Cultural Fellowships in Russia
The Likhachev Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia) together with Committee on Ex-ternal Relations of Saint Petersburg and B. Yeltsin Presidential Center (Moscow, Rus-sia) announces competition for 2-week cultural fellowships in Russia (St. Petersburg) from May 12 till May 25, 2014 for American and European professionals in the field of arts and culture who work on projects related to Russian culture. Airfare (economy class) and accommodation in St. Petersburg will be covered by the organizers.
Application should include:
Please, email your application in Russian or English to the competition coordinator Mrs. Elena Vitenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with subject line «application for the fellowship».
The D. S. Likhachev International Charitable Foundation
The name of the Academician D. S. Likhachev (1906-1999) is symbolic for the 20 century Russian culture. A Russian intellectual, survivor of the Soviet Gulag, a great scientist and thinker, a popular figure, he managed to preserve under the totalitarian regime his integrity, honor and fealty to Russia. In the 90s he has become a moral gold standard for many Russians. During his late years D. S. Likhachev conceived the idea of a humanitarian charitable foundation. The idea has been implemented after his death.
B. Yeltsin Presidential Center
The Fund of the First Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin was founded in November 2000, as a charity whose main aim is to give the youth of Russia the opportunity to reach their creative potential. The Fund has also taken it upon itself to analyze the var-ious changes that Russia and the world in general went through during the end of the 20th century: to carry out studies on the historical and political foundations of the re-forms that took place in Russia. The Fund is working to nurture peaceful and friendly relations between the world’s nations, offering help in the battle against social and religious conflict.
Committee on External Relations of Saint Petersburg
The executive authority - The City Administration is the superior executive body of St. Petersburg headed by the Governor of the city and other executive departments - the city committees and the administrative-territorial departments. The St. Petersburg Administration is formed of the Governor, the Government, The Governor's Chancel-lery, the city committees and the administrative-territorial departments of the Admini-stration subordinate to him. The Committee on External Relations is responsible for state policy of Saint Petersburg in external relations.