The RUVD takes a tiny part of the accumulated wealth in Germany and distributes it to the former Soviet POW who are still alive. This gets done by the organization KONTAKTE in Berlin, which gives 300 Euros –rather a symbolical gesture than real aid- to the people. The recipients are very old and soon there will not exist any people from this generation anymore.
Because of this fact, RUVD decided to look for another purpose for the future. Money for educational projects is urgently needed in the whole world and it was coincidence, as well as personal preference of the donor, to choose where she wished to make a contribution. Consequently, the RUVD chose to contribute in Latin America through the support of various educational projects.
The costs of administration are around 1% what means that donations arrive almost intact to the recipients. Certificates of donations are sent every year in March.