Friday, 24 February 2012


In a country of which one knows so very little

One of the Russians who trained in at the PAI in Budapest in the mid-nineties, thanks to the Yeltsin Foundation – just spotted in a Moscow masseurs' catalogue:


Образование: Высшее (Педагогическое)
Возраст: 35 лет
Пол: мужской
Стаж: 12 лет
Типы массажа: Реабилитолог, педагог-кондуктор, детский массаж, инструктор Лфк, Лфк для детей

  • 1993-1998 гг. Будапештский Институт Кондуктивной педагогики и восстановительной двигательной терапии им. Андраша Пето (Венгрия), специальность- специалист восстановительной двигательной терапии у детей с ДЦП.
  • 1998-2000 г.г. Российский Государственный Социальный Университет, факультет социальной педагогики
  • специальность-социальный педагог квалификация – педагог-психолог
  • 0ктябрь 2005 г. Защита кандидатской диссертации
Реабилитолог, Педагог-кондуктор, Детский массаж, ЛФК. Реабилитация детей с ДЦП и нарушениями опорно-двигательного аппарата. Инсульты мозговые и спинальные.  Провожу групповые и индивидуальные занятия.

Which being translated...


Education: Higher (Pedagogic)
Age: 35 years
Sex:  Male
Experience: 12 years
Types of massage: rehabilitation, teacher-conductor, baby massage, LFK instructor, children's LFK [LFK may be conveniently though not precisely understood as 'physio']

  • 1998. The András Pető Institute of Conductive Pedagogy and Developmental Movement Therapy.Budapest (Hungary), as a specialist in bringing up children with cerebral palsy.
  • 1998-2000 Russian State Social University, Social Pedagogy Faculty
  • Specialist social pedagogue qualification – pedagogue=psychologist
  • October 2005.  Defense of candidate's dissertation [may be read as a PhD equivalent]
Rehabilitationist, Teacher-conductor, Baby massage, LFK. Rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy and disorders of the apparatus for support and movement [established Russian term for physical disabilities]. Brain and spinal damage. I lead group and individual lessons.


Mr Mostovoi explains, but my Russian is too slow and rickety to catch what precisely he is saying. There is, however, a brief written summary beneath the video, that translates –

At the present day there exists and is being successfully developed in our country a system of social-pedagogical rehabilitation for people with disabilities of the apparatus for support and movement, in which the priority is use if a pedagogical approach.

A different world

Whatever is happening in the former Soviet Union is right off the cognitive map for most of those living and working in CE in the rest of the world today. The travails and destiny of CE over there may be much he same as elsewhere, tor surprisingly different to many outside that country.

By nowadays' standards, though, European Russia is feographically not that far away, from Europe. So here is another 'East meets West' divide for a World Congress to consider, should the organisers of next year's Eighth think of taking it up.

Meanwhile Conductive World will keep an eye out...

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