Communities for International Development in Russia Project

Communities for International Development (CID) is a registered U.S. nonprofit organization that evolved from a grass-roots effort of American citizens who wanted to help their Russian counterparts address concerns shared by all communities in both countries, such as safety, health, education, culture, economic development, among other things.

As part of the CID project supported by AIHA and World Services of LaCrosse, the three Russian industrial cities of Dubna, Izhevsk, and Snezhinsk hosted a series of emergency medical services training workshops that targeted physicians and feldshers working at local ambulance stations, as well as representatives of a number of organizations that worked in close cooperation with emergency services, including firefighters, militia, rescuers, sports coaches, secondary school teachers, and other professionals that perform highly challenging tasks or handle hazardous materials at their work places.