Our Partners in Moscow
Who We Are
A partnership of individuals from Ann Arbor area congregations with a Danish Lutheran Society and the Russian Orthodox Church, ministering to crucial human needs in Russia.
RUSSIA WITH LOVE is a gathering formed in 1998 by persons from a number of church traditions, including Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Methodist, Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ for the purpose of working in partnership with the Danish Lutheran St. Paul Society and the Russian Orthodox Church. The goal is to strengthen the Russian Orthodox Church after decades of Communist oppression.
Over several years more than fifty people from Ann Arbor have become directly acquainted with the work of Connie Meyer and Fr. Pavel Vishnevsky in Russia. RUSSIA WITH LOVE was initiated in response to a concern to help in the process of church renewal and outreach to the poor there. The monies raised by RUSSIA WITH LOVE have largely gone to support Fr. Pavel's and Connie Meyer's mission of church renewal and outreach to the needs of the poor in Russia.
All who are interested are invited to join the RUSSIA WITH LOVE action committee, which meets monthly--usually from 10 am till noon on the second Saturday of the month at Memorial Christian Church (corner of Hill and Tappan, across from the University Business School).
Update: Doctors and Burn Unit
From April 23 to May 7, a team of three doctors, Alexey Viktorovich Trusov, Oleg Igorevich Starostin, and Elena Leonidovna Perskaya from Moscow visited Ann Arbor for special training in burn care at the Trauma Burn Center in The University of Michigan's Medical Center. We would like to thank Dr. Stewart Wang [surgery.med.umich.edu], who led the training sessions. Dr. Wang's specialty is blunt force trauma an area of focused study. A major issue in burn care is controlling infection, which was another focus.
Here are their reports:
Dr. Oleg Starostin's report.
From 23/04/2010 till
08/05/2010 a team or Russian medical doctors including Dr. Trusov,
Dr. Starostin and Dr. Perskaya had a training in Burn care in the
Burn unit of UM in Ann-Arbor. The purpose of the visit was a
profession exchange in Burn care -- acute burn injury and its
Dr. Alexey Trusov's report
was arranged in a good way. Starting from the day we arrived we
kindly and warmly treated.
From Dr. Lena Perskaya
Our trip to the UM Burn Unit had an enormous importance for the three of us.
Wang is a head of the Burn Unit and he was in charge of us during our
stay. He is an outstanding doctor and has a beautiful personality.
Summary of Burn Unit Visit by Connie Meyer
Doctors exchange April 26th to May 8th
surgeon Dr. Oleg Starostin and the plastic surgeon Dr. Aleksey Trusov
from the Burn Unit at Speranskyi Childrens Hospital in Moscow were
together with Dr. Elena Persky invited to the Burn Unit at Michigan
University Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Meeting at Speransky Hospital, May 26, 2010: Report by Linda Speck
Dr. Lena Perskaya, Connie Meyer, Misha Kazbekov, and I met to discuss
follow-ups for the recent visit to the U.S. by Drs. Starostin, Trusov,
Provide support for Russian students to spend a year at an American college
Arrange for Russian doctors to visit the U.S. for trainingWork with Connie Meyer through churches in Russia to provide: