Philanthropist of the year – friend of the Russian Museum Vladimir Yevtushenkov
At the Business venue of the VI Saint-Petersburg international cultural forum at the marble hall of the Russian ethnographic Museum hosted a ceremony of awarding prizes of the annual National campaign “arts Patron of the year 2017”. The expert Council announced the winners in four categories.
“Holders of the award “Maecenas of the year” proves that our country has excellent conditions for building a socially responsible business. Russian entrepreneurs offer serious support and financial assistance to institutions that have a significant impact on the development of culture and art of the regions of Russia”, – said the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky.
The main prize “Philanthropist of the year” was awarded to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sistema JSFC, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation “Friends of Russian Museum”, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Charity Fund “Sistema” Vladimir Yevtushenkov for the implementation of long-term support program of the State Russian Museum. Under the agreement, the Corporation Museum total funding restoration, exhibition, publishing, educational, cultural and multimedia projects is half a billion rubles.
In the nomination “Preservation of cultural heritage” prize was awarded to the President of the company “BONORG” Mikhail Abramov, bought abroad and transferred to the Yaroslavl state historical-architectural and art Museum-reserve a unique icon “Resurrection – Descent into hell, with the holidays and history of the passions of Christ in 18 scenes,” and the General Director of Managing company “VOLMA” Vladimir Ovchintsev for the restoration of the Pushkin house (Institute of Russian literature) in St. Petersburg.
The holders of the title “Maecenas of the year” in the nomination “Support of talented children, inclusion of youth to the historical and cultural heritage of Russia” became the Vice-Chairman of the World energy Council Oleg Budargin for supporting multimedia Revue “Soviet Hollywood” on the Big cascade of Peterhof Museum-reserve and the General Director of the Association of Severalmaz Andrew Written for assistance in the reconstruction of the Museum of artistic development of the Arctic named after A. A. Borisov in Arkhangelsk.
In the nomination “Creation of cultural infrastructure in the regions of the Russian Federation” the jury appreciated the efforts of the founder of USM Holdings and the charity Fund “Art, science and sport” Alisher Usmanov for the preservation and modernization of cultural facilities and cultural and educational events in the Orenburg region, as well as the organization of the exhibition from the Pinakothek Vatican in the State Tretyakov gallery and assistance in conducting tours of the National Philharmonic orchestra of Russia under Vladimir Spivakov in Russia. There was also a project of first Deputy General Director of “Ustyuggazservis” Viktor Chuchin for the preservation and multiplication of cultural heritage of Vologda oblast and the program of creation of art objects and improvement of the historic center of the city of Kirzhach in the Vladimir region, General Director of JSC “Kirzhach typography” Yevgeny Fyodorov…
The closing ceremony of the campaign “arts patron of the year” was attended by over 350 participants, among them well-known philanthropists, representatives of foundations and cultural institutions, companies, traditionally assisting with cultural events and projects. Start the evening’s program gave the world-famous Austrian musician and DJ Stefan Obermayer, who first presented his new track, then its programme of guests were pleased with people’s artist of Russia Igor Butman.
The press service of the Business area VI St. Petersburg international cultural forum