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Dmitry Medvedev Approves Reorganization of the Russkiy Mir Foundation’s Board of Trustees

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Dmitry Medvedev Approves Reorganization of the Russkiy Mir Foundation’s Board of Trustees


19.01.2010

Dmitry Medvedev has approved a new Board of Trustees of the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The new composition of the Board includes Head of the Department of Interregional and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries under the Russian President Sergei Vinokurov; Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk; Head of Rossotrudnichestvo Farit Mukhametshin; Director of the State Hermitage Museum Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky and President of the Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin.  A relevant order was signed on January 13, 2010.

Among the excluded members of the Board are Vicar of the St. Petersburg Eparchy and Bishop of Gatchina Amvrosy (Yermakov), Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Dzhakhan Pollyeva, Head of the UNESCO Executive Board Eleonora Mitrofanova  and Writer Dmitry Lipskerov.

A full list of the Board of Trustees is available here.

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