Vice-Chairman of Charitable Council.
In 2006, Vladimir Efanov founded the charitable foundation “Mercy» to help the orphans and disabled children with serious illnesses that are being brought up in the Orphanages, as well as to help other children with serious illnesses requiring expensive treatment.
More than 2,000 of orphans and 1,500 children from large families are patronized by the fund.
Since 2007, the Foundation assists also in the restoration of Orthodox churches.
In 2008, Vladimir Efanov was awarded the Order of “Glory to Russia” for his vigorous activity in the charity programs. He is marked by the letters of thanks from the representatives of the government and the Russian Orthodox Church.