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27 Aug 2013

Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation

The Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation was set up in May 1994 as a noncommercial organization. The principal goal of the Spivakov Foundation’s activities is to assist young people gifted in music and arts in the development of their talents and in the organization of their creative processes in Russia and abroad. However, it also struggles to preserve and develop cultural values and traditions and to provide comprehensive charity support.

The Foundation helps young talented musicians, dancers, painters and authors by organizing master classes, concerts, tours and exhibitions for them. Pupils of the Foundation participate in national and international competitions and festivals.

The largest and most significant project of the Foundation is the annual international festival "Moscow Meets Friends", which since 2004 has involved more than 18.000 children. Young talents from more than 50 countries around the world have the opportunity to act in the best concert halls of the city of Moscow and the Moscow Region, and since 2012 on the stages of other cities, regions and countries such as Ukraine. The festival organizes master classes for young musicians, and exhibits works of talented children, artists and sculptors. Concerts and events of the festival are open to children from poor families, orphanages and shelters, and some of its programs are also carried out in schools and orphanages.

Permanent support is given to specialized music schools in Moscow and St. Petersburg, in Siberia, Ural and Volga region, in Ukraine and Belarus, as well as to a number of art schools and art studios in providing them with necessary materials and school supplies. The Spivakov Foundation also participates in programs contributing to the development of human personality, in the domains of education, science, culture and art.

Branches of the Spivakov Foundation are functioning in Armenia, France, Ukraine and Croatia. Representative offices have been opened in four Russian cities apart from Moscow, and in Kirghizstan, Uzbekistan and Germany.

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