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October 18, 2004

IFC METROPOL General Director Mikhail Slipenchuk awarded Tsarskoye Selo prize for cultural sponsorship

On October 18, 2004 the Tsarskoye Selo prize-2004 was awarded in the Imperial Lyceum at Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin). The prize was sought by Polish director Ksistof Zanussi, poet Alexander Kushnir, actress Inna Churikova, play-writer Nikolai Kolyada, critic Natalya Ivanova, actor Stanilav Landgraf, poetess Katerina Fine and others. The jury was headed by Lia Akhedzhakova.

IFC METROPOL General Director Mikhail Slipenchuk was awarded the Tsarskoye Selo prize for cultural sponsorship.

IFC METROPOL, one of the leading investment companies in Russia, is known for its charity and sponsorship activities. The company’s projects include the sponsorship of the State Theatre of Nations, the financing of the restoration of the Murom Spasso-Preobrazhensky Monastery, the Shrine of Nilo-Stolbenskaya Solitude, the publication of “My life is karate” by Hatsuo Royama, the President of the International Kyokushinkan Karate-do Federation, the publication of the complete edition of the scientific works by Moscow State University’s Geography Department, contribution to the development of the Kyokushinkan Karate-do Federation in Russia.

About the prize: The Tsarskoye Selo prize is awarded for cultural and art achievements. The prize was established in 1993 by the Pushkin All-Russian museum, composer Sergey Kuryokhin, film director Alexander Sokurov, writers Viktor Krivulin and Nikolay Yakimchuk, poet and musician Alexander Dolsky, and sponsor Boris Blotner. The prize’s symbols are the bronze sculptures of Catherine II, Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelshtam. Over the years prize winners were actors Valentin Gaft, Mikhail Kozakov, Sergey Yursky and actress Lia Akhedzhakova, directors Rezo Gabriadze, Yuri Lyubimov, Roman Viktyuk, Otar Ioseliani, musicians Mstislav Rostrapovich and Galina Vishnevskaya, Yuri Temirkanov, Isaak Shvarts, Boris Grebenschikov, Oleg Mityaev and Yuli Kim, poet Evgeny Evtushenko, academician Dmitry Likhachev, St. Petersburg first mayor Anatoly Sobchak (posthumously) and sponsor George Soros.

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