Club of the cheerful and sharp-witted (KVN) for people with disabilities in Russia as a means of rehabilitation

October 29, 2020
Arkhangelsk, Norway

On October 29, 2020, at 11 a.m. the webinar “Club of the cheerful and sharp-witted (KVN) for people with mental health issues in Russia as a means of rehabilitation” will be held with Victoria Borkannikova, the director of Leningrad Regional Association of Teams of Cheerful and Sharp-witted People with Disabilities “Our League”.

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“KVN games among people with disabilities have been held in St. Petersburg since 2000, but in the Leningrad region this movement was born 10 years ago. When we just started doing KVN, no one could have thought what it would result in ... The team, which can rightfully be called the locomotive of the league, "OUR PEOPLE from the region" was a representative team. Everyone lived in different cities 200 km away from each other and it was hard work to get together for rehearsals.  A few years later, 11 more teams appeared in the region. We began to hold regional festivals, and then went beyond the region. Saint-Petersburg, Olenegorsk, Kaliningrad, Saratov, Perm, Kostroma joined us”, Victoria Borkannikova says.

KVN, as a means of social rehabilitation of people with mental health issues, is an important factor in their integration into society. These events erase conventional boundaries, because everyone can reveal themselves on the stage, regardless of age and health condition. There are a number of positive factors improving the quality of life of people with disabilities. KVN games are equally interesting for fans watching them, including people of different age and interests.

In 2017, the Amik Television Creative Association highly appreciated the work of the league and gave it a special status. This status allows conducting KVN games among children and adults with special needs in any Russian city on a professional level with the support of the All-Russian Society of People with Disabilities and under the auspices of the AMIK Association, thus proving that humor has no boundaries on the Planet of KVN.

It is important and honorable for people with disabilities to play in the official league. It gives an incentive for creativity and self-improvement.

In order to participate in the webinar please register at:

Please note that the necessary information will be sent to the e-mail address that you specified during registration.

The webinar is held within the international LIVE conference “Sustainable development: people, support, cooperation”. The conference is held in September-October 2020 and gives an opportunity to meet remarkable representatives of NGOs from Russia, Finland, Norway and Denmark, to get acquainted with the best practices of NGO social services.

Conference organizers are Arkhangelsk Centre of social technologies “Garant”, “Finland-Russia” Society (Helsinki, Oulu), Charity organization “The Childhood by the Dvina” (Sandnes, Norway), Centre of Sustainable Development of Pskov Region, Women Initiative Centre (Tosno, Leningrad Region).


Contact: (8182) 20-65-10,, Arkhangelsk Centre of social technologies “Garant”.

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