokhorovsky district.

The Pokolenie Foundation often supports sports institutions as well. Thus, it allocated 350 million rubles for the construction of the Martial Arts Palace in Stary Oskol. It was equipped with a boxing and wrestling hall, a gym, as well as offices for coaches and doctors. The main sports hall can accommodate 500 spectators and 120 athletes.

Skoch's Foundation often supports other foundations as well. Thus, it allocated 19 million rubles for the implementation of the project of social assistance to elderly and senile people, which was developed by the Third Age Foundation. The Outgate in Belgorod Foundation, which develops programs to assist with autism-related issues, also received support from the Pokolenie Foundation: 16 million rubles were allocated to finance the program.

Support during the pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pokolenie Foundation actively supported clinics and hospitals in the Belgorod oblast. In just a month and a half, the Foundation allocated about 60 million rubles to buy protective equipment for healthcare providers. In addition, Chernyavskaya CDH received a Lada Largus vehicle for patient care at home. Volunteers who assisted the elderly also received 10,000 medical masks and 7,500 pairs of gloves.

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