The American branch of the Pushkin Fund was founded in 1997 as the Pushkin Legacy, a United States based (501)(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 94-3283498).
Following this, the Russian branch of the Fund was registered on January 3, 2002, as the International Pushkin Charity Fund (No.002.073.343).
Thus, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Embassy of the United States in Moscow, the only bilateral charitable organization of its type came into being.
In 2012, legislation was enacted by the Russian Federation requiring all NGOs having any foreign participants to register as a ‘Foreign Agents’, at which point the board decided that the Pushkin Fund should legally dissemble the Russian branch and hence, took the required steps to do so.
The last Pushkin Fund event in Russia was held on December 12, 2012 – a charity auction and entertainment performance at the ‘Sky Club’ in Krasnaya Polyana (Sochi), at a moment of great anticipation for the 2014 Olympics.
In the wake of the events that took place in 2014 and the changing political landscape, the Pushkin Fund focused its diplomatic efforts on supporting the like-minded mission of Onuart. https://www.fundaciononuart.es/en/foundation/ In 2016, Kenneth Pushkin was appointed as the Onuart ‘High Representative to the United States’, where the Pushkin Fund is honored to continue its contribution to the realm of Human Rights and Cultural Exchange.
The history of the last decade, leading to the current dire situation, have brought Russia and the west to the brink. One can only anticipate that at some point in the hopeful near future, when the parties de-escalate, a meaningful dialogue and a rebuilding of verifiable trust must ensue. It is with a view to this future, the Pushkin Fund, with its distinguished history, offers a discrete platform for the restoration of diplomatic dialogue and cultural exchange.
Overtures have been made to that effect, and so with a desire to work toward a common good, the Pushkin Fund presents itself as a prospective structure to facilitate communication under the view of one of history’s most eloquent and unanimously loved figures, Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin.
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