Founder of Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation, Alisher Usmanov, Named “Patron of the Year”

The National Awards Ceremony for “Patron of the Year” took place at the 4th St. Petersburg international cultural forum.

The panel of experts awarded Russian businessman and founder of the Art, Science and Sport Charity


The National Awards Ceremony for “Patron of the Year” took place at the 4th St. Petersburg international cultural forum.

The panel of experts awarded Russian businessman and founder of the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation, Alisher Usmanov the honorary title.

Among the country’s many philanthropic projects, the organising committee of the National “Patron of the Year” Award, singled out the following activities of Mr. Usmanov:

  • The restoration of 19th century memorial estate landscapes as well as cultural and historical fragments in Tarkhany village.
  • Support for the Peterhof State Museum Reserve’s endowment fund.
  • Support for the St. Petersburg Academic Maly Drama Theatre — Theatre of Europe under the direction of Lev Dodin.
  • Partnership with The Russian Peace Foundation in creating a monument in honour of Aleksandr Tvardovsky as well as a monument in honour of Le Corbusier.

“Alisher Usmanov’s contributions to theatres, museums and sport allow us to say he is a great philanthropist”, said Irina Antonova, president of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

“For me and for the society as a whole, philanthropy manifests itself in one way — people must love each other as they love themselves”, said Alisher Usmanov. “If you have an opportunity to do something and, in the world of money, it can be done with the help of financial participation, you must do it according to your business success. Especially, if your success allows you to choose the size of your donations”.

The Russian Ministry of Culture established the “Patron of the Year” award. The main goal of the award is to incentivise philanthropy and sponsorship by businesses, institutions and organisations, as well as private individuals towards culture and the arts in the Russian Federation.


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