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Art Russe founder Andrey Filatov awarded title of Honorary Academician of Russian Academy of Arts

Andrey FilatovAndrey Filatov, founder of Art Russe and President of the Russian Chess Federation, has been awarded the title of Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, for his contribution to the development and popularization of Russian and Soviet art.

The title of Honorary Member (Academician) of the Russian Academy of Arts is awarded to outstanding Russian and foreign figures in the field of culture and art, as well as undeniable contributors to the development of Russian culture and art in general.

The official award ceremony will be on 24 November 2015 at the Russian Academy of Arts.

More about Andrey Filatov

Andrey Filatov is the founder of Art Russe, president of the Russian Chess Federation and vice president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). Since 2012, through Art Russe he has completed several educational projects aimed at promoting Russian art and bringing art created in the USSR from 1917 to 1991 back to the global cultural context. The main aim of Art Russe is to broaden the international community’s awareness of the cultural heritage of XXth century Russia. Projects include the support for the largest exhibition of Russian-American artist Nicolai Feshin since 1976 at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle and the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow; Soviet artist Viktor Popkov’s international retrospective in Moscow, Venice, and London; the exhibition of Mikhail Nesterov at the Tretyakov Gallery, marking 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth; and exhibition “the Legacy of World War II in Russian Art” at London’s Saatchi Gallery. As part of the annual publishing programme, Art Russe has released several books in English and French about outstanding Russian artists. In September 2015, «Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age», an exhibition dedicated to contribution of the Soviet science to global space exploration, and organized with the support of Art Russe, opened in the London Science Museum.  Currently, «Art Russe Collection of 20th Century Russian and Soviet Art: War and Peace», the first major exhibition of 20th century Russian and Soviet art in the Middle East, runs in Abu Dhabi.

Andrey Filatov is one of the founders of the international programme Chess in Museums, which was launched 2012 by the Russian Chess Federation jointly with the Timchenko Fund to unite the cultural and intellectual facets of life while promoting chess. Over the past years, the programme brought chess tournaments to international cultural centres such as the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Louvre, the Russian Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan. In September 2014, the Chess Museum on Gogolevsky Boulevard in Moscow was fully restored with support from Filatov. Russia’s Club of History and Sports Statistics has recognised him as the “Best Sports Manager” of 2014.

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