Chernobyl Children Project, USA, to Benefit from Donation of ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary Software

Dictionary Software Will Help Host Families and Russian Children Visiting for Treatment to Bridge the Language Gap by Facilitating Better Communication

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 18, 2008 – ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced that it will donate 200 copies of its Lingvo electronic dictionary product to the Chernobyl Children Project, USA, the largest organization in the United States that provides medical treatment and respite care for children from the Chernobyl-affected areas of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.

A non-profit organization based in Boston, Chernobyl Children Project, USA arranges medical care in the U.S. for children suffering from a wide variety of ailments, placing them with volunteer host families during their stay. The project has provided care for more than 1,500 children, as well as equipment, supplies and training to medical institutions and personnel in the region totaling over $5 million.

“Each year at our evaluation meetings after the children have returned to Russia, the main area the host parents wish we could work on is communication,” said Patty Doyle, President of the Chernobyl Children Project, USA. “They would like to be able to communicate with the children daily, not just when a translator is available. This donation from ABBYY will help host families and children not only to communicate daily instructions, but will provide a valuable opportunity to really find out about each other’s lives and cultures.”

ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary Software provides instant and accurate translation of words and phrases from 11 different languages, including Russian to English and vice-versa. It contains over 2,500,000 entries and 50 dictionaries, including electronic versions of the most authoritative and up-to-date printed dictionaries. In addition to delivering versatile and up-to-date vocabulary covering different areas of knowledge, professional and business language, ABBYY Lingvo also provides the ability to search and translate words or phrases instantly using all the available dictionaries simultaneously. ABBYY Lingvo can be installed on a desktop PC, notebook, PDA or smartphone, allowing users to translate texts and study language at any time and place.

“These children have gone through so much, many of them suffering from severe cancers and other ailments, and to have a resource like the Chernobyl Children Project available is truly remarkable,” said Dean Tang, CEO at ABBYY USA. “Providing accurate and easy-to-use translation services was our ultimate goal with Lingvo, and to see this goal manifested while simultaneously enriching the treatment experiences of these children is something beyond our greatest hopes for the product.”

For more information on the Chernobyl Children Project, USA please visit http://www.ccpusa.org/.

For more information about ABBYY’s products, please visit the company’s website at http://www.abbyy.com/.

ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software. Its products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY software to automate time- and labor-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects such as those of Australian Taxation Office, Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and Montgomery County Government of the USA. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world's top manufacturers such as BenQ, Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the United States, Ukraine, the UK, Taiwan and Japan. For more information, visit http://www.abbyy.com/.


Claire Barton Nadel Phelan, Inc

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