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The Friends of the Russian Museum International Society

The Friends of the Russian Museum International Society was founded on 19 March 1997. Nowadays the society includes 400 individuals, 85 firms and organisations. The Friends of the Russian Museum society unites all those who really help the State Russian Museum and contributes to preserving the cultural heritage of the country.

The society members participate in the life of the Russian Museum, providing financial, technical, and organisational assistance for realisation the Museum's programmes and projects. With the help of the society many Museum projects - academic, restoration, exhibition, and educational - are realised, including the unique long-term complex Russia programme.

Besides, the Friends of the Russian Museum society members provide various kinds of services for organisation and holding of the Museum undertakings.

Honorary members of the society are Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of St Petersburg, singer Galina Vishnevskaya, writer Daniil Granin, Zurab Tsereteli, President of the Russian Academy of Arts, and others


The Friends of the Russian Museum International Society offers both personal and corporate membership:


Personal Membership:

Corporate Membership:

Family Membership:


The society members get discounts on the Museum entrance fees and on the exhibition catalogues. They can also take part in special events, organised exclusively for the society members in the Palaces of the Russian Museum in St Petersburg, in other cities of Russia, and abroad.

In December 2000 the Friends of the Russian Museum Foundation for the Development of the State Russian Museum was established. It has a Board of Trustees, formed in order to revive traditions of patronage and charity, as well as to increase the efficiency of the Russian Museum activities on drawing off-budget, charity and investment means.


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Dear friends!


If you are interested in the problem of culture preserving, if you are ready to actively support the Russian art heritage, if you want to participate personally in the cultural life of St Petersburg, join the Friends of the Russian Museum International Society!


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