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.


For more information, contact:
Kenneth Pushkin
Box 9640, 120 S. Federal Place
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87501
+1 505 228 9400  
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Pushkin Fund
501 c 3 Corporation
EIN: 94-3283498
Registration #116467
Established 1997, Stanford, California,USA

Original Founding Board Members


Kenneth A. Pushkin


Clotilde von Rintelen

Board Member, Leading Pushkin Descendant

Olga Nikolaevna Adamishina

Board Member and Moscow Representative

Yulia Alexandrovna Zigern-Korn

Senior Researcher, Pushkin National Museum,
St. Petersburg Representative

Board of Directors

Kenneth A. Pushkin


Mrs. Gaetana Enders (1933-2014)

International Journalist

Professor Lazar Fleishman

Chairman of Slavic Studies, Stanford University

Nicolaus von Rintelen

Pushkin Fund Representative, Western Europe

Boris Borisovich Pushkin

Pushkin Family Member

Andrei Kirillovich Golitsyn

Head of the Moscow Province Noble Society

Maestro Andrei Pavlovich Petrov (1930–2006)

Leading Russian Composer and Musicologist
Maestro Petrov with daughter at Pushkin Golden Autumn Ball

Advisory Board

Mikhail Gorbachev (1931 - 1922)

Founder, Gorbachev Fund
Eighth and last leader of the USSR, General Secretary of the Communist Party (1985 – 1991)
Kenneth Pushkin with Mikhail Gorbachev at Children's Cancer Center fundraiser in Moscow

Dmitry Likhachov (1906 - 1999)

World’s foremost Russian Literary Scholar

Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1932 – 2017)

Pre-eminent Soviet / Russian Poet of Post War Russia

Evgeny Antoleyevich Bogatyrev

Director, State Museum of A.S. Pushkin, Moscow

Sergei Mikhailovich Nekrasov

Director, Pushkin National Museum, St. Petersburg

Sergei Alexandrovich Fomichev

Leading Pushkin Scholar, Pushkinsky Dom

Vladimir Alexandrovich Gusev

Director, State Russian Museum

H.S.H. Prince George Yourievsky

Romanov Descendant and Patron of the Pushkin Golden Autumn Ball

Ina Ginsburg (1916 – 2014)

Renowned International Socialite, Arts Patron & Journalist