1st of December will be the date of the award ceremony of «Patron of the year» national campaign. The event will take place in the Business venue of V St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum and bring together top Russian philanthropists. The overall contribution of the award nominees this year exceeds 2 billion roubles.
Nemirovich-Danchenko, Mamontov and other Russian patrons into our culture and art cannot be overstated. Now it is more important than ever to support this tradition and create conditions for building socially responsible businesses in our country», — said Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinski.
«Patron of the year» award will be presented in 4 categories: «Creation of cultural infrastructure in regions of the Russian Federation», «Preservation of cultural heritage», «Preservation and development of national cultures and folk arts», «Support of talented children, acquainting the youth with historical and cultural legacy of Russia». Council of experts have chosen 11 projects from various Russian regions, among which are Moscow city, Republic of Bashkortostan, Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district, Lipetsk region, Khabarovsk and Stavropol territories, Irkutsk and Kemerovo regions, Krasnodar territory and Kaluga region.
Despite hard economic conditions, patronship in our country is developing rapidly, businesses find resources to constantly support culturally significant projects in Russian regions. Nominees of the award contributed into development of social and cultural infrastructure and support of regional events, restoration of churches, monuments and other cultural heritage sites of Russia.
The award ceremony will take place in the Business venue of V St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum in the Marble Hall of the Russian Museum of Ethnography. This year the ceremony will start with a presentation assigned to «the year of cinema» with Viktoria Andreyanova Fashion house as its partner. Students of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet under the direction of its rector, people’s artist of Russia Nikolai Tsiskaridze will also participate in the event. The night will be concluded with the concert of people’s artist of Russia Igor Butman and Moscow Jazz Orchestra in honor of welcome reception of foreign ministers of culture and tourism on behalf of the Minister of Culture of Russia Vladimir Medinski.