Mission Statement

  • Provide a platform for enlightened discourse to foster mutual understanding and goodwill between the cultures of the Russian Federation, the United States and Europe
  • Preserve and disseminate the works, ideals, and the heritage of Alexander Pushkin
  • Support scholarly exchange and provide financial support to men and woman of letters in cultural fields

Letter from the Founder

The poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin is the most loved figure in Russian culture and the personification of the Russian spirit.

Accomplishing worthwhile projects and building international goodwill under his banner is the greatest tribute to the poet and a service to humanity. This is the mission of the Pushkin Fund.

From its inception in 1997, Pushkin Fund has been dedicated to preserving the legacy of the poet. These efforts have been realized by virtue of various diplomatic gatherings, conferences and charitable gala and entertainment events resulting in the support of Pushkin heritage projects including conservations, restorations, translations, publications, and the support of social welfare projects.

While events and circumstances of recent years have limited the Fund’s activities, recent overtures have provided hope for renewed possibilities at this most critical time.

Looking forward, the Pushkin Fund is positioned to revive its platform for constructive dialogue in an environment where cultural exchange, respect and collegiality are the emphasis, recognizing that a soft approach to de-escalation and conflict resolution are more important now than ever.

Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin once said, “I have built a monument not wrought by hands.”  The Pushkin Fund seeks to preserve that monument as a beacon of light for the diplomatic community, with a view toward transcending borders, both physical and ideological, and cultivating our mutually shared goals for future generations.


Timeline of events

June 6, 1995
Pushkin Birthday Celebration
Boldino, Nizhniy Novgorod Oblast
November 15, 1997
Pushkin Fund Founding Event
Stanford Faculty Club
April 12th-17th, 1999
International Pushkin Conference
Stanford University
May 2000
World Debit — Onegin Ballet
Czech National Theatre – Prague
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