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Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation is the federal executive, body which deals with culture and arts issues.

The main task of the Ministry is implementation of the Strategy of State Cultural Policy until 2030 approved by the Order of the Russian Federation Government of 29 February 2016.

We work to ensure Russia strengthens its status as a great cultural power and each of its citizens feels being involved in sharing the national cultural values of our country.

The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation has the Public Council which consists of 36 leading cultural figures who act serving as a communication channel for between the government officials and the civil society.

Management of the Ministry

The executive structure of the Ministry consists of the Minister of Culture, 6 Deputy Ministers, including the First Deputy Minister and the Official Secretary of a Deputy Minister.

Powers of the state body

The Ministry of Culture is authorized to issue legal regulations, to develop and propose draft regulations in the areas of culture, arts, cinematography, copyright and associated rights, cultural and historical heritage, and tourism, as well as international cultural and information-related cooperation.

Ministry Leadership
Vladimir Medinsky
Minister of Culture
of the Russian Federation
+7 (495) 629-10-10 доб.1234

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Born on 18 July 1970 in Cherkasy region, USSR. In 1987-1992 studied in Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), studying at MGIMO University. In 1992 graduated with honors.

1992-1998 – has been working in media business.

1993-1994 - postgraduate studies at MGIMO University, received a PhD in Historical Sciences.

1998-1999 - Director of the Department of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation. State Counselor of the tax service (2d Class)

1999-2004 - head of management of the political bloc «Fatherland-All Russia», head of Moscow Executive Committee of the “United Russia” political party.

2004-2005 - Deputy Head of the Central Election Committee of “United Russia”

2010-2012 - Member of the Commission under the President of Russia on counteraction of falsification of history

2012 - appointed the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation.

2013 - Chairman of the Russian public-state organization "Russian Military and Historical Society".

2017 - Member of the bureau of the Supreme Council of "United Russia".

Member of the Writers' Union of Russia. Author of a historical and journalistic books (more than 1 million copies sold in Russia and abroad).

Awards and titles

  1. Commendation of the Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2006)
  2. Commendation of the President of the Russian Federation (2006, 2010)
  3. The Order of Honor (2014)
  4. Order of St. Rev. Sergius of Radonezh (II degree) (2014)
  5. Certificate of honor of the President of the Russian Federation (2015)
  6. Award "Man of the Year - 2016" (“For development and support of domestic cinema," 2016). 
  7. Medal “The 75th Anniversary of the 8th Krasnoznamennaya Guards Motorized Rifle Division named after I.V. Panfilov "(2016).
  8. Order of Merit of the Republic of Khakassia of the Russian Federation (2016)
Alla Manilova
Deputy Minister of Culture
of the Russian Federation
+7 (495) 629-10-10 доб.1234

Coordinates the work of the Federal Agency on Tourism, supervises and controls activities of the Department of International Cooperation and the Department of Tourism and Regional Policy.

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Born in 1957 in Leningrad. Graduated from Journalism Department of Leningrad State University (Saint Petersburg State University

In 1980-1994 took up various posts in the newspapers «Svetlana», «Leningradskaya Pravda» and «Nevskoe Vremya». In 1994 became the Editor-in-Chief and the CEO of «Nevskoe Vremya».

From June 2008 till September 2011 occupied the position of Vice-Governor of Saint-Petersburg in charge of Media Relations and PR, Advertising, Culture, Education and Youth Policy.

Since June 2012 appointed as Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, in charge of tourism industry and international cultural cooperation. Laureate of the famous Russian Awards in the sphere of journalism: the Union of Journalists Award and «Golden Pen» Award.

International cooperation of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

Work of the Ministry in the field of international cooperation is aimed at promoting abroad cultural and arts achievements of the peoples of the Russian Federation and also contributing to the creation of conditions for effective development of international cultural exchanges and collaboration between Russian organizations and citizens and foreign partners.

To implement these goals the Ministry of organize complex events of international cultural cooperation, such as Years, Seasons and Days of Russian Culture abroad, various Festivals of Culture and Arts etc. Moreover, the Ministry of Culture of Russia provide assistance to foreign countries in conducting similar events in the Russian Federation.

The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation coordinate with the federal and regional governmental bodies activities carried out by the Ministry in the field of international cultural cooperation. It may also assist in creating cultural programs or organizing cultural events within the framework of integrated projects holding by other governmental entities of the Russian Federation.

The Ministry regularly render consulting, organizational, financial and information assistance of various kind to Russian cultural and arts organizations in their international activities. At the same time, in accordance with the existing legislation, the Ministry of Culture of Russia is not entitled to provide financial support to legal entities of the foreign states.

The Ministry of Culture of Russia both initiate and take part in drafting international treaties and other international and intergovernmental legal instruments within the sphere of its competence.

The Ministry regularly organizes events aimed at supporting Russian compatriots abroad and their sociocultural identity in order to create the positive image of Russia and attract interest in the Russian language and culture in foreign countries.

An important activity area is cooperation with the foreign state agencies and bodies in charge of culture and tourism for t effective organization of various events as well as texchange of international experience in respective fields.

The Press Office of the Ministry of Culture of Russia ensure efficient interaction with Russian and foreign media in order to provide impartial coverage of the Ministry’s activities, and arrange interviews with of the Ministry’s leadership in Russian and foreign media.

Director of Department of International Cooperation
Olga Andonieva
E-mail: Tel: +7 (495) 629-69-21
Cooperation with CIS countries
Head of Division
Anton Nazarov
E-mail: Tel: +7 (495) 629-10-10, ext. 1021
Cooperation with other countries and international organizations:
Acting Deputy Director and Head of Division Anton Kuznetsov E-mail:
Tel: +7 (495) 629-10-10, ext. 1029
Deputy Head of Division Boris Chernovol E-mail:
Tel: +7 (495) 629-10-10, ext. 1455
Deputy Head of Division Alina Ivashchenko E-mail:
Tel: +7 (495) 629-10-10, ext. 1685

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