Russia's current economic crisis might be incubating a new generosity, as more "ordinary Russians" start giving to charity and corporate donors scale back.
"Even as Russia's economic crisis sees corporate donations decline dramatically, charitable organization [sic] are seeing more and more ordinary Russians step up to the plate. 'The number of donations from big companies has fallen considerably since the beginning of last year,' said Victoria Agadzhanova, the executive director of charitable foundation Zhivoi ('Alive'). But the number of donations from individuals has increased and now represents 90 percent of all money given to Zhivoi." -- Anastasia Bazenkova, the Moscow Times