On February 15, the Best Social Project of the Year competition’s awarding ceremony took place within the framework of the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi. Home Near Park by Natalia Peryazeva became the best project created by a woman. The Best Social Project of the Year nomination had been established by the Federation Council to promote women’s entrepreneurship. 


Home Near Park is a hotel for elderly people and, according to organisers of the project, for those whose children have grown up. Natalia Peryazeva says her main goal is creation of conditions for the elderly to live without the fear of the future. The residents of Home Near Park not only rest there, but also give performances, communicate with children, practise Nordic walking, take part in the celebration of holidays, etc. The elderly there live in the atmosphere of warmth, care, and love. The speaker shares that she feels inspired when she sees her hotel’s residents smiling. Thus, she understands she does really important, useful and demanded business. 

As a social entrepreneur, Natalia Peryazeva has won many contests in this field. She believes that the main is not to be afraid of dreaming and always move forward. According to her, women can improve the world by their activities. It is important that every woman finds an activity she loves and does not stop before achieving the goal. 

At the awarding ceremony, Mukharbek Didigov, Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, congratulated Natalia on her victory. The contest winner will be able to take part in the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum that will take place in Saint Petersburg in September 2018. 

“Many women’s projects took part in the contest. It was extremely difficult for the jury to choose the winner. I congratulate Natalia on the victory she deserves. I wish her success and hope her experience will find its continuation in other projects”, said Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council. 

Viktoria Yezhova, news agency of the Federation Council

Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov